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#178456 11/14/2007 03:05 PM
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HELLO FOLKS, I WOULD LIKE SOME ONE TO LET ME KNOW THE ERA OF THESE WINGS. I THINK 1918 TO 1924, BUT YOU BE THE JURY AND LET ME KNOW.
DETAILS:
-DIE STRUCK VAULTED STYLE
-EXTRA FINE DETAIL IN THE FEATHERING ON WINGS
-NO BERRIES ON THE WINGS
-DROP IN STYLE OF PIN
-APPEARS TO BE GOLDPLATED OR A LOW MIX GOLD CONTENT, BUT NOT SILVER UNDERNEITH
-NOT MARKED STERLING OR HAS NO "MASS" IN THE ATTLEBORO LOGO.
jUST WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF THEY WOULD BELONG IN MY WWI COLLECTION. THESE NAVE WINGS ARE MUCH HARDER TO DATE THAT THE ARMY STYLE WHICH CHANGED DRASTICALLY IN THE YEARS FOLLOWING THE WAR,. HERE ARE 4 PHOTOS, THANKS FOR THE HELP FOLKS. RON

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PHOTO 2

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#178459 11/14/2007 03:07 PM
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#178460 11/14/2007 09:31 PM
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They look more like 1930's era to me. For one thing the earlier late teens 1920's style wing was not cutout around the anchor. The anchor shield was solid with no 'daylight' around the bottom of the anchor. Your wings are the next style normally attributed to mid to late 1930's having this area 'cutout. Many earlier style wings had a tounge rather then roller catch. I'm not sure about the Robbins catch tough. Robbins wings are always desirable and these wings look great with really nice intact gilding! Gilded brass is standard for wings of this period although many sterling wings were also made. I believe it wasnt until WWII and the need to conserve brass for munitions that most wings , unit crests and things were mostly made of sterling. check out this site:
http://www.conradwings.com/


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