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#1 Persian Gulf Command

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Posted 22 April 2019 - 05:26 PM

Can anyone give me some information on these Jump Wings.  They are a full size 1 1/2". 

 

Are they as rare as I think they may be?

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#2 triplecanopy

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Posted 22 April 2019 - 05:31 PM

Very nice example and yes very rare. You have a clean, crisp hallmark on this badge. Most are not that distinct. Alan has some information on this maker that perhaps he will share. Great find!



#3 camopara

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Posted 22 April 2019 - 07:04 PM

If you can find them, the company name is normally a bad strike.  Nice wing!

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#4 Allan H.

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Posted 22 April 2019 - 07:29 PM

The maker's name is H. Clein. They were a jeweler in Atlanta. As you've read above, they are a pretty tough wing to find especially with a decent hallmark. They are WWII vintage. My understanding is that they sold these out of the PX at Fort Benning and were available for purchase for paratroopers visiting Atlanta.

 

I assume this was the one on eBay? If so, you got a great deal.

 

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#5 Tonomachi

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Posted 22 April 2019 - 07:35 PM

Nice wing and very scarce.  I just noticed that the front of these wings resemble the slightly pancaked chute of the WW2 era Durocharm paratrooper wings.  



#6 mtnman

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Posted 22 May 2019 - 06:05 AM

Absolutely Paramount find! You should be very joyful and thankful to have found such a splendid and rare piece of martial art from the southeast of the United States during World War II. WELL DONE!


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