Nice Salty WWII USAAF/USN Miniature Escape Compass
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Nice Salty WWII USAAF/USN Miniature Escape Compass

Code: afpg30019sec

$115.00

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ARTIFACT: Nice, salty WWII United States Army Air Forces or United States Navy Escape and Evasion Miniature Compass. These secret 'North Seeking' magnetic compasses were issued to USAAF/USN, allies, paratroopers, etc. This is a classic design featuring a square plate with two dots of radium paint and a red tip indicating North. The most well-known versions of these secret compasses were hidden within the brass uniform buttons.

VINTAGE: Circa WWII

SIZE: Approximately 9/16" in diameter

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Brass, magnet, celluloid

ATTACHMENT: N/A

MARKINGS: None.

ITEM NOTES: This is from a USAAF/USN collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months.2@VAX16  LAAEX12/16

CONDITION: 6+ (Fine—Very Fine): The compass shows moderate to heavy wear, overall fine condition.

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