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Wharfmaster

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Found this badge in an antique shop. About 3 inches wide and made of silver plated brass. No maker mark.

Note the open clasp.

 

Any idea on this one ?

 

 

Thanks,

 

Wharf

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In Peace and War, US Merchant Marine. WARNING: Dangerous Cargo. No Visitors, No Smoking, No Open Lights.

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In Peace and War, US Merchant Marine. WARNING: Dangerous Cargo. No Visitors, No Smoking, No Open Lights.

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Steve Brannan

It is certainly the WW I style but was probably made in the 1930s 40s or even later. The US should be a gold color.

Steve B in Alabama.....Roll Tide


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Most likely an "aviator badge" marketed after WW1 and up though WW2.

 

Nice early badge, and certainly collectible. It might even be considered a "replacement" badge worn between the wars. Most collectors however would not include this as a true WW1 era badge.

 

Best wishes!

 

Chris

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According to Duncan Campbell, these open catch "Meyer" style wings were struck in the 1920-1930's to be sold in the PX. They did not have a US. Someone has attached the US to this one and we often see them showing up on e-bay these days with an applied US and being called original WW1. Which they are not.

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Thanks guys.

 

 

Wharf

In Peace and War, US Merchant Marine. WARNING: Dangerous Cargo. No Visitors, No Smoking, No Open Lights.

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