Rare WWII USAAF 23rd Fighter Group DI Type 23-A-5. Smaller Size with Dark Background
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Rare WWII USAAF 23rd Fighter Group DI Type 23-A-5. Smaller Size with Dark Background

Code: afi20097bdb-CON

$875.00

Product Description

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OUT OF OFFICE: September 15 through September 22 2019.

Thank you for visiting. We hope you will find some vintage artifact of interest here, but please be advised that we are currently out of the office, at the legendary MAX Show (Last one in Pittsburgh!) returning on Monday September 23rd, and we will not be able to ship until then. Feel free to place an order, or email us to place an artifact ON HOLD, but, again, we will not be able to ship until 9/23/19.
Thank you, Ron & Kana

ARTIFACT: Rare WWII United States Army Air Forces 23rd Fighter Group Distinctive Insignia (DI) Type 23-A-5. The smaller size DI shows the Group's emblem, a winged tiger with a lightning bolt behind it and a darker blue background – this example is almost purple! Great variation in this type.

VINTAGE: Circa WWII

SIZE: Approximately 15/16" x 1-1/16"

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Enameled silver

ATTACHMENT: Hinged, safety style pin

MARKINGS: None.

ITEM NOTES: This is from a USAAF collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. CON-EDK-25-16 LHGEX8/16

CONDITION: 7+ (Very Fine+): The DI shows mild to moderate wear, a small pin-hole 'blemish' in the top corner appears to have occurred during manufacture, three small sections of enamel in the tail are lost (does not detract), overall very fine condition.

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