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AMICO Senior Pilot Wings - Sterling Pinback


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Hello All,

 

I really liked the patina and the nice heavy feel (22.8g) of these 3" AMICO wings; so I couldn't resist getting them. They are my first senior pilot wings.

 

Any comments are appreciated.

 

Eric

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Nice Senior Pilot Wing!

That is an early Amico hallmark, by the way.

Probably about 1940-1942.

 

Best, John

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Outstanding photos very clear and detailed! Is it possible to have you add some that show the detail of how the star has been attached? It appears to have been added and not part of the die. (not that this is a problem)

 

Thanks

John

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Outstanding photos very clear and detailed! Is it possible to have you add some that show the detail of how the star has been attached? It appears to have been added and not part of the die. (not that this is a problem)

 

Thanks

John

 

John,

 

Thank you for the kind words - I don't consider photography as one of my skills! :blush:. I would agree that the star appears soldered; after the fact. I don't know if this was a common practice, but I would assume it would have saved Amico some capital expenditure in the short run, not having to create a separate, more intricate die for the entire senior pilot wing. A simple star die would certainly cost much less...or, maybe...they just used a version of a General's star already in production and soldered that to a Pilot wing...?

 

Here are the additional photos.

 

Regards,

 

Eric

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Thanks for the additional photos! You may be right that there was a cost savings to it but also it just may have been typical pratice. If you think about the various rates that each had a different center device you would can see how the pratice of adding to an existing design was normal.

 

Cheers

John

Always looking for Wings & Named Air Medals!

Motto: To Collect, Preserve, and Remember!

 

 

 

 

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