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Looking for some opinions on this paratrooper wing badge.

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    Hella all!

    I just picked this up, and even though I am not very familiar with the style of wings issued during WWII i figured the price was low enough to take a chance. I am hoping to get some opinion on what era these wings are from. They is no makers mark and it is only marked sterling right under the pin back in the middle. The wings seem more detailed than original WWII pieces that I've seen. Possibly unissued? They have me stumped. Any opinions would be great!

    -Doug
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    Just a little bump. Thanks guys!

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    Not too sure on these they look like they miht have been polished more recently, but i think the clasp and sterling marks are a good signfor WWII era. I am not 100% on the authenticity on these since most i have seen have a flat back, yours could just be a variation. I am sure Walkwolf (steve) would know.

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    Thats what confused me about them. I noticed things that appeared to be WWII but then I noticed differences that made me question that idea. Thanks for the help!

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    Looks like a good WWII wing. I like the catch and the bends in the pin.
    It also appears to have been die stamped. There were many makers
    of insignia, and companies used their own designs or copied
    others - this one is a 'generic' type with no
    maker's hallmark.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Awesome! That is great news! Thank you for the reply Walkwolf, it is very much appreciated. These are my first set of wings so I am happy to have them

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    Quote by Walkwolf View Post
    Looks like a good WWII wing. I like the catch and the bends in the pin.
    It also appears to have been die stamped. There were many makers
    of insignia, and companies used their own designs or copied
    others - this one is a 'generic' type with no
    maker's hallmark.........
    This guy know his wings I am beginning to think he drinks too much red bull
    sorry for the bad pun

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    Been cleaned of it's patina, but I like the look of it. There are lots
    of cast fakes around these days too, so be careful if you
    decide to collect a bunch.........!
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Ben, if knowledge on WWII paratrooper wings came from drinking red bull I'd be drinking multiple a day!

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    This looks good to me also.
    chris

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