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WWI Aviator Wing By William Link Co.


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I acquired this original WWI Aviator wing about 7 years ago. It is a shirt or sweetheart size wing measuring about 1 5/8" wide. Stamped on the back

is STERLING and W CO below. The hallmark is that of the William Link Company of Newark, New Jersey. What's interesting about the hallmark is that

the interlocked rounds of a chain form a link, whereby, the W is in the left round and CO in the right round. So what you see is W (link) CO. Even the

pin is marked W CO, and then there's the old style locking clasp. I believe this style wing was issued in 1917. The front has excellent detail and I believe

the US is 10K gold. WWI wings are seldom encountered in this size with a maker's mark. Enjoy the images!

 

Regards, George

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George tahnks for posting! There appears to be lots of detail present in the feathers along with hand cut gold or gold plated U.S. on such a small wing.

 

John

Always looking for Wings & Named Air Medals!

Motto: To Collect, Preserve, and Remember!

 

 

 

 

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