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This is a rare World War II United States Army Air Forces navigator instructor wing by Balfour. This wing was obviously a regular Balfour-produced WWII Navigator wing that a Navigator Instructor painted gold to wear while instructing. It has a nice mellow patina and obvious correct wear on back, at the bottom edge and tips, and the pin is completely devoid of paint.
I have no doubt that this wing was modified for and worn by a Navigator Instructor, but since the modification is only a layer of paint, easily dissolved by some paint remover, I am just pricing the wing at the same I would price a standard Navigator wing by this manufacturer.
Circa World War II.
Approximately 11/16" in height and 3" in width.
MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION:
Sterling silver, painted gold.
Horizontal pin with come-under locking swivel catch.
LGB (Balfour maker mark) STERLING.
This is from a WWII United States Army Air Forces wing collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. MGEX13 LBGEX12/13
7+ (Very Fine+): The wing has light wear and has been painted.
GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.