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Old 01-12-2018, 11:27 PM   #1
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Old 01-12-2018, 11:29 PM   #2
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Old 01-13-2018, 04:09 AM   #7
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LW First Pattern Droptail Standarte Pole Top
Need your opinion on this one.
Hello Dai:
IMO, a very nice feather detail original.
For more examples previously on the WAF
see t=935231 and other links listed there.
Price listed in cited thread post #6=~$5K.
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(below) 1P ground dug in Konigsberg.
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Superb piece, congrats

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Old 01-13-2018, 05:51 AM   #9
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Old 01-13-2018, 05:57 AM   #10
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Very nice made one, for sure Original.
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Old 01-13-2018, 06:50 AM   #11
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Question for OFW: Why would such a wonderfully detailed item like this have no maker's marks? Beautiful eagle, I'd want to put my name on it. OR did my aged eyes miss it?

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Old 01-13-2018, 08:22 AM   #12
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A beautiful piece! Congrats!!

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Old 01-13-2018, 09:32 AM   #13
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No Luftwaffe top markings ???
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Question for OFW: Why would such a wonderfully
detailed item like this have no maker's marks?
Beautiful eagle, I'd want to put my name on it.
OR did my aged eyes miss it?
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Hello Dave:
Interesting question, that I've wondered about
too. I suspect the answer has something to do
with the Luftwaffe flags being presented first on
21 April 1936 on the second "Day of the Luftwaffe"
(the 18th anniversary of the death of Manfred Von
Richthofen) preceding the Army flags at the 1936
RPT by five months. IMO the Luft flags were a rush
job - having two separate side designs, no streamer
re-introduction date metal plaques, and as noted by
the Luftwaffe eagle having been redesigned later
creating a 2nd pattern top and flag.
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(below) 2nd pattern redesigned Luft eagle flag top.
For even more detailed views see WAF t=321407.
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Old 01-13-2018, 10:51 AM   #15
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Very nice pole top. Cliff
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