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Old 07-08-2019, 08:04 PM
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Hello Everyone!
I found these wings at a closed golf course this weekend.
They are marked sterling and have four letters in a semi-circle above the sterling mark that i cannot make out.
From my research it appears to be be post WW2.
Air force apposed to be army air corps.
There has to be an expert on this site that can identify these wings.
Thanks for your help.
Tom
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Old 07-08-2019, 08:14 PM
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Can you please post a close-up of the hallmark?

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Old 07-08-2019, 08:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Seawolf View post
Can you please post a close-up of the hallmark?

Thank you.
I cant see it.
"A M C O" is the best i can make out.
Tom
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Old 07-08-2019, 09:08 PM
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Ah, perfect Tom.

Likely wings made by AMICO.

I canít tell from the pics if they were pin-back or clutch-back, which would help date them.

Beautiful wings.

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I cant see it.
"A M C O" is the best i can make out.
Tom
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Old 07-08-2019, 09:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Seawolf View post
Ah, perfect Tom.

Likely wings made by AMICO.

I canít tell from the pics if they were pin-back or clutch-back, which would help date them.

Beautiful wings.
Thanks for the info.
WW2?
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Old 07-08-2019, 09:16 PM
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Originally Posted by kidlester View post
... WW2?
I'm pretty sure : Yes. Because, if I'm not mistaken, WWII was the last time they made military award metals out of silver. By the Vietnam era, the Govt. was so cheap , that the awards were in Brass/copper. Doh!

Maybe Korean era was still done in silver medals ?
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Old 07-08-2019, 09:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Tom_in_CA View post
I'm pretty sure : Yes. Because, if I'm not mistaken, WWII was the last time they made military award metals out of silver. By the Vietnam era, the Govt. was so cheap , that the awards were in Brass/copper. Doh!

Maybe Korean era was still done in silver medals ?
Thanks for your help!
Tom
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Old 07-08-2019, 09:48 PM
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You are most welcome Tom.

Sterling wings were made well into the 1950s, but these are definitely WWII manufacture.

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Thanks for the info.
WW2?
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Old 07-09-2019, 08:47 AM
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Awesome find! I don't know the details, but there's a thread for posting military wings here: http://metaldetectingforum.com/showt...ighlight=wings
You should post yours there too. There are others there like yours. Maybe some info too.
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