Iconic WWI US Air Service Bombing Military Aviator SHIRT Size Wing by Eisenstadt ex-Duncan Campbell
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Iconic WWI US Air Service Bombing Military Aviator SHIRT Size Wing by Eisenstadt ex-Duncan Campbell

Code: afw10022dcc-CON


SOLD!!! No Longer Available!

Product Description

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LONG TRIP ALERT!!!
We are OUT OF THE OFFICE, and UNABLE TO SHIP for the Next FEW WEEKS!!!
We will be OUT OF THE OFFICE Leaving Tuesday 09/13/22 and will be UNABLE TO SHIP for a period of AT LEAST 3 THREE WEEKS!!
Once we leave, on TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 13th, even though our office will have a skeleton staff, we will be UNABLE TO SHIP until our return in EARLY OCTOBER.
We will be HAPPY TO ACCEPT YOUR ORDERS during this time, and will promptly mark any ordered Artifacts as SOLD.
REGULAR SHIPPING will resume when we RETURN to the Office on or about WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5th.
SEE YOU AT THE MAX IN YORK, PA on SEPTEMBER 15TH, 16TH, & 17TH!

Thank you for visiting. We hope you will find some vintage artifacts here on our site to add to your collection.
We look forward to serving your collecting needs, Ron & Kana


ARTIFACT:

Here we have a stunning example of a WWI US Air Service Bombing Military Aviator Wing made in a rarely seen Shirt (or overseas cap, or sweetheart) Size, which was purchased by our consignor directly at the Butterfield & Butterfield Auction of the Duncan Campbell Collection in 2009. 

True to form, as with all of the wings in Duncan's Collection, the obverse of this wing was carefully polished to "bright" condition, as it would have been worn in 1918, and then lacquered to keep that "as new" luster. The back has a lovely gunmetal and rainbow patina from many decades of aging. 

This is just a gorgeous sculpture of a wing. The wings and tail fins of he bomb are profusely hand-chased, while the bomb itself is left so smooth that it looks just like a miniature of an actual aerial bomb!  A true work of art. In the classic Eisenstadt design, but unmarked as there is very little room on the back for any marks with the heavy vaulting of the wings and the connecting bars suspending the central bomb. It is hard to see, but the tip is indeed separately applied, in gold, and the US is also in gold, and the wing itself is in sterling silver, again, with lovely patina on the reverse.

VINTAGE: World War I.

SIZE: Approximately 9/16" in height x 2-3/16" in length.

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Sterling silver, with Bomb Tip and US in gold.

ATTACHMENT: Horizontal pin with drop-in locking catch.

MARKINGS: N/A.

ITEM NOTES: This is from a large collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. CON-RLB-VBJJX09  LCEGEX07/13/22 hldSCJJJX08/22

CONDITION: 9- (Excellent+): This is just a gorgeous sculpture of a wing. A true work of art with lovely patina on the reverse.

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