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Listing says they think the pins were replaced, but the edge photos in the listing look like there may have been some casting stubs ground off.

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Hopefully they find this thread and cancel or return it. That's a fair amount to be out. Two people probably just saw the word 'Blackinton' and got excited.

 

-Brian

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I've just received this Glider Pilots wing. I was weary when buying it as I couldn't really determine if it was original or a reproduction.

The wing is a 3" long pin back with a clasp more akin to a foreign made example. It is feintly stamped Silver.

Could I get people's thoughts on it please?

 

Thanks,

Neil.

 

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Sadly, I would say no. These are probably one of the fake JR Gaunt style wings. Very high quality casting of a real wing, but improperly marked. On tell is the use of SILVER rather than the traditional (and legally required) British hallmarking system.

 

If you do a search you will find some interesting discussions.

here is one thread:

 

http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/131256-3-glider-pilot-wing-possibly-british-manufacture/?hl=%2Bgaunt+%2Bfake+%2Bwing&do=findComment&comment=988640

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Thanks, Patrick. I'm guessing late '30s up to WW2?

 

Is $95 a good price or top dollar for such a wing? I know very little about naval wings.

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Do a search for Meyer Metals on this forum.

 

I think B-17 John said it was trademarked in the 1920's but could have been used much later than that. Rather rare to find NS Meyer and Meyer Metal USN wings, so 95$ isn't a horrible price.

 

I think it is a great wing, myself. Good going!

 

P

 

http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/221059-meyer-metal-navy/?hl=%2Busn+%2Bmeyer+%2Bmetal

 

http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/194938-wwii-usn-meyer-metal-aviator-wings/?hl=%2Busn+%2Bmeyer+%2Bmetal

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Hello,

 

I can't make my mind up about this wing. Seemingly English but a bit slapdash on the obverse crest. Also not sure about the fixings on the back giving how they're applied. As ever, I'm hyper-critical in my approach to anything I've not encountered before. Can anyone give a view, please?

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Patchcollector

I'm not an expert on the theatre made Wings,but I like it.

 

I've seen a few others with the "supersized" fixings.There may be a thread here with some examples IIRC.

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