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#1 kanemono

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Posted 18 September 2015 - 02:23 PM

Here is a discharge pin to a woman who served in the AAF in WW2.

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#2 kanemono

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Posted 18 September 2015 - 02:37 PM

Here are three more that were in the group.

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Posted 18 September 2015 - 03:09 PM

Neat! Is it the same size as a regular ruptured duck pin? I ask because if so I'd imagine that pin must be extremely small

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Posted 18 September 2015 - 05:05 PM

Here are three more that were in the group.

Dick

 

Very nice! I have never seen the Athena head with WAAC below it.

 

...Kat



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Posted 18 September 2015 - 05:07 PM

Neat! Is it the same size as a regular ruptured duck pin? I ask because if so I'd imagine that pin must be extremely small

 

It is the same size. This is a great thread about the ruptured duck:

 

http://www.usmilitar...-ruptured-duck/



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Posted 19 September 2015 - 12:32 PM

A SPARS pin in my collection which I posted a long time ago.

 

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#7 Mr.Jerry

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Posted 22 September 2015 - 03:31 AM

Great piece!  I have not seen those before.

Now I have something else to look for!



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Posted 23 September 2015 - 01:14 PM

Interesting.  My WAC group had a standard pin-back ruptured duck.

 

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Posted 23 September 2015 - 01:22 PM

Interesting.  My WAC group had a standard pin-back ruptured duck.

 

-Ski

 

Ski,

 

You may already know this :)  but the pin backs were typically for the women and the screw backs were for the men.

 

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Posted 29 September 2015 - 10:52 AM

 

Ski,

 

You may already know this :)  but the pin backs were typically for the women and the screw backs were for the men.

 

...Kat

 

 

Yup.  I meant standard for WACs..... Sorry.

 

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Posted 16 March 2018 - 02:38 PM

Hello all!

 

I've enjoyed this thread, and so far I haven't snagged a WACS discharge pin, however I was fortunate enough to get a SPARS pin a while ago, that WACS still eludes me!

 

I did recently add this lovely little pin to my collection. It is very well made and quite hefty, if it hadn't been marked that it was gold plated I would have thought it was solid 10K, it is that hefty! I thought this thread would be a good home for it.

 

Best wishes to all!

 

Joe

 

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Posted 18 March 2018 - 03:50 AM

Oooh that is an awesome art-deco design, and made right here in my backyard!



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Posted 18 March 2018 - 01:44 PM

Oooh that is an awesome art-deco design, and made right here in my backyard!

 

Hello MJ!

 

I hope you're doing well.
I know, I was immediately captivated by the Deco look! I'd really like to get any info on it. It's the first one of this style design I've ever seen.

 

It's just about the same size as the classic discharge pin for a specific service (WAC, SPARS, etc). I'm guessing that the drop in pin reflects an earlier era, mid to late 1940's?

 

Best wishes to you!

 

Joe




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