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#1 blind pew

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Posted 22 May 2019 - 04:36 PM

103rd aero squadron pin. Apparently the 103rd aero squadron pins were custom made by Gardille and tended to have fairly crude finishing on the reverse.

 

Any thoughts?

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#2 blind pew

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Posted 22 May 2019 - 04:37 PM

103rd aero squadron pin. Apparently the 103rd aero squadron pins were custom made by Gardille and tended to have fairly crude finishing on the reverse.

 

Any thoughts?

 

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#3 blind pew

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Posted 22 May 2019 - 04:38 PM

The pin and catch look very new and not like something that has been around for 100 years.

 

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 08:00 AM

It appears to be cast



#5 Wake1941

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 08:04 AM

Definitely a copy the back is sloppy, and the pin system looks more 40s-50s

#6 blind pew

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 04:10 PM

Gardille pins (the maker of the 103rd pins) were pretty sloppy on the reverse. Apparently they made these in gold, silver and bronze.

 

I agree- the pin and catch looks modern. I have a few photos from Pandis' book as a reference and the hinge and catch don't look like this.

 

However, a French collector on this site (ben gunn) had posted a 103rd pin with the same catch and hinge a few months back.

 

There are not many aero squadron pins around, so finding references is a bit tricky!

 

Thanks for the opinions!

Definitely a copy the back is sloppy, and the pin system looks more 40s-50s

 



#7 blind pew

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 04:27 PM

Gil (Benn Gunn on this site) emailed me and felt that actually the pin is original, but unsure about the pin on the reverse.

 

Gil has actually handled originals first hand, so his opinion is quite valuable.

Gardille pins (the maker of the 103rd pins) were pretty sloppy on the reverse. Apparently they made these in gold, silver and bronze.

 

I agree- the pin and catch looks modern. I have a few photos from Pandis' book as a reference and the hinge and catch don't look like this.

 

However, a French collector on this site (ben gunn) had posted a 103rd pin with the same catch and hinge a few months back.

 

There are not many aero squadron pins around, so finding references is a bit tricky!

 

Thanks for the opinions!

 

 



#8 BenGunn

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Posted 24 May 2019 - 01:34 PM

Crude cast not well finished but doesn't seem to be re-cast.

Gardille pin are cast.

ok this pin looks less finished that the ones I've seen.

 

I don't know if pin attachement is original to the pin but it doesn't look 40's 50's at all and could match WWI era.

 

After a close examination I'm not 100% sure it's original but I'm not 100% convinced it's a copy.

 

If it's a copy I'll be glad to see what's considered to be an original in order compare with the one Blind Pew present us.




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