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#1 Patriot

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 12:25 PM

As some of you might know, I am very much into Metal Detecting (Mostly hunt for gold and silver). I was detecting at a ball field next to an American Legion post, and BINGO! About an inch down into the soil I found a set of Jump wings, with the clutches still intact. It was sandy, dry soil, which might account for their good condition.

I don't think that they are too old - any idea as to when these might date? Marked Sterling on the back, with 12C. These are likely going up for sale in the FS section, but I would like to get an accurate date on them first.

I will hopefully be detecting an old 18th Century homestead (Just cellar and foundation remaining) within the next couple weeks. I wonder if I will be as lucky? http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/w00t.gif

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#2 Captainofthe7th

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 02:28 PM

I think they're Korean era. I have a pair like that with the silver pimple clutches and they were ID'd as Korean War era..

Great find!!

Rob

#3 Tonomachi

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 03:30 PM

I believe your paratrooper wing was manufactured by the following company (12C) in the mid to late 1960s:

Coro (Cohn & Rosenberger), New York, NY/provenance, RI. (12C)

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