This is a scarce hallmark that is often confused with GP or General Products which covered in another thread. Charles Polk Company used as a hallmark CP Co NYC that is stamped in as well as the sterling mark. The reverse side is displayed below so you can see the markings.
CP Company NYC
Posted 28 October 2016 - 09:04 AM
The reverse side of the above parachute badge shows the hallmark on the right side. It is stamped CP Co NYC. The sterling marked is also stamped. These Charles Polk wings have been especially elusive to find. I don't have much information on this company, so perhaps some of the other collectors can add any details they might have. Seeing this example maybe will help some avoid confusion with the intertwined GP hallmark used by General Products.
Posted 28 October 2016 - 09:33 AM
Here's another variation of the CP Co Hallmark. This from a 1960's era CIB.
"CP CO NYC" in an Oval and "1P" stamped under that.
Posted 28 October 2016 - 09:48 AM
I've seen a number of unmarked paratrooper wings that look like the same die was used. You can't see it in the below photograph but it is stamped STERLING along the lower left.
Posted 28 October 2016 - 09:50 AM
Here is a similar paratrooper wing that is unmarked but pin back and it does not look like one of those wings where someone has removed the clutch pins and replaced them with a pin back.
Edited by Tonomachi, 28 October 2016 - 09:51 AM.
Posted 28 October 2016 - 09:55 AM
I saw these on eBay awhile back and do not know if the Charles Polk Company produced two different para wings or more likely someone place a different wing on their company card.
Posted 28 October 2016 - 09:56 AM
Posted 25 May 2017 - 12:19 PM
After Charles Polk used the CP Co NYC Hallmark, the single number-letter hallmark used was 1P. In my experience this has been a rather scarce hallmark to come by. Here are two examples of the Polk 1P Hallmark on basic parachutist wings. I have never seen senior or master parachutist wings with either the CP Co NYC or the 1P Hallmarks. They may be out there, so if anyone has more info, let us know.
Posted 29 October 2018 - 04:32 PM
After I was thinking that NO Master Parachutist Badges were out there with the 1P marking, one suddenly appeared. So I suppose that there just may be some seniors out there as well. I guess I will have to update my want list. Always looking...
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