Joe "Dice-man" Hodges, a long time "Hog" maintainer, webmaster of The Warthog Pen, and among the moderators of the Warthog Territory Forums, has placed one of his historic Fairchild Republic A-10 ties up for sale on eBay. I'm sure A-10 fans will be interested in this (item number 110667211348).
Seller's item description
This item is a small piece of A-10 Thunderbolt II "Warthog" history. It's a 54" tie given by the Farichild Republic Company to deserving people during the 70s. and 80s. I was told the company had two styles of ties, one given to maintaince and other personal and, one given to A-10 pilots only. This is the style given to pilots. It's made by the Superba company and is dark blue with white A-10s embroidered on the entire length of the tie. The Fairchild Republic logo is also in the background of the tie.
The tie is in good shape except for one hole where the tie was knotted (see photo) which I would think could be repaired. Own this little slice of A-10 and Fairchild Republic history... all in one item. The O/A-10A is now the A-10C so this tie is even more historic because is dates back to the early days of the "Warthog"! If you have questions feel free to contact me.