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Hopefully I didn't get ripped off

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  1. GrigioGuy

    GrigioGuy Splenda Daddy
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    Nov 26, 2001
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    But I'm excited at the moment. On my wall is (purportedly) an actual piece of the original 1903 Wright Flyer. Apparently the flyer was damaged early on, stored, caught in a flood in 1913, then stripped and restored. In the process the original muslin was preserved. Chunks of the fabric were apparently passed around 20s and 30s.

    Provenance: Wright family -> Col. George Jarrett -> Robert (Bob) Boehme -> Boehme estate -> Ron Cole Artwork -> me.

    It's tiny (the whole display is 8.5 x 11), but it's cool to think that there's a link to Kitty Hawk.

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  3. tazandjan

    tazandjan Three Time F1 World Champ
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    Jul 19, 2008
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    Terry H Phillips
    Genuine, almost certainly. Unlike many pieces of von Richthofen's Dr.I fabric widely seen for sale.
  4. donv

    donv Two Time F1 World Champ
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    I like it! Very cool.
  5. Gatorrari

    Gatorrari F1 World Champ
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    Jim Pernikoff
    I've known Ron Cole for years and he's always been a very honest guy.
  6. MichaelP88

    MichaelP88 Karting
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    I bought one too! Very cool.

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