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Identifying large pin (R.A.A.F / R.A.F)

Article about: Hey guys, If anyone is able to help me with an I.D on this pin.. Very impressive in person but I don't have the slightest clue what it actually is! Any help is appreciated! Thanks guys! Josh

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    Default Identifying large pin (R.A.A.F / R.A.F)

    Hey guys,

    If anyone is able to help me with an I.D on this pin.. Very impressive in person but I don't have the slightest clue what it actually is!

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    Any help is appreciated! Thanks guys!

    Josh

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    Default Re: Identifying large pin (R.A.A.F / R.A.F)

    Kings Crown-indicates pre 1953 manufacture but could be made later if its supposed to represent an earlier period-probably unofficial as no lettering or motto legend on or near the eagle but thats really just a guess.

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    Default Re: Identifying large pin (R.A.A.F / R.A.F)

    You asked me in the WWI badge post if I had any idea on this.

    I don't know for sure, but if you want a guess... it looks to me as if it's been made up from the metal parts of an officer's cap badge and mounted on a pin. The soldering on the back looks way too crude for a professional job.

    As to why, I would go with a ladies hat pin, perhaps for a wife or gf of an RAAF pilot, or something like that. It's too large for a man's tie or lapel pin I think.

    Anyway, those are my thoughts...

    Rob

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    Default Re: Identifying large pin (R.A.A.F / R.A.F)

    I have to agree with Rob.

    It is not official, and looks like sweetheart piece made of parts
    that are crudely lead soldered instead of using silver solder,
    which is what a jeweller would do.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Default Re: Identifying large pin (R.A.A.F / R.A.F)

    Interesting! Thanks for the input gentlemen.. Found it at the bottom of a drawer in my house! It's been there for years!

    Josh

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