Extremely Rare Goodyear Airship Pilot Hat Badge in Sterling by Whitehead & Hoag

Extremely Rare Goodyear Airship Pilot Hat Badge in Sterling by Whitehead & Hoag

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Product Description


We will be OUT OF THE OFFICE from February 10 through February 23 2020.

Thank you for visiting. We hope you will find some vintage artifacts of interest here, but please be advised that we are OUT OF THE OFFICE from Monday February 10th through Sunday February 23rd, and we will be UNABLE TO SHIP during that period. During this time we will be traveling to, and displaying at, the 2020 SHOW OF SHOWS. We will be returning to the office on Monday 24 February and will RESUME SHIPPING at that time.
Thank you, Ron & Kana

ARTIFACT: This is an extremely rare Goodyear airship pilot hat badge in sterling silver made by Whitehead & Hoag. The badge is a pair of spread wings with a diamond-shaped lozenge at center displaying a blue and yellow flag.

It is possible that this wartime-produced hat badge was worn by Goodyear Pilot's in the capacity of training US Navy Airship / Blimp pilots. 

VINTAGE: Circa 1930's -early 1940's.

SIZE: 2" height and 2" width.

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Gilt sterling with blue and yellow enamel.

ATTACHMENT: Two screw posts with disc backings.

MARKINGS: STERLING with Circled WH Whitehead & Hoag maker's mark.

ITEM NOTES: This is from a Civil Aviation & Airship collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. 1@CON-RLB-MDJX05/94 1@TRGEX94 LBBJJX 4/10

CONDITION: 8 (Excellent-): Badge shows light wear and has a handsome tarnish.

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