Original A-2, SIZE 48 Aero Leather

Discussion in 'eBay / Auction Talk' started by coanda, Nov 8, 2017.

  1. coanda

    coanda Member

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    I am reluctantly putting up for sale this huge original Aero Leather A2. While it is obviously 80 years old it remains in good wearable condition. It has had the knits and linings tided up by our very Andrew Swattland.
    The zip is the original Talon and runs without issue.
    Measurements are as follows
    Arm pit to Armpit 25"
    Length 26"
    Arm Length to end 25"
    Shoulders 20"

    Price wise I am looking for £975 if purchased through here plus shipping.
    It is listed on evil bay for £1050
    Please contact me for further details or questions.
    rick.mayall@virgin.net
    Regards to all
    Rick

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/302515087850?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

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    Last edited: Nov 9, 2017
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  2. blackrat2

    blackrat2 Active Member

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    Superb jacket good luck Rick
     
  3. B-Man2

    B-Man2 Well-Known Member

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    Great Looking jacket.
    Good luck with the sale.
     
  4. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    It is a great jacket and quite robust too.
     
  5. Silver Surfer

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    non of my damn beeswax, but you may never come across another in that condition, and size. keep it and sell one of the brats.
     
  6. Justin B

    Justin B Member

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    Fantastic jacket! Good price too.
     
  7. coanda

    coanda Member

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    Sold!!
     
  8. B-Man2

    B-Man2 Well-Known Member

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    Someone got a great deal!
     
  9. WBOONE

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    It was sold to me. It only took 3 years but i now have a nice original A2 ( on the way). It will be well took care of. In my next life i will be a size 40.Any suggestions on the best leather care and storage?
     
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  10. B-Man2

    B-Man2 Well-Known Member

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    Congrats to you WBoone!
    May there be more to come!
    Great looking A2!
     
  11. WBOONE

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    Thanks B-Man-2!
     
  12. blackrat2

    blackrat2 Active Member

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    Pecards which is thick or the relatively cheap alternative is Vaseline...have a look at article from JC on Denimbro...which there is I link on this site somewhere
    Nice jacket btw
     
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  13. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    Yes, P{ecards Antique Leather Dressing.
     
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  14. ButteMT61

    ButteMT61 Well-Known Member

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    I've been using both. I really like the Vaseline on the Shinki Good Wear. Pecards I like better for boots, etc. Just personal preference. Either seem to do a fine job.
     
  15. WBOONE

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    Well vaseline is certainly cheap and available enough. I've never thought of using it on leather though. I will give it a try.
     
  16. WBOONE

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    I did some internet searching and did fund some info on using vaseline. Some recommend it but i also saw this posted :Absolutely Do Not Use Petroleum Jelly on Any Leather Goods!!!! : As everyone has said the stuff is bad for leather and will cause it to rot eventually.:( If you guys recommend it im sure it's ok but i wonder about the dis-senting opinions.
     
  17. Obscurator

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    I haven't used either Pecards or Vaseline to treat A2 jackets entirely ( I have a couple of Goodwears) or my Eastman sheepskins,but I have used both on leather goods such as luggage, camera bags and straps, my watch straps etc. This is over a period of time, and none have fallen apart yet. One is the leather valise my father had as a schoolboy in the 1920s and which later followed him around during and after World War 2, and which has had buckets of Vaseline, Pecards, neatsfoot and other stuff in its lifetime.
    Given his knowledge of original jackets, their care, restoration and maintenance, and of new ones, I'm inclined to think that John Chapman knows his stuff.
     
  18. WBOONE

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    I tend to agree with you
     
  19. WBOONE

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    Received the Jacket today--it was packaged extremely well. This was a thrill--my first time ever holding/touching a original. I do have a eastman and goodwear Rough wear contract jackets but this is special.
     
  20. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    Congratulations on buying this splendid large Aero.
     
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