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#1 Flashlarue

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Posted 27 February 2015 - 08:20 AM

Company was originally Harry Sugerman but often call Sugarman. Also stamped with SUSCO and S21. Hallmark is a shield with an S topped with a crown.

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Posted 04 August 2016 - 06:42 AM

Here is the basic sterling US Army Parachute Badge by Harry Sugerman. Note the "S" inside the shield with what looks like a crown on top. These are fairly scarce and were made before the IOH numbering system went into effect. I have only observed basic wings with this marking: no senior and no master parachutist. Any of you have any?  Also notice the circle mark at the bottom. I have no idea what this was for, but it is seen on all of the early Sugerman marked wings that I have encountered.

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Posted 05 August 2016 - 12:07 PM

Here are two Parachute Badges marked with S-21 for SUSCO or Harry Sugerman. These are both marked STERLING and later known examples are marked 1/20th SF SUSCO S-21. I do not have any information about this company's current status.  Note: the markings are different and the senior is flat back and the basic wings are hollowed out which makes me believe that these are from different runs and times. I do not have a master S-21 STERLING to post, so perhaps one of you other collectors can show that one.

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 07:50 PM

Do you know how to date an insignia with SUSCO S-21 that is clutchback?

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 12:01 PM

Most likely it would be late 1960's to early 1980's would be my guess. Some one else might be able to pin it down a bit closer.

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Posted 10 July 2019 - 08:25 AM

After a lot of looking, I finally found a Master Parachutist Badge marked S-21 in STERLING made by Sugerman or SUSCO. That completes the set of three. So they do exist and are out there.

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