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I in 1991 inherited a collection from my dad who was obsessed with this stuff. ive never opened the box. until this weekend.. and what jumped out at me was mesmerizing.. like tim roth in pulp fiction staring into the briefcase. I have taken so many photos which I can share: Observer wings, bomber, glider, commander, pt boat (?), Cap pins, collar wings of all sorts, and more im sure. Most meticulously tagged and wrapped in cloth. a record of purchases and prices paid - most of the activity centered in the late 70s / 80s.

 

I've joined this forum to get involved in discussions - with the ultimate goal of divining collectors' value on this stuff. Its an enormous life's work that I should, to prevent him turning over in his grave, see fit to sell as a set. Name is Jim.

I attached one photo here but the forum upload engine says cant fit any more. maybe im not doing it right. I have many photos

 

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Welcome! Nice wings! You have to make sure that your pics are no larger than 251K.

Crop them etc to make sure they are no larger than 251K.

Be sure to come on over to the wings section to post your wings.

There are a whole bunch of wing nuts obsessed with collecting wings at the

wings forum. I should know, im a wing nut myself! Started a year ago. Over 50 wings now.

That bug that bit your Dad may bite you too!!! lol

Its a fun hobby. Cany wait to see the rest of your collection! Welcome aboard!

NIce Amcraft center bottom! Just picked up 2 of those.

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Here are some great sites to help you identify what you have

 

http://www.ww2wings.com/

 

 

http://www.militaryaviationartifacts.com/wings.htm

 

 

Be sure to post your pics and any questions you have about your wings, in the wings forum

 

http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/forum/604-wing-badges/

 

 

There are a whole bunch of expert wing collectors on there and they will be glad to help you

with any questions you have about your wings. I learned a ton on there and it saved me a lot of money

by giving me knowledge so I wouldnt get ripped off.

Its a great forum with great people on it!

And I know everyone there will love to see your wing collection.

So bring it on over!

Welcome!

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I in 1991 inherited a collection from my dad who was obsessed with this stuff. ive never opened the box. until this weekend.. and what jumped out at me was mesmerizing.. like tim roth in pulp fiction staring into the briefcase. I have taken so many photos which I can share: Observer wings, bomber, glider, commander, pt boat (?), Cap pins, collar wings of all sorts, and more im sure. Most meticulously tagged and wrapped in cloth. a record of purchases and prices paid - most of the activity centered in the late 70s / 80s.

 

I've joined this forum to get involved in discussions - with the ultimate goal of divining collectors' value on this stuff. Its an enormous life's work that I should, to prevent him turning over in his grave, see fit to sell as a set. Name is Jim.

 

I attached one photo here but the forum upload engine says cant fit any more. maybe im not doing it right. I have many photos

 

 

try a program like this to resize the photos - you will want to maybe take some nice close up detailed shots of backs and fronts, pin assembly etc

 

http://www.faststone.org/FSResizerDetail.htm

 

 


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