Rare 1920s US Air Service Mess Dress / Shirt Size Pilot Wing in Sterling by Blackinton
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Rare 1920s US Air Service Mess Dress / Shirt Size Pilot Wing in Sterling by Blackinton

Code: afw10016b

$975.00




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ARTIFACT:

This is a rare circa 1920's United States Air Service USAS pilot wing in Mess Dress or Shirt Size by Blackinton. The wing is in sterling silver and has a drop-in locking catch. 

We tend to think of wings in this size as being for wear on a pilot's shirt during warmer weather, but when a wing is as early as this and in this size, it's function was more likely for formal evening wear as a less ostentatious version of a full size wing, that would also be worn with a miniature medal bar on a tuxedo like uniform.

VINTAGE: 1920's.

SIZE: Approximately 9/16" in height by 2" in length.

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Sterling silver.

ATTACHMENT: Horizontal pin with drop-in locking catch.

MARKINGS: STERLING BY BLACKINTON

ITEM NOTES: This is from a United States Army collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. MFDX13 LBGEX8/13 SLIGEX08/18/22

CONDITION:  7+ (Very Fine+): The wing shows some light to medium wear and tarnish.

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