Extremely Rare AVG 'Peacock' Pin with Attribution to Pilot Tex Hill

Extremely Rare AVG 'Peacock' Pin with Attribution to Pilot Tex Hill

Code: z99omch90026

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Product Description


ARTIFACT: This is an extremely rare American Volunteer Group (AVG, Flying Tigers) so-called 'Peacock' pin with verbal attribution to Pilot and Squadron Leader David Lee 'Tex' Hill (full provenance will be provided to purchaser). The name 'Peacock' pin is actually a misnomer, as the pin shows two eagles perched on a single arrow with their wings wrapped around each other, signifying camaraderie and cooperation. This badge was made SPECIFICALLY for the American Volunteer Group and states so in Chinese on the reverse. These badges were serial numbered and hande out one-to-an-AVG member, making them much more rare than the 'Tiger in the V' pin of US manufacture. This is the OFFICIAL Chinese Air Force Badge for being a member of the Flying Tigers.

VINTAGE: Circa World War II.

SIZE: 1-3/16" diameter.

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Plated brass with red, white and blue enamel.

ATTACHMENT: Horizontal pin with safety-style catch.

MARKINGS: 186 and Chinese characters.

ITEM NOTES: This is from an American Volunteer Group collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. LHEJJX3/10 SGJJJX5/10

CONDITION: 8 (Excellent-): Enamel is excellent but there is moderate wear to the light silver plating this pin had originally, visible now only on the reverse.

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