Very Rare AVG-Type Chinese Numbered Pilot's Wing
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Very Rare AVG-Type Chinese Numbered Pilot's Wing

Code: z99omch90024


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Product Description

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We are Currently OUT OF THE OFFICE through May 31 2020, and will be UNABLE TO SHIP 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 be UNABLE TO SHIP over the next few days: We ARE Currently OUT OF THE OFFICE through Sunday 31 May, and we will be UNABLE TO SHIP during this period. We will be returning to the office on Monday 1 June and we will RESUME Normal SHIPPING at that time.
Thank you, Ron & Kana

ARTIFACT: This is a very rare American Volunteer Group (AVG)-type Chinese pilot wing with a number (1946) in the vicinity of the Flying Tigers issuance, which is generally accepted as under the issue number of 2000. These early style issue Chinese wings were made in 3 separate pieces braised together, with the central Chinese sun in a blue and white enamel as a 4th piece held in by crimped edges. These are a delicate wing prone to breakage and to find one in this number range and in this condition is extremely difficult.

VINTAGE: Circa World War II.

SIZE: 3/4" height and 2-3/4" width.

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Gold-plated brass with blue and white enamel.

ATTACHMENT: Horizontal safety pin with true safety-pin type catch.

MARKINGS: The wing is serial/issue numbered on the reverse: 1946.

ITEM NOTES: This is from a American Volunteer Group collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. LEEJJX3/10 SCJJJX5/10

CONDITION: 7+ (Very Fine+): Wing shows some light wear and small areas of discoloration.

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