Beautiful, Early WWII Flying Tigers Small Size Tiger Pin by Whitehead & Hoag
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Beautiful, Early WWII Flying Tigers Small Size Tiger Pin by Whitehead & Hoag

Code: avga20004ftp-CON

$5,575.00

Product Description

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OUT OF OFFICE: September 15 through September 22 2019.

Thank you for visiting. We hope you will find some vintage artifact of interest here, but please be advised that we are currently out of the office, at the legendary MAX Show (Last one in Pittsburgh!) returning on Monday September 23rd, and we will not be able to ship until then. Feel free to place an order, or email us to place an artifact ON HOLD, but, again, we will not be able to ship until 9/23/19.
Thank you, Ron & Kana

ARTIFACT: Beautiful, early WWII American Volunteer Group (A.V.G.) Flying Tigers small size Tiger Pin in gold-fill on silver by Whitehead & Hoag. The pin shows a winged tiger in flight in the crook of a blue "V". The Tiger Pin is an extremely rare and highly desirable piece for any WWII aviation collection and this is an exquisite example in excellent condition with beautiful patina.

The original Flying Tigers numbered just over 300 personnel, and were in China for a brief period, seeing combat for only 7 months in late 1941 and the first half of 1942 before the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Squadrons were absorbed by the US Army Air Forces' China Air Task Force to create the 74th, 75th, and 76th Fighter Squadrons of the 23rd Fighter Group along with the 16th Fighter Squadron.

VINTAGE: Circa early WWII

SIZE: Approximately 3/4" x 1".

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: 10K gold-fill on silver, enamel

ATTACHMENT: Diagonal pin with drop in locking swivel catch

MARKINGS: "1/20 10KT GOLD FILLED", maker's mark: a stylized WH for Whitehead & Hoag of Newark, NJ.

ITEM NOTES: This is from an A.V.G. Flying Tigers collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. 1st:CON-PJC-20-16 LEDGEX6/16 SEJJJX7/16 2nd: CON-JEB-20-18 LEEGEX11/18

CONDITION: 7+ (Very Fine+): The collar insignia show moderate wear and tarnish, overall very fine conditon.

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