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#151 pfrost

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 06:28 PM

you can email the photos to me if you want and I can post them for you.

 

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#152 Navycod

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Posted 28 February 2017 - 02:31 PM

Thank You



#153 BBG

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 02:48 PM

Have just added this "From Official Die" pilot wing to the collection. It could use a good cleaning.

 

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#154 BBG

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 02:49 PM

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#155 Steve L

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Posted 26 December 2017 - 02:29 PM

Here is another very nice wing that came from out east via my Pops.

 

This is a J A Meyers & CO wing made in Los Angeles probably in the 1920's (not associated at all with N.S. Meyer).  J A Meyers & CO was founded in 1912 and was located in the jewelry district in downtown LA and was primarily involved in making wedding rings.  I believe that around 1950, Francis Meyers (the son) took over the company and ran it until the mid 1970's.  Francis Meyers was involved with UCLA adult education and tragically was killed in an automobile accident in the late 1990's (well into this 80's).

 

My gut is that this wing was made in the 1920's or early 1930's, but not much later than that.  I really like the detail in the shield!

 

Came across this J A Meyers & CO wing recently; a variant from Patrick's wing with hollowed reverse and excised hallmarking. Still shares commonality in the shield cross hatching and large barrel catch.

 
 

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#156 rustywings

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 09:51 PM

 

Came across this J A Meyers & CO wing recently; a variant from Patrick's wing with hollowed reverse and excised hallmarking. Still shares commonality in the shield cross hatching and large barrel catch.

 
 

 

That's a beautiful J.A. Meyers variant Steve!  In fact that's one badge of many you've recently posted that are all absolute gems!  Thank you for taking the time to share these exceptional pieces with us! 



#157 Steve L

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 10:40 AM

 

That's a beautiful J.A. Meyers variant Steve!  In fact that's one badge of many you've recently posted that are all absolute gems!  Thank you for taking the time to share these exceptional pieces with us! 

 

Thanks so much Russ, and all the other 'wing nuts' here for their contributions. This wing thing we few share a common passion for needs our active and meaningful contributions. At one time I thought I'd probably never see much new / learn much new...then I found this forum.
 



#158 mghcal

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 11:11 AM

I also really liked the recent contributions to this thread! The two recent wings are fantastic! Thanks for sharing.



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Posted 05 March 2019 - 01:25 PM

This instructor wing measures 1 1/2" and has the "From Official Die" marking. It's silver in color. I assume this is a sleeve badge?

 

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Posted 05 March 2019 - 01:26 PM

Back side.

 

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Posted 05 March 2019 - 10:46 PM

Greetings all! Forgive me for posting this again but it is my favorite wing. Patrick said he would not quibble with me if I wanted to call it ww1.

BUt I really have no idea? I do know it is a William Link Pattern prob made by amcraft. 1920's? 1930's ?

I always come back to it because it is the most beautifully cut wing I have. Prob the oldest too. Gull wing shaped And I cant get over the detail in the wings and the lines in the shield. Its detail amazes me. The light plays all over it.

They dont make them like this anymore I rekon.

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Posted 05 March 2019 - 11:45 PM

And one more in a different light.

Wings!!!

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