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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
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    "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 .Click image for larger version. 

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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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