1940's Western Airlines 5 Years of Service Pin Converted to Charm
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1940's Western Airlines 5 Years of Service Pin Converted to Charm

Code: airtwi30000b

$75.00

Product Description

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ARTIFACT: This is a circa late 1940's lapel wing for five years of service with Western Airlines that has been converted into a charm, probably for a bracelet by one of the company's stewardesses. Western began in 1926 as Western Air Express and merged with Transcontinental to become TWA in 1930. At this time, a portion of the company called Western Air Transport broke away, eventually becoming General Airlines and later WAL (then simply Western Airlines). The charm is petite wing with the profile of a Native American man wearing a headdress at its center.

VINTAGE: Circa late 1940's.

SIZE: Approximately 1/4" in height and 1-1/16" in length (including loop).

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Plated brass with enamel.

ATTACHMENT: Loop.

MARKINGS: None.

ITEM NOTES: This is from an airlines collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. ebay LGEX7/11

CONDITION: 8- (Very Fine-Excellent): The charm shows some light wear and tarnish.

GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.