Extremely Rare WWII CNAC (Chinese National Aviation Corp) Pilot Wing Variation Made in India
Processing...

Extremely Rare WWII CNAC (Chinese National Aviation Corp) Pilot Wing Variation Made in India

Code: z99avga90002cn


SOLD!!! No Longer Available!

Product Description

•••••

Greetings from The FLYING TIGER Antiques & Vintage Historical Artifacts!!!
I am IN THE OFFICE and SHIPPING for the Foreseeable Future.

PLEASE NOTE: Kanae has been Out of the Office since Early April, but will return to resume LISTING NEW ARTIFACTS on June 4th!
Thank you for visiting. We hope you will find some vintage artifacts to add to your collection here, NOW is an EXCELLENT TIME TO BUY, as we are IN THE OFFICE and ABLE TO SHIP, for the Foreseeable Future.
If funding your order from a Bank of America Account, or another bank that offers ZELLE, ASK ABOUT OUR ZELLE DISCOUNT!
If funding with a Credit Card, we prefer you DO NOT USE the PAYPAL option: click past the first page of your order,
ignoring the PayPal buttons on top, and on the SHIPPING Page, Choose the CREDIT CARD Option in the PAYMENT-PLEASE CHOOSE Section.
Happy Collecting, Ron & Kanae

ARTIFACT: This is an extremely rare World War II CNAC (Chinese National Aviation Corporation) pilot wing variation made in India. CNAC was an airline co-owned equally by Pan Am Airlines and the Chinese government. CNAC ran many missions for the The Chinese Air Force's American Volunteer Group (AKA The Flying Tigers) during the war, and many AVG members became CNAC employees after the AVG disbanded. The wing is beautifully made in solid silver with blue and red enameled details. The Chinese characters on the shield at the wing's center stand for the company's name. This is only the second of these wings I have seen made by this Calcutta maker: Phelps & Co., Ltd., 21 Old Court House Street. The wing has a unique Deco flair to the wing and the CNAC lettering. The enamel is perfect. It was listed as a Tailor & Haberdasher in "The Calcutta Key", a publication for US troops in the city in 1945.

VINTAGE: Circa World War II.

SIZE: Approximately 13/16" in height and 2-15/16" in width.

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Enameled silver.

ATTACHMENT: Horizontal pin with come-under locking swivel catch.

MARKINGS: PHELPS & CO. SILVER.

ITEM NOTES: This is from a WWII AVG wing collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. KABJJM14 LCGEJX7/14 SCGEJX8/14

CONDITION: 8 (Excellent-): The wing has little wear; enamel is perfect.

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