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#101 cthomas

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Posted 27 November 2014 - 10:34 PM

I have several of the smaller type wings you seek. Here's a case half full of them. Don't mind all of those pesky discs which are a distraction...take a look at the bottom half for several smaller type wings & sweetheart pieces. I have a few others that didn't make it into the photo op. I'll have to share those at a later date.

 

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#102 rustywings

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Posted 01 December 2014 - 04:23 PM

Chuck, you sure have an impressive assortment of Air Services collar disks, insignia and sweetheart pieces!  Nice collection! Thank you for posting.

 

Here's a colorful WWI era sweetheart piece which is 1 & 5/8 inches in width.     

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Posted 01 December 2014 - 04:33 PM

This post WWI Pilot wing, which is 1 & 3/4 inches in width, has thirteen stars in the upper shield which gives it an early 1920's appearance.

 

  

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Posted 01 December 2014 - 04:38 PM

Another post WWI Pilot wing measuring 1 & 1/2 inches in width.

 

 

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Posted 01 December 2014 - 04:40 PM

Comparison shot of the last two small wings with well defined stars in the upper shield.

 

 

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Posted 19 January 2015 - 01:02 PM

Here's three variations of early ground crew wings. The radial engines and wings are all struck with one piece dies. Each is approximately 1.5 inches in width. These are most likely sweetheart pieces, however the middle example was removed from a WWI enlisted O/S cap.

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Posted 19 January 2015 - 01:09 PM

The top example is hallmarked "Green - Sterling."  The middle example is hallmarked with the letter "A" in the center of an apple and "STERLING" above. The bottom example is unmarked.

 

 

 

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Posted 19 January 2015 - 01:10 PM

Closer view of the Appleton Co. hallmark.

 

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Posted 12 February 2015 - 11:14 AM

Any other small WWI era wings out there?  Please feel free to share them here.  We'd love to see them!


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#110 gbettcher

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Posted 19 February 2015 - 12:14 PM

Here are a few of the miniture wings I have in my collection.

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Posted 15 March 2015 - 11:06 AM

Here are a few of the miniture wings I have in my collection.

 

Gary,

 

Thank you for sharing your collection of smaller size badges.  Any chance of getting a closer look at the Pilot wing and matching half-wing found in your first image? I've not seen this pattern before?  Are they die-struck, or cast? 

 

Russ
 



#112 cwnorma

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Posted 23 May 2015 - 02:42 PM

I recently found this Kinney and Company WW1 wing.  I'm not sure but maybe I win the prize for the smallest?  Enjoy:

 

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Posted 26 May 2015 - 11:13 AM

So small, they could only fit five stars in the upper shield.  But you've got to love ANY size wing with an authentic Kinney Co. hallmark! Chris, thanks for posting... 



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Posted 01 June 2015 - 09:13 AM

My Favorite is the Little Mini-Dallas Wing....I could look for hours....

 

What a CREATIVE way to capture the detailed excellence of these wings as training in gratitude,  patience,  discipline and the learned appreciation of the micro-detailed artistry of this level of wing collecting My Friend;  all preparation in the Responsibility of Stewardship, before being Blessed with one of the finest collections in the world...outstanding story of the True Wingman spirit applied to a lifetime.



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Posted 04 November 2016 - 02:28 PM

Here's a nice 2.25 inch width US gold wing I just acquired. I'm pretty sure it's silver with gold plating.

Made by Eisenstadt possibly?

Bob

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Posted 05 November 2016 - 09:10 AM

Nice wing Bob,

 

I think Eisnstadt is a good guess.

 

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Posted 08 December 2016 - 12:26 PM

Here's a nice 2.25 inch width US gold wing I just acquired. I'm pretty sure it's silver with gold plating.

Made by Eisenstadt possibly?

Bob

 

Nice wing Bob! Thanks for sharing the images...
 



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Posted 10 December 2016 - 08:03 PM

Thanks guys, now I just need a full size version to keep this one company.


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