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Great idea for a thread and very timely!

 

I took a chance on this last night. I could only view them on my iphone, but the cost was very low, so I took a shot. I tried to search photos of repros, but didn't find any in this pattern. The seller was not a militaria dealer, mostly flea market and estate sale items.

 

What does the forum think of these? There were a pair of Liaison pilot wings in the same pattern ("L" on observer wings), but I was outbid on those. I don't have this in-hand yet, but will post additional pictures when they arrive.

 

Thanks in advance!

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These are the Liaison wings that I did not win, but I thought I would post them here for reference.

 

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Very unusual...never seen its like before. Maybe a unique conversion of an Observer wing in the absence of a regular Glider wing? Observer wings were frequently the basis for a bunch of other wings too. On the other hand...the owner might have had Masonic connections?

 

 

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I don't know... I just don't get a good feeling about those letter wings.

They appear thin and stamped.

 

although the details seem pretty decent.

 

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I don't know... I just don't get a good feeling about those letter wings.

They appear thin and stamped.

 

although the details seem pretty decent.

 

-Brian

Hopefully I will have them in-hand this weekend and will be able to feel the weight and see the detail.

 

I know I have seen this pattern before. Somewhere on USMF? I just can't remember where.

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High Flight

Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth

And danced the skies on laughter-silver wings;

Sunward I've climbed and joined the tumbling mirth

Of sun-split clouds - and done a hundred things

You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung

High in the sunlit silence. Hovering there

I've chased the shouting wind along and flung

My eager craft through footless halls of air.

Up, up the long delirious, burning blue

I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace,

where never lark, or even eagle flew;

and while, with silent, lifting mind I've trod

The high untrespassed sanctity of space,

Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

 

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Hi David,

 

I don't see any issues from the limited pics provided. I think I can just make out short posts on the first. Both are probably mid to late WW2 examples, possibly as late as early 50s examples.

 

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Picked up this pair of clutch back pilot wings. Not a wing person per se so thought I'd post to get more experienced wing collector opinions. Marked Sterling but no other hallmarks. Thoughts and comments appreciated. Thanks.

 

 

 

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I might be buying this Sterling marked wings if they are WWII vintage.

 

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Any thoughts if they look ok?

 

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Although I'm pretty sure the pin and catch have been replaced. This isn't the standard pin and catch you see on this style wing. Here's a link to what you usually see. http://www.ww2wings.com/wings/usaaf/pilot/steraafpilot1006.shtml Still a good wing just looks like there may have been a repair made. IMHO.

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Good Afternoon Gents,

 

I'm new to the group and to collecting wings. I was hoping you guys wouldn't mind telling me if these two wings I recently picked up are legit! I'm hoping they are both WW2 era. Let me know what you think. Thanks in advance.

 

V/R,

 

Dave

 

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