Rare Early 1920s 102nd Observation Squadron Badge in Sterling by Dieges & Clust
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Rare Early 1920s 102nd Observation Squadron Badge in Sterling by Dieges & Clust

Code: afi10102os


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Product Description

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ARTIFACT: This is a rare, sterling silver badge for the United States Army Air Forces 102nd Observation Squadron by Dieges & Clust. This is the first type construction for this badge, with a horizontal pin and an open "e;tongue-type" C catch. On the 2nd type constructed badge, the pin sits diagonally on the reverse of the badge and the catch is a drop-in type locking catch. The badge shows a winged rattlesnake about to strike and reads 102.

VINTAGE: Circa early 1920s.

SIZE: About 7/8" height and 2" width.

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Sterling silver.

ATTACHMENT: Horizontal pin and an open "e;tongue-type" C catch.

MARKINGS: STERLING D&C with maker's mark.

ITEM NOTES: This is from a United States Army Air Forces collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VEJJX06 LAAEJX 4/10

CONDITION: 8 (Excellent-): The badge has light wear and tarnish.

GUARANTEE: As with all my items, this piece is guaranteed original.