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#51 Gary Cain

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Posted 07 February 2007 - 05:32 PM

Early Navigator that is VERY thick!

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Posted 07 February 2007 - 05:33 PM

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Early Navigator that is VERY thick!

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Posted 07 February 2007 - 05:33 PM

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#54 Gary Cain

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Posted 07 February 2007 - 05:34 PM

Standard "Sterling" hallmarked Navigator

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Posted 07 February 2007 - 05:34 PM

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Standard "Sterling" hallmarked Navigator

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Posted 13 February 2007 - 08:25 PM

http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/w00t.gif WOW!! Very nice. Thanks for sharing

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Posted 14 February 2007 - 06:10 AM

Superb wings, thanks for showing!!

These arrived from the States this morning, a nice boxed Vanguard USN Aviator..

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Posted 14 February 2007 - 06:11 AM

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 12:12 PM

Here are a few wings from my collection. Still trying to get the hang of the pictures, so.....
Italian wings, WW2 -- Unknown wing, marked LGB sterling, most likely French, post war, not sure.

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 12:18 PM

Navy aircrew marked sterling, 3 battle stars -- unknown pair of wings N K on front Nash Kelvinator? pair on ebay, but they have no info or pics showing wings from that NK. marked sterling A E co. Utica New York. Dave

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 12:28 PM

Sr. Pilots wings marked Jostens sterlin -- H&H Imperial ( I thought these were marked sterling...guess thats the other pair!) Dave

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 01:37 PM

Some nice wings!

Here is my small collection. Easier to visit my webpage rather than posting them individually.

http://pfrost.bol.ucla.edu/01.html

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 05:41 PM

Early naval aviator from Robbins.

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 05:42 PM

The back.

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 05:42 PM

Closeup of the marking.

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 09:30 PM

<br />Here are a few wings from my collection. Still trying to get the hang of the pictures, so.....<br /> Italian wings, WW2 -- Unknown wing, marked LGB sterling, most likely French, post war, not sure.<br />

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Hi - can you pos additional photos in larger detail of the LGB wing.

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 11:50 PM

Still trying to get the hang of this camera thing. Do you know for sure what this really is? Thanks, Dave

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 12:01 AM

A few more... The flight surgens are marked Amico sterling +1.20 10k The USOA United States Overseas Airlines are marked sterling LGB. I collect all types of wings, when I can find them at sales....

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 05:05 AM

Still trying to get the hang of this camera thing. Do you know for sure what this really is? Thanks, Dave


I believe the half wing with the star (post #71 and #79) is a Vietnamese Air Force cadet insignia.

Edited by DMD, 19 December 2007 - 05:06 AM.


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Posted 24 December 2007 - 05:12 PM

Navy aircrew marked sterling, 3 battle stars -- unknown pair of wings N K on front Nash Kelvinator? pair on ebay, but they have no info or pics showing wings from that NK. marked sterling A E co. Utica New York. Dave

a pair just sold on ebay #120198920612 I need to confirm the origin of these wings. Did they really come from Nash Kelvinator? A picture, or a ad would be best... Thanks Dave

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Posted 03 January 2008 - 05:37 PM

Here are a couple Balfour Naval Aviator wings I've had around for awhile. The pin back is another of the earlier posted 1-A marked wings in 1/20th 10K GF from the early 1950's. The clutch back is, I'm sure, a WWII pair of wings. It's simply marked 1/20th 10K GF and BALFOUR. Clutch fasteners are flat face patented.

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Posted 03 January 2008 - 05:42 PM

The H&H marked pin back wings belonged to Lt (JG) John R. Germ, USNR who flew TBM's during WWII. This is all the information I have found on him so far. The jewel encrusted USN "Fairy Pilot" wings were sent to his sister during WWII. They are simply marked Sterling on the back.

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Posted 03 January 2008 - 05:51 PM

I started setting the WWII "Issue" or "Graduation" clutch back, sterling marked wings aside several years ago. I don't collect wings, but something about this type has always impressed me, with their simple, but bold wing pattern. As of a couple of years ago, the majority of these types were still in the $15 - $35 range, but recently, I have seen some go for crazy prices. These are what I have accumulated from vets, vets families and, in some cases, lots of insignia I have gambled on on eBay.

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 05:44 PM

two pairs of Wosk Paramarine wings. The one on the card is marked sterling. The one in the box probably is but is wrapped in celophane. The box is marked 'sterling'

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Posted 17 January 2008 - 10:30 PM

I know a lot of people always call these 20's or 30's vintage wing. My feeling is that they are rather flimsy for everyday wear, and I lean towards sweetheart wings myself.

These are some from my collection. The front is like yours, the back has "Alice and Jonnnie" on the back. Jonnie Cobb wasnt a pilot, but rather a mechanic. and his wife Alice put togther a nice scrap book. The photo shows her wearing the wings!

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Edited by pfrost, 17 January 2008 - 10:32 PM.



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