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    Gaunt jump wing

    You can still order WWII Wings and Badges from Firmin and Gaunt (now owned by Firmin) but not for export. They will do it for their steady customers but not if you write or call from the USA.
  2. Without any question it is not WWII. Also any time you see an arrowhead on a paratrooper badge the odds are it is fake.
  3. The current list only reflects those currently under contract to the US Government. A lot more are on the internal list of the IOH. I have gotten mixed answers on the Made in the USA form the IOH. I was told this only applies to government contracts. You will see that Vanguard items sold via the exchange service and on their web site, do not have the USA mark on them.
  4. If the GP is intertwined it could be CP which was Charles Polk. Many times the CP is confused by the way the Hallmark is formed and assumed to be GP.
  5. How about a picture of the back of the wing and badge. The side view looks very good.
  6. The odds are they are not sterling if not marked. The British laws on hallmarks and metal content are even stronger than US laws. Most real WWII British wings were brass with a heavy silver plate. Would have to see pictures of the backs of the wing and badge. Also on the aircrew double check if he center shield is soldered on from a button top. Another common British way of making these.
  7. Your date is wrong. This wing was made by Denmark also known as EVERREADY EMBROIDERY, INC., DME Industries, Denmark Military Equipment and Best Emblem and Insignia Co. The wing had to have been made 1965 or later as that is when the letter and two digit code came into effect. Best when out of business in early 2008. The odds are closer to 2008 as that is when the IOH started to require manufacturers to state Made in USA.
  8. George Luxenberg did not manufacture any wings. They contracted too have them made. Your Blackinton and a Luxenberg are one and the same with the only difference in the hallmark. Joe
  9. If you notice a lot of WWII wings have hallmarks from various companies. The US Government when they purchased wings to issue to pilots did not have any hallmark except a metal content when they were sterling or 1/10GF, etc. The government did not want to show favoritism to any one manufacturer so they required no distinctive hallmarks. Since many of these were handed out upon graduation the term “graduation wings” became a term for any wings with no manufacture hallmark. The ones with hallmarks were sold in stores and on base via the Army and Navy Exchange service. This vanished when the Quar
  10. 100% REAL. The right side "Meyer Metal" no one has ever made those in restrike or repro.
  11. It looks like a 1930's wing with the wrong end cut off. You should look at the edge of the shield and see if it looks cut. I would vote for sweetheart or clipped wings. Clipped Wings? Gad gift to someone retiring or moving to a desk job and no more flying. The Silver is not a problem, the odds are it was once gold plated and the plating wore off.
  12. 1V as in use between 1954 and 1964.
  13. Need a picture of the back. But if it is not marked sterling the odds are it is not sterling. Since 1905 all items manufactured as sterling were required to be marked by the National Gold and Silver Stamp Act. To sell an item as sterling and it is not is subject to a $5000 fine per item. Anyone making a sterling item for sale to the government or via a PX would have marked the item. That is why you see both gold and silver items well marked since 1905. BTW- the law is still on the books and even today if someone even says "I think it is sterling" in selling an item and it is not can be cha
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