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Old 06-12-2004, 02:03 PM   #1
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I have come across this one on ebay, berets is not really my thing, but is it OK? If so is it over priced??

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Old 06-12-2004, 03:27 PM   #2
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Hi Simon,

The beret is an original but I suspect the badge has been added to increase its value. Berets of this type with khaki liner were produced by Kangol Wear Limited and all the examples I have seen have been dated 1945.

You could probably find a dated example of this type for not a great deal more but remember, Airborne gear is all the rage at the moment so expect to pay a premium. Give it a few years and hopefully it will have calmed down.

I also suspect the badge maybe a restrike, so beware!

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Old 06-12-2004, 04:16 PM   #3
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Hi Jack,

Thanks for the quick reply, I must admit that this forum, espically you and Ade have reinvigored my interest in collecting British espcially Arborne, but like most thing prices increase and fads come and go i.e. Band of Brothers.

As you said its easy to get a beret and put a badge on it and command more money.

Whilst picking your brains, could you have a look at the following for me give me your comments and advise on the price. As far as I can remember war time produced smocks use to command reasonable prices, is this OTT or on line with market demands??

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...e=STRK:MEWA:IT

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Old 06-12-2004, 04:28 PM   #4
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Hi Simon,

The Denison Smock on ebay is a nice example and one like this would command a good price. It must be remembered that this is a 2nd pattern and therefore not as desirable as a 1st pattern but still the price is in line with current market demands. But in reality I suspect this Smock will finish around £500 given that this year marks the 60th anniversary of D-Day and Market Garden.

Ebay is a great place for finding items but of course buyer beware applies throughout. I have had some of my best items from here and looking on it is well worthwhile. But remember that nice examples of Denison Smocks on ebay will go for higher prices than normal due to the large size of the market it reaches eg. the Dutch who go crazy for British Airborne militaria. My advice is to have a good shop around if you want a nice Denison. You will probably find a nice 2nd pattern like the one on ebay for less if you're lucky or even a more sought after 1st pattern for a little more.

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Old 06-12-2004, 04:43 PM   #5
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Hey Jack,
Was there such a thing as a 3rd pattern Denison? If there was indeed such a smock, were they WW2-era? What brings this to mind is the description of the smock on offer from Regimentals:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...sPageName=WDVW
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Again Jack thanks for the quick reply. I will wait and see how it goes, but will most probably listen to your sound advice and wait to see what else comes along.


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Nice Para wing:

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Of course!, ebay's "wonderful" private listing feature which must be used far more by sellers who are up to no good than those who need to use it for legitimate reasons
ebay have no intention of doing anything about this .
Theyc;liam ebay is "safe" and quote the feedback system as a corner stone of the claimed safety.
Then they give an option in which the bidder cannot see the feedback system , now this "is really safe".

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Quite sad that he never claimed his medals or talked about the war when he came home .He probably thought no one cared ...well we do .Rob.
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Buyer beware...

...latest reproduction Para wings. I think these are very good, certainly the best I've seen!
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Yep, sad Rob but all too common unfortunately.



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Quite sad that he never claimed his medals or talked about the war when he came home .He probably thought no one cared ...well we do .Rob.
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Gentlemen, what do you think of this C.O. badge?


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Well !!
It seems like there's a lot of Airborne uniform items coming out of the woodwork now that prices are hitting the roof !!

item=320238869541


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Well !!
It seems like there's a lot of Airborne uniform items coming out of the woodwork now that prices are hitting the roof !!

item=320238869541


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So is it genuine ? The bidding suggests it is.

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