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Luftwaffe Leather Jackets I would not buy
Old 07-20-2019, 03:31 PM   #1
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There is a thread on the Heer site titled 'Uniforms I would not buy'which has some very interesting images. I wanted to start this thread under the Luftwaffe page to see some of the highly unusual private purchase leather jackets that existed during the war but would qualify as highly suspect today if not for the period photos. I had seen a similar thread several years ago showing some unusual leather jackets but cannot seem to find it. I distinctly recall a cream colored leather jacket with Luftwaffe insignia attached. I would like to start this with a photo previously posted elsewhere on the WA Forum. I look forward to seeing what is out there.
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Old 07-22-2019, 01:02 AM   #2
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We all know who this is. Best, Bill
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" Crack is free in Germany "
Old 08-01-2019, 03:22 PM   #3
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Isn't this a photo of Gerhard Barkhorn? I saw a jacket just like this one on a different forum, exactly like this style but it was a American made jacket from the 1930's.

Didn't you say jackets you " would not purchase" ? I posted about a scammer on Fleabay selling pimped out jackets for a ransom price. He has many aliases Colvinex, audemas.duval, and many more a.k.a.'s

It seems like he posts a Luftwaffe used private purchase Hartmann every other week. Obviously jazzed up by him.

Here are some links : http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-early-W...t/183582230643


This jacket he claims was Reinhold von der Straten's , even has a burned arm saying that is proof of ownership. That is the only provenance given and of a photo of him supposedly wearing this jacket.
Funny thing is that I saw the very same jacket sold to him from a different ebay seller for 800. Here is the link to see it......

This next jacket is the most outrageous claim I have ever seen! He claims he has the RAREST OF RARE Luftwaffe jacket. He says it is an early 1930's jacket with the earliest German zippers made in 1925 to 1927! This being the only one in existence! LMAO You have to look at this one...….be sure to read his description and watch the video he made about it. The sticker price is unreal!


And another bogus Hartmann jacket used during BOB Funny thing is I saw this jacket style on picclick listed from the 1950's. And now it is supposed to be a jacket used during BOB...….

He is a notorious scammer and fraud. I am amazed how delusional this guy is!

A friend of mine went and had a look at what this scammer was doing and claiming, his response was priceless....I am quoting " I guess Crack is free in Germany! "
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Old 08-01-2019, 06:10 PM   #4
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Collecting summer weight pilot clothing, Reichverteidigung leather jackets and Kanalhosen, aircrew parachutes, fighter pilot document groupings, HG Division items and LW tropical tunic boards
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Old 08-02-2019, 08:21 AM   #5
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Sorry, I did not clarify to which photo. The first photo I was asking if it was a young Gerhard Barkhorn. I recognize Molders in the second photo. Who made the jacket Molders is wearing? I have only seen two pilots wearing that style.

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