Beautiful, Extremely Rare (Only 6 Known) WWI USAS Pilot Wing in Sterling & 14K
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Beautiful, Extremely Rare (Only 6 Known) WWI USAS Pilot Wing in Sterling & 14K

Code: afw10000usas


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Product Description

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ARTIFACT: This is a Beautiful, Extremely Rare (Only 6 Known) World War I United States Air Service Pilot Wing in Sterling & 14K. Most likely Made By Robbins.

Back around the late 80's, when I would see Duncan Campbell, the Father of Wing Collecting in the US, and the Author of the first book on the subject, regularly at the Allentown Show, I showed him one of these wings. It was my first WWI wing, and because it was not in his book, I was apprehensive. But the story was good where I found it, so I was hoping for the best. 

Duncan loved it, and I was pleased to have found a wing that he had not seen before. 

Moving ahead over the next 30 years, I have located 6 of these wings total, all in New England. The catch on this particular one, and other design aspects on all 6 (identical save for the open or locking catch) lead me to believe this was produced by Robbins, possibly for a jewelry store, especially since none have been marked beyond the occasional STERLING. 

I always loved the large shield, and the highly convex wings, and the bold, bright very "Military" U.S. at center. 

VINTAGE: Circa World War I.

SIZE: Approximately 3-1/16" x 7/8"

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Sterling & 14K.

ATTACHMENT: Vertical pin with a tongue type C type catch.

MARKINGS: N/A

ITEM NOTES: This is from a United States Army collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. MAJJJV08 LDDIEX09/01/19 SDJJJX10/19

CONDITION: 9+ (-Excellent): This wing has been beautifully preserved, excellent condition.

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