Monarch A-2 has arrived!

Discussion in 'Vintage' started by Stony, Oct 12, 2018.

  1. Stony

    Stony Well-Known Member

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    Monarch A-2 has arrived along with a 50s era L-2B, his USAF blouse and his scarf.

    Leather is in great shape, zipper works flawlessly and all snaps, hooks and buttons are present. Lining is almost perfect and the knits have a few small holes, but nothing bad. Cuffs still have a lot of elasiticity. A couple of places on the jacket have the white dusting, but that should come off nicely with Zymol cleaner.

    Picture is of vet with his wife wearing the A-2. Patch is the 14th Bomb Squadron, but he wasn't with them when the Japanese attacked Clark Field. The 14th BS were taken out of combat in early to mid 42' and became a stateside training unit. He was an instructor during the war, so that would make sense.

    There are stitch holes above the name strip where his wings once were. From the photo (which is a copy), they look to be leather, but I'm not sure.

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  2. falcon_ib

    falcon_ib Well-Known Member

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    97thBG briefed by 14thBS_Colonel_NorthAfrica1943.png
    Amazing jacket! Seems like members of the 14th got around, here's a screenshot I took from a 1943 newsreel where a colonel briefs members of the 97th Bomb Group in North Africa.

    Evan
     
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  3. B-Man2

    B-Man2 Well-Known Member

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    Great grouping !
    Congrats
     
  4. Skyhawk

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    Nice! very nice. Great to see the original patch and name tag so well preserved.
     
  5. jeremiah

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    nice. some people have all the luck. I would flip over backwards if I had an original 36.
     
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  6. Pilot

    Pilot Well-Known Member

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    Great Grouping...congrats!
    Wow !
     
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  7. Geeboo

    Geeboo Well-Known Member

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    stunner:)
     
  8. Pilot

    Pilot Well-Known Member

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    J, you have all the luck with a nice family and kid arround you...I would trade all my jackets if I could go back and enjoy again my kids in this age. Missed it completely when I had a chance ...Now I only have jackets...
     
  9. Pilot

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    If I may ask, whats the approx market value for such an ID‘ed jacket?
    A real stunner!
     
  10. Silver Surfer

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    congrats, that grouping is a humdinger. the a-2 displays all of the classic contract characteristics of a monarch beautifully. the little pin hole on the collar [note the size of the collar lobes] lobe was most likely made by a pin back meatball or cadet wings.
     
  11. Flightengineer

    Flightengineer Well-Known Member

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    Very cool piece of history. Thanks for sharing.
     
  12. Spitfireace

    Spitfireace Active Member

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    Great stuff!
     
  13. Stony

    Stony Well-Known Member

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    You could say what the market value is these days or you could say whatever you're willing to pay for it. It's really an individual thing IMO.
     
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  14. Pilot

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    Thx, just asking for advice, since I have an ID’ed Bronco, with name tag but no patch. Found all about the ex-wearer,....plus a WW2 USAAF Cooper A-2 from the same ex- owner coming in soon.
     
  15. daw

    daw Active Member

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    Very cool, esp the photo of the original owner wearing the a2. Congrats.
     
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  16. Stony

    Stony Well-Known Member

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    The Cooper is next on my list.
     
  17. Stony

    Stony Well-Known Member

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    Do you have pics of the Brono? That will help to value it
     
  18. Pilot

    Pilot Well-Known Member

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    Sure.
    I am on a business trip until 26th of Oct.
    After this...plenty of pics available...and the Bronco will be for sale...on several supports.
    So far I only have a few on my PC.
     
  19. Stony

    Stony Well-Known Member

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    Size?
     
  20. Pilot

    Pilot Well-Known Member

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    38”
     

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