Rare 1930's 101st Observation Sq. Massachusetts National Guard E.M. Collar Disk Set
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Rare 1930's 101st Observation Sq. Massachusetts National Guard E.M. Collar Disk Set

Code: uai10101ema

$115.00

Product Description

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ARTIFACT: Rare 1930's 101st Observation Squadron, Massachusetts National Guard Enlisted Man collar disk set by Amcraft Metal. One disc features a raised collar prop and the other reads: US MASS 101" in raised lettering. During the early 1930's members of the USAAF who were part of the 'Archie Club' established an aviation wing of the Massachusetts National Guard and built its own air base, which later became Logan Airport. It was named after General Edward L. Logan who served in the 26th Guard Division. The 101st also took care of the Spirit of St. Louis when Charles Lindbergh was in the area and they were engaged in air shows, county fairs, and other events throughout New England.
Reference: Massachusetts National Guard

VINTAGE: Circa 1930's

SIZE: Approximately 1" in diameter each

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Gilt brass

ATTACHMENT: Sing post with screwback and stabilizer pins on each.

MARKINGS: "AMCRAFT METAL” on each

ITEM NOTES: This is from a National Guard collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. PAEX3/90 LAAEX7/16

CONDITION: 7+ (Very Fine+): The collar discs show minor to moderate wear, scrapbook remnants on reverse, much of the gilt brass details remain intact, overall very fine condition.

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