Hay Guys, please forgive me as I made a typo in one of my responses to a post. I was asked what I would value this item at and I posted the following response:
After speaking with several collectors I believe that a fair price, considering everything, that I can negotiate downward from $1200.00 US. What it really comes down to is what someone is willing to spend for it ... I will always entertain a half cash half trade offer for anything.
The value should have been $200.00 US.
This is what happens when you're in a hurry and don't proof read. Sorry again.
Richard you stated that
Richard what i was trying to post was you stated that when you conclude the deal there is no legitimate come backs later. Does this mean that you wash your self of all items when you sell them or do you stand behind your items. As for the item you are showing take ownership of it and stand behind it if you think it is true.
More often than not, the seller, especially when it comes to an item such as this, believing that the item is true in all respects, offers the item as such and there is no proof to the contrary due to the fact that the item is so rare, very rarely if at all seen, that it cannot be proven either way. In other words, no example to really compare to compare it to.
Everyone says your a likeable old excentric that means no harm.
You appear charming, chatty, informed and persausive. You are many years my senior and therefore experienced.
If you were in any way corrupt I would say you have all the skills and demonstrate some of the hallmarks of the people you warned of in your other thread.
It seems odd you have access to these items that by historical record themselves are questionable, but based on your pitch alone we should trust and buy, of course that is only if we are ill informed, greedy and gullable, again by your own definition.
It only takes one fool a month to purchase item as rare as that with very little provenance and I could sort my mortgage out sharpish!
See I don't believe that old charlatons are harmless as there are a lot of ill informed, gullable and perhaps naive people out there. The likes of which you would be keen to meet at the Max perhaps?
The greedy fool can do what he wants but the young collector that is taken in and spends what he has saved perhaps based on some smooth patter and no facts is the casualty here.
Sorry Richard, in summary I don't think you do anything for our hobby and people should be wary. Stick to books enjoy your twilight years.
For the admin I am sorry for my outburst but I think it is wrong to have to host lies and deciet at the cost of giving any credibility to them. It is only an opinion but cleverly so is his and niether can be prooved satisfactorily. Sorry again...
As Stewy has already pointed out a long time ago, the badge is question here is a fake of one which never actually made production. It was authorised, but never made. The backing is a known fake type.
See Jock, you only think that you know where I'm coming from.
I remain the doddering old fool that you've attempted to portray me as. Again no offense.
The weave of the black stripes above & below the aircraft runs the wrong way. To stand any chance of being original it would run right to left,not viceversa. Stewy S