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#1 John Cooper

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Posted 18 September 2011 - 04:15 PM

A bit of inspiration hit me last nigh so I thought it would be a good idea to start a thread to see how many liasion wings we can post. Any and all variations of fittings... don't be shy! Share your collection :)


Here are a few to kick this off - Balfour\LGB - unknown - SMILO - AECo.



Cheers

John


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#2 rustywings

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Posted 18 September 2011 - 08:45 PM

John,

You just set the bar pretty damn high with your first four images! Those are some terrific Liaison Pilot wing examples! And a couple of nice camera images to boot...

Russ W.

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#3 Johan Willaert

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Posted 18 September 2011 - 11:18 PM

Nice!!!

Still looking for one of those....

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 06:45 AM

Beautiful wings John! Thank you for posting!

Here are 2 I have, top an LGB and bottom unknown sterling. The bottom one is among my all time favorite wings of those have, it's a very hefty wing! I've seen a Service Pilot in the same fashion (elongated shield) but it went for way more than I could spend at that time.

Best wishes to all,

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 06:46 AM

and the backs:

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 09:23 AM

I only have one Liason in my collection and this is it - a Juarez

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#7 bschwartz

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 10:32 AM

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 10:33 AM

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 10:34 AM

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 10:34 AM

Unknown maker with applied shield

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 10:35 AM

Gemsco 2"

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#12 Johan Willaert

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 10:48 AM

Nice wings!

Are these rarer and hence more expensive than other wings?
Is there a bigger demand for these?

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 06:58 PM

Great start guys - this can turn out to be a very helpful reference to collectors just keep posting!


Bob - the unknown wing in post #9 i like to call the cadet type based upon the the base wing being the same as the cadet hat badge. (Thanks for posting several fine examples)


Russ - I had to start it off right... even if small knowing the quality of the collections of the members of this forum.


Keep posting guys!


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Posted 19 September 2011 - 07:01 PM

Nice wings!

Are these rarer and hence more expensive than other wings?
Is there a bigger demand for these?



Sorry forgot to add a reply to this question - the L wings are harder to find compared to the S and G in my opinion. I do not recall the numbers but IIRC there were fewer qualified liasion pilots. maybe someonce can provide the exact numbers.

Thanks for the question.

John

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 03:30 AM

These belonged to a pilot from the 1st Air Commando Group. I had posted these once before to ask questions on the reverse. The word sterling or at least where it should be appears to be scratched out.
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#16 John Cooper

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 04:17 PM

Irish - I have heard as to why but they just did not seem right to me i.e. the mark was removed because it was not actually sterling. It is possible they used silver that was less than .925 but unless I see some more evidence then this is just a story.

Maybe someone can shed some light on this? Additionally please review the information in the following thread.

http://www.usmilitar...d...88197&st=40

BTW folks post more wings:)

#17 John Cooper

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 04:21 PM

PS Bullion or cloth... wings are welcone as well!

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 09:01 PM

I only have 3, all only STERLING marked. The top one is the most interesting for me - I think this might be a Dodge example based on the feathering. Note the absolutely massive catch!

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 09:03 PM

Reverses....

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 03:25 AM

Wow, if you're only going to have three those are three beauties to have. The Dodge example is excellent and rare. The middle one is made by Blackinton. Those are some very desirable wings you've got there.

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 07:48 AM

Here is what I have.

Amcraft Amico

AE Co Balfour

Meyer Orber

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w/applied L


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#22 B-17Guy

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 07:49 AM

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 08:10 PM

3" wing. Pin opens 170 degrees with firm stop. 18.1 grams.

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#24 John Cooper

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 08:14 PM

Joh and AJ thanks for posting - wonderful examples!

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 08:05 AM

Angus & Coote

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