The draw of the money paid by some Japanese buyers is indeed strong but it is one I am personally quite content to resist.
I can't offer a valuation these days as we rarely check the used market.The only way I could think of valuing it might be what members here might pay if it it was offered for sale, however, a real bidding war might push it much higher when hard core collectors are involved. Ken at Aero who is a member here might offer a view and Gary Eastman of ELC has bought a few originals over the years might be worth trying to contact, albeit not sure if he does insurance appraisals but worth a courteous email maybe? Unfortunately insurers don’t value items based on sentimental value though. A bit like classic cars, values fluctuate but keep an eye on eBay too and when you see something take a few screen grabs as a guide that hopefully you’ll never need!!
Agree! if provenance is granted and in good possible wearable condition... even more with artwork or patches ( documented) on it.During the 80s, apart from surplus stock, getting hold of an original wartime worn A2 was pretty rare as many veterans were still alive and want to keep hold of them. $2200 in 1989 is around $4500 today and I can still see that is the kind of money a Japanese buyer would pay now.
Sold out of Italy... but was apparently reworked here and there...hence the long selling time...There was a Roughwear size 40 in better condition on ebay for ages last month that was around $1000 BIN
Seems to be one of our friend retailing this jacket...GLWYS.Sold out of Italy... but was apparently reworked here and there...hence the long selling time...
Here again retailed from the new owner= https://www.ebay.com/itm/USAAF-WWII-Flight-Jacket-Type-A-2-Rough-Wear-W535-AC-27752-Horsehide/382902960565?hash=item5926cb81b5:g:UukAAOSwHPpcsr~D