You are bidding on an authentic set of wings of the AVG, original Flying Tigers, made to be applied to the breast of a leather flight jacket. When first found, these wings were still attached to a jacket, but the fellow who found it - in an outbuilding on some property he had bought - removed the wings and tossed the jacket as it was so badly deteriorated. I wish he had not done so, as the jacket may well have had a name that could have revealed the original owner - but so it goes with individuals who sometimes do not know the value of what they have. Anyway, t is no denying these as completely authentic and extremely rare. I have seen the numbered metal versions but this is the only leather made wings I know of. They are theater made and hand painted. As can be seen in the photo it does have some paint loss, but nothing major. It is rather delicate but is in overall good condition. It measures 3.75" wingtip to wingtip and is nearly 1.25" in heigth. It has been inserted into a Mylar pocket for protection. Don't miss this very rare piece. Fair Reserve. Good luck!Guarantee: I pride myself in the quality of the items listed on my auctions. I strive to fully describe each item and be as honest with everything about the item that I know. My feedback provides ample proof of my dependability and respectability as a dealer. However, should any item you purchase be found not as described and/or not authentic, it may be returned within seven (7) days of its receipt (EMAIL NOTIFICATION OF RETURN MUST BE SENT AND ITEM MUST BE RETURNED EXACTLY AS SENT) for a full refund, including all shipping costs. Payment: To avoid a nonpayment strike from eBay, payment must be received within ten (10) days of the auction's close. For the convenience of the buyer, I have reactivated my account with PayPal and prefer this method of payment. However, I will accept money orders, bank checks, and personal checks (to be held for clearing prior to item being shipped) for domestic sales only. Bidders from outside the USA are agreeing upon their bid to pay by PayPal in USD$, no exceptions. Shipping: I will ship most anyw, however, all shipping costs will be charged to the buyer. Set shipping fees are for domestic shipping only. All shipping outside the USA will be calculated and sent with the invoice once the auction has concluded. Insurance is recommended but optional on most items, while on most featured items insurance will be mandatory and included in the shipping costs to the buyer. Insurance will rarely be available to winning bidders from outside the USA. Reserves: In cases w my auctions have a reserve, the reserve will be set well below market value. On occasion I will have a request to divulge the reserve. In order to keep all bidders on a level playing field, I will no longer divulge reserve amounts. Future requests will be ignored. Featured Items: Items I have listed among eBay's "Featured" auctions will meet one or more of a certain grouping of criteria: 1) Extremely Rare; 2) One of a Kind; 3) Unique Historical Content; and/or 4) Highest of Quality. Whenever you find an item of mine in featured auction you can expect it to be among the best on eBay. Again, I pride myself in the quality of my items. Thank you for visiting my auctions. Bid with confidence and the expect the best in quality, service and dependability. Seek your treasure and may luck be with you at winning the drop of the hammer. R. Knight
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