Rare WWII Full Size American Volunteer Group Flying Tiger Badge and 5 Candid Photos of 1st Squadron
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Rare WWII Full Size American Volunteer Group Flying Tiger Badge and 5 Candid Photos of 1st Squadron

Code: avga20020ftg


SOLD!!! No Longer Available!

Product Description

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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 a Rare WWII Full Size American Volunteer Group Flying Tiger Badge and 5 Candid Photos of 1st Squadron Crew Chief George F. Curran. This is a nice example of the full size AVG badge by Whitehead & Hoag of Newark, NJ. The one photo in particular is quite cool: the close-up of the Squadron Insignia painted on an aircraft, apparently form when it was first chosen for the squadron. 

VINTAGE: Circa WWII.

SIZE: Approximately Photos are 3-3/8 x 2-3/8 Pin is 1-15/16 in length by approx. 1-1/8 in height.

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Pin: Gold-plated brass with multi-colored enamel. Photo: Paper, ink

ATTACHMENT: Horizontal pin with drop-in locking swivel catch.

MARKINGS: "W&H CO"

ITEM NOTES: This is from an A.V.G. Flying Tigers collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VCEJJX05/19 LHGIEX02/20 SVHJJJX02/20

CONDITION:  7+ (Very Fine+): The collar insignia show moderate wear and tarnish, overall very fine conditon.

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