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Pinback Navy Pilot Wings

Started by shrapneldude , May 07 2012 09:34 AM

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#1 shrapneldude

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 09:34 AM


A new addition to my collection. I know next to nothing about wings, if any of the wing experts out there can help me, that would be greatly appreciated.

There is no hallmark on these that I can see, the pin opens all the way, and they have feathers at the shoulders.
If anyone can help me date these or tell if they're repro or not, please help! Thanks in advance for any comments on them.

If they are real and WWII era, they will go on a WWII USMC Pilot's uniform in my collection.

#2 pfrost

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 01:02 PM

I think these are classic one of the classic WWII style wing patterns. Likely intended for daily wear and are not especially high quality or expensive.


#3 Mark

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 05:00 PM

Is it just me or do these wings look distorted? They don't appear to be symmetrically balanced.

#4 carrabassett

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 03:33 PM

I agree they are very asymmetric and not of the highest quality but looking at original pictures of Naval, USMC, and USCG wings, they are not unlike many pictured. I do not have any originals to compare with in my collection so I couldn't say with certainly their age or authenticity. Sorry.

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