Rare WWII USN Shirt Size Pilot Wing by JOSIAH ODENCE

Rare WWII USN Shirt Size Pilot Wing by JOSIAH ODENCE

Code: usnw20008


Product Description


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ARTIFACT: This is a rare World War II United States Navy pilot wing in a shirt size by Josiah Odence. The wing is in gilt sterling silver has very nice detailing. A USN shirt size Pilot wing of the WWII period by this maker is actually more scarce than the full size USN Pilot wing. For many years the maker mark on this wing was erroneously believed to be that of the J. F. O'Brien company of Madison, NJ, but the mark was finally positively ID'd as that of the JOSIAH ODENCE company in early 2017.

VINTAGE: Circa World War II.

SIZE: Approximately 11/16" in height by 2-1/16" in width.

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Gilt sterling silver.

ATTACHMENT: Horizontal pin with come-under swivel locking catch.

MARKINGS: Josiah Odence maker mark, STERLING + 1/20 10K.

ITEM NOTES: This is from a United States Navy collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VABEX12 LCIEX10/12

CONDITION: 8- (Very Fine-Excellent): The wing has some very small areas of light wear and minor tarnish.

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