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#1 FLYING TIGER

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Posted 28 January 2007 - 11:26 AM

This is some of my Wings Collection.

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Posted 28 January 2007 - 11:28 AM

The last pic

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Posted 29 January 2007 - 10:41 AM

can you post a close-up of the Naval Aviator wings with non-reg EGA attached? I've heard of these but never seen any!

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Posted 29 January 2007 - 01:15 PM

These are coin silver/sterling silver and pin/clutch back. Rich A.

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Posted 29 January 2007 - 04:18 PM

can you post a close-up of the Naval Aviator wings with non-reg EGA attached? I've heard of these but never seen any!


Here is a closeup. It a real neat wing. I also put in a close up of the early one. Notice you can see the detail on the feathers....Thanks for asking

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Posted 29 January 2007 - 06:28 PM

These are coin silver/sterling silver and pin/clutch back. Rich A.

Thanks Rich A. Those are nice.

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Posted 29 January 2007 - 07:29 PM

beautiful wings. must have cost a pretty penny, but well worth it!!

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Posted 29 January 2007 - 08:14 PM

beautiful wings. must have cost a pretty penny, but well worth it!!


Thanks Brig. :rolleyes:

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Posted 30 January 2007 - 04:28 AM

Flying Tiger,Thanks! The bullion embroidered wings are geat! I only have U.S.N./U.S.M.C. bullion wings.Wish I'd find some like those. I only posted the sterling ones like you said. I did not post my U.S.N./U.S.M.C. because they are gold filled. Rich A.

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Posted 30 January 2007 - 04:01 PM

Flying Tiger,Thanks! The bullion embroidered wings are geat! I only have U.S.N./U.S.M.C. bullion wings.Wish I'd find some like those. I only posted the sterling ones like you said. I did not post my U.S.N./U.S.M.C. because they are gold filled. Rich A.


Hey Rich A. Please feel free to show them. I would love to see them. That is the way mine are gold filled. In fact show them all....Thanks again for your comments

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 04:45 PM

Hi John,
Great wings! It is really a treat to see wings in their original packaging. Good stuff my friend! Thanks to all for sharing their goodies.
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Dick

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 09:42 PM

Thanks guys I am glad you enjoyed them - I do love those Balfour wings!



I need to pick up a few more of the 1.5 inch size to finish a disply I have... once completed I will post it.



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Posted 01 February 2007 - 11:57 PM

I love the 1.5 inchers. Anything 2 inches and smaller. I love mini insignia

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Posted 03 February 2007 - 02:28 PM

Here are some wings that are on my uniform's

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Posted 03 February 2007 - 02:31 PM

More

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Posted 03 February 2007 - 02:32 PM

And the rest

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Posted 03 February 2007 - 04:00 PM

Here are some wings that are on my uniform's


Ok I got to looking at this and the ribbons where way off. Had it dry cleaned and never payed attention to the ribbons when I got it back.

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Posted 03 February 2007 - 07:17 PM

Very nice sets you have there - I must say I like those bullion wings! I am not sure what it is but the bullion just seems so nice...

THANKS for posting!

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Posted 04 February 2007 - 06:37 AM

Ok I got to looking at this and the ribbons where way off. Had it dry cleaned and never payed attention to the ribbons when I got it back.



I've got to cry foul on this one Flying Tiger. Those ribbons are undoubtedly added to the uniform and are pure fantasy.
Let's see- WWII Bombardeer wing with an Army Achievement medal? AND a "2" instead of the proper olc? Plus the Army Service ribbon and an overseas service ribbon (couldn't have earned them until the 1980's) and the USAF Longevity ribbon which would have required the wearer to be in a USAF blue uniform with USAF bombardeer wings.
Also, the Army Good Conduct with that many knots would have made him a senior NCO by the time he had earned that many, and thus would not have made him a candidate for going to school as a bombardeer.

The randomness of the ribbons and the fact that they are brand new manufacture just screams that it is a fantasy.
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
Allan

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Posted 05 February 2007 - 03:36 AM

Hi all,
Here are a few of my sterling pinback wings...

3 inch Amcraft Pilot.

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3 inch sterling Pilot

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3 inch sterling clutchback pilot

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3 inch sterling Navigator

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Posted 05 February 2007 - 03:39 AM

3 inch sterling Observer

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3 inch sterling Air Gunner

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3 inch sterling Bombardier

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3 inch sterling Aircrew

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Posted 05 February 2007 - 03:45 AM

Full size Balfour USN Pilot

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3 inch Amico Pilot in original Amico box

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Amico sweetheart USMC Paratrooper wings in original Amico box

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Posted 05 February 2007 - 09:01 AM

David,

Who is the maker on the Aerial Gunner?

Paul

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Posted 05 February 2007 - 09:01 AM

David,

Who is the maker on the Aerial Gunner?

Paul

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Posted 05 February 2007 - 10:03 AM

David,

Who is the maker on the Aerial Gunner?

Paul


No maker Paul, just marked sterling.

Is there a problem with it?

Dave


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