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Article about: Hello can anyone identify this U.S badge it was amoungst my grandfathers R.A.A.F items. Im leaning towards it being a sweethearts badge he picked up. the makers name on the back is K C LUKE

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    Hello
    can anyone identify this U.S badge it was amoungst my grandfathers R.A.A.F items. Im leaning towards it being a sweethearts badge he picked up.
    the makers name on the back is K C LUKE
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    Looks like a sweetheart item to me. Rich A. in Pa.
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    The central/metal part looks very like a General Staff Corps collar dog.

    Mounted on a plexiglas "wing" to make a sweetheart pin?

    Never seen anything like it before.

    Cheers,

    Pat

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    Just checked a pair of General Staff Corps collar dogs to see if I could find a maker.

    No.

    Just marked "STERLING".

    Pat

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    I have seen similar stuff made like this before. I have been told that it is POW artwork. The perspex was supposedly from downed aircraft canopies and the metal was scavanged from anything available, like buttons of other insignia.
    Tom
    Below two similar POW items I used to have.
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    That gives me some idea, my grandfather was in new guinea and has another item made of aluminium from a japanese zero.
    so its probable the perspex is from an aircraft
    thanks for your replies
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    hey folks i stumbled across this today for sale on ebay it sheds a lot of light on the item i have
    k c luke looks like a manufacturer of u.s miltary badges etc from melbourne
    u.s gear must have been popular for sweethearts
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