ONE Near Mint WWII British Paratrooper Badge From a UNCUT BUNDLE from a US Army OSS Captain's Estate
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ONE Near Mint WWII British Paratrooper Badge From a UNCUT BUNDLE from a US Army OSS Captain's Estate

Code: emi20001bpl

$185.00


Product Description

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ARTIFACT: This offering is for ONE, original, near mint, unused, WWII British Army Paratrooper Badge / Wing, from an uncut bundle of 12, which came from a United States Army OSS ( Office of Strategic Services ) Captain's estate. 

We've had these for almost 20 years with no takers on the uncut bundle, and many requests for an individual badge, so they are coming apart now. The images of the bundle together are for reference, to show where they came from. 

The British Paratroopers saw equal success and loss during the war and were instrumental during many major operations. 
Immediately following the end of WWII, the 1st Allied Airborne was tasked with disarming the still strong, German occupation army and supervising their surrender during Operation Norway in 1945.

We have a total of 3 of these wings available in this condition. You will receive the one pictured, or one nearly identical. 

VINTAGE: Circa WWII.

SIZE: Approximately 3-5/16" in length x 1-5/16" in height.

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Embroidered wool felt, cotton/silk thread, glue backing.

ATTACHMENT: To be sewn on.

MARKINGS: None.

ITEM NOTES: This is from an OSS Captain's estate collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. We had Four, NOW ONE of these wings available in this condition. You will receive the one pictured, or one nearly identical. 1PAJX02 LBDJJX2/15 SLBJJJX5/16 3LPVAX02(4) LAHEX04/20 S(1)VAHEX04/20 S(1)VAHEX09/20 S(VAFJX11/20)

CONDITION: 9+ (Near Mint-): Badges are nearly mint, uncut showing only tiny moth nips. These are the desirable "glue back" type, though some of the glue seems to have been nipped by silverfish.

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