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Gifts from a friend
« on: June 26, 2014, 06:34:28 AM »
Whilst out in California with work, I visited a friend of mine who gave me an absolutely huge pile of gear. So much in fact that I think value wise it exceeds $1000 as one of the items was a German FJ gravity knife which may have been a bring back by a 101st paratrooper. Anyway here are a few patches and wings which he gave me.





The sterling wings on the left are a flatbacked marked Robbins Co whilst the one still on the original card is flatbacked and marked sterling. The wings on the right are odd. Nearly double the thickness of the other two and appears cruder in manufacture. It's marked sterling too.

These will never go on sale as they were gifts but I'd like to know a rough value for them.

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Re: Gifts from a friend
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2014, 08:04:15 AM »
Neil, I can't help with a value, but I can say that your friend is PRICELESS!
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Re: Gifts from a friend
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2014, 06:33:26 PM »
good looking patches

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Re: Gifts from a friend
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2014, 06:42:40 AM »
What a friend!

The sterling wings can go $75-$125 ea, the English made $125-$150 if they are legit. You say crude, check and make sure they are not a cast copy. Patches, I will leave up to someone with more knowledge. Thought that bullion piece is fantastic.

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Re: Gifts from a friend
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2017, 09:46:08 AM »
You have a very good friend. The 101st appears to either be a Type 3 or 4. The prices have come down recently but I think it would be in the $60 to $100 range, the 82nd is somewhere between $35 and $45 and the 17th around $25 to $30.  The Airborne Command normally brings $15 to $20.

I am not sure about the bullion Allied Airborne. If it is original, it would be in the $100 to $150 range. I just don''t have a "warm and Fuzzy" feeling about it, though.

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