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  1. Chris, Here is my example. Again, thanks for the great post this week.
  2. Fascinating read Chris. This is where you set yourself apart. It’s not only your knowledge of the the wings, manufacturers and methods used, airfields in relation to the various manufacturers, but it’s your additional knowledge of the influence of the arts to the styles of manufacture/designs that truly sets you apart! Well done, as always!
  3. Patrick, Thanks for the additional research on Luxenberg’s activities. With that, it is still unclear when a relationship between Luxenberg and Blackinton commenced, but good info nonetheless. Interestingly, this wing below from Bob’s WW2 Wings site and owned by Cliff P has a very similar pattern to the front to the wing I posted. What I found intriguing is the mark on the back of the Observer wing below which looks very much like the STERLING semi-circle seen on the Luxenberg 2nd pattern wings. Thanks again Patrick! Pete
  4. Found this old thread and I thought I’d finally post this wing that has intrigued me for a number of years to generate constructive dialogue. There has been recent discussion on the mark SILVER, so thought this was an opportune time to post. The wing does retain a significant portion of the original frost finish as is visible in the recesses and based on the horizontal lines on the center shield, the strike is strong. The photos do show the pin does open completely to 180 degrees with no stopper. I don’t know when the relationship between Blackington and Luxenberg commenced, but th
  5. Russ, Thank you for your comments and my goodness, what an impressive representation of “between the wars” bullion wings you have presented on this thread. You really have some fantastic ones in your collection! Thank you for the two great photos with all your variations! Pete
  6. Thank you Patrick and my pleasure!
  7. Patrick, Your points are always well taken and I do see where you are coming from. That’s why this Forum exists, in part, to share information. Two more points. Point 1 - The material on those CBI purses and other similar CBI items is a velvet material. This wing I offered is not black velvet, but more of a standard wool material. Point 2 - The design / shape of the shoulders on the two bullion wings I offered are similar, but completely different design / shape than the CBI bullion wings you have provided. Thanks for the dialogue and exchange o
  8. Concerning specifically the US Army Air Service and early US Army Air Corps bullion wings of the 1920’s and 1930’s, I don’t believe absolutes are assumptions that should be made concerning length. I did want to follow-up on my original post with more data for consideration. The data revolves around a three key points including: Point 1 - Because of the depleted Air Service end strength post WWI, as has been pointed out on this Forum, there are very few comparative bullion examples. Point 2 - The size of some of these bullion examples are not only quite la
  9. Up for discussion is this quite large bullion wing. When I first had it in hand several years ago, it was so large, I didn’t initially believe it could have been authentic. After examining the quality detail of the bullion more closely and also the detail of the rickrack on the back, it seemed authentic to me. I have seen other 1920’s wings that are large, but not quite the size of this example and I have not seen any other example quite like this one. Therefore, I offer it now for discussion.
  10. Very nice Russ! Your wing with the gold tone shield is particularly neat. Thank you for sharing.
  11. Chris, Thank you for another great post. Here is one that has the same asymmetrical characteristics you described. Personally, I believe these are under appreciated. When I first saw it, was larger than I expected (3 3/16”) and just more impressive in hand. Pete
  12. Chris, Thank you, as always, for dedicating your time to the weekly WWI wings posts. I look forward to them each weekend and I am certain I am not the only one... Also, thank you for providing the facts on what is truly known on this pattern badge. Great information! Pete
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