Rare AVG Flying Tigers Flight Leader Charlie Mott's 1950s USN Pilot Wings and Photos
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Rare AVG Flying Tigers Flight Leader Charlie Mott's 1950s USN Pilot Wings and Photos

Code: omch50001

$1,100.00

Product Description

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We are IN THE OFFICE from February 24 through March 13 2020, but will have LIMITED SHIPPING ABILITIES during that time.

Thank you for visiting. We hope you will find some vintage artifacts of interest here, but please be advised that we will have LIMITED SHIPPING ABILITIES in the coming weeks: We ARE in THE OFFICE from Monday 24 February through Friday 13 March, BETWEEN attending this year's SHOW OF SHOWS in Louisville, KY, and the BALTIMORE ANTIQUE ARMS SHOW in Timonium, MD, BUT we will have LIMITED SHIPPING ABILITIES during this period, as SOME of our Merchandise is Currently in Lock-Down in Louisville. If you place an order we will alert you IMMEDIATELY if there will be a DELAY in SHIPPING. We will be returning to the office on Monday 30 March and will RESUME Normal SHIPPING at that time.
Thank you, Ron & Kana

ARTIFACT:

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This is a rare, early to mid - 1950s USN wings and photo grouping of American Volunteer Group (AVG / Flying Tigers) 2nd Squadron Flight leader, Commander Charles D. Mott. 

The grouping includes a nice 4 x 6 Studio portrait fo Commander Mott in uniform, and a rare civilian photo in 2-3/8" x 2-3/8" for use in an ESCAPE & EVASION scenario! 

There are also 3 USN pilot wings in the grouping: a beautiful bullion wing, a nice Meyer made metal wing, and a lovely GF lapel or cap wing. The metal wing could easily date to the Korean War period. 

The grouping also includes a period newspaper article about Commander Mott, using the same image as the photo included in the group, and  2 hand-written notes in Commander Mott's and listing names and code numbers.

A nice half-Riker mount sized grouping of artifacts of an AVG Pilot! 

VINTAGE: Circa early to mid-1950s.

SIZE: Various sizes, including a full size 2-3/4" USN wing.

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Everything is made of expected materials: wings are gold-plated brass and felt with bullion.

ATTACHMENT: Wings have clutch-back catches.

MARKINGS: 1/20th 10K on small wing, N.S. MEYER INC. NEW YORK with maker's mark on larger wing.

ITEM NOTES: This is from an AVG collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VEJJX06 LAAJJX SAJJJX3/10 SL: CON-EDK-25-19 SLACIEX04/19 TLAAJJX06/09/19

CONDITION: 8 (Excellent-): Items are in various conditions, but overall are in excellent shape.

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