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Discussion in 'Vintage' started by Silver Surfer, Dec 1, 2017.

  1. Silver Surfer

    Silver Surfer Well-Known Member

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    well that came out kinda goofy. anyhoo check it out, and ask your self, "how many times does lost a-2 find its way to the original owner?"
     
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  2. Smithy

    Smithy Well-Known Member

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    That really is a great story and good on that fellow for hunting down and sending the jacket back to the old boy.
     
  3. Edward

    Edward Member

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    wow! $17? at a goodwill? in THAT shape? perfect paint on the back... I hate to say if it was me that jacket would still be on my back! LOL! but I'm glad it wasn't me... great story and sounds like the original owner will be very happy and proud to have it back in the family. someone at Goodwill or whoever had it to give to goodwill probably thought it was a repro.
     
  4. B-Man2

    B-Man2 Active Member

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    That was a great story!
    I live near Jacksonville Florida Naval Air Station.
    I've got Goodwill and Salvation Army Stores out the ying yang all around me.
    Tomorrow, I'm going to everyone of them;)
     
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  5. MikeyB-17

    MikeyB-17 Well-Known Member

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    17 bucks? Aeeesh. See, you guys in the states have at least half a chance of still coming across stuff like that in charity shops. In the unlikely event anything like that showed up in one over here, they would have it on Ebay. Most of ours have too good an idea what things are worth, although I have had some cracking charity shop bargains. A mate of mine bought an Irvin in one, but that was in the 60’s, and he paid £25 which was a lot of money in those days.
     
  6. blackrat2

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    Thanks for posting
     
  7. Edward

    Edward Member

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    what's more awesome is that it ended up being found by someone who knew what it was and had the heart to research and connect it back to the original owner.... anyone could have bought it and it would have been lost again for who knows how long.. and until it rotted at the seams.... but instead ended up in the right hands by pure fate!
     
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