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Uniforms/Insignia

  • Tech Observer Wing - WWII

    SKU: 21-UN-19

     Very nice vintage 3" pin-back, sterling, hallmarked Technical Observer wing.  Lots of original patina; not polished, not a re-strike.  Very good original condition.  SOLD

    Price: $0.00
    $0.00
    21-UN-19
  • WWI Royal Air Force Pilot Documents - 1918

    SKU: 21-UN-18

     RAF Army Book 439, "Officer's Record of Services" with sections for Promotion, Service, Regimental Employment and Mention in Dispatches.  Small 4x5.5" blue buckram folder with snap closure.  Named in ink to Ross Waller Moir but empty beyond the first page.  Accompanying is a F.S. Form 20, "Royal air Force Record of Flying Clothing Issued", also named to the same individual (with rank of Lt) and RAF stamped with 3 Sep 18 issue date.  Interior page with equipment listed is filled in, signed and dated 7 Dec 1918 with annotation "Handed in".  Useful list of WWI flying equipment actually issued to a WWI RAF pilot.  My guess is that he completed training but the war ended before he had a chance to serve.  Very good with normal wear.

    Price: $65.00
    $65.00
    21-UN-18
  • Henry Giffard's Souvenir Balloon Medal - 1878

    SKU: 21-ZEPP-371

     Giant Balloon Paris Exhibition Souvenir Medallion.  Obverse has a finely detailed illustration of the balloon over Paris.  Reverse has a souvenir text in French.  Each passenger who ascended in this giant balloon received one of these medals as a souvenir of their flight.  Size is 2" (50mm) diameter.  Very good; gilt slightly tarnished showing appropriate age. ON HOLD

    Price: $180.00
    $180.00
    21-ZEPP-371
  • Victory Medal Form for a WWI Balloon Pilot - 1921

    SKU: 21-MISC-41

     Form No. 740-c, dated 1920 entitled "Extract from Discharge Certificate of Enlisted Man to Secure Victory Medal".  Form is  date-stamped Jan 5, 1921 and signed by an army captain.  It has the typed record of one Raymond E. Gilroy who served on the Verdun Front, Argonne as a balloon pilot.  Form is a little tattered and split at one seam, typical of these flimsy forms.  SOLD

    Price: $0.00
    $0.00
    21-MISC-41
  • Air Associates Sales Poster/Catalog - 1938/39

    SKU: 21-CAT-79

     Large poster-like catalog, 18x24", then four-folded for mailing.  Quarter page on aviation jewelry, half-page on goggles (seen in photo to the left), full-page on pilot clothing and helmets.  Very good.

    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
    21-CAT-79
  • Marvin A. Northrup Aeroplane Company Sales Flyer - circa 1925

    SKU: 21-CAT-76

     Large 4-page, 9.5x12.5", 4-fold sales flyer for this first-in-the-U.S. surplus company.  Illus w/photos.  For sale were WWI aircraft engines (OX5 for $90, Liberty for $100), U.S. wing fabric w/star or cockade ($4), then helmets, goggles (Resistals $$3.75), instruments, engine parts, etc.  Fascinating look at available memorabilia just shortly after WWI.  Folded for mailing w/ 1 cent stamp, about good condition.d  SOLD

    Price: $0.00
    $0.00
    21-CAT-76
  • Luxor Goggle Catalog by Meyrowitz - circa 1925

    SKU: 21-CAT-52

     Six-fold, 3.5x6.25" illus catalog of this most famous and "Cadillac" of WWI goggles sold by the famous Meyrowitz Co. with offices throughout the U.S., London and Paris.  First of these I have encountered.

    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
    21-CAT-52
  • WWI Air Service Duffel Bag - circa 1918

    SKU: 21-UN-18

     Nicely painted large (35"x20") heavy canvas bag.  One side carries a large hand-painted roundel.  The other has the star insignia, a sewn-on fancy "S" for the owner and stencils for "P.T. Spinney/Union N.H."   Typical oil staining throughout and rope tie at the top is likely a replacement.  Nice personal artifact from a member of the U.S. Air Service in WWI. SOLD

    Price: $0.00
    $0.00
    21-UN-18
  • B-17 Crew Artifact - circa 1945

    SKU: 21-UN-17

     Large vintage (irregular 12"W x 8"H) hand-painted "patch" on canvas of B-17 Umbriago, showing the B-17 with bombs below and 8 targets around the edge in red text.  About the size to have been sewn to the back of an A-2 jacket.  Some remnants of paper pasted to the reverse as though it was once in an album.  Included is a 8.5x7" paper illustration of the B-17 with the crew in caricature along with their nicknames.  About good-very good.  Deserves to be researched further.  SOLD

    Price: $0.00
    $0.00
    21-UN-17
  • WWI U.S. Air Service Pilot Helmet

    SKU: 21-UN-16

     Western Electric Co. No. 1A soft leather helmet.  Soft and supple leather, all straps, buckles and laces intact and excellent.  The usual Western Electric label is not present and there is no sign it ever was.  I have had a very small number of these through the years but this is absolutely the best one.  Really a "must" for any U.S. WWI aviation collection. SOLD

    Price: $0.00
    $0.00
    21-UN-16