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WW1 or WW2 pilot wing badges? Age? Genuine? Help needed. 3 of 20+ pieces shown.

Article about: Badge with shield and star is about 4" by 1 3/8." Purchased in a large lot of similar pieces at a coin auction. Any input greatly appreciated. Trying to find ANY information on the

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    Default WW1 or WW2 pilot wing badges? Age? Genuine? Help needed. 3 of 20+ pieces shown.

    Badge with shield and star is about 4" by 1 3/8." Purchased in a large lot of similar pieces at a coin auction. Any input greatly appreciated. Trying to find ANY information on these items.
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture WW1 or WW2 pilot wing badges?  Age?  Genuine?  Help needed.  3 of 20+ pieces shown.   WW1 or WW2 pilot wing badges?  Age?  Genuine?  Help needed.  3 of 20+ pieces shown.  

    WW1 or WW2 pilot wing badges?  Age?  Genuine?  Help needed.  3 of 20+ pieces shown.   WW1 or WW2 pilot wing badges?  Age?  Genuine?  Help needed.  3 of 20+ pieces shown.  

    WW1 or WW2 pilot wing badges?  Age?  Genuine?  Help needed.  3 of 20+ pieces shown.   WW1 or WW2 pilot wing badges?  Age?  Genuine?  Help needed.  3 of 20+ pieces shown.  


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    They appear to be US WW I wings.
    The metal ones have been faked for years.
    You might go over to the US Military Forum for some expert opinions.

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    They are Meant to be WWI era, but, unfortunately, I believe that all 3 pieces are fairly modern fakes. They have been making these types in quantity for some good many years now. The Balloon Pilot, for example, would be Considerable money, as they are as rare as frog's teeth. Joe Walters from House of Swords and Militaria used to sell whole pages of these things just about every catalog that he'd put out. Fooled alot of collectors until people finally caught on.
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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