Gorgeous Iconic WWI US Air Service Bombing Military Aviator Wing by Eisenstadt with Sweeney Mark
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Gorgeous Iconic WWI US Air Service Bombing Military Aviator Wing by Eisenstadt with Sweeney Mark

Code: afw10022mba-CON


SOLD!!! No Longer Available!

Product Description

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ARTIFACT:

What we have here is a fabulous example of the Iconic WWI US Air Service Bombing Military Aviator Wing. This wing was produced by the Eisenstadt Manufacturing Company of St. Louis Missouri for the J.J. (John Jasper) Sweeney Jewelry Company in Houston Texas. Instead of having the classic "E on the Square" Eisenstadt Maker Mark, The wing was marked at the factory with the JJ Sweeney "S in a Shield" Mark, since it was to be sold by that company. Sweeney also sold wings made for them by the Dunham Jewelry Manufacturing Company of San Antonio, Texas.

This Eisenstadt Made wing shows up more often with either the Eisenstadt Maker Mark, or no markings at all, more often than it shows up with the Sweeney mark, so this is an even more rare example of an already quite rare wing.  

And this wing is in nearly perfect condition. This elegant, delicate, and LONG wing is notorious for being found with the tip of the right (as viewed) wing tweaked, from having been caught on a uniform sleeve, but this wing only has the slightest evidence of maybe having been SLIGHTLY tweaked once. Other than that, it is in a state of near perfect preservation, with some tiny remnants of silver polish here and there, and an overall gray-to-gunmetal patina on the obverse.

Although hard to see in the images, the wing has the 14K gold bomb tip and the US is also in gold.

This was a short-lived, later-war wing, but some Bombing Military Aviators did make it overseas and saw combat with the 96th Aero Squadron.

It would be hard to improve on this wing. 

VINTAGE: World War I.

SIZE: Approximately 15/16" in height x 3-3/4" in width.

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Sterling silver, with 14K gold bomb tip and the US is also in gold.

ATTACHMENT: Horizontal pin with drop-in locking catch.

MARKINGS: STERLING and S (Maker Mark)

ITEM NOTES: This is from a large collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. CON-RLB-VCGFAX12/12-22 LFGIEX07/14/22 SFEJJX07/15/22

CONDITION: 9 (Excellent): This wing is in near perfect preservation, with some tiny remnants of silver polish here and there, and an overall gray-to-gunmetal patina on the obverse. It would be hard to improve on this wing.

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