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Old 02-26-2020, 09:16 AM   #1
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A few months back at a militaria fair i saw this really clean and rather nice cut off but someone beat me to it moving on to last week i was talking to the new owner who told me that his mate told him it was a modern reenactor fake eagle ???? and they decided to remove it to prove the point and he then discovered it was realy bedded into the tunic material and had been there all its life and that his mate didnt know enough about the subject,I got it from him for a fraction of what he paid just to keep as a example of expert collector stupidity
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Old 02-26-2020, 09:18 AM   #2
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Hello,


Nice original eagle. Can we see the reverse side of the cloth? Thanks,


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Old 02-26-2020, 09:22 AM   #3
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Hi fred both sides are shown
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Old 02-26-2020, 09:31 AM   #4
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Yes, he certainly made a point.....just not the one he meant to.
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Old 02-26-2020, 10:00 AM   #5
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Indeed
A prime example of the damage that fake news does to history and our hobby

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Old 02-26-2020, 10:14 AM   #6
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Hello,


Usually I will not pick up a breast eagle cut off without some of the lining material attached. I believe that this might have been just an eagle sewn to a piece of cloth. Setting in a piece of insignia to the cloth is easy. They sewing holes look more random than a uniform stitch that came from a factory , to me.


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i think some of the holes are from when they tried to put it back together but i am shure it is ok as befour the unpick it looked great
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A few months back at a militaria fair i saw this really clean and rather nice cut off but someone beat me to it moving on to last week i was talking to the new owner who told me that his mate told him it was a modern reenactor fake eagle ???? and they decided to remove it to prove the point and he then discovered it was realy bedded into the tunic material and had been there all its life and that his mate didnt know enough about the subject,I got it from him for a fraction of what he paid just to keep as a example of expert collector stupidity
Wow what did he use a chainsaw to remove the eagle from the wool.
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Wow what did he use a chainsaw to remove the eagle from the wool.
Now now thats not fair the guy was an expert(what in i am not sure)
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Old 02-26-2020, 05:44 PM   #10
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An expert in wood carving but not stitch removal.


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Ouch!
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