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  1. Sticky: Re: FAKE World War II Allied Cloth, Bullion & Metal Wings

    I like them Brandon !

    Were these from ebay ? ( I may have seen them... )

    If I had to put a maker to this set, I'd say possibly N.S. Meyer, or Gemsco
    due to the edging around the shield, but...
  2. Sticky: Re: FAKE World War II Allied Cloth, Bullion & Metal Wings

    Thanks, Steven.

    I have been down a rough road with some of this material since I started many years ago. Other unrelated interests have also kept me from focusing entirely on U.S. aviation badges...
  3. Sticky: Re: FAKE World War II Allied Cloth, Bullion & Metal Wings

    RAF cloth wings !

    Top two are common WWII period examples, the other three are current replicas.
    You can see the differences in the thread material used !

    The one on the upper right (not the...
  4. Sticky: Re: FAKE World War II Allied Cloth, Bullion & Metal Wings

    Wings made of brass or bronze alloy and marked "1/20th silver filled" are from the 1960's and 70's.....
  5. Sticky: Re: FAKE World War II Allied Cloth, Bullion & Metal Wings

    These are all "post-war" wings. Any wings with an alpha-numeric code on them
    are of more recent manufacture from the 1950's, 60's, 70's and 80's........

    The "Senior Navigator" wing in the center...
  6. Sticky: Re: FAKE World War II Allied Cloth, Bullion & Metal Wings

    An original "A.E.Co." wing for comparison. This is the most common pattern of
    USAAF wings, designed in the 1920's and called the "smooth" "slick" or "Adams" pattern.

    The edges and surfaces are a...
  7. Sticky: Re: FAKE World War II Allied Cloth, Bullion & Metal Wings

    This set of N.S.Meyer wings may be of post-war manufacture.
    They seem to have simulated toning applied.....
  8. Sticky: Re: FAKE World War II Allied Cloth, Bullion & Metal Wings

    All pins and catches are the same "generic" type.......
    The tip of the pin should normally be covered by the clasp
    so it wouldn't get caught on clothing or skin....
  9. Sticky: Re: FAKE World War II Allied Cloth, Bullion & Metal Wings

    Lack of detail is evident.....:shok_yikes:
  10. Sticky: Re: FAKE World War II Allied Cloth, Bullion & Metal Wings

    Here are some fakes of WWII style wings.
    All of these are cast and undersized - just under 3"- the Aerial Gunner is only 2.75". They all have uneven surfaces, "bubbles", incorrect lettering and...
  11. Sticky: Re: Fake WWII Allied Cloth, Bullion & Metal Wings

    I may not be the first, as It will take time for me to post photos.

    Restrikes fall into this category as well as modern or current wings........





    Regards,
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