For the most discerning of collectors.
If you missed out on copping Maverick's helmet, here's your chance to cop another bit of primo Top Gun memorabilia: Maverick's original bomber jacket.
Absolutely you’re right Jorge, they appeal to a totally different collector market/audience.Yes, but it is a different kind of investment. G-1 with genuine provenance from ex Navy flyer appear every day, I got 40-50. The genuine jacket or helmet from Top Gun movie only one or two. The person who buys these not necessarily is even into the military stuff. Scarcity is the key.
I don’t think it’s bogus. It’s just too big for him and wasn’t the screen worn version anyway which was no doubt smaller. There is a photo of Don Simpson wearing it so I think it probably belonged to him. Rumour has it several were made up for the likes of Simpson & Bruckheimer.With the size being a 44 do you think this is potentially a misleading auction with a bogus jacket?
I believe the chit has also been altered to ensure compliance with Chinese Government sensibilities.A few forums have decided the one he wears in the new film due out next year is the same original one but with the new flag patches on the back instead of the original Galveston patch.