Question about collar tips on Monarch A-2

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  1. Pilot

    Pilot Well-Known Member

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    Just a general question about the collar tips on an A-2 Monarch.
    Should they be rounded like on this ELC A-2
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Eastman-...368058?hash=item261227fdfa:g:f0wAAOSw851cT17b
    or should they be pointed like all other Monarch I have viewed.
    I am very interested in buying a WW2 original, so I am wondering what is correct...pointed or round...
    maybe contract depending...
    Anyway, thx for your help.
     
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  2. s4rmark

    s4rmark Well-Known Member

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    The collar on the Ebay Monarch does look more rounded when compared to the one on the ELC website.
     
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  3. B-Man2

    B-Man2 Well-Known Member

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    Brice
    One of the distinguishing traits of the Monarch contract are the rounded collar tips . You can see them on JCs Goodwear site as well as ELC. While I don’t own an original Monarch here’s a photo of an original one from Gary Eastmans A2 book. You can see they are longer but more rounded in the photo. I hope that helps.
    Cheers
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  4. gav

    gav Active Member

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    The Monarch I had from JC had rounded collar tips.
     
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  5. Pilot

    Pilot Well-Known Member

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    Thx a lot...learned a lot...
     
  6. Pilot

    Pilot Well-Known Member

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    Thx, this what made me wonder...
    Learned a lot.
    Thx to all.
     
  7. RB25

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    Pilot,

    Hope this helps, the collar tips are rounded, mine is an authentic WWII A2. I had it re lined in January by Steve Sellers. I believe I have more picks in another post under reviews.

    RB
     

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  8. Pilot

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    Thx a lot...great! they are by far not as rounded as the one on Greedbay.
    The WW2 original I am negotiating right now, has collar tips like yours & ELC book..but not rounded like a.m. on Greedbay.
    Thx a lot.
     
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2019
  9. RB25

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    Good luck with the negotiations, when I purchased the Monarch it took a few weeks to get to a price but it was worth it. I haven’t seen many Monarchs out there either.
     
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    Thx, all good.
     

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