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Extremely rare circa 1926-27 Aero Corporation of California lapel pin. Aero Corp. was the first company to fly air transport between L.A. and Phoenix. Predecessor and parent company of Standard Air Lines. From washing dishes to selling newspapers, a $5.00 plane ride was all it took for one of the founders Jack Frye to devote his life to aviation. Lee Willey learned to fly in California in 1924 and Paul Richter had his start as a stunt pilot in Hollywood. In 1926 Aero Corp was founded by Lee Wiley, Paul Richter, and Jack Frye (jack-frye.blogspot.com). The lapel pin is sterling, the center plate of the wing reads: "ACC" in blue enamel. The company's slogan was, "Guaranteed to solo for $250." Willey was the chief instructor with five assistant pilots.
The lapel pin came with a beautiful, large pilot wing (See Link Below).
Approximately 5/8" x 3/16"
MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION:
Sterling and enamel.
Single screw post with disk backing.
"STERLING" on pin, "G.F. BACK" on disk backing.
This is from an airlines collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VEJX11/92 CON-RLB-VEJX15 LFGEX1/15
8+ (Excellent): Lapel pin shows minor wear, nearly all of the enamel details remain intact. Overall handsome patina.
GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.