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ww1 us navy flyers wings?

Article about: Are they real? What exactly are they?. They were found with a very old sterling wishbone pin

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    Are they real? What exactly are they?. They were found with a very old sterling wishbone pin
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    added pictures.

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    These are real, the catch is very odd possibly sweetheart. They are not ww1 though probably 1930s

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    what is a sweetheart?

    is there any real value here?

    are they hard to find? collectible?

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    A "sweetheart" broach was an item either purchased by or for a serviceman's wife or girlfriend. These were worn to show that they had a man in the services.

    They are collectable. Sorry I cannot help on value.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    can anyone tell me more about this pin???? the bottom of the anchor where the rope goes around only goes on one side...every other example ive seen shows it going around both sides.

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    The rope twisting around the anchor in this manner is standard.

    I too believe these could be Sweetheart wings. They should measure 2.75"
    to be full size. The pin is unusual, and the metal it is made from is not
    hallmarked and looks plated. They may be an unofficial or private
    purchase type - pre WWII.

    Below is a damaged 'Sterling' marked Naval Aviator wing I posted
    a while back. It had a typical pinback assembly..........
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    Regards,


    Steve.

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    The value of these I think would be in the range of 30 USD

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    just measured it, it does measure at 2 and 3/4

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    could mine be like yours but Not sterling? could my Pin be done after the fact...say the original pin came off?

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    If the original pin and catch were removed, you'd see the marks of where
    they had been. More like an unfinished wing possibly, that has had
    an unconventional pin attached - Not everyone was Rockefeller
    and could afford to buy the very best..........!
    Regards,


    Steve.

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