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awesome jacket congrats mate
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AndyPreston wrote:
Fri Dec 18, 2020 8:34 pm
I’d like to share the latest addition to my collection, a true ‘holy grail’ piece for me, and one that has really excited and enthused me. The snowy Hoth scenes in The Empire Strikes Back are among my favourite parts of the saga, and in all of the behind the scenes footage and photos, the distinctive crew jackets really stand out, the bright blue colouring contrasting with the orange and black panels on the arms, and featuring the Star Wars, Empire, and Norwegian Unit patches. I have wanted to own one of these for many years, but always thought it would be an unattainable piece, beyond my wildest dreams.

But this year, the 40th anniversary of Empire, my 50th birthday year, and the year in which I was lucky enough to visit the filming location in Finse, my dream has come true. This is what’s known to collectors as an ‘executive’ crew jacket, and was one of the first run of jackets ordered - almost a prototype, before the larger run of jackets were ordered, and mostly allocated to executives and producers, hence the name. The ‘executive’ jacket differs from the standard one, having different pockets, additional orange and black panels in the collar, and lacking the white name tag patch. I acquired it directly from the original owner, seen here on location wearing the red hat.

This is now the central piece in my collection, and I’m really delighted to be the custodian of such an iconic and special treasure for a time. D351BB59-57E5-4BE9-9249-7078E7F93859.jpeg
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Congratulations Andy on the addition of a Grail piece for you.
Stunning piece, I just don’t know where you make the contracts to acquire such a piece.
Great central piece of your amazing collection.
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Wow @AndyPreston that really is a great item, congratulations and thanks for the inspiration that dreams do come true! lol
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AndyPreston wrote:
Fri Dec 18, 2020 8:34 pm
I’d like to share the latest addition to my collection, a true ‘holy grail’ piece for me, and one that has really excited and enthused me. The snowy Hoth scenes in The Empire Strikes Back are among my favourite parts of the saga, and in all of the behind the scenes footage and photos, the distinctive crew jackets really stand out, the bright blue colouring contrasting with the orange and black panels on the arms, and featuring the Star Wars, Empire, and Norwegian Unit patches. I have wanted to own one of these for many years, but always thought it would be an unattainable piece, beyond my wildest dreams.

But this year, the 40th anniversary of Empire, my 50th birthday year, and the year in which I was lucky enough to visit the filming location in Finse, my dream has come true. This is what’s known to collectors as an ‘executive’ crew jacket, and was one of the first run of jackets ordered - almost a prototype, before the larger run of jackets were ordered, and mostly allocated to executives and producers, hence the name. The ‘executive’ jacket differs from the standard one, having different pockets, additional orange and black panels in the collar, and lacking the white name tag patch. I acquired it directly from the original owner, seen here on location wearing the red hat.

This is now the central piece in my collection, and I’m really delighted to be the custodian of such an iconic and special treasure for a time. D351BB59-57E5-4BE9-9249-7078E7F93859.jpeg
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Fantastic find Andy congratulations looks superb 8)
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Congratulations Andy. A highly desirable piece and quite righty now the centre piece of your collection! :D
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AndyPreston wrote:
Fri Dec 18, 2020 8:34 pm
I’d like to share the latest addition to my collection, a true ‘holy grail’ piece for me, and one that has really excited and enthused me. The snowy Hoth scenes in The Empire Strikes Back are among my favourite parts of the saga, and in all of the behind the scenes footage and photos, the distinctive crew jackets really stand out, the bright blue colouring contrasting with the orange and black panels on the arms, and featuring the Star Wars, Empire, and Norwegian Unit patches. I have wanted to own one of these for many years, but always thought it would be an unattainable piece, beyond my wildest dreams.

But this year, the 40th anniversary of Empire, my 50th birthday year, and the year in which I was lucky enough to visit the filming location in Finse, my dream has come true. This is what’s known to collectors as an ‘executive’ crew jacket, and was one of the first run of jackets ordered - almost a prototype, before the larger run of jackets were ordered, and mostly allocated to executives and producers, hence the name. The ‘executive’ jacket differs from the standard one, having different pockets, additional orange and black panels in the collar, and lacking the white name tag patch. I acquired it directly from the original owner, seen here on location wearing the red hat.

This is now the central piece in my collection, and I’m really delighted to be the custodian of such an iconic and special treasure for a time. D351BB59-57E5-4BE9-9249-7078E7F93859.jpeg
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What an iconic jacket and that is a truly greta 50th present you bought yourself! I can't believe the condition of it after all these years and that is a true grail piece you have there.

Massive congratulations for getting it and all I'm wondering is are you ever going to wear it out? :D

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That jacket is just immense. Some one needs to reissue this
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What an amazing addition, Andy. Absolutely made up for you- what a stunning piece!
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AndyPreston wrote:
Fri Dec 18, 2020 8:34 pm
I’d like to share the latest addition to my collection, a true ‘holy grail’ piece for me, and one that has really excited and enthused me. The snowy Hoth scenes in The Empire Strikes Back are among my favourite parts of the saga, and in all of the behind the scenes footage and photos, the distinctive crew jackets really stand out, the bright blue colouring contrasting with the orange and black panels on the arms, and featuring the Star Wars, Empire, and Norwegian Unit patches. I have wanted to own one of these for many years, but always thought it would be an unattainable piece, beyond my wildest dreams.

But this year, the 40th anniversary of Empire, my 50th birthday year, and the year in which I was lucky enough to visit the filming location in Finse, my dream has come true. This is what’s known to collectors as an ‘executive’ crew jacket, and was one of the first run of jackets ordered - almost a prototype, before the larger run of jackets were ordered, and mostly allocated to executives and producers, hence the name. The ‘executive’ jacket differs from the standard one, having different pockets, additional orange and black panels in the collar, and lacking the white name tag patch. I acquired it directly from the original owner, seen here on location wearing the red hat.

This is now the central piece in my collection, and I’m really delighted to be the custodian of such an iconic and special treasure for a time. D351BB59-57E5-4BE9-9249-7078E7F93859.jpeg
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Super Cool Jacket, I would be tempted to wear it but I guess it’s irreplaceable so you can’t, 50th Birthday presents don’t get much better than that!
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Latest edition to the collection. Never seen one before so decided to pick it up.
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Nice pick up Steve, you got to love a bit of SW advertising 👍😁

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Nice pick up Steve, you got to love a bit of SW advertising 👍😁
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Managed to pick up a Large Head Han recently which I have wanted since I started collecting again in 2017 as I had one in my first collection in 2001 so it offered more Nostalgia for me. I only need two more MOC’s now to replace everything I sold in 2004 which was my reason for getting back into collecting.
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Wreck-It Ralph wrote:
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Managed to pick up a Large Head Han recently which I have wanted since I started collecting again in 2017 as I had one in my first collection in 2001 so it offered more Nostalgia for me. I only need two more MOC’s now to replace everything I sold in 2004 which was my reason for getting back into collecting.
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