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RAF pilots wing Kings Crown padded back
« on: March 25, 2014, 11:02:18 AM »
This is the smaller sized wing, often see on the USAAF uniforms of pilots who gained their "wings" with the RAF
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Re: RAF pilots wing Kings Crown padded back
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2014, 09:56:48 AM »
LB,

How common is it to still find WW2 era items in England?

I would very much like to visit one day and scour the out door markets..

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Re: RAF pilots wing Kings Crown padded back
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2014, 03:47:13 PM »
To be truthful Smitty im probably notthe best to ask that question to, i live in a fairly remote area of the UK and as far as markets ,carboots  go there is very little.
For what events have been carried out up in my neck of the woods , most of the militaria tends to be "its old so its worth" syndrome , if that makes sense ??

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Re: RAF pilots wing Kings Crown padded back
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2014, 09:52:22 AM »
To be truthful Smitty im probably notthe best to ask that question to, i live in a fairly remote area of the UK and as far as markets ,carboots  go there is very little.
For what events have been carried out up in my neck of the woods , most of the militaria tends to be "its old so its worth" syndrome , if that makes sense ??

LB

LB,

Thanks, yes I fully understand the "worth syndrome"

Would be interesting to see since you live in a remote area if folks recall a posting of a fighter group in the area since I know many fighter groups were dispersed during the Battle of Britain to remote areas...

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Re: RAF pilots wing Kings Crown padded back
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2014, 10:41:48 AM »
Leigh...there's plenty of British militaria to be found at antiques fairs, flea markets and collectors' meets etc. What we don't have here and which is a part of your culture are what you'd call garage and estate sales. We also have plenty of thrift-type shops, but unlike yours they rarely have any militaria.
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Re: RAF pilots wing Kings Crown padded back
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2014, 03:16:38 PM »
Leigh...there's plenty of British militaria to be found at antiques fairs, flea markets and collectors' meets etc. What we don't have here and which is a part of your culture are what you'd call garage and estate sales. We also have plenty of thrift-type shops, but unlike yours they rarely have any militaria.

So when a person passes on and the house is still full of items, do they have someone come in and clean it out and then that stuff ends up a flea market?
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Re: RAF pilots wing Kings Crown padded back
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2014, 03:27:42 PM »
This kind of thing is normally done by professional house clearance companies after the family has taken what they want or need. It's rarely an "open house" sale for people in the neighbourhood to just turn up and have a rummage! The pros make their money by charging a fee for the clearance and by then selling on the furniture and fittings etc.
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Re: RAF pilots wing Kings Crown padded back
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2014, 08:57:52 AM »
To be truthful Smitty im probably notthe best to ask that question to, i live in a fairly remote area of the UK and as far as markets ,carboots  go there is very little.
For what events have been carried out up in my neck of the woods , most of the militaria tends to be "its old so its worth" syndrome , if that makes sense ??

LB

LB,

Thanks, yes I fully understand the "worth syndrome"

Would be interesting to see since you live in a remote area if folks recall a posting of a fighter group in the area since I know many fighter groups were dispersed during the Battle of Britain to remote areas...

Smitty

Smitty , that subject you have mentioned regarding FG's in my "remote" area , I will hopefully be posting a topic on it here soon !!

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Re: RAF pilots wing Kings Crown padded back
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2014, 10:30:32 PM »
This is an interesting conversation guys. I had assumed that there would be similarities in how Militaria comes to market. I didn't expect the UK to be as money oriented about it, but I did expect that Militaria was sold by families in most cases. 
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Re: RAF pilots wing Kings Crown padded back
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2014, 06:16:56 AM »
JS  not saying everyone is money orientated , but there are a few up here where I live !!
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