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Old 01-07-2018, 05:46 PM   #1
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I saw these locally for sale. They were quite pricey but I've never seen any before. Are they original?
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Old 01-07-2018, 05:49 PM   #2
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IMO not original.
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Old 01-08-2018, 11:34 AM   #4
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The massive winged propellers in pic #2 are original IMO. Some pairs went over Ebay in 2015 or 2016. So nobody knows if the boards were "upgraded" recently ...

Edit: The props I mean have had other prongs if the back of the single in pic #3 is the role model. Here are pics of such a pair:
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Old 01-08-2018, 12:01 PM   #5
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I agree with Ramjet, I like the type in the second series of photo. Some of the flatter types can also be seen in period photos and I bet there slight differences in the Bavarian made vs Prussian made, but the flat types as seen in the first photos have been around in large numbers at least for the past 40 years and I feel most are not WWI vintage ( but may be as early as the 30s, don’t know) so merit real caution
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IMO not original.
To clarify: IMO these boards are not period 'flying boards' and therefore not original. The Oberstltn boards look like early boards and to combine those with propellers IMO is not likely - also that would be quite a high ranking individual within what was still quite a small operational entity. The Ltn boards with the black center line are also not those used by pilots. So IMO upgraded not period original pilot boards.
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Old 01-09-2018, 02:51 AM   #7
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The second set have the prop devices added to medical officer shoulder boards. The blue velvet backing and the black cord line are the give-aways.

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the second set have the prop devices added to medical officer shoulder boards. The blue velvet backing and the black cord line are the give-aways.

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Old 01-10-2018, 10:11 AM   #9
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Of course, You both are right.

I only talked about the prop devices.
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