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USAF mighty Eighth painted leather flight jacket badge for review please!

Article about: Hey guys, i recently bought a lot of items from a retiring dealer, US items are not my thing, so i am asking for a little help! This is a nice badge, but im assuming its a repro, but would l

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    Default USAF mighty Eighth painted leather flight jacket badge for review please!

    Hey guys, i recently bought a lot of items from a retiring dealer, US items are not my thing, so i am asking for a little help!
    This is a nice badge, but im assuming its a repro, but would love a second opinion!

    many thanks for you time.
    Ed
    USAF mighty Eighth painted leather flight jacket badge for review please!USAF mighty Eighth painted leather flight jacket badge for review please!USAF mighty Eighth painted leather flight jacket badge for review please!
    "They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist...."
    - Major-General John Sedgwick, 9 may 1864.
    Killed by a sniper during the battle of Spotsylvania..

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    In my opinion, a nice repro. Paint and leather look far too fresh and clean to be 70 years old.

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    Just because it looks to good don't count it out. I have a couple leather patches that look brand new that sat in a trunk since the end of the war .

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    Here is my Genuine one. Though I must say yours still has a nice appeal to it even though its not wartime .USAF mighty Eighth painted leather flight jacket badge for review please!

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    thanks guys, the leather does look "new" but may well have been in storage for a long time.
    the paint isn't quite as shiny as it looks in the photos, that is due to my poor photo skills.
    "They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist...."
    - Major-General John Sedgwick, 9 may 1864.
    Killed by a sniper during the battle of Spotsylvania..

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