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#1 Owen

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 08:15 AM

I was able to purchase this wing on eBay.  I've never seen another like it.

Can anyone here shed any light on it for me?

 

Help,

Owen

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#2 RBG

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 09:13 AM

Cool wing! Can you post a shot of the back?



#3 rooster77

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 10:48 AM

Yes please... whats the back look like? My gut tells me this is not a regulation Navy wing.

Too big and the silver shield etc etc. I think its Jewelry?



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Posted 10 July 2018 - 11:04 AM

Dunno why I didn't think of that.  Here is the reverse.

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#5 rooster77

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 07:09 PM

There are unmarked navy wings but they are only slightly larger than 23/4 inches.... and no silver.

 

Here is a site from Patrick Frost

 

http://pfrost.bol.uc...u/USNWINGS.html

 

Another good site here.

 

http://www.anaspides...s_american.html

 

And finally

 

http://www.ww2wings....navypilot.shtml

 

 

and all this info here on this forum.

 

Study up before you buy. I might be wrong about your wings but Im pretty sure they are a jewelry piece.

 

Happy hunting.

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 07:09 PM

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#7 Owen

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 11:03 AM

I guess we're all after different things.  I wanted the wing because it looked to be jeweler made.

At one time a lot of high ranking aviators commissioned jeweler made wings, some for themselves,

some for their wives/girlfriends.  My goal was to add something unique to my collection.  The post

here was intended to see if others were familiar with it........Owen



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Posted 11 July 2018 - 02:38 PM

I rekon you are right. Ive seen those before on ebay, but was looking for ww2 and earlier.

Looks like a vintage piece.



#9 rathbonemuseum.com

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 06:04 PM

My opinion

Non-regulation. Custom made piece for wear as jewelry. A brooch.

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 06:15 PM

Thanks for your thoughts.  I appreciate it.....Owen



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Posted 18 July 2018 - 01:24 PM

Great looking wing!!! Congrats!


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