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    #16
    HBT grey backed, eagle's eye worn away.
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      #17
      Hi Jack,

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

      Best,
      John
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        #18
        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.

        Jos.

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          #19
          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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            #20
            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.

            Best,
            John
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              #21
              Here is a one with a very strange head, but still authentic.
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                #22
                And another cut from a grey HBT tunic.
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                  #23
                  Blue cotton backed eagle found on my blue tropical denim tunic.
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                    #24
                    I remember that one now, darn cool!
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                      #25
                      Mine

                      Forgot where I got it.
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                        #26
                        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.

                        Best,
                        John
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                          #27
                          Thanks John. I'm on the lookout for a nice one like yours. "Minty" is nice, but nothing beats "what you got"!
                          -Ralph Abercrombie

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                            #28
                            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.

                            Willi
                            Willi

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                              #29
                              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.

                              Jos.

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                                #30
                                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.

                                Willi









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