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Old 02-20-2020, 08:51 AM   #1
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Default Original Sopwith Pup?

Hi,

First time posting - I have recently acquired a propeller for decoration of a games room. It is clearly marked with Sopwith Pup and many other numbers. I really just wanted to know if you think it is genuine? Are they rare? The propeller is not going to be for sale but a rough idea of value for possible insurance.

Identifying marks/numbers are

4x AID stamps and what looks like an arrow stamp next to it.
DG P-3012
D 2550 (which i believe is the diameter - just over 8 feet)
P 2610 (Pitch)
Hp 100 mono
Sopwith Pup
G537 N47 (also stamped on the opposite side of the hub)
5395

Attached are some images and I apologise in advance for the poor quality!

Thanks
Ian
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Old 02-21-2020, 09:02 AM   #2
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It certainly looks original to me. It's hard to duplicate the age appearance visible even in photos. It's nearly identical to this one that I currently have in my collection.

I can't tell if it's been revarnished, as the finish looks a little thicker than usual, but it would take a close inspection to be able to answer that.
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Old 02-21-2020, 10:15 AM   #3
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Thanks for replying.

It possibly has been revarnished, it is not thick or no brushmarks but seems in excellent condition if it is orignal and 100 years old.

Before buying I did research to try and find a price (with no luck) I could only find yours online and noticed how similar it was!

Ian
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Old 02-21-2020, 02:55 PM   #4
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I would try to insure it for $3000, but the underwriter might balk at that anyway. It's hard to know its true value since the market is small.
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