Aero is this a repro or an original

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  1. Bombing IP

    Bombing IP Well-Known Member

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  2. saucerfiend

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    Probably owned by a VERY large desk clerk. I had a Star A-2 in size 48 in very much the same shape. May be Burt, {the guy I sold it to}, can post a few pics to compare condition.

    Brian
     
  3. Nickb123

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    Orginal. :)
     
  4. Ken at Aero Leather

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  5. Ken at Aero Leather

    Ken at Aero Leather Well-Known Member

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    The way the collar has creased is a dead give away, something to do with the original packing I imagine, so many 1942 Aero A-2s have the same strange creases
     
  6. Micawber

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    Looks original to me. Any bets on the final amount it will achieve?
     
  7. Ken at Aero Leather

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    The last original in this sort of condition sold on our site (a Bronco) made £1000, that was a size 38" so go figure
     
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  8. Clark J

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    If that P-P measurement is correct hell that's way to big for just about everone. How about Ken what would that be sized ?, 50
     
  9. B-Man2

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    I have a size 48 original Star with a P-P of 26. That’s an easy size 50
     
  10. Ken at Aero Leather

    Ken at Aero Leather Well-Known Member

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    It's probably a 52" based on my experience of that pattern, shame the size tag is missing
     
  11. Ken at Aero Leather

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    Based on how we priced A-2 in The Thrift Shop (Add 10% for each size up)
    A size 52" in the same nick as good £300 38" would have been priced at £765, I do recall selling an unpatched 48" for about £700, I don't remember us having any bigger A-2
    A good A-2 in an average size with insignia and provenance would have been in the £600 region at the same time.... 1982-3
     
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    Very low starting price, why so, to grab our attention? Yes interested to see what it goes for as has been said.
     
  13. taikonaut

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    Does anyone think the label is a replacement? Its very new.
     
  14. taikonaut

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    I be interested if you have a size 38 original A2 in that condition;)
     
  15. Micawber

    Micawber Well-Known Member

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    Approximately £807.16
     
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  16. B-Man2

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    Did you win it?
     
  17. Micawber

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    Not I Burt although I was watching and did consider having a punt on it. Bit big for me though.
     

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