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#1 navyman

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 02:04 PM

Got these today, have a few more coming in and will post them when they come.
Both of these are made by Vanguard.

Flight Surgeon mini
My pictures are not the best, sorry
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Pilot Wing
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#2 John Cooper

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 04:05 PM

Nice additions to your collection! I have always loved the contrast of the silver and gold on the Navy FS wings/

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 04:07 PM

Nice additions to your collection!


Thanks John,
I appreciate the guidance. :thumbsup:

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 11:01 AM

Some more new usn wings. I had the hh wing before.
Comments welcome.

Amico mark with gold filled

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Balfour mark with 1/20gf My scan doesn't show this mark too good.
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HH mark with 1/20gf
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Posted 14 February 2011 - 11:13 AM

Nice aviator wings Jason! I especially like Amico wing with early hallmark.

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 11:19 AM

Thanks Russ,
The wing field is new to me, and I appreciate the members for helping!!!

Jason

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 11:32 AM

Jason - you are really having some good luck in building up your collection!

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Posted 19 February 2011 - 05:07 PM

Two new wings for the collection.

Robbins mark wing, I think 1930's?
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Meyer Metal wing 1930's?
Does this look good?
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Close up, not the best
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Posted 19 February 2011 - 07:11 PM

Jason, it looks like you scored well again! Two very nice pre-war Aviator wings! Your USN collection is growing at lightning speed and in a handsome manner. Pretty soon you'll be seeking out Tiffany and BB&B hallmarked examples!

All the best,
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Posted 19 February 2011 - 07:56 PM

Wow, that's a gorgeous Meyer wing and the Meyer Metal hallmark is always a great one to have. Amazing collection you've been able to build in a short time. Congrats.

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 05:28 AM

Jason, it looks like you scored well again! Two very nice pre-war Aviator wings! Your USN collection is growing at lightning speed and in a handsome manner. Pretty soon you'll be seeking out Tiffany and BB&B hallmarked examples!

All the best,
Russ

Russ,
In time I would love to have examples of them. I know unless I get lucky, there going to be expensive. I think I luck out on the meyer metal wing, it cost me $150.00. Not sure if I over paid on that one .
Thanks for the relpies everone,
Jason

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 06:16 AM

Guys,
I figured I would post the rest of my collection in this thread and I will add to it as I get them.
I bought this Navigation wing last month, I did post it for debate.

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The next few wings were my first ones that I bought from Donna Wosk a few years ago.

HH mark OBSERVER RADAR wing with clutch backs
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Robbins mark OBSERVER wing
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Posted 20 February 2011 - 06:19 AM

Next few are AIRCREW WINGS

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 05:10 PM

Jason - as discussed I really like the new additions! You will have to get some bullion examples as well!

Cheers
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Posted 05 March 2011 - 09:09 AM

I found this navy wing, its marked 1/20GK ON STERLING. Does anyone know what company might of made this wing?. This one caught my eyes because of the details, the shield has lines running across the top shield and instead of berries it looks like feathering . I could be wrong on the feathering. Does anyone know if these are pre ww2 or just early ww2 ect..?

I appreciate the help guys,

Jason

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Next wing is a AIRCREW Wing and has the GEMSCO makers mark.

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 05:22 PM

I found this navy wing, its marked 1/20GK ON STERLING. Does anyone know what company might of made this wing?. This one caught my eyes because of the details, the shield has lines running across the top shield and instead of berries it looks like feathering . I could be wrong on the feathering. Does anyone know if these are pre ww2 or just early ww2 ect..?

I appreciate the help guys,

Jason




Hi Jason take a look at the following thread Link to thread for the information you are looking for. Make sure you also follow the link posted by Dr Frost.

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 03:24 PM

Hi Jason take a look at the following thread Link to thread for the information you are looking for. Make sure you also follow the link posted by Dr Frost.

Cheers
John


Thanks John!


Jason

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 05:22 PM

GO NAVY! Those are some smokin' wings dude. I'm with Russ on the old Amico mark.
But if I could pick two, those old wings with no berries, they're so hot you need to
store them in a cool place. Good luck!
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Posted 09 March 2011 - 07:38 AM

Two new wings for the collection.

Robbins mark wing, I think 1930's?
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Meyer Metal wing 1930's?
Does this look good?
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Close up, not the best
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My favorite's, pre WW2 always have great detailing and patina!

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 03:03 PM

Thanks for the comments guys!

I just got these in. I think these are all ww2 vintage.

Gemsco 1/20 gf on sterling
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Naval Uniform Supply N.U.S. 1/20 gold on sterling

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Aircrew wing- hh sterling

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 09:49 PM

I haven't seen a Gemsco marked example that otherwise looks like a Vanguard, so thanks for posting that one. The NUS example is also a really nice one but the HH Aircrew are post-58, which is when I understand the pattern changed from fairly plain to detailed feathering, including berries.

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 12:55 PM

I haven't seen a Gemsco marked example that otherwise looks like a Vanguard, so thanks for posting that one. The NUS example is also a really nice one but the HH Aircrew are post-58, which is when I understand the pattern changed from fairly plain to detailed feathering, including berries.

Regards
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Thanks for the info on the aircrew wings I was not aware of that.

Jason

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 06:08 AM

I figured I post the wing that came on a officer white dress uniform here. I also bought one before I got the uniform that came yesterday. The marking are a little different.

HH imperial wings on uniform.
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This is the other hh imperial wing I got.
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Do these look good?

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 07:52 AM

Those two look perfect. Textbook examples. Nice wings.

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 08:37 AM

Those two look perfect. Textbook examples. Nice wings.


Thanks for the help!

Jason


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