GREETINGS from The FLYING TIGER Antiques & Vintage Historical Artifacts!!!
As of today, Thursday, 23 March, Kanae is IN THE OFFICE,
I will be joining her shortly, by Monday 27 March.
What does that mean? Well, there MAY be a delay in shipping,
especially of Military Artifacts, and some Police & Fire Badges
As many of those pieces on the site were with me on the trip to Louisville & Baltimore!
So, hang tight for a few more days, as there may be a delay until 3/27 to get your order shipped if the ordered artifact is with me on the road!!
Meanwhile, Kanae will be LISTING NEW ARTIFACTS DAILY,
And shipping what she can, through the foreseeable future!
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Happy Collecting, Ron & Kanae
Amazing WWII circa 1943 United States Navy VP-12 aviator ring in sterling silver named to original owner. The squadron name "e;Black Cat"e; came from the paint scheme and squadron's bombing operations in the black of night - Commander Clarence Taff had the VP-12 Catalinas painted matte-black and along with other "e;Black Cat"e; squadrons, made night raids on enemy airfields. The center depicts the squadron insignia, a prancing Panther, with VP-12 above in nice raised detail and surrounding it reads: "BLACK CAT COMMAND GUADALCANAL". Each side of the ring features a nicely embellished eagle clutching arrows and fascia in its talons and is named on the inside to: "H.E. KNIGHT" possibly a pilot, or Air Crew Member. Hard to imagine a more cool USN Aviation Ring from WWII!
Approximately size 10; 15/16" x 7/8"
MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION:
"STERLING", "H.E. KNIGHT"
This is from a USN ring collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VAJJX14 LGGEX12/16 SGGEX4/17
8+ (Excellent): The ring shows minor wear, overall excellent condition.
GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.