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Started researching this badge that I picked up years ago and misplaced during a move. Need opinions as to this badge and if anyone has seen a photo of the badge on a uniform. I can only find a few examples and none are actually being worn. The prop/wing is marked sterling, both the prop/wing and wreath have been tested and both come out sterling.

 

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Maybe for Air Corp band ? Definitely an odd one, the small center piece looks like the collar insignia to me

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Im thinking this is a fantasy piece, the center is sterling marked but the wreath itself is fairly sloppily attached. I highly doubt it is sterling either

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The wreath came back as sterling ? Hmm thats odd

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The outside wreath looks like your genetic mass produced wreath. The prongs are cheaper made, and its hollow back while the center is filled.

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Just my opinion but the way the pins are soldered on seems cheap to me. Look at other ones from the 40s/50s they are the exact same

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Center piece also looks exactly like WW2 CAP collar insignia, you can also see where it looks like there was 2 post prior to being added to the wreath

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My thoughts exactly bannermans Made tons of stuff like this in the 40s/50s that has true age but no solid ground

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I suspect it is either something made by Bannerman or a bit of sweetheart/patriotic jewelry. These type of things were very popular during/after the war. Plus, a lot of companies had extra "stuff" laying around collecting dust, so why not try to repurpose something to sell?

 

It is very neat, thanks for sharing.

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