GREETINGS from The FLYING TIGER Antiques & Vintage Historical Artifacts!!!
THANK YOU ALL FOR ALL THE ORDERS we received while on the road to the MAX SHOW and our Northeast Trip!!!
PLEASE NOTE: KANA is BACK IN THE OFFICE as of TODAY, THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 28TH!!!
BUT, I am STILL OUT OF THE OFFICE until 10/04 or 10/05, so there MAY be SOME delays in SHIPPING.
We are HAPPY TO ACCEPT YOUR ORDERS during this time, and we will promptly mark any ordered Artifacts as SOLD, and shipped if possible.
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Happy Collecting, Ron & Kanae
PLEASE NOTE: After many years of trying to gain access into one of the top 3 US Wing Collections in the country, we are pleased to announce that we finally are going to be listing pieces from this collection. A collection in the making of almost 30 years, there are many one-of-a-kind pieces in it that will be coming into the collecting market, as well as some of the "Best of Type" pieces. Many wonderful numismatic and biographical wings, uniforms, and groupings will be coming to market for the first time in years, some for the first time ever, over the coming months. This wing is one of those offerings.
Amazing, one-of-a-kind WWII United States Army Air Forces unofficial Photographer wing. Perhaps this example was made to mimic a Technical Observer wing to slip by inspection, but clearly sitting in the hollowed out center is a handmade rendition of an aerial camera. This truly unique wing came with the USAAF Photographer Sleeve Rate and the two variations of the official United States Army Photographer pocket patches. The Rate shows an aerial camera embroidered in yellow on blue twill and the pocket patches read: "OFFICIAL U.S. ARMY PHOTOGRAPHER" in yellow embroidered detail ??? one variation embroidered on navy blue twill and the other is fully embroidered black thread on olive drab canvas.
Approximately Wing: 3-1/8" in length x 7/8" in height; Pocket Patches: 4" in length x 1-1/2" in height and 3-7/8" in length x 1-1/2" in height; Sleeve Rate: 2" in width x 2-1/4" in height.
MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION:
Wing: Sterling; epoxy coated cotton/linen on reverse; Pocket patches: cotton/polyester/silk thread one, embroidered on navy blue twill and the other, fully embroidered on canvas; Sleeve rate & Patches: Embroidered on twill.
Wing: Double posts with clutchbacks; Patches: To Be Sewn Onto Uniform.
"PAT NO'S 2308412 2308424" on clutchbacks.
This is from a large, advanced Aviation Wing, Badge, and Insignia Collection that we will be listing more of in the coming months. VEJJX2/11 CON-RLB-25-16 LACIEX6/16 SABJJX06/18/22
8- (Overall Very Fine - Excellent): The wing shows minor to moderate wear, patches and sleeve rate were removed from uniform, wing has handsome patina.
GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.