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WWI | Air Service
 

WWI Enlisted Aviator
1 7/8" bullion on wool ~ wrapped metal backing with early pinback hardware - scarce! 
$400.00

WWI Army Air Service Pilot
3 7/8" bullion embroidered on black wool ~ a magnificent variation made by "Jones, Chalk & Dawson" of London.  
SOLD Inquire for Price
USAAC WING BADGES | 1920's & 30's


Attributed Bailey, Banks & Biddle Airship Pilot Wings Grouping ~ Airship & Early Balloon Pilot Wings
A magnificent pair of early lighter-than-air wings attributed to Colonel Percy E. Van Nostrand ~ U.S. Army Air Corps.  Featured are a beautiful pre-war Bailey, Banks and Biddle Airship Pilot's wing ~ hallmarked "B.B. & B. sterling" pinback and a scarce 1920s/30s “Link” style Balloon Pilot wing ~ unmarked sterling / silver wash. Accompanying the wings is a wonderful pre-war mounted ribbon bar for Mexican Service medal, WWI Victory medal (no bar) and a rare ribbon for the award of the Italian Order of Savoy.  Also included is an early pre-war Major's rank insignia in gold hallmarked “10K Made S.A. Texas” ~ a very rare maker mark!  Along with the above wings and insignia is a 1938 dated original "Air Corps News Letter" issue that features Van Nostrand's death notice and biography. These pieces were part of his estate which included more military memorabilia that became separated at some point in time. Colonel Van Nostrand was an early expert in dirigible design and technology, and assisted both the Italian and German governments after WWI in the development of their lighter-than-air programs.  From August 1926 until May 1929 he was the Post Commander of the Army Air Station Luke Field on Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawaii.  He died unexpectedly of a major heart attack in late 1937, just after being assigned as Post Commander of March Field near San Bernardino California.  He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
I will provide more information and additional provenance with the sale along with a
copy of the photo shown of Van Nostrand wearing the Balloon Pilot wing. 
A rare opportunity to own attributable lighter-than-air wing badges!
  *Inquire for Price*


1920s Pilot 1
 2.75" "sterling" Pb.
 $150.00

 
1920s Pilot 2
2.75" "sterling" Pb. 
$150.00

1930s Command Pilot
 snowflake back - non-sterling silver wash pb.
$175.00

1930s Pilot
 snowflake back - non-sterling silver wash pb.
$75.00


1930s Command Pilot
 3" "B.B.& B. sterling" hallmarked ~
a massive heavy wing badge! 
Inquire for Price

1930s Pilot #1
 Early raised "sterling" pb ~
massive heavy wing badge! 
$135.00

1930s Pilot #2
  Early raised "sterling" pb
 massive heavy wing badge! 
 $135.00

1930s Pilot #3
3" early incised Meyer shield logo
sterling cb ~ thick badge! 
$125.00

1930s Balloon Observer
Early Amcraft style un-marked non-sterling silver wash
snowflake back pb. 
$600.00
 
   
Army Air Force Wing Badges | WWII  
Command Pilot  

Command Pilot
3" heavy "sterling" hallmarked cb. 
$185.00
 

Command Pilot 3"
 "Robbins" hallmarked cb ~ massive heavy wing badge. 
 $185.00

Command Pilot
3" "Josten Sterling" pb. 
SOLD $235.00

Command Pilot
2" "LGB Sterling" pb.
 $100.00
 
Senior Pilot  

Senior Pilot
 3" Amcraft (style) un-marked sterling Pb ~ 1-piece wing. 
$125.00


Senior Pilot
 1.5" "Amico shield sterling" pb. 
$38.00
 
Pilot  

Pilot
3" 1st model "Luxenberg New York Sterling" pb
~ massive heavy wing badge. 
$425.00

Pilot
3" 2nd Model "Luxenberg New York Sterling" cb. 
$325.00

Pilot 3"
3rd model "Luxenberg New York sterling" cb. 
$225.00

Pilot
3" "Amcraft Attleboro Mass. sterling" pb
$85.00

Pilot
3" "Fox" logo un-marked sterling ~
clutch posts have been clipped. 
$45.00

Pilot
3" "Fox" logo un-marked sterling Cb. 
$85.00



Named KIA LG Balfour Pilot Wings Set
 A nice pair of 3" and 2" Balfour Pilot wings which belonged to Lt. Robert E. Charley ~ killed stateside while flying with the ATC. Both wings are hallmarked and includes copies of newspaper clippings regarding Charley's death as well as the Western Union telegram (copy) sent to his Mother when he was killed. 
SOLD $125.00

Pilot
3" "sterling" engraved "John Adams 14th A.F." - a heavy badge!  A John Adams is verified in both a 308th BG roster and in the Hump Pilots Assc. roster ~ could be either man?
SOLD $175.00   

Pilot
 3" "Josten Sterling" pb ~ scarce! 
$200.00

Pilot
3" "Amcraft Attleboro Mass. sterling" Pb. 
SOLD $75.00


Pilot
 3" "J.R. Guant" English made pb. 
$235.00
 

Pilot 1
3" CBI made cloth embroidered. 
$30.00

Pilot 2
3" CBI made cloth embroidered. 
SOLD $30.00

Pilot 
2" Bell pattern "sterling" pb - missing roller element. 
$35.00

Pilot
2" "Balfour Sterling" pb. 
$40.00

Pilot
1.5" "Amico shield sterling" pb. 
SOLD $28.00

Pilot
1 3/8" "sterling" pb
 $22.00
Navigator  

Navigator
 3" Gemsco N.Y. sterling" pb
 $85.00

Navigator
3" Gemsco N.Y." non-sterling cb.
$65.00

Navigator
U.S. made bullion on tan cloth ~ nice variation! 
SOLD $45.00

Navigator
3" sterling" pb - missing the roller element. 
$60.00

Navigator
 3" "A.E. Co. Utica N.Y. Sterling"
slightly obscured hallmark - pb.
$75.00

Navigator
 3" "A.E. Co. Utica N.Y. Sterling" ~ 
reverse triangle hallmark style ~ replaced pin. 
$75.00

Navigator
3" Amcraft style "sterling" pb. 
$70.00

Navigator 
3" N.S. Meyer shield logo - un-marked sterling cb.
$60.00

Navigator
 3" "J.R. Gaunt" English made pb. 
SOLD $295.00
 

Navigator ~ 2" "Amico sterling" pb -
$50.00
 
 

Navigator
 2" "Vanguard N.Y." non-sterling Pb. 
$40.00


Navigator
 2" Bell pattern sterling pb (missing roller element).  
$35.00

Navigator
 2" "Amico Sterling" pb. 
$40.00
   
Bombardier  

Bombardier
3" 1st model "Luxenberg New York Sterling" pb
 massive heavy wing badge. 
$550.00

Bombardier
3" 2nd Model "Luxenberg New York Sterling" pb. 
SOLD $375.00

Bombardier
3.25" Juarez style "sterling" Pb ~ missing roller.
  $135.00

Bombardier
3" British made "Firman London" pb ~ scarce.
$295.00

Bombardier
3" "A.E. Co. Utica N.Y. Sterling"
early hallmark style - missing roller. 
$80.00

Bombardier
3" Partially obliterated Norsid Co. hallmark and "sterling" pb ~ scarce maker! 
SOLD $145.00

Bombardier
2" 1st model "Luxenberg New York Sterling" pb
massive heavy wing badge. 
$250.00

Bombardier
2" variation - sterling pb
  SOLD $35.00

Bombardier 
1 3/8" "sterling" pb
$25.00
Aerial Gunner  

Gunner
3" "sterling" (no target) 2-piece pb
$60.00

Gunner
3" "N.S. Meyer New York sterling" Pb (missing roller) 
$60.00

Gunner 1
3" "sterling" finely feathered pattern Pb ~ nice!  
$75.00

 
Gunner 2
3" "sterling" finely feathered pattern Pb ~ nice! 
SOLD $75.00

Gunner
3" "sterling" Pb. 
$65.00


Gunner
 3" sterling cb. 
$60.00

Gunner
3" "N.S. Meyer New York" raised - un-marked sterling pb. 
$60.00

Gunner
3" English theater made embroidered
 on combat blue wool - nicely padded.  Excellent! 
SOLD $75.00

Gunner
3" CBI made cloth embroidered. 
SOLD $35.00
 

Gunner
 2" "Goodwear Fabrics sterling" Pb
~ missing pin and roller ~ scarce! 
$75.00

Gunner
2" Amico pattern "sterling" pb -
$35.00


Gunner
 2" "N.S. Meyer New York sterling" Pb. 

$35.00


Gunner
2" "Balfour sterling" pb
$50.00

Gunner
2" Bell pattern sterling pb. 
$35.00

Gunner ~ 2" 
variation 1 - sterling pb (missing roller element). 
$30.00

Gunner
2" variation 2 - sterling pb. 
$30.00

Gunner
2" raised "N.S. Meyer sterling" pb. 
 $35.00
Aircrew

Aircrew
3" 1st model "Luxenberg New York Sterling" pb
massive heavy wing badge. 
$550.00

Aircrew
3" British Gaunt pattern pb
$125.00

Aircrew
 3" "Angus & Coote" Australian theater made pb. 
$275.00

Aircrew
3" "J.R. Gaunt London" English made silver badge - very nice! 
SOLD $145.00

Aircrew
3" "Sterling by Blackinton" pb. 
 $325.00

Aircrew
 3" "A.E. Co. Utica N.Y. Sterling" ~ early hallmark style pb. 
 $60.00

Aircrew
3" "Gemsco N.Y." un-marked sterling Pb. 
$70.00

Aircrew
 3" Bell pattern "sterling" pb. 
$50.00

Aircrew
3" Beverlycraft "sterling" hallmark Palm Tree logo pb. 
$125.00

Aircrew
3" Beverlycraft "sterling" hallmark Palm Tree logo in the center reverse pb. 
$125.00

Aircrew
3" "Amico sterling" clutchback. 
 $60.00

Aircrew
3" early raised "Amico Sterling" hallmark Pb. 
$65.00

Aircrew
CBI theater made ~ marked "silver" pb ~ scarce. 
SOLD $195.00


Aircrew
3" " Amcraft pattern "Sterling" Pb. 
SOLD $50.00
   

Aircrew
CBI theater made bullion on black cloth -
mint un-cut example! 
SOLD $75.00

Aircrew
3" English theater made embroidered
on combat blue wool - nicely padded.  Excellent! 
SOLD $75.00

Aircrew
3" CBI theater made bullion on blue wool - mint. 
 $75.00

Aircrew
3" CBI made cloth embroidered - neat variation! 
SOLD $35.00

Aircrew
 2" "Sterling by Blackinton" pb. 
 $150.00

Aircrew
 2" "sterling" Pb - Bell pattern. 
$25.00

Aircrew
 2" variation - sterling pb. 
$30.00
 

Aircrew 
1 3/8" "sterling" pb 
$20.00
 
Observer  

Observer
3" Australian made
"K.G. Luke Melbourne Sterling" pb ~ scarce. 
SOLD $295.00

Observer
3" "Luxenberg New York Sterling"  pb. 
SOLD $400.00

Observer
3" "Luxenberg New York Sterling"  cb. 
$400.00

Observer
3" Amcraft style "sterling" pb. 
$125.00

Observer
3" "Josten Sterling" pb ~ scarce! 
SOLD

Observer
 3" N.S. Meyer (shield logo)
Pb with open catch (replaced pin). 
 $75.00

Observer
3" CBI made cloth embroidered. 
$50.00
 

Senior Observer
2"  "N.S. Meyer New York" un-marked sterling
 "star on stilts" Pb - scarce!
$150.00

Observer
2" Bell pattern sterling pb
 (missing roller element).
  $65.00

Observer
1 3/8" "sterling" pb 
$30.00
 
Technical Observer  
Out of Stock  
   
 Flight Engineer  
Out of Stock  
  
Glider Pilot  

Glider Pilot
3" un-marked sterling cb. 
$135.00
 

Glider Pilot
1 3/8" "sterling" open catch. 
$40.00
 
Service Pilot

Senior Service Pilot
3" "N.S. Meyer New York"
 un-marked sterling "star on stilts" Pb ~ scarce! 
$325.00

Service Pilot
 3" "sterling" pb
$195.00

Service Pilot
3" "Amcraft Attleboro Mass. sterling" Pb (missing roller). 
$235.00

Service Pilot
 3" "Gemsco N.Y." un-marked sterling with applied "S" Pb. 
$175.00


Service Pilot
CBI theater made embroidered on tan cloth. 
SOLD $60.00
 

Service Pilot
3.25" bullion theater made - a nice variation! 
SOLD $125.00

Service Pilot
2" "Amico Sterling" pb. 
$95.00
 
Liaison Pilot 

Liaison Pilot
 3" raised "sterling" cb with sterling clutches. 
$175.00
 
  
 Flight Surgeon (Gold)  

Flight Surgeon (Gold)
3" N.S. Meyer logo un-marked sterling pb. 
Scarce! 
SOLD $225.00
 

Flight Suregon (Gold)
 2" "Amico 1/20 10K GonS" pb. 
$145.00
   
 Flight Surgeon (Silver)

Flight Surgeon (Silver)
 3" "Josten Sterling" pb ~ heavy 2-piece wing
applied device to Observer.  Scarce! 
SOLD $375.00

Flight Surgeon (Silver)
 3" Norsid style un-marked sterling cb. 
$235.00

Flight Surgeon (Silver)
3" "Gemsco N.Y." un-marked sterling cb. 
$150.00

Flight Surgeon (Silver)
3" raised "sterling" 1-piece cb. 
$165.00

Flight Surgeon
2" raised "sterling" clutchback. 
$70.00

Flight Surgeon (Silver)
 2" "Gemsco N.Y." un-marked sterling wing
and non-sterling applied device.  Pb. 
$95.00


Flight Surgeon (Silver)
2" "Amico sterling" Pb.
$125.00

 

Flight Nurse  

Flight Nurse (Silver)
 2" "N.S. Meyer New York sterling" Pb ~ ornate applied device. 
SOLD $200.00

 

   
Balloon/Airship Pilot  

Airship Pilot
1.5" "sterling" pb. 
 $100.00
 
   
Instructor

CPT Instructor Wing -
"Danecraft & Co. sterling". 
 $125.00

CPT Instructor Patch and Wing -
The patch is all-cotton embroidered on twill.  The wing is hallmarked "Danecraft Co. sterling" pinback. 
$225.00 for set
 
CAA Instructor Wing
3" "Pat. Pend. sterling" Pb. 
$195.00

ACTS Instructor Badge
 Plastic with gold inlay - pinback. 
$40.00
 

AAF Instructor
 (Civilian Eagle Head variation)
3.25" un-marked sterling Pb
$195.00

 
AAFTS Instructor Badge 
Enameled pinback. 
 $40.00


Instructor
1.5" "Amico shield 1/20 10K GF" pb. 
$68.00
 
WASP  
WASP Grouping 2 ~ Nancy L. Featherhoff ~ Class of  43-W-6 graduated Oct. 9, 1943


This was also part of the George Connell WASP acquisitions obtained directly from these ladies in the 1980s.  The material originally obtained by Connell from Nancy was her "Robbins" marked Ferry Command wing, dog tag, her hand written original biographical information during correspondence with her, a copy of her Air Force discharge, and copy photo of her in her A-2 jacket ~ all included in the grouping.  The additional items were added by a collector to enhance the overall display.  The Ferry Command wing has been engraved "Nancy Featherhoff 43-W-6" ~ this was done by George when he rec'd these wings to keep track of which wing belonged to each specific WASP veteran.  Historical WASP wing groupings are very scarce and this has all the material needed for a wonderfully complete WASP display!  Inquire for Price

WASP
2.75" "Josten Sterling" cb.
 SOLD

Air Corps Ferry Command Pilot (ACFC)
 "Robbins Co. Attleboro Mass Sterling" pb ~ very scarce!
Inquire for Price
   
Civilian ATC | ACFC  

ATC Pilot
3.5" Bronze ~ (un-marked) Pb. 
Appears to have replaced roller catch. 
$235.00
 
Wing Sets
Out of Stock  
   
Post - WWII USAF WINGS

Command Pilot
 3" "Sterling 12-C" cb ~ heavy wing badge. 
$75.00

Command Pilot
2" Post-war German made Assman hallmark cb. 
SOLD $75.00

Senior Pilot
3" "Balfour sterling 1-B" (post-WWII) 1-piece Pb. 
$125.00

Flight Engineer
3" "N.S. Meyer New York 9M"
 un-marked sterling pb. 
 $125.00

Flight Engineer Set
 3" and 2" German made Assman hallmarked wings ~
post-WWII era. 
$450.00

Flight Engineer
2" raised "N.S. Meyer New York 9M" logo -
 post-WWII cb. 
$70.00

USAF Korea era Gunner Wing
Japanese made bullion on blue ~ scarce. 
$50.00

USAF Crash Crew
3" "Gemsco N.Y." Cb. 
SOLD$65.00

Senior Navigator
 3"  "N.S. Meyer New York
9M" post-war hallmark Pb. 
SOLD $35.00
 
 

Command Pilot
2" "Gemsco N.Y. A.G.O. G-2" (post-WWII) Cb.
  $65.00

Senior Pilot
2" "N.S. Meyer New York 9M" Pb ~ early post-war hallmark.
 $50.00


USAF Senior Crash Crew
2" "Gemsco N.Y." Cb. 
$75.00

Senior Flight Surgeon (Gold)
2" "N.S. Meyer New York" gold wash Pb
un-authorized variant, but 100% period original. 
$125.00


Senior Pilot
 2"  "N.S. Meyer New York sterling 9M"
post-war hallmark Pb. 
$45.00
 
   
NAVY WING BADGES | WWI  

WWI Naval Aviator Wing
3.75" bullion on black wool - excellent! 
SOLD
 
   
NAVY WING BADGES | 1920's & 30's  

20's USN Pilot Observer ~ 2.75"
 Silver Wash pinback.
$195.00


20's USN Pilot ~
2.75" gold wash hallmarked "sterling" pb
$200.00

1930's Naval Pilot Pin
1.75" ~ very unusual variation design
hallmarked "14K" with early Tiffany catch.  Rare! 
 $700.00

1930s Naval Pilot
 2 3/4" Robbins pattern (un-marked) vaulted pb. 
$250.00

1930's Naval Combat Observer
2 7/8" "Sterling" hallmarked gold wash pb. 
$175.00

1930's Naval Combat Observer
2 7/8" Meyer shield logo ~ vaulted pb ~ scarce variation. 
$225.00

1930's Naval Combat Observer
2 7/8" "Gemsco Sterling" pb. 
$185.00
 
   
NAVY WING BADGES | WWII  
USN Pilot 

Navy Pilot
 2.75" "LGB 1/20 10K GF" cb 
$85.00
 

USN Pilot
2.75" "H&H" logo + "1/20 10K" Pb. 
$75.00

USN Pilot 2
2.75" "LGB 1/20 10K GF" Pb. 
$85.00


USN Pilot 3
2.75" "Balfour 1/20 10K GF" cb. 
$75.00

USN / Coast Guard Pilot
 2.75" un-marked sterling gold wash pb ~ scarce variation! 
 $135.00
 

Navy Pilot
2.75" sweetheart wing pb 
$65.00
 

USN Enlisted Pilot Mini
1.5" "sterling" Pb.
 $65.00

 

USN Pilot
2" "sterling" gold wash pb.
$45.00

   
USN Combat Aircrewman  


Naval Combat Aircrewman
2.0" "H&H Sterling" pb. 
$65.00


Naval Combat Aircrewman
2" "Gemsco N.Y." pb. $55.00

Naval Combat Aircrewman
2" "sterling" pb.
$55.00
 

 Naval Combat Aircrewman
1.0" "Amico Sterling" pb with (3) battle stars
$30.00
 
 USN Combat Observer  
Out of Stock  
   
 USN Naval Navigator  

WW2 Naval Navigator
uncut ~ bullion on black wool - Gemsco. 
$125.00


 USN Flight Surgeon

USN Flight Surgeon Set
Both "Vanguard N.Y." hallmarked. 
$225.00
 
USN Flight Nurse

USN Flight Nurse
 2" "Amico 1/20 10K GonS" pb. Scarce!
 Inquire for Price
 
   
 USN  V5 Program

US Navy V-5 Program Insignia Set ~
Features a "greenback" embroidered V-5 cap patch, (2) V-5 pins made by "B.B. Co." and a V-5 wing made by "Gordon Miller Co.".
All are WW2 originals items ~ a great complete set of insignia! 
$395.00

Post - WWII USN Wings 

 1950's Era Naval Pilot
uncut ~ bullion on black cloth with Chinese characters. 
$125.00

Naval Combat Aircrewman
2.0" "Vanguard N.Y sterling" pb with two battle stars ~
 early (post-war) wing. 
$60.00

Vietnam Era Navy Aircrew Wing
2.75" Un-Authorized P-3 Orion Squadron 1 wing cb 
$125.00

Vietnam Era Navy Aircrew Wing
2.50" Un-Authorized P-3 Orion Squadron 7 wing cb 
$125.00
  
  
AAF Distinctive Unit Insignia

23rd Fighter Group D.I. Set
 A beautiful matched pair
Chinese made enameled - rare! 
$1,000.00

Army Airways Communications Systems (AACS) DUI
A nice matched pair - un-marked pb. 
$35.00

AAF Air Material Command DUI
matched set hallmarked "LeVelle & Co." cb
(one pinback missing). 
$30.00
 
Miscellaneous  Badges and Insignia

WWI Aviation Insignia
Cloth Cadet sleeve patch and a nice matched set of Enlisted collar insignia. 
$45.00


Chinese Air Force Pilot Wing
Chinese made - hallmarked with Chinese characters and "N.D.C." ~ rare! 
$900.00

POW Wing
3" cast metal badge ~ nice detail ~
 very scarce!
SOLD $250.00


AAF Officer's Cap Eagle
 Hallmarked "V.H. Blackinton" ~ nicely frosted finish. 
$75.00

Air Corps Son-In-Service Wing
 1 5/8" un-marked gold plated wing pin on original card. 
$45.00
 

Air Corps Sweetheart Wing 1
1 7/8" "sterling PSCO" pb. 
$35.00

Air Corps Sweetheart Wing 2
1 1/8" un-marked pb. 
 $25.00

Air Service Sweetheart wing 3
1 1/16" "sterling" pb ~ some wear to shield, but an early badge. 
 $35.00
     
Medals and Medal Groups

AAF I.D.ed Air Medal / Purple Heart Lot ~ A nice pair of cased AAF medals I.D.ed to Leon D. Chamberlain ~ both medals are  complete, but minus the lapel devices.  Includes WWII dog tag as shown.  Great research project! 
SOLD $135.00

AAF Cased Air Medal set
WWII era complete cased set ~ slot brooch style - excellent. 
$65.00

WWII Navy DFC Medal
 Original (slot brooch) style with thick heavy frosted planchet.  Scarce! 
 $125.00
 
   

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