Page 25 of 157 FirstFirst ... 152122232425262728293575125 ... LastLast
Results 241 to 250 of 1563

Polish Hat Eagles

Article about: In my opinion this particular cap eagle was made by G.J. Garratt Toronto. Very unique, hard to find.

  1. #241
    ?

    Default re: Polish Hat Eagles

    Hi all,
    I would like to submit some photos of my PAF eagle.
    Your opinions on this item willl be appreciated, with thanks.



    Enzo
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture Click image for larger version. 

Name:	PAF1.jpg 
Views:	114 
Size:	177.9 KB 
ID:	108187   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	PAF2.jpg 
Views:	93 
Size:	188.0 KB 
ID:	108188  

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	PAF3.jpg 
Views:	102 
Size:	177.3 KB 
ID:	108189  

  2. #242
    ?

    Default re: Polish Hat Eagles

    French
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture Click image for larger version. 

Name:	French 39  number 12 1a.jpg 
Views:	101 
Size:	122.3 KB 
ID:	108276   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	French 39 2b.jpg 
Views:	89 
Size:	104.2 KB 
ID:	108277  


  3. #243
    ?

    Default re: Polish Hat Eagles

    Yes thats looks like a "French" back, .. but the front looks like the British style .. (Front and rear are different badges .. )

    Regards

    Gary J.

  4. #244
    ?

    Default re: Polish Hat Eagles

    yes correct catch..
    was out of order....
    the correct front.....is this one..
    purchased for $10
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture Click image for larger version. 

Name:	French39 2a.jpg 
Views:	86 
Size:	108.0 KB 
ID:	108282  

  5. #245
    ?

    Default re: Polish Hat Eagles

    To those who always ask how many badges were made for specific unit. I just found this info and its rather interesting. Stanley and Sons made over 12 000 plastic eagles for the Polish Air Force. Not bad considering they were manufactured very late into the war, starting in 1944.

    I don't think I am going to far by saying it must have been the single most frequent eagle made by a company in the West, next to those plastic eagles made for the army of course. Applying logic about how many were made, as a factor for somethings value, its current market value should be lower than a common 3 DSK badge made in metal. Right? I mean it cant be worth more the 50, can it? Or do "human factors" (i am not sure what is included in the definition) play a larger role after all?

    Cheers,
    J
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Plastic.jpg 
Views:	120 
Size:	240.4 KB 
ID:	108283  

  6. #246

    Default re: Polish Hat Eagles

    Quote by Gary J View Post
    Yes thats looks like a "French" back, .. but the front looks like the British style .. (Front and rear are different badges .. )
    The “British style” is actually a carry over of the design first officially accepted in France in 1939 for the exiled Polish forces, now dubbed the “wz.39”. Alavoine was a maker. Several independently designed patterns also made it into production in the months following the September 1939 campaign, one of which is the ‘Paris 1939’ variant that saw the $455 ebay result, and the bargain scooped by dorava.

    After the fall of France the “wz.39” saw mass production by British and Middle Eastern makers along with ‘field’ craftsmen and Italian firm F.M. Lorioli.

    Regards,
    Tony
    All thoughts and opinions expressed are those of my own and should not be mistaken for medical and/or legal advice.

    "Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday." - John Wayne

  7. #247

    Default re: Polish Hat Eagles

    Quote by enca View Post
    Hi all,
    I would like to submit some photos of my PAF eagle.
    Your opinions on this item willl be appreciated, with thanks.

    Enzo
    Hi Enzo,

    My opinion . . . very nice and very rare! Congratulations on acquiring the very sought after Italian made version of this badge. Do you have the maker marked nut?

    Regards,
    Tony
    All thoughts and opinions expressed are those of my own and should not be mistaken for medical and/or legal advice.

    "Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday." - John Wayne

  8. #248

    Default re: Polish Hat Eagles

    Hi 3DSK thanks for posting this article. Very interesting to see these production statistics, including mention of the air force pattern usage by post war by the Polish WAAF.

    Tony


    Quote by 3 DSK View Post
    To those who always ask how many badges were made for specific unit. I just found this info and its rather interesting. Stanley and Sons made over 12 000 plastic eagles for the Polish Air Force. Not bad considering they were manufactured very late into the war, starting in 1944.

    I don't think I am going to far by saying it must have been the single most frequent eagle made by a company in the West, next to those plastic eagles made for the army of course. Applying logic about how many were made, as a factor for somethings value, its current market value should be lower than a common 3 DSK badge made in metal. Right? I mean it cant be worth more the 50, can it? Or do "human factors" (i am not sure what is included in the definition) play a larger role after all?

    Cheers,
    J
    All thoughts and opinions expressed are those of my own and should not be mistaken for medical and/or legal advice.

    "Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday." - John Wayne

  9. #249
    ?

    Default re: Polish Hat Eagles

    Dorava,
    That's one nice catch

    Regards

    Gary J.

    Quote by dorava View Post
    yes correct catch..
    was out of order....
    the correct front.....is this one..
    purchased for $10

  10. #250

    Default re: Polish Hat Eagles

    Fellows
    One of my favourite Free Forces Picture
    Decoration of Members of Independent Commando Company with KW foe action Garigliano picture taken on 09/04/1944

    Superb Eagles - interestingly looks like they wearing English Gaunt Eagles not the Italian ones that makes sense as Lorioli relationship had most likely been established in 1945 / 46
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture Click image for larger version. 

Name:	coma1.jpg 
Views:	142 
Size:	100.2 KB 
ID:	108935  

Similar Threads

  1. Polish Exile helmet Eagles

    In Polish Armed Forces in the West (Polskie Siły Zbrojne na Zachodzie) 1939-1947
    11-20-2016, 08:16 PM
  2. Need Help! What are these three polish eagles?

    In Polish Armed Forces in the West (Polskie Siły Zbrojne na Zachodzie) 1939-1947
    01-31-2015, 06:42 PM
  3. Polish eagles

    In Polish Armed Forces - Second Republic (Siły Zbrojne II Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej) 1918-1939
    08-12-2013, 03:17 AM
  4. Question Pre-WWII Polish Navy Cap Eagles

    In Polish Armed Forces - Second Republic (Siły Zbrojne II Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej) 1918-1939
    10-05-2012, 01:56 AM
  5. Polish Eagles WWI and WWII

    In Polish Armed Forces - Second Republic (Siły Zbrojne II Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej) 1918-1939
    09-01-2012, 01:03 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •