I wouldn’t care if this was Herman Gorings personal flight jacket and that it came with his Blue Max. I wouldn’t pay those kind of prices for it.Well Ron a.k.a. as Colvinex aka as audemas.duval is posting a very nice pre ww2 jacket on the ebay.de for a king's amount of money. I noticed a strange part of it.....the waist buckle is odd. I saw this jacket long before he posted it. It was under a pile of jackets in the corner of his room. Even if I was wealthy I would never pay these amounts. I love to goober sellers down to the vegemite level of the barrel! Here is the link
https://www.ebay.de/itm/223557513422?ul_noapp=true Be careful of the sticker shock! It is an awesome jacket but........between putting food on the table vs. purchasing this jacket? My tapeworm is going to win every time! I added the pic incase you can't get to the site. Oh he also has posted a video about it too.
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8 K for a jacket with no provenance. This guy must be smokin somethin..,i only know of only one "lw" jacket that came with rock solid documentation, and provenance, ie: family letters, photos, service records, etc. it was purchased by a former vlj member who spent a good deal of time to be sure that the jacket was indeed what it was purported to be. he spent a little over 1k for it about 3-4 years ago.
Like so much on FleaBay, there is none!Where's the provenance?
Personally ... I think the jacket looks like anything BUT..,,a military jacket.He sent me an offer of 1500. off the 8000. for 6500. I told him it did not have any provenance to merit such money. He said no problem that if he did not sell it on Ebay he had a German buyer willing to pay 3000. Euros. Even though I keep trying to reason with Ron about what he is doing, he continues living in some dream. I told him that he has developed a very bad reputation, but it is in one ear and out the other... He is interested in money only. I told him that I could have a leather jacket custom made using period zippers, even leather from the 30's, and period threading done for a cheaper amount than his price and make claims it was some famous aviators. But, informed him I wouldn't do that.....if I have one custom made, damn sure I am keeping that bitch! lmao
I still have the video he sent me showing his stuff......I did notice something very strange about the jacket.....it has some of the fanciest and costly zippers for that time period but has the cheapest piece of crap tin buckle in the front. That buckle has me thinking it has been added that it was not original to the jacket nor the fur collar, all of that has been added to make it look fancier than originally. Take a close look around the bottom section, you can see some very bad hem stitching as well as the inverted stitching for the buckle straps. I believe this jacket has been altered from a plain jacket, adding the zippers/pockets,(if you look close to the top and bottom edge the stitching is off a little) this happens when adding pockets and stitching post made coat. Because sections of coats and jackets having pockets/zippers are made before the sections are sewn together to form the coat. Enlarge the image and you can see where the whole bottom area is all off on the stitching..... It is very difficult to add pockets post made jackets. And that fur collar .....too fresh for the so called age of the jacket. I have researched every where for 1920's thru 30's and have not found anything resembling this jacket. Still looking around, I have a feeling there has been a lot of altering this jacket to make it look unique.
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