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Polish Parachute Eagle name?

Article about: Hello all. I am having a tough time finding the reference for looking up ww2 polish paratrooper numbers from the reverse of the badge. I have a badge that was acquired many years ago from a

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    Default Polish Para Eagle. Genuine?

    I have a badge that was acquired many years ago from a person that stated that it was featured in a book on the subject. Can anyone help point me in the right direction on its authenticity, etc.? No wreath, number 429. Photos below.
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    Hello BlueBadger,

    Materialy Nr 9 Published by the PISM details the history of the Polish Parachute Badge by Kpt Jan Lorys, published in 1993 ISBN : 0902508202.

    Unfortunately Badges Numbered 0330-0500 were never awarded.

    One of the other Forum members will be able to provide more information on this than I can, unfortunately not my area of expertise.

    Best wishes

    Andrzej

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    Thank you very much for the reference information. I now have it saved for future reference. These wings appear to have been worn, but I may be wrong. Does unissued mean that they are fake?
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    Any further comments or thoughts appreciated.

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    Hello Bluebadger ..

    No ... the wing is not fake ... it is a contemporary piece that was never issued ....
    The only other thing I can say, is that the spinner nut is not the original to the badge ... it should have been a Kirkwood & Sons. Edinburgh.

    Regards

    Gary J.

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    Confirm,
    And the badge is late war or even post WW2 production.
    Genuin and legit item.
    Unissued mean that was not used :-)
    It comes from 1st group of numbers (0001-0500) allocated for "Polish SOE".

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    Quote by rsunday View Post
    Confirm,
    And the badge is late war or even post WW2 production.
    Genuin and legit item.
    Unissued mean that was not used :-)
    It comes from 1st group of numbers (0001-0500) allocated for "Polish SOE".
    Thank you for the clarification. What would one of this type typically be worth on the open market? I am contemplating selling it, but have no idea of a fair price to set.

    Regards, Jeff

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    Quote by BlueBadger View Post
    Thank you for the clarification. What would one of this type typically be worth on the open market? I am contemplating selling it, but have no idea of a fair price to set.

    Regards, Jeff
    Hi,
    The final price for such a badge may reach approx. 900-1000 USD.
    But also more or less.

    Greetings
    Rafal

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