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    I was out metal detecting this past saturday and dug up this set of pilot wings,and was trying to find the year and the maker all they say or that i can make out is sterling. any help would be greatly appreciated thank you..



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    Hi and welcome to the Forum. These are a set of 2'' 'Sweetheart' or shirt size
    Pilot wings. I believe they are from the WWII era. Can't tell you the maker
    though. Many companies and jewellers were busy making insignia
    during the war. Nice find.........!
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    thank you very much.

    I know from the area iv been detecting there old, iv dug everything from silver and copper spoons to 1910 wheat pennies found some old silver quarters
    and my brother dug up a bronze Pratt and whitney decal that dated back to WW II

    would the wings be more of a decorative item, or might they have some sort of value ?


    Thanks again for your help

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    Some were sent or given to wives, mothers and girlfriends, while others
    were worn by pilots on the shirt. As a ground find, and scuffed up
    as they are, they are likely worth around $20-$30.
    Regards,


    Steve.

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