Original Aero A-2 - 487th FG - pic heavy

Discussion in 'Vintage' started by Greg Gale, Nov 5, 2018.

  1. Micawber

    Micawber Well-Known Member

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    The draw of the money paid by some Japanese buyers is indeed strong but it is one I am personally quite content to resist.
     
  2. Ken at Aero Leather

    Ken at Aero Leather Well-Known Member

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    I can't offer a valuation these days as we rarely check the used market.
    During the days when The Thrift Shop would normally have had a couple of dozen A-2s of a similar level often with no end of provenance, we'd have priced this one no more than £400, CBI fetched the highest, the most we ever got for an A-2 in those days was £700 (8th AF documented with full artwork by know artist)
    These days as far as can see "similar" A-2s seem to hover between x 5 to x 8 times 1980s prices

    If that helps?
     
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  3. Pilot

    Pilot Well-Known Member

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    Agree! if provenance is granted and in good possible wearable condition... even more with artwork or patches ( documented) on it.
     
  4. johnwayne

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    There’s currently a really nice Roughwear on eBay being sold in Florida without this provenance and it’s currently up for $4150!! Sorry didn’t copy the link!!
     
  5. taikonaut

    taikonaut Active Member

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    There was a Roughwear size 40 in better condition on ebay for ages last month that was around $1000 BIN
     
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  6. Pilot

    Pilot Well-Known Member

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  7. johnwayne

    johnwayne Well-Known Member

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    Further to my shout above re EBay see page 3 in the Catch 22 remake thread in Books and Films section,!
     
  8. Charles Reading

    Charles Reading New Member

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    Thank you all for your input. I'm pretty new to all this and am quite impressed with the community surrounding vintage leather jackets.

    Cheers,
    C. Reading
     
  9. Pilot

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