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Various unknown possibly Imperial stuff

Article about: Hi guys, can any of you identify these bits and pieces of things? I only have vague ideas of what they are since Imperial Germany isn't really my field. The wings are certainly American but

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    Default Various unknown possibly Imperial stuff

    Hi guys, can any of you identify these bits and pieces of things? I only have vague ideas of what they are since Imperial Germany isn't really my field.

    The wings are certainly American but I don't know what they are for exactly.
    The Salzburg patch is most likely post WWI.
    Is the 25-year service medal WWI issue?
    I'm pretty sure that ribbon has something to do with Bavaria.
    I have no idea about the rest.

    Thanks for all your help,
    Mo
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    The WW2 US wings are for a bomb aimer.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    The badge with the crown-sword-and-scroll device and the ribbon is indeed Bavarian; it is from a veterans association from the town of Neumarkt-St. Veit by the river Rott in Upper Bavaria.

    The oval medal with the helmet design on the obverse and the text "FÜR 25 JÄHRIGE DIENSTZEIT" is also Bavarian; it's the Feuerwehr-Ehrenzeichen für 25jährige Dienstzeit (Fire Brigade Decoration for 25 Years of Service).
    See: BAVARIA. Fire Brigade Decoration for 25 years

    The cross with the crown and swords seen in the first and third picture is, again, Bavarian: This one is the Militär-Verdienstkreuz III. Klasse mit Krone und Schwertern (Cross of Military Merit, 3rd Class with Crown and Swords)
    See: BAVARIA. Military Merit Cross, III class with Crown and Swords, on combatant

    The U.S. aviation wings are actually not for bombardiers; this is the Aerial Gunner Badge authorized in 1943.
    See: United States Army Air Force - Aerial Gunner
    (The Bombardier wings were similiar: United States Army Air Force - Bombardier )

    The Salzburg badge looks post-war; no idea on its actual use.

    Sorry; don't know anything about the other three items.

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    Sorry my mistake ! You are of course correct.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Wow, thanks for all of the info guys.

    I'm not usually one to ask about values, but I am helping out the owner with identifying a massive collection that she is looking to sell. These are the pieces I could not identify. Do you know how much each one is approximately worth?

    Thanks,
    Mo

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    The Aerial Gunner wings were made from 'Orber Co.' dies.
    These were then sold or shared with other manufacturers,
    and the 'Orber' name obliterated...........

    They average $100 to $150.
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    The Bavarian Feuerwehr 25-year Service medal and the BavMVK3XmKr are not uncommon medals and go for about $60-$75 each,.

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