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Maybe this can start a pinned thread.

 

I started a small library of hallmarks of wings as I find them and posted them on my website here: I know a few of the rather rarer hallmarks have escaped me. Most of these hallmarks are from wings in my collection with a few images "borrowed" off of ebay

 

http://pfrost.bol.ucla.edu/06.html

 

Not a complete listing, but as I find them, I try to post them. I know a few other websites have some nice listing of wing and insignia hallmarks. Maybe they can be added to this thread. Also, (if I may) the WAF forum has a super nice detailed listing of companies that were involved in making wings, medals and insignia from about 1917 to yesterday.

 

Patrick

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Thanks for the nice words guys. I wish I had more time to really work on it and make it as nice as Bob's awsome WWII wings o'tha world site:

 

http://www.ww2wings.com/main.shtml

 

My friend Iain from the land of "shrimps on the barbi" and vegamite also has a very nice site--but I have to watch him carefully as he keeps stealing my good images...just kidding Iain!

 

http://www.anaspides.net/Aviator%20wing%20...ion%20wings.htm

 

And Paul Conrad has a very nice site as well with some fantastic wings and information.

 

http://www.conradwings.com/

 

With this and other internet forums, these webpages, and a library of these wing books you can be as much an expert as anyone else.

 

Cambell, J. Duncan.  Aviation Badges and Insignia of the United States 1913-1946.  1977.  The Triangle Press.

 

Carroll, Warren.  Eagles Recalled.  Air Force Wings of Canada, Great Britain and the British Commonwealth 1913-1945.  1997.  Schiffer Publishing Ltd.  Atglen, PA.

 

Chalif, Don and Bender, Roger. Military Pilot & Aircrew Badges of the World (1870-Present). Vol 1, Europe (Albania-Hungary).  1982.  R. J. Bender Publishing.

 

Fitzsimmons, Charles.  Thirtyyears of U.S. Army Pilot Wings.  1917-1947.  1994.

 

Huff, Russ.  Wings of World War 2.  1985.

 

Maguire, Jon.  Silver Wings, Pinks and Greens.  1996.  Schiffer Publishing Ltd.  Atglen, PA.

 

Maguire, Jon.  More Silver Wings, Pinks and Greens.  1997.  Schiffer Publishing Ltd.  Atglen, PA.

 

Morris, Terry....forgot the title but has another book on WWI wings

 

Rosignoli, Guido.  Air Force Badges and Insignia of World War 2.  1976. Arco Publishing Co. New York.

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To help get this thread going here is the FOX hallmark enjoy!

 

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Always looking for Wings & Named Air Medals!

Motto: To Collect, Preserve, and Remember!

 

 

 

 

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Next up - Blackington

 

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Motto: To Collect, Preserve, and Remember!

 

 

 

 

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J. O'Brian Badge Company :

 

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On a 2" pilot


Paul Conrad
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K.Co." hallmark for "Kinney and Co." of provenance RI.

 

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On a 1" pilot


Paul Conrad
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Everything I say is my opinion; the only thing of which I am certain is that there is very little of which one can be certain.

 


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Amcraft , 3"

 

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Everything I say is my opinion; the only thing of which I am certain is that there is very little of which one can be certain.

 


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Norsid 3"

 

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Everything I say is my opinion; the only thing of which I am certain is that there is very little of which one can be certain.

 


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Luxenberg 2"

 

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Everything I say is my opinion; the only thing of which I am certain is that there is very little of which one can be certain.

 


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K.C. Green CAP 1/2 half wing

 

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Paul Conrad
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Everything I say is my opinion; the only thing of which I am certain is that there is very little of which one can be certain.

 


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1st Pattern Luxenberg 3"

 

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Paul Conrad
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Everything I say is my opinion; the only thing of which I am certain is that there is very little of which one can be certain.

 


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Balfour 3"

 

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Paul Conrad
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I am bored prefixing everything I say with "I think" or "in my opinion".
Everything I say is my opinion; the only thing of which I am certain is that there is very little of which one can be certain.

 


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GEMSCO

 

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Always looking for Wings & Named Air Medals!

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S.E. EBY

 

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Real N.S. Meyer

 

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Paul Conrad
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I am bored prefixing everything I say with "I think" or "in my opinion".
Everything I say is my opinion; the only thing of which I am certain is that there is very little of which one can be certain.

 


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AMICO 2"

 

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Paul Conrad
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I am bored prefixing everything I say with "I think" or "in my opinion".
Everything I say is my opinion; the only thing of which I am certain is that there is very little of which one can be certain.

 


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Later GEMSCO

 

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Paul Conrad
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I am bored prefixing everything I say with "I think" or "in my opinion".
Everything I say is my opinion; the only thing of which I am certain is that there is very little of which one can be certain.

 


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"Obscured" Orber

 

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Paul Conrad
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I am bored prefixing everything I say with "I think" or "in my opinion".
Everything I say is my opinion; the only thing of which I am certain is that there is very little of which one can be certain.

 


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Robbins (CAP Pilot)

 

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Paul Conrad
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I am bored prefixing everything I say with "I think" or "in my opinion".
Everything I say is my opinion; the only thing of which I am certain is that there is very little of which one can be certain.

 


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Robbins ( CAP Cap badge)

 

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Paul Conrad
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I am bored prefixing everything I say with "I think" or "in my opinion".
Everything I say is my opinion; the only thing of which I am certain is that there is very little of which one can be certain.

 


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Raised AMICO 2"

 

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Paul Conrad
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I am bored prefixing everything I say with "I think" or "in my opinion".
Everything I say is my opinion; the only thing of which I am certain is that there is very little of which one can be certain.

 


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Angus and Coote (Aircrew)

 

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Paul Conrad
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I am bored prefixing everything I say with "I think" or "in my opinion".
Everything I say is my opinion; the only thing of which I am certain is that there is very little of which one can be certain.

 


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Angus & Coote (pilot)

 

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Paul Conrad
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I am bored prefixing everything I say with "I think" or "in my opinion".
Everything I say is my opinion; the only thing of which I am certain is that there is very little of which one can be certain.

 


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J.R. Gaunt (pilot)

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Paul Conrad
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I am bored prefixing everything I say with "I think" or "in my opinion".
Everything I say is my opinion; the only thing of which I am certain is that there is very little of which one can be certain.

 


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BALFOUR aka L.G.B (the two Balfour Ster are there because sometimes it was applied upside down)

 

John

 

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Always looking for Wings & Named Air Medals!

Motto: To Collect, Preserve, and Remember!

 

 

 

 

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