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John Cooper
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Thanks John.  Have always been leery of this seller. Many of his wings seem questionable and terrible pictures to boot. 

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Buyer beware.  There are some other threads about the STER LGB and the wide pin placement on these wings that were probably made for collectors in the 90-2000s  IIRC I have seen them in the TO and Balloon ratings.  Maybe also the flight surgeon as well.  As mentioned previously, apparently Charles Fitzsimmons (or another collector) had a bunch of these made in various ratings by LGB and illustrated them in his book. Of course, this is only hearsay from another high-end collector so I could very well be wrong -- but it fits with other information I have gleaned over the years.  Take it with a grain of salt, but it would behoove you not to spend a lot of money on these.

 

Ironically enough, I have seen more than a few "good" vintage TO wings show up on ebay in the last year.  So now may be a good time to add one of these hard to find ratings to the collection.

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5thwingmarty

Someone at the SOS had a whole box of the LGB STER wings.  He knew they were not WWII vintage and I don't think he paid a lot for them.  He was not selling them, just showing them to a few folks.  I believe he had TO and balloon and a few others.

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20200910_103122.jpg.8faac563da1dc167620e66f6af0d2e1c.jpg20200910_103105.jpg.6d281c5bc3bee2ca141ccdcc41d7c1dd.jpgWhat do you guys say about this TO wing? I can't seem to find any maker mark on it altough the seller says it made by Amcraft. I like the patina on it.

Regards Kristoffer

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If this wing should get the thumbs up from the forum what about the clutches? Would they be correct for an Amcraft wing? I have searched around a bit and the ones I found looks different.

 

/Kristoffer

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at first look, they seem fine to me.  This "AMCRAFT" snowflake pattern wing seems to have come in both pin back and clutch back versions.  The also seem to have been made in sterling silver and unmarked.  I don't recall if they are hallmarked AMCRAFT, but they were probably made by them

 

This is thread where a similar wing is discussed.

 

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Wing, is fine.

I have one like it and you are correct, those are the wrong clutches.

Amcraft had long posts and the proper clutches are marked, see pics from my T/O.

 

John

 

Amcraft Technical Observer Wing #93 008.JPG

Amcraft Technical Observer Wing #93 009.JPG

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Thanks to the both of of you. I am glad it is a good wing.

 

Would it be easy to find Amcraft clutches to it? If I get it I would eventually want to replace them.

 

Thanks

Kristoffer

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16 minutes ago, WWIIinterviews said:

A set of glider wings with STERLING stamp and NS MEYER mark as well. Thoughts?

 

 

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My understanding is that this is a re-strike due to the lack of a cammed pin.

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Hi i'm new to this forum could you help me with these Balfour sterling bomber wings,what do you think original? Please tell me something thank you very much.20201001_153628.jpg.f416da02ec66bf808a3c71bc687f2c17.jpg20201001_153641.jpg.86196fff6c7df04c7945ba67e01a585b.jpg20201001_153653.jpg.116385debc09f2f8771c005df92a4e01.jpg

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Si, esta bien y es desde de el mundo guerra dos.  Lo siento mucho pero mi espanol no es muy bueno.  H&H es para HILBORN & HAMBURG. El insignia es para un pilota gorra de guarnición.

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What the the opinions on these 2 Service Pilot wings?
 

#1 - Gemsco, NY - I think these are ok, WWII vintage

 

#2  - Look like Meyer design but no maker mark, just sterling and the pin opens 180 degrees.

 

Thank you

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