What would be interesting to know is how many parachute badges BB&B actually made beyond the original run. Also knowing the original cost per badge to the Army would be useful. As more paratroopers became qualified to wear the parachutist badge, other makers and some jewelers rose to the occasion to fill orders. Personally, I have not seen what I believed was an original BB&B listed for sale in a number of years. So as to value, I suppose it comes down to how bad the buyer wants them. I am sure there are still some out there in long forgotten footlockers or tucked away in a chest of drawers in grand dad's attic.
The First US Army Parachute Badge
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