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Old 07-17-2002, 09:15 PM   #16
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HBT grey backed, eagle's eye worn away.
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Old 07-18-2002, 06:38 AM   #17
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Hi Jack,

Here is an early variation, it's interesting that the eye is sewn with grey thread.

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Old 07-18-2002, 09:15 AM   #18
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Hi John,
I think the eagle on my Afrika jacket is a good one.
I have the jacket for quite some time and I have it outof a collection from a friend,so this was far before the fake eagles appeared.
I've no camera at the moment for I've some vacation and I always use the camera from work.
I think it's hand applied because it has some thread sewed through the liner but not all,so it's not machine done...
Maybe some soldiers granny had plenty of time ??

I like the early eagles.

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Old 07-18-2002, 10:25 AM   #19
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For some reason, my system is not showing any of the photos after "Sorry, wrong one". But, they must be coming through as John can see them.
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Old 07-18-2002, 05:34 PM   #20
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Hi Jos and Jack and others,

Jack I hope the images are loading now. Jos, hope you are having a great vacation! Here is another early eagle.

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Old 07-19-2002, 03:57 PM   #21
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Here is a one with a very strange head, but still authentic.
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Old 07-19-2002, 03:58 PM   #22
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And another cut from a grey HBT tunic.
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Old 07-19-2002, 05:56 PM   #23
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Blue cotton backed eagle found on my blue tropical denim tunic.
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Old 07-19-2002, 06:39 PM   #24
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I remember that one now, darn cool!
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Forgot where I got it.
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Old 07-19-2002, 09:05 PM   #26
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Hi Ralph,

A book author, that will remain nameless, once told me that eagles like this with rounded beaks were reproductions. They are NOT. Nice one. Here is one cut from a flight blouse.

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Old 07-19-2002, 09:59 PM   #27
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Thanks John. I'm on the lookout for a nice one like yours. "Minty" is nice, but nothing beats "what you got"!
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Old 07-20-2002, 10:40 PM   #28
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Nice eagles guys......... I will post some of my odd HBT and cotton eagles tomorrow. Here are a few of mine. A wool backed eagle on a Luft blue shirt.........have never seen another. Next is a trop eagle on trop tunic. Third is a very odd wool backed eagle with bullion highlights.







Will alos post some more smock eagles on the FJ page.

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Old 07-21-2002, 11:00 AM   #29
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Great eagles,I like the last one with silver threads.
John,see the tropical one Willi shows here,that's the same one I've on my tropical jacket,same details.

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Hi Jos,

Like John, I would like to see the back of your trop eagle. It does look hand applied. The back is the key to all eagles on tunics. No one, and I mean no one, can stitch so perfectly to cover/match the holes on the back. Always the key with smocks....check inside the pocket.

Here is a few more eagles. First is a pre-war early officers flat wire bevo still machine zig-zag sewn to wool. Then a few odd thin cotton blue-gray backed eagles with borders (to protect from falling apart), and one of the same style but in olive. Then are 2 more HBT/cotton gray eagles.

Nice to see some are interested in items as Luft eagles. To me, having expertise in such small details of a subject area show some depth of knowledge and the sign of a truly advanced collector, so saldy lacking with most collectors who have such shallow knowledge.

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