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US Marine Corps pilot wing in leather, removed from a flying jacket.

US Marine Corps pilot wing for a flying jacket, gold embossed on dark brown leather to Col. A.W. Campbell. Has been sewn on with remnants of thread remaining in the stitch holes.

$45 / £35 / €40

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US Marine Corps pilot wing in leather, removed from a flying jacket

US Marine Corps pilot wing in leather, removed from a flying jacket

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US Marine Corps pilot wing in leather, removed from a flying jacketDSCN2536

Royal Navy epaulettes for working dress, rank of Lt. Commander.

Excellent early pair of Royal navy epaulettes (shoulder boards) for the rank of Lieutenant Commander. Dark blue/black melton wool with gold braid rank curls and white leather backing, maker marked to Stephen Simpson of Preston and London. Includes the gilt RN buttons. These were worn on dress uniforms but also on the later issued "working dress" which was the the Naval equivalent of battledress. Worn by all branches including the Fleet Air Arm. Very nice tailored example.

$45 / £35 / €40

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Royal Navy epaulettes for working dress, rank of Lt. Commander

Royal Navy epaulettes for working dress, rank of Lt. Commander

Royal Navy epaulettes for working dress, rank of Lt. Commander

Royal Navy epaulettes for working dress, rank of Lt. Commander

Royal Navy epaulettes for working dress, rank of Lt. Commander

Royal Navy epaulettes for working dress, rank of Lt. Commander

RAF official guest badge for New Year event, December 31, 1941.

Beautiful printed cardboard badge perhaps worn by dignitaries or guests of the RAF, or RAF personnel in civilian clothes at a special event.  3.5" x 2.5" (90mm x 60mm) printed in gold, dark blue, sky blue and red on light cardboard, with a sky blue ribbon and safety pin. Stamped on the back is "Royal Air Force Blackpool, Dec 31 1941 - Jan 1, 1942 " so it appears to be for a New Year's Eve gathering, or perhaps a party. Blackpool (RAF Squire's Gate) was one of the main gathering points for RAF trainees being inducted and being on the western side of Great Britain was less subject to raids; in fact the famous Blackpool illuminations were kept on for much of the war.  Slight creases, especially on the eagle's wingtips, otherwise very condition for its age. A scarce and unusual RAF insignia. Probably made by the hundred, yet few are likely to have survived. Well worthy of deeper research.

$55 / £40 / €48

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RAF official guest badge for New Year event, December 31, 1941.

RAF official guest badge for New Year event, December 31, 1941.

RAF official guest badge for New Year event, December 31, 1941.

RAF official guest badge for New Year event, December 31, 1941.

WWII RAF VR collar tabs, matched pair for SD uniform.

Excellent matched pair of brass VR collar tabs for a Volunteer Reserve officer in the RAF. Use of these tabs was discontinued in 1941 although they were still worn by many officers. This is the size for the SD uniform.

$25 / £20 / €23

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RAF VR collar tabs, matched pair for SD uniform

RAF VR collar tabs, matched pair for SD uniform

RAF VR collar tabs, matched pair for SD uniform

RAF VR collar tabs, matched pair for SD uniform

WWI or early 1920s RAF "Sweetheart" or lapel badge.

WWI or early 1920s RAF "Sweetheart" or lapel badge. One piece gilt on brass eagle and crown with R•A•F beneath. This same style was previously made with the letters R•N•A•S  but presumably updated following the amalgamation of the RNAS and RFC into the RAF in April 1918. 2.25" (57mm) across with lugs to back. Excellent condition.

$35 / £25 / €30

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WWI RAF "Sweetheart" or lapel badge

WWI RAF "Sweetheart" or lapel badge

WWI RAF "Sweetheart" or lapel badge

WWI RAF "Sweetheart" or lapel badge

WWII RAF LAC tropical sleeve rank badge.

High quality tropical rank badge for a Leading Aircraftsman. Embroidered in red silk on a stiff khaki cotton background with white cotton backing fabric. Has been sewn on and is grubby but is in excellent condition. A nice eearly example.

$20 / £15 / €18

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WWII RAF LAC tropical sleeve rank badge

WWII RAF LAC tropical sleeve rank badge

WWII RAF LAC tropical sleeve rank badge

WWII RAF LAC tropical sleeve rank badge

Cased WWII era AAF Air Medal.

Unnamed WWII era US Army Air Forces Air Medal in its original case, together with its ribbon for the uniform ribbon bar, and small buttonhole badge for civilian clothes. Medal is in great condition and though not rare, will perhaps fill a hole n a display.

$75 / £55 / €65

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Cased WWII era AAF Air Medal

Cased WWII era AAF Air Medal

Cased WWII era AAF Air Medal

Cased WWII era AAF Air Medal

Cased WWII era AAF Air Medal

Cased WWII era AAF Air Medal

WWII era USAAF Distinguished Flying Cross miniature medal in box.

Unnamed WWII era US Army Air Forces miniature DFC Medal in its cardboard box. Miniatures were for wear on the mess dress at special events. This is very likely a later replacement medal, sealed in plastic and in its box.

$20 / £15 / €18

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WWII era USAAF Distinguished Flying Cross miniature medal in box

WWII era USAAF Distinguished Flying Cross miniature medal in box

WWII era USAAF Distinguished Flying Cross miniature medal in box

WWII era USAAF Distinguished Flying Cross miniature medal in box

Royal Observer Corps shoulder flash.

 

Awarded the "Royal" prefix in 1941, the Observer Corps provided invaluable service during the Battle of Britain and throughout the war, identifying enemy aircraft, estimating raid strengths and many other facets of air raids in order to help the RAF and anti-aircraft batteries to be ready for the next onslaught. This is an early ROC shoulder flash, embroidered on blue wool with cotton backing.

$35 / £25 / €30

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Royal Observer Corps shoulder flash

Royal Observer Corps shoulder flash

Royal Observer Corps shoulder flash

Royal Observer Corps shoulder flash

Royal Observer Corps Senior Observer badge.

The senior Observer badge for the Royal Observer Corps comprise the underside of a RAF Spitfire. A late/post war example printed on black cotton.

$35 / £25 / €30

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Royal Observer Corps Senior Observer badge

Royal Observer Corps Senior Observer badge

Royal Observer Corps Senior Observer badge

Royal Observer Corps Senior Observer badge

Luftwaffe Air Gunner / Flight Engineer qualification badge by Assman.

 

Luftwaffe aircrew qualification badge for an Air Gunner or Flight Engineer (without the lightning bolts featured on the Radio Operator's similar badge). A well struck example which does not appear to have been "cut down" from the Radio Operator's badge. Clear Assman "A" to back of badge. Good pin and catch. Wear to highlights but retains most of blackened finish to eagle. A good looking badge.
 

$750 / £545 / €635

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Luftwaffe Air Gunner / Flight Engineer qualification badge by Assman

Luftwaffe Air Gunner / Flight Engineer qualification badge by Assman

Luftwaffe Air Gunner / Flight Engineer qualification badge by Assman

Luftwaffe Air Gunner / Flight Engineer qualification badge by Assman

Luftwaffe Air Gunner / Flight Engineer qualification badge by Assman

Luftwaffe Air Gunner / Flight Engineer qualification badge by Assman

Luftwaffe Air Gunner / Flight Engineer qualification badge by Assman

Luftwaffe Air Gunner / Flight Engineer qualification badge by Assman

Early post war RAF pilot wing brevet ("Queen's" Crown).

 

Beautifully maid and quite heavily padded example of a RAF pilot wing brevet from the early 1950s, with a "Queen's" Crown but otherwise identical to WWII patterns, with cream silk embroidered wings, crown and cipher, and russet silk wreath. An excellent example, never sewn on. 

$40 / £30 / €34

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Early post war RAF pilot wing brevet

Early post war RAF pilot wing brevet

Early post war RAF pilot wing brevet

Early post war RAF pilot wing brevet

WWII RAF corporals stripes on shoulder slides, locally/rigger made.

 

Matching pair of locally/rigger made shoulder rank slides for a RAF corporal. These have been carefully made by cutting down 2 sets of corporal stripes and sewing them to a khaki canvas backing. Very good example of wartime improvisation.

$50 / £36 / €43

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RAF corporals stripes on shoulder slides, rigger made

RAF corporals stripes on shoulder slides, rigger made

RAF corporals stripes on shoulder slides, rigger made

RAF corporals stripes on shoulder slides, rigger made

RAF Flight Observer brevet / half-wing.

 

Superb RAF Observer brevet/half-wing which was really replaced by the Navigator brevet circa 1942 but still remained popular with those who had qualified as Observers earlier. This is a lovely, early example in cream coloured silk on dark blue wool, heavily padded with a tan linen backing fabric. 

$145 / £105 / €125

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RAF flight observer badge

RAF flight observer badge

RAF flight observer badge

RAF flight observer badge

Luftwaffe Transport Sergeant patch.

 

From an old collection of unissued, mint condition Luftwaffe enlisted/NCO uniform trade patches. Light grey embroidered on blue grey wool background. 2.25" (5.5cm) diameter patch for a Luftwaffe transport Sergeant. 

$25 / £18 / €20

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LW-transport sgt patch

LW-transport sgt patch

LW-transport sgt patch

LW-transport sgt patch

Luftwaffe Radioman patch.

 

From an old collection of unissued, mint condition Luftwaffe enlisted/NCO uniform trade patches. Light grey embroidered on blue grey wool background. 2.25" (5.5cm) diameter patch for a Luftwaffe Radio Technician. 

$25 / £18 / €20

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Luftwaffe Aerial Bomb Ordnance patch.

 

From an old collection of unissued, mint condition Luftwaffe enlisted/NCO uniform trade patches. Light grey embroidered on blue grey wool background. 2.25" (5.5cm) diameter patch for a Luftwaffe Bomb Ordnance technician. 

$25 / £18 / €20

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LW-Aerial Bomb Ordnance-front

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LW-Aerial bomb ordnance-back

Luftwaffe Air Raid Warning personnel patch.

 

From an old collection of unissued, mint condition Luftwaffe enlisted/NCO uniform trade patches. Light grey embroidered on blue grey wool background. 2.25" (5.5cm) diameter patch for Luftwaffe Air Raid Warning personnel. 

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LW-Air Raid warning pers-front

LW-Air Raid Warning pers-back

LW-Air Raid Warning pers-back

Luftwaffe Aircraft Equipment Administrator.

 

From an old collection of unissued, mint condition Luftwaffe enlisted/NCO uniform trade patches. Light grey embroidered on blue grey wool background. 2.25" (5.5cm) diameter patch for Luftwaffe Aircraft Equipment Administrator. 

$25 / £18 / €20

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LW-AC equipment-admin-front

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LW-AC equipment-admin-back

Luftwaffe Pyrotechnician.

 

From an old collection of unissued, mint condition Luftwaffe enlisted/NCO uniform trade patches. Light grey embroidered on blue grey wool background. 2.25" (5.5cm) diameter patch for Luftwaffe Pyrotechnician. 

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Luftwaffe Automotive Equipment Administrator.

 

From an old collection of unissued, mint condition Luftwaffe enlisted/NCO uniform trade patches. Light grey embroidered on blue grey wool background. 2.25" (5.5cm) diameter patch for Luftwaffe Automotive Equipment Administrator. 

$25 / £18 / €20

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LW-Automotive equipment administrator

LW-Automotive equipment administrator

LW-Automotive equipment administrator

Luftwaffe Technical Aviation Personnel patch.

 

From an old collection of unissued, mint condition Luftwaffe enlisted/NCO uniform trade patches. Light grey embroidered on blue grey wool background with black paper backing. 3.75" (9.5cm) diameter patch for Luftwaffe Luftwaffe Technical Aviation Personnel. 

$35 / £25 / €30

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LW-Technical-aviation-personnel

Luftwaffe Rangefinder patch.

 

From an old collection of unissued, mint condition Luftwaffe enlisted/NCO uniform trade patches. Light grey embroidered on blue grey wool background. 4" (10cm) diameter patch for Luftwaffe Rangefinder Personnel. 

$35 / £25 / €30

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WWII RAF "Sweetheart" brooch: silver pilot wing suspended from a bar.

 

Beautiful example of a RAF "sweetheart" brooch, given by a pilot to his wife, girlfriend or mother. Small, measuring just 1.25" (32mm) across, it is made of silver (both the wing and bar are marked "silver." The enamel is present but slightly discoloured and worn from polishing - obvioulsy a treasured piece. 

$30 / £20 / €25

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WWII RAF "Sweetheart" brooch: pilot wing suspended from a bar

WWII RAF "Sweetheart" brooch: pilot wing suspended from a bar

WWII RAF "Sweetheart" brooch: pilot wing suspended from a bar

WWII RAF "Sweetheart" brooch: pilot wing suspended from a bar

RAF officer's cap badge, 1920s, middle eastern made.

 

Beautiful early RAF officer's cap badge, circa 1920 and shows characteristics of being middle eastern made. Nice heavy bullion embroidery with velvet inlaid in the crown, gilt eagle and fine woven wool background, padded with stiff card and a cotton backing. A lovely badge which was sewn on and has clearly seen a great deal of service, the velvet faded and the wool backing showing wear but no damage.

$95 / £70 / €80

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RAF officer's cap badge, 1920s, middle eastern made

RAF officer's cap badge, 1920s, middle eastern made

RAF officer's cap badge, 1920s, middle eastern made

RAF officer's cap badge, 1920s, middle eastern made

RAF officer's cap badge, 1920s, middle eastern made

RAF officer's cap badge, 1920s, middle eastern made

RARE South African Air Force miniature/sweetheart pilot wing.

Exquisitely made early/unofficial version of the South African Air Force pilot wing in gilt with enamel details, fine feathering and a pin back. Measures 2.375" (6cm). Features the RAF style cipher with letters SAAF instead of the official crested quadrant adopted on SAAF wings.

$75 / £55 / €65  

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RARE South African Air Force miniature/sweetheart pilot wing

RARE South African Air Force miniature/sweetheart pilot wing

RARE South African Air Force miniature/sweetheart pilot wing

RARE South African Air Force miniature/sweetheart pilot wing

RARE South African Air Force miniature/sweetheart pilot wing

RARE South African Air Force miniature/sweetheart pilot wing

RARE South African Air Force miniature/sweetheart pilot wing

RARE South African Air Force miniature/sweetheart pilot wing

German War Merit Cross Second Class with Swords.

 

The  War Merit Cross was a civilian award for courage on the home front by non-military personnel – a sort of Iron Cross for civilians. Like the Iron Cross, there were two classes: First Class and Second Class, with this being the Second Class (suspended from a ring by a red, white and black ribbon; First Class awards were heavier and pin-back). The award with swords was the highest level of the Second Class variant. Made from zinc with a bronze wash, this example is in good condition, though it lacks its ribbon. 

$55 / £40 / €48    

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German War Merit Cross with Swords

German War Merit Cross with Swords

German War Merit Cross with Swords

German War Merit Cross with Swords

WWI US Air Service winged propellors, matching pair.

 

Lovely matching pair of US Army Air Service winged propellors, WWI era,. Bronze wings with silver propellors, 43mm across with great detail. Pinback. 

$95 / £70 / €80 

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WWI US Air Service winged propellor devices.

WWI US Air Service winged propellor devices.

WWI US Air Service winged propellor devices.

WWI US Air Service winged propellor devices.

US Army Air Service collar devices with flags and winged globes. British made.

 

Excellent matching pair of US Army Air Service collar devices with crossed signal corps flags over flaming torch in bronze and silver winged globes. Lovely early design with crisp detail. British made and maker marked J. Gaunt & Son.

$120 / £88 / €100  

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US Army Air Service collar devices with flags and winged globes.

US Army Air Service collar devices with flags and winged globes.

US Army Air Service collar devices with flags and winged globes.

US Army Air Service collar devices with flags and winged globes.

RAF wartime enameled sweetheart brooch featuring an observer brevet.

 

Lovely pinback "sweetheart" brooch  which would have been given to the wife, girlfriend or mother of someone who flew as an aircrew flight observer. 43mm at its longest point, with beautiful blue and white cloisonne on a gilt badge. 

$42 / £30 / €35 

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RAF wartime enameled sweetheart brooch featuring an observer brevet.

RAF wartime enameled sweetheart brooch featuring an observer brevet.

RAF wartime enameled sweetheart brooch featuring an observer brevet.

RAF wartime enameled sweetheart brooch featuring an observer brevet.

Luftwaffe other ranks cap badges/set.

 

Comprising eagle cap device plus wreath, cockade and wings in stamped aluminium. All but one of the prongs has broke off or been removed but no other damage and they display nicely.

 

$40 / £30 / €35 

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Luftwaffe other ranks cap badges/set

Luftwaffe other ranks cap badges/set

Luftwaffe other ranks cap badges/set

Luftwaffe other ranks cap badges/set

Exceptionally nice English made AAF aircrew wing.

 

Full size (3.25") aircrew wing of typical English manufacture. No maker mark and as usual not sterling silver, but very highly detailed. Nicely die-struck  with fine feathering and crisp US seal, with typical English style pinback. Lovely wing.

$95 / £68 / €80

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English made AAF aircrew member wing

English made AAF aircrew member wing

English made AAF aircrew member wing

English made AAF aircrew member wing

AAF "sweetheart" pilot wing in sterling.

 

Lovely miniature US AAF pilot wing, with pin-back. 1.5" (4cm). Lovely detail. NS Meyer hallmark and appears sterling but not marked as such.

$20 / £15 / €17

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AAF "sweetheart" pilot wing in sterling

AAF "sweetheart" pilot wing in sterling

AAF "sweetheart" pilot wing in sterling

AAF "sweetheart" pilot wing in sterling

AAF miniature "sweetheart" navigator wing.

 

Lovely miniature US AAF navigator wing, with pin-back. 1.5" (4cm). Lovely detail, sterling marked.

$20 / £15 / €17

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AAF miniature "sweetheart" navigator wing

AAF miniature "sweetheart" navigator wing

AAF miniature "sweetheart" navigator wing

AAF miniature "sweetheart" navigator wing

AAF miniaure "sweetheart" bomb aimer wing.

 

Lovely miniature US AAF bomb aimer wing, with pin-back. 1.5" (4cm). Lovely detail, sterling marked.

$20 / £15 / €17

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AAF miniaure "sweetheart" bomb aimer wing

AAF miniaure "sweetheart" bomb aimer wing

AAF miniaure "sweetheart" bomb aimer wing

AAF miniaure "sweetheart" bomb aimer wing

USN miniature pilot wing for sidecap (or "sweetheart").

 

Lovely miniature USN pilot wing, with pin-back. 1.5" (4cm). Lovely detail, sterling +1/20 Gold Filled marked. Worn on sidecap but also presented to sweethearts.

$25 / £18 / €20

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USN miniature pilot wing for sidecap (or "sweetheart").

USN miniature pilot wing for sidecap (or "sweetheart").

USN miniature pilot wing for sidecap (or "sweetheart").

USN miniature pilot wing for sidecap (or "sweetheart").

Early post-war RAAF pilot wing badge.

 

Superb burnished metal RAAF pilot badge, post-1952 with Queen's Crown and pin back. No markings. 3.25" (8.5cm). 

$48 / £35 / €40  

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Early post-war RAAF pilot wing badge

Early post-war RAAF pilot wing badge

Early post-war RAAF pilot wing badge

Early post-war RAAF pilot wing badge

Early post-war Australian Army pilot wing badge in sterling silver by Lega.

 

Suoerb post-1952 Australian Army pilot dress wing in sterling silver. Queen's Crown and clutch back. Maker marked LEGA STG.SIL. 3.5" (9cm). Similar style to the RAAF pilot badge above. Beautiful badge.

$65 / £48 / €55  

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Post War British Army pilot's wing badge in metal

Post War British Army pilot's wing badge in metal

Post War British Army pilot's wing badge in metal

Post War British Army pilot's wing badge in metal

RAAF officer's side cap badge.

 

WWII era Royal Australian Air Force officer's side cap badge comprising eagle and King's crown on one-piece metal backing plate with screw-back. Blackened bronze finish to eagle and crown. 1.75" (4cm). 

$35 / £25 / €30 

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RAAF officer's side cap badge

RAAF officer's side cap badge

RAAF officer's side cap badge

RAAF officer's side cap badge

RAAF officer's side cap badge

RAAF officer's side cap badge

WWI medal ribbons on pinback bar.

 

From the same source as the above RFC pilot wing, but these are the genuine article. "Pip, Squeak and Wilfred" as these medals were affectionately named.

$35 / £25 / €30 

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WWI medal ribbons on pinback bar

WWI medal ribbons on pinback bar

WWI medal ribbons on pinback bar

WWI medal ribbons on pinback bar

LW matched pair of slip-on shoulder straps for Oberfeldwebel, flying or paratrooper division.

 

Excellent matched pair of shoulder straps / boards for the rank of Oberfeldwebel for flight or paratrooper division of the Luftwaffe (yellow waffenfarbe). Very good condition with no damage or mothing. 

$185 / £140 / €155 

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LW matched pair of shoulder boards for Oberfeldwebel, flying or paratroop

LW matched pair of shoulder boards for Oberfeldwebel, flying or paratroop

LW matched pair of shoulder boards for Oberfeldwebel, flying or paratroop

LW matched pair of shoulder boards for Oberfeldwebel, flying or paratroop

LW matched pair of shoulder boards for Oberfeldwebel, flying or paratroop

LW matched pair of shoulder boards for Oberfeldwebel, flying or paratroop

RAF shoulder eagles for other ranks Khaki Drill tropical uniform, uncut.

Scarce, beautifully made matched pair of early shoulder eagles for the khaki drill / tropical uniform worn by other ranks. Red and black silk on a fine melton wool background - never been separated.

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RAF KD shoulder eagles

RAF KD shoulder eagles

RAF KD shoulder eagles

RAF KD shoulder eagles

RAF shoulder eagles for other ranks Service Dress uniform.

Beautifully made matched pair of RAF shoulder eagles for the khaki drill / tropical uniform worn by other ranks. Light blue and black silk embroidered on fine blue wool background.

$25 / £19 / €22  email to secure this item

RAF shoulder eagles for other ranks SD uniform.

RAF shoulder eagles for other ranks SD uniform.

RAF shoulder eagles for other ranks SD uniform.

RAF shoulder eagles for other ranks SD uniform.

Late War Luftwaffe ground assault badge.

 

Very late war Luftwaffe ground assault badge. Zinc, one-piece construction and typical low quality late war, though the details are fairly clean, in spite of the usual surface deterioration and wear.  Some evidence of silvering to the surface but not a brilliant example.

$125 / £90 / €105

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Late War Luftwaffe ground assault badge

Late War Luftwaffe ground assault badge

Late War Luftwaffe ground assault badge

Late War Luftwaffe ground assault badge

Late War Luftwaffe ground assault badge

Late War Luftwaffe ground assault badge

Early WWII Army Air Corps pinwheel patch, 2-piece blue on orange felt.

 

Early, pre-war pinwheel design patch for the US Army Air Corps worn from 1937 to 1942. Lovely, unused early example in perfect condition, two-piece felt on felt. 2.75" diameter.

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Early Army Air Corps pinwheel patch, 2 piece on felt

Early Army Air Corps pinwheel patch, 2 piece on felt

Early Army Air Corps pinwheel patch, 2 piece on felt

Early Army Air Corps pinwheel patch, 2 piece on felt

RARE WWI - 1920s US Navy officer's side cap badge with right-facing eagle.

Very rare pre-WWII US Navy officer's side cap badge with right facing eagle. The eagle on the cap badge was changed to left facing (as viewed) in 1941 and has remained that way ever since. 

 

$85 / £65 / €72  email to secure this item

WWI US Navy RARE Side cap badge with right-facing eagle

WWI US Navy RARE Side cap badge with right-facing eagle

WWI US Navy RARE Side cap badge with right-facing eagle

WWI US Navy RARE Side cap badge with right-facing eagle

Scarce First Anti-Aircraft Division shoulder patch / Formation Sign.

Highly important to Britain's defence during the Battle of Britain were the Anti-Aircraft Divisions which had the try and distinguish which were the German bombers and which were the RAF fighters, so as to shoot at the right ones (not always successful!). This is an early example on grey wool showing a twin-engined, twin-tailed bomber (based no doubt on a Dornier 17) being pierced with a red sword. Not a common patch to find.

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Rare early anti-aircraft patch

Rare early anti-aircraft patch

Rare early anti-aircraft patch

Rare early anti-aircraft patch

RARE WWI US Navy pilot wing.

 

Beautiful WWI era US Navy aviator's wing on a black velvet backing. Fine feathering detail on the wings typical of the period. Velvet wrapped around cardboard shows some wear commensurate with age. Carefully unpinning the wing and taking it off the backing reveals no markings whatsoever, but it appears to be gold or at least plated. Just a lovely wing.

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WWI US Navy aviator wing

WWI US Navy aviator wing

WWI US Navy aviator wing

WWI US Navy aviator wing

WWI US Navy aviator wing

WWI US Navy aviator wing

WWI US Navy aviator wing

WWI US Navy aviator wing

WWI US Navy aviator wing

WWI US Navy aviator wing

WWII Air Training Corps lapel badge

Beautifully made gilt and blue enamel lapel badge measuring just 1" x 0.75" across with a buttonhole fitting on the back. The ATC was formed as a branch of the RAF in 1939 to prepare Air Cadets for a future career in the RAF, and many WWII pilots, aircrew and ground crew began as 13-17 year olds in this organization. The Air Training Corps remains strong today and is still the only youth organization that is a direct branch of its parent military service. A lovely badge from the earliest days of the organization showing wear but no damage.

 

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WW2 Air Training Corps lapel badge

WW2 Air Training Corps lapel badge

WW2 Air Training Corps lapel badge

WW2 Air Training Corps lapel badge

WWII RAFVR lapel badge

Beautifully made gilt and enamel lapel badge measuring just 0.75" x 0.5" across with a buttonhole fitting on the back.  The RAF Volunteer Reserve was  a valuable resource of pilots and aircrew in WWII, most of whom learned to fly at their own expense prior to the war and were the first to be called up when hostilities broke out. This small badge may  have been worn on civilian clothes or given as a gift to loved ones to show their support. A lovely badge from the earliest days of the organization showing wear but no damage.

 

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WWII RAF VR lapel pin

WWII RAF VR lapel pin

WWII RAF VR lapel pin

WWII RAF VR lapel pin

WWII era enamelled Air Cadet lapel pin.

7/8" diameter Air Training Corps lapel pin, gilt with sky blue enamel inlay. I presume this was issued to a civilian instructor, since Air Cadets usually wore a silver metal lapel pin when not in uniform. Lovely badge with great detail and "horseshoe shaped button back for fitting into a button hole. Only ever seen a handful of these so quite scarce. The Air Training Corps was founded in 1940 with the specific intent of recruiting youth into the RAF by providing basic training in aeronautics, drill, etc. to boys aged 14 and up. The ATC remains the only cadet force/youth organization in the UK that is officially part of a military branch and is wholly sponsored and maintained by the RAF .

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WWII Royal Navy Petty Officer's cap badge.

Lovely example of a Royal Navy Petty Officer's cap badge as worn on the everyday service dress uniform; red silk embroidered on a wool background with a stiffener and an oilcloth backing. Excellent condition. Badge was the same for all branches of the Royal Navy, so would be worn by Fleet Air Arm, submarine crews and everyone in between.

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WWII RN PO cap badge

WWII RN PO cap badge

WWII RN PO cap badge

WWII RN PO cap badge

WWII CBI tie clip in sterling silver.

Not sure if this is a souvenir piece or a later reunion item, but it's old based on the stye and the fact it's made of solid silver with an enameled CBI shield. Lovely item, heavy with a solid spring. 1.75" long.

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WWII CBI tie clip

WWII CBI tie clip

WWII CBI tie clip

WWII CBI tie clip

WWII RCAF other ranks cap badge.

Lovely original RCAF cap badge has been lovingly polished to make it gleam and remove all the details from the surface, as was the style airmen strove for.

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RCAF other ranks cap badge

RCAF other ranks cap badge

RCAF other ranks cap badge

RCAF other ranks cap badge

Sample set of 3 RCAF uniform buttons.

 

Lovely set of unused RCAF uniform buttons, one in each of the sizes made (large for tunic, medium for pocket and small for cap). Attached to a piece of cardboard and bound at the back with wire. Perhaps a salesman's sample or collected during the war, but crisp as the day they were made (if somewhat dull and tarnished - I have left them as is, it's up to the new owner to polish if desired). Can't tell the maker without removing from card which i do not want to do.

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Sample set of RCAF buttons

Sample set of RCAF buttons

Sample set of RCAF buttons

Sample set of RCAF buttons

Sample set of RCAF buttons

Sample set of RCAF buttons

Lovely WWII AAF pilot wing.

Standard issue type pilot wing, with no markings to rear, clutch back style. It looks like sterling with tarnish and patina but not marked as such. Nice, honest full-size 3" wing.

£43 / $45 / €48  

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WWII AAF pilot wing full-size

WWII AAF pilot wing full-size

WWII AAF pilot wing full-size

WWII AAF pilot wing full-size

WWII AAF pilot wing full-size

WWII AAF pilot wing full-size

WWII AAF pilot wing full-size

WWII AAF pilot wing full-size

Set of 2 Distinctive Insignia for the Army Air Corps Advanced Flying Training School. 

Lovely matching pair of enameled DIs, pin back and maker marked NS Meyer bearing the famous UT VIRI VOLENT scroll under the flaming torch. Excellent condition.

$25 / £20 / €23 

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AAF Advanced Flying School DI set

AAF Advanced Flying School DI set

IMG_339AAF Advanced Flying School DI

IMG_339AAF Advanced Flying School DI

WWII RAF brass Flight Sergeant's crowns.

Full size brass King's Crown badges, worn above the 3 chevrons on each arm to denote the rank of Flight Sergeant. Quite a hard to find item these days. Small quantity available. Some make reasonable matching pairs and I will try to match them as best I can if you want a pair, but offered singly.

EACH $20 / £15 / €18   email for more information

 

RAF brass flight sergeant's crowns

RAF brass flight sergeant's crowns

RAF brass flight sergeant's crowns

RAF brass flight sergeant's crowns

RAF brass flight sergeant's crowns

RAF brass flight sergeant's crowns

WWII USN officer's full-size visor cap badge.

 

Beautifully made full-size USN visor cap badge, s-piece construction with screw back. Maker marked Amcraft and 1/20 10K gold. Superb patina.

 

£28 / $35 / €30  email to secure this item

WWII US Navy officer's cap badge

WWII US Navy officer's cap badge

WWII US Navy officer's cap badge

WWII US Navy officer's cap badge

WWII USN officer's overseas cap badge

 

Beautifully made small size clutch back  badge for the overseas cap. Marked W-22-N

 

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USN overseas cap badge CB

USN overseas cap badge CB

USN overseas cap badge CB

USN overseas cap badge CB

WWII USN ratings sleeve  badges (x3)

 

Please see pictures. All are WWII and came from a veteran's estate.

 

1. On blue wool still in cellophane wrapping dated 1945

£16 / $15 / €17  email to secure this item

 

 

2. On white cotton unused dated 1945

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3. Air Electronics tech. On blue wool unused (larger)

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WWII USN sleeve badge 1

WWII USN sleeve badge 1

WWII USN sleeve badge 1

WWII USN sleeve badge 1

WWII USN sleeve badge 2

WWII USN sleeve badge 2

WWII USN sleeve badge 2

WWII USN sleeve badge 2

WWII USN sleeve badge 3

WWII USN sleeve badge 3

WWII USN sleeve badge 3

WWII USN sleeve badge 3

Early RAF identity disk "dog" tag.

 

Pressed fibreboard disk incised with the name J.B. Richardson, his serial number 155087 and his religion C.E. (Church of England). The reverse is marked "RAF."

Not a scarce item but a nice perosnal display.

 

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Early RAF "dog tag"

Early RAF "dog tag"

Early RAF "dog tag"

Early RAF "dog tag"

Various RAF rank + trade insignia

Various RAF rank + trade insignia

Various RAF rank + trade insignia

Various RAF rank + trade insignia

Various WWII RAF rank / trade insignia.

 

All WWII period except where noted.

 

Warrant Officer cuff badge (QC - early 1950s)

£7.85 / $10 / €8.95

 

Leading Aircraftsman (2-bladed prop) 3 different

each £3.95 / $5 / €4.90

 

Senior Aircraftsman (3-bladed prop) 2 different

each £3.95 / $5 / €4.90

 

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