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#576 Allan H.

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Posted 06 May 2019 - 08:11 AM

Yes, a nice WWII example parachute badge.

 

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#577 John4022

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Posted 06 May 2019 - 08:43 AM

Yes, a nice WWII example parachute badge.
 
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Thank you Allan.

#578 militbuff

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Posted 28 June 2019 - 04:45 AM

I have an opportunity to buy these wings from the vets daughter. Im pretty sure the air gunner wings are original WWII but Im not so sure about the two air crew wings, especially the one with the hollow back. They also seem fairly shiny although I guess its possible the daughter polished them.

Any thoughts on these wings?

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#579 militbuff

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Posted 28 June 2019 - 04:45 AM

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Posted 28 June 2019 - 07:55 AM

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If these are all from the WWII Vet's daughter, I think it's safe to say these are all WWII. 

 

The hollow back I've seen described as graduation wings.

 


Also, if you had photos without the clutch backs on, we might be able to see raised platforms that the clutches are adhered.
 
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#581 militbuff

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Posted 28 June 2019 - 09:19 AM

Thanks! I wasn’t aware that the hollow backs were graduation wings.

I’ll see if I can get some photos with the clutches off.

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Posted 28 June 2019 - 09:35 AM

They are fine.  WWII/KW era wings, no problems at all.  The gunner wings are likely made by AMCRAFT.  The crewmen's wings aren't worth much and aren't faked for the most part.

 

A good solid "vet-family-provenance" group of wings is very nice. I don't think you have anything to worry about.



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Posted 28 June 2019 - 09:55 AM

They are fine.  WWII/KW era wings, no problems at all.  The gunner wings are likely made by AMCRAFT.  The crewmen's wings aren't worth much and aren't faked for the most part.
 
A good solid "vet-family-provenance" group of wings is very nice. I don't think you have anything to worry about.


Much appreciated! I figured they must be real but I had never seen hollow back wings before.

#584 smwinter207

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Posted 28 June 2019 - 10:02 AM

Here is a hollow navigator wing.

 

 

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Posted 03 July 2019 - 03:41 PM

Ww2 British paratrooper wing? No hallmark visible.Posted ImagePosted Image


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Posted 04 July 2019 - 08:31 AM

I'm still a beginner, in need of some help.  I've got a few H&H pieces and I've seen many others but I've never seen this hallmark before.  Can anybody tell me if it's really an H&H piece?

Thanks

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#587 Schmidt

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Posted 10 July 2019 - 03:19 AM

Hello Guys,

What do you think about this pilot wing? I never have one with this MM in the reverse. Is it a real WW2 wing?

Regards, 

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#588 Paul C.

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Posted 10 July 2019 - 03:24 AM

Looks like a post war GEMSCO.I believe that is "NY" not mm

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Posted 10 July 2019 - 04:19 AM

If by MM you mean 'Maker's Mark', the 'Gemsco N.Y.' looks legit. It is listed here: http://www.wartimeco...--insignia.html



#590 Schmidt

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Posted 10 July 2019 - 04:35 AM

Hello guys, thanks for replies. Yes, MM "Marker's Mark". But it is a real wartime wing? 



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Posted 10 July 2019 - 10:16 AM

I believe that GEMSCO bought up the AMICO dies in the post WWII-KW period.  You will even find some dual AMICO/GEMSCO marked wings periodically.

 

Another hint that they are post WWII is that they have the longer "nail head" clutch back posts and have been electrosoldered--processes that are typically seen in the post WWII wings.




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