Insignia / Medals / Badges - U.S. 

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AAF winged prop collar and/or cap device by Amcraft.

Nice AAF winged propellor collar device or sidecap badge by Amcraft of Attleboro, Massachusetts. Marked "acid test." Old type of clutches to back. Nice detail with good patina and snowflake pattern on the back.

$20 / £17 / €20

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AAF winged prop collar and/or cap device by Amcraft

AAF winged prop collar and/or cap device by Amcraft

AAF winged prop collar and/or cap device by Amcraft

AAF winged prop collar and/or cap device by Amcraft

AAF winged prop collar and/or cap device by Amcraft

AAF winged prop collar and/or cap device by Amcraft

Unusual style English made US Army / AAF lieutenant's bars.

Nice matched pair of lieutenant's bars as worn by US officers. These appear to be English made by their unusual style, being flat (no bevelled edge). They are tarnished like real silver but not marked as such, so may be plated or may have a lower than sterling silver content.  Great patina. Typical English style pinback. 

$20 / £17 / €20

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US English made lieutenant's bars

US English made lieutenant's bars

US English made lieutenant's bars

US English made lieutenant's bars

US English made lieutenant's bars

US English made lieutenant's bars

Vintage Art Deco  Pratt & Whitney engine plate/logo.

Haven't been able to dig up too much information on this little gem, such as exactly where it went or what era, but I do know it's an older incarnation of the Pratt & Whitney logo, very Art Deco in design and most probably a plate for attaching to an engine. It's slightly domed, enameled in blue on heavy plated metal, and measures 2" (5cm) across and 1/16" (1.5mm) thick - there are two tabs which I presume are for attaching it in situ. A gem for the collector of aircraft badges and apparently not very common.

$25 / £20 / €24

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Vintage art deco  Pratt and Whitney engine plate/logo

Vintage art deco Pratt and Whitney engine plate/logo

Vintage art deco  Pratt and Whitney engine plate/logo

Vintage art deco Pratt and Whitney engine plate/logo

Vintage art deco  Pratt and Whitney engine plate/logo

Vintage art deco Pratt and Whitney engine plate/logo

Fantastic named wartime 8th AF AAF pilot wing in bullion.

Absolutely beautiful, handmade AAF pilot wing in bullion wire (please study the photos - this is gorgeous!).  No background - mounted to stiff paper and owner has written his name and unit on the back, Burke Pierce, 398 BG, 603 BS,  8th Air Force. Prettiest bullion wing I have ever seen!

$135 / £110 / €130

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Named wartime AAF pilot wing in bullion

Named wartime AAF pilot wing in bullion

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Named wartime AAF pilot wing in bullionDSCN3722

WWII US Navy pilot wing in original glassine envelope.

Unused US Navy pilot wing in gold bullion wire on dark blue wool background, unused and still in its original glassine paper envelope as when originally purchased. Envelope has been torn open but still present and has protected the wing for 80 years! Superb condition with a lovely patina. Impossible to improve on this on this!

$75 / £60 / €72

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WWII US Navy pilot wing in original glassine envelope

WWII US Navy pilot wing in original glassine envelope

WWII US Navy pilot wing in original glassine envelope

WWII US Navy pilot wing in original glassine envelope

WWII US Navy pilot wing in original glassine envelope

WWII US Navy pilot wing in original glassine envelope

RAF / USA Sweetheart brooch in sterling silver.

Lovely hand-made brooch, marked sterling silver, comprising the RAF eagle insignia with the  letters USA above. 2" (5cm) across. The style is very similar to the Gaunt made 1942 USA badges awarded to all American airmen serving with the RAF,  including the famed Eagle Squadrons. A lovely item.

$75 / £60 / €70

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RAF / USA Sweetheart brooch in sterling silver - possibly Eagle Squadron?

RAF / USA Sweetheart brooch in sterling silver - possibly Eagle Squadron?

RAF / USA Sweetheart brooch in sterling silver - possibly Eagle Squadron?

RAF / USA Sweetheart brooch in sterling silver - possibly Eagle Squadron?

US Indian Service button.

 

Very scarce Indian Service uniform button. Bronzed uniform button of the smaller size 5/8" (16mm) for tunic pockets and therefore less common than the larger buttons. These uniforms were worn by  US Army Cavalry Divisions and Police assigned to Indian Reservations between 1850 and 1890. Made by Waterbury Button Co. A very scarce item.

$45 / £35 / €40

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US Indian Service button

US Indian Service button

US Indian Service button

US Indian Service button

AAF full size (3") pinback sterling pilot wing by Gemsco.

 

Lovely USAAF pilot wing by Gemsco, NY. Classic pattern with flat radiator, pinback  lacking the rolling catch, otherwise excellent. Nice patina.

$110 / £80 / €96

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AAF 3" pilot wing by Gemsco

AAF 3" pilot wing by Gemsco

AAF 3" pilot wing by Gemsco

AAF 3" pilot wing by Gemsco

AAF full size (3") pinback sterling pilot wing by Amcraft.

 

Lovely USAAF pilot wing by Amcraft of Attleboro, Massachusetts. Convex radiator, pinback , in excellent condition excellent. Nice patina.

$110 / £80 / €96

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AAF 3" pilot wing by Amcraft

AAF 3" pilot wing by Amcraft

AAF 3" pilot wing by Amcraft

AAF 3" pilot wing by Amcraft

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

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

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.

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.

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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 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

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.

$275 / £220 / €240   email to secure this item

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

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 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

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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

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