TO wing badge
Posted 07 December 2009 - 08:54 AM
Posted 07 December 2009 - 09:06 AM
Nice jacket...I have a very similar one. Does the other metal insignia check out ok? If so, I wouldn't hesitate to add it to my collection, providing the asking price is reasonable.
Yup - the other insignia looks good. The price is to be determined. Some more info on the former owner and the history of the jacket is on the way, so we'll see if that gives a clue as to the wings.
Posted 07 December 2009 - 09:46 AM
Posted 07 December 2009 - 10:24 AM
Either way, it's a very good example of type and worthy of a place in any USAAF/USAF uniform collection.
It is a nice jacket. Here's the label. There is a name on there, but I erased it as teh deal is not concluded.
Posted 26 June 2014 - 08:50 AM
One of the posts in this thread says that the STERLING mark on a WWII-issued Meyer T/O should be in raised letters behind the vertical part of the T. There are two Meyer T/O wings on the Griffinmilitaria site listed as being WWII, but both have incised STERLING marks. One is a pin-back with the cammed pin and the other is a clutch back. I have this Meyer T/O wing which I acquired from someone I really trust, and it is the same as the pin-back wing offered on Griffinmilitaria except with the markings as on the clutch-back one.
Are these all really post-WWII restrikes?
Edited by 5thwingmarty, 26 June 2014 - 08:52 AM.
Posted 03 July 2018 - 08:00 AM
I have a similar wing, sterling is on the other side from the shield, the examples I have seen on the forum noted as restrikes seem to have sterling on the shield side, plus it is a clutch back. opinions?
Posted 03 July 2018 - 04:03 PM
Posted 03 July 2018 - 06:34 PM
I have no expertise with these,so take my opinion for what it's worth.I have some doubts about the Wing in post # 31.It seems to have the large "STERLING" stamp compared to the one in post # 30.
The Wing in post # 33 looks better to me.Maybe some of the more seasoned Wing collectors will add their input too.
Posted 14 March 2019 - 04:23 PM
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