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Australia
Royal Australian Air Force Officer's dress cap badge by 'Miller & Sons, Sydney', WW2 period
NEW! Royal Australian Air Force Officer's dress cap badge by 'Miller & Sons, Sydney', WW2 period. Superb quality, eagle highly detailed - much better than those made by Amor. Gilded finish, slight darkening under the wings. Original backing plate, crown and fasteners. Hard to find by this manufacturer. Eagle is 55mm wide. Item # Avi-285 (110)
$110.00
RAAF WW2 pilot wings.
RAAF WW2 pilot wings. Excellent and original example in cotton/silk embroidery. Shows signs of uniform removal. Lightly worn, a few loosened threads, otherwise very good condition. Hard to find. 115mm x 40mm (overall). Late War pattern. Item # Avi-248 *SOLD*
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RAAF WW2, Dental officer collar badge

RAAF WW2, Dental officer collar badge. Good details. Original cotter pins. 1 9/16 " wide. Hard to find. Item # Avi-125 (65)

$65.00
RAAF WW2 shoulder eagle

RAAF WW2 shoulder eagle. 3". Very good condition. Item # Avi-116 (15)

$15.00
RAAF WW2 Officer cap/dress tunic eagle

RAAF WW2 Officer cap/dress tunic eagle. Blackened copper, original backing plate and nuts. Domed screws. Maker: Amor Sydney. Great condition to all, some patina to backing plate. Fantastic quality, hard to find with maker. 2 1/4 " wide. Nice, complete badge. You will not find a better example. Item # Avi-121 (88)

$88.00
WW2 RAAF Air Training Corps badge/pin

WW2 RAAF Air Training Corps badge/pin. White metal and enamels (intact) by 'Bertram, Melb.'. 30mm x 19.5mm. Very good condition. Double loophole fastening (no pins). Item # Avi-56 (48)

$48.00
WW2 Royal Australian Air Force cap wings

WW2 Royal Australian Air Force cap wings. Rare rubber imprint on dark blue felt. Paper backing. Interesting design, King's crown atop. Hard to find re-issue cap wings. 80mm x 32mm. Very good condition, small holes (needle-sized) where it was attached to the cap. Item # Avi-6 *SOLD*

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RAAF WW2 Radio Operator/Mechanic trade badge

RAAF WW2 Radio Operator/Mechanic trade badge. Silk on felt, black canvas backing. Flat type. Great condition. Item # Avi-115 *SOLD*

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RAAF WW2 Enlisted cap badge

RAAF WW2 Enlisted cap badge. Blackened copper. Maker: AMOR SYDNEY (in relief to reverse). Original cotter pins present. Shows age and wear. Good condition. Great details. Hard to find with maker markings. 1 5/8 " wide. Item # Avi-120 (58) *SOLD*

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RAAF WW2, Officer small eagle

RAAF WW2, Officer small eagle (worn on epaulettes of the greatcoat and battledress). Complete badge set (eagle, crown, backing plate, nuts). Rare maker: Wallace Bishop (eagle). Pointed screws, square nuts. 1 1/2 ". Great condition. Item # Avi-122 *SOLD*

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RAAF WW2, Officer small eagle. As above but unmarked (probably Amor). Eagle is thinner with slightly better details. Wider crown. Blackended copper. Light wear. Nice - complete badge. Flat screws, regular nuts. Item # Avi-123 *SOLD*

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Argentina
Argentina, Air Force Officer cap badge

Argentina, Air Force Officer cap badge in gilt. Appears to be 1950's vintage, perhaps earlier. Very good quality, cut-out shield and sun rays. Nicely contoured. Such insignia are very hard to find. 3 sets of original folding wires present. 94.5mm x 43mm. Very good condition. Item # Avi-170 (48)

$48.00
Belgium
NEW! WW2 Commonwealth Air Training Plan (in Canada) - 'BELGIUM' shoulder flash for summer wear. Hard to find, original period. Item # Avi-280 (25)
$25.00
Belgium, WW2 badge of 3rd Regiment of Night Bombers

Belgium, WW2 badge of 3rd Regiment of Night Bombers. Unit was quite active at the beginning of the War. At some point it was re-designated as a Long Range Reconnaissance/Bombing suadron but little is known when. Equipped with absolete Fairey Battles and Foxes - unit took part in the tragic action around Maastricht (Netherlands) on May 11, 1940. One squadron, with incredibly brave crews was decimated in a raid against the German-held bridges at Veldwezelt and Vroenhoven. One of the pilots tried to crash his machine into the bridge but missed, so did all bombs as unit was never trained for the low-level bombing missions. It was the German main supply line into the Low Countries during early stages of the War. This was the final action of the Belgian Air Force during German invasion.

Great design of a bat with an outstetched wings in front of a moon. Yellow 'night-vision' rays and bomb released from the wing. Gilt badge, fully enamelled. Nicely vaulted. Two fine thread posts/nuts for fastening. A superb example of a rare badge. 42mm in diameter. Item # Avi-191 *SOLD*

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Belgium - WW2 period, unit badge of 3/1/3
Belgium - WW2 period, unit badge of 3/1/3. This was a night observation unit. 3rd Regiment, 1st Group, 3rd Squadron. Silvered dragon with raised wings. Very nice original, lightly curved. Original fine-thread posts and fasteners intact. Die-struck. 50mm x 26mm. Item # Avi-190 *SOLD*
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Belgium - 1950's officer's dress cap badge in bullion
Belgium - 1950's officer's dress cap badge in bullion. Black felt/paper backing. All wires/sequins intact. Red lined crown with green/red thread jewels. Gold Royal arms. 80mm x 65mm. Excellent condition. Item # Avi-142 *SOLD*
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Belgium - 1946 pattern pilot's cap badge
Belgium - 1946 pattern pilot's cap badge. Consisting of 3 parts (all affixed to black thin felt separately): crown, wings with Royal arms and leaves. Lion in gilt within black enamel. Wing tips nicely curved. Crown appears to be in silver, the rest in silver-plate. Wings span 65mm across. Brass wire prongs for fastening. Nice piece. Item # Avi-141 (42)
$ 42.00

Bolivia

Bolivian Pilot wings, pre 1962 regulation
Bolivian Pilot wings, pre 1962 regulation. Hard to pin-point exact vintage. Chaco War (1932-1935) was the first time Bolivia used military aircraft but we have no evidence of any regulation insignia (period photos show very little and not consistant) during the period. Excellent design, condor in flight with outspread wings, head searching for pray. Seems that later designs were influenced by that (so did many of the country's medals and decorations). Die struck, shows light wear to gilding and spotty darkening. 58.5mm wide. Item # Avi-296 (65)
$65.00
Bolivian Air Force badge
Bolivian Air Crew badge, pre 1962 (exact dates unknown). Excellent details, original prongs intact. Wing tips spread 48mm. Unused. Item # Avi-295 (48)
$48.00
Bolivia Air Force Mechanic wings

Air Force Mechanic wings, excellent detail. Pre 1962 regulation vintage (exact period unknown). Die struck, fine pressing. Orginal fold prongs. Appears unused. 50mm x 15mm. Item # Avi-294  (45)

$ 45.00

Brazil

Brazil, current pilot wings

Brazil, current pilot wings. Pinch fasteners missing. 75.5 x 19 mm. Item #Avi-144. *SOLD*

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Bulgaria

Bulgarian pre WW2 flyer/sport pilot badge

Bulgarian pre WW2 flyer/sport pilot badge. In reality, these were also used as the honorary pilot and often given to German Luftwaffe officers during the War. Vaulted badge of graceful design. Royal cypher of Boris III with eagle 'flying' through it. Crown atop. 61mm x 27mm. Light gilt finish. Unmarked. Initials S.H (or SN) deeply engraved on reverse. Pin/catch assembly intact. Nice badge. Item # Avi-252 *SOLD*

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Canada
1918 Royal Canadian Naval Air Service cap badge. Splendid example of this rare badge. Copper, signs of silver burnish to wings. Die struck, original lugs intact.  45mm x 46mm. Difficult badge to find as this pattern lasted for a short period of time. Item # Avi-291 *SOLD*
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RCAF hat badge
RCAF hat badge, typical late War quality. Complete with original lugs and pin. Shows wear. 39mm x 46mm. Item # Avi-290  (35)
$35.00
RCAF WW2 cap badge in unique, oxidised brass finish
RCAF WW2 cap badge in unique, oxidised brass finish. Original lugs. Hand engraved to bottom of reverse: 'A. D. 1942'.  39mm x 46mm. Interesting example. Item # Avi-288 (48)
$48.00
Royal Australian Air Force Officer's dress cap badge by 'Miller & Sons, Sydney', WW2 period
Royal Naval Air Service, officer's sleeve eagle, WW1 period, manufactured by 'H. Rosenthal, Toronto'. Gilded copper. Beautifully raised wings, one of the more appealing designs in the series. One of the original fasteners present.  51mm wide. Shows age and some wear to gilding. Very rare by this manufacturer. Item # Avi-286 *SOLD*
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WW2 period RCAF shoulder patch, original stock - single. Worn, some soiling. Item # Avi-282 (12)
$12.00
Royal Canadian Air Force, WW2 Air Bomber breast wing
Royal Canadian Air Force, WW2 Air Bomber breast wing. This is so-called 'small curve pattern' as described in 'Eagles Recalled' - page 116/117.  Used in 1944-1945. 16 feathers on lower edge. Shows use and signs of uniform removal. Black felt background, black canvas backing - unpadded. Guaranteed original and hard to obtain (even in Canada). Item # Avi-256 (120)
$120.00
Royal Canadian Air Force pilot wings. WW2
Royal Canadian Air Force pilot wings. WW2 vintage, nicely detailed. Black background with rough cotton backing and lighly padded (pink felt visible). Wide letter spacing and thinner font/wreath type. Similar to example shown on page 84 in "Eagles Recalled". This type appears to be of 1939-1943. Wings are slightly raised and crown well detailed. 117mm wide. Very nice example, shows wear and age. Most likely a Canadian-made set. Item # Avi-185 *SOLD*
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Royal Canadian Air Force WW2 Air Gunner breast wing
Royal Canadian Air Force WW2 Air Gunner breast wing. Superb, early quality. Attractive large-sized badge: 98mm x 45mm (overall). Cotton thread with black feather detailing. If you're looking for one this one is probably best you'll ever find. White canvas backing. Item # Avi-140   (120)
$120.00
RCAF Association badge
RCAF Association badge in sterling silver and gilt. Very good quality. Lacquers mostly intact. Fastening pin missing. Hallmarked to reverse (Birks Sterling). Large size: 47.5mm x 38.5mm, probably intended for beret. Nice badge. Item # Avi-160 (45)
$45.00
RCAF badge, pre and WW2
RCAF badge, pre and WW2 vintage. Made by Birks, Ellis (seller) in sterling. Quality enamels intact. Larger than usual, measuring 27.5mm x 26.5mm. Vertical locking pin fastener. Beautiful example. Item # Avi-150. *SOLD*
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Canadian Air Force (1918-1920) bullion wings.
Canadian Air Force (1918-1920) bullion wings. These were probably made for a blazer jacket or such.  Quite interesting, showing age and some wear. Silver/gilt bullion. 86mm x 28mm (overall). Item # Avi-247 *SOLD*
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Canada, WW2 operational wings with '2nd tour of duty' clasp

Canada, WW2 operational wings with '2nd tour of duty' clasp. These were authorized for wear in 1943 for all Canadians who performed meritorious operational service and completed a tour of duty. Worn on the center panel of the left breast pocket. Twin screwback fastener. 39mm x 11mm. Sterling silver, marked 'Birks'. Shows age and wear, light damage to reverse (scratches). Item # Avi-73 *SOLD*

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Chile
Chile Air Force, Flight Engineer/Mechanic wings
Chile Air Force, Flight Engineer/Mechanic wings . 1946-60 pattern. Silvered wings with dark blue enamels. Hallmarked by Leiva. Excellent condition. Item # Avi-213. (25)
$25.00
Chile, Radiotelegraphist wings
Chile, Radiotelegraphist wings. Silver with enamel. Marked "Casa Leiva, San Diego 19-STGO." Two metal posts, plastic screw-on fasteners. Hollow back. 63 mm wide.Item # Avi-207  (22)
$22.00
Chile, Radiotelegraphist wings. Appears to be silver, good quality. Enamels perfect. Lightly curved design.Full back.58mm x 20mm. Horizontal pin for fastening. Item # Avi-214 (22)
$22.00
Chile Air Force, Pilot wings
Chile Air Force, Pilot wings. 1946-60 pattern. Silvered with enamel. Two catch pins. Hallmarked: Leiva, this stands for Casa Leiva. 78 mm wide. Excellent condition. 3-part construction. Item # Avi-208. *SOLD*
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China
China, Peoples' Republic. Command Pilot wings
China, Peoples' Republic. Command Pilot wings. Light-weight metal, enamelled disk. 2 part construction. Clutch-pin fasteners. 76.5mm x 33.5mm. Excellent condition. Item # Avi-167 (30)
$30.00
China, Nationalist Air Force Senior Pilot Wings
China, Nationalist Air Force Senior Pilot Wings. Shirt size (52mm x 20mm). Light metal, enamelled center disk. Two-part construction. Clutch-pin fasteners. Unworn condition. Item # Avi-168 (30)
$30.00
China, Nationalist Army Observation Post pilot
China, Nationalist Army Observation Post pilot. Signal Corps. Light-weight metal, gilded. Blue lacquered center motif. Reverse marked with Chinese characters. 85mm x 15mm. Item # Avi-169 (25)
$25.00
Czech Republic/Czechoslovakia/Slovakia
Pilot badge, 1923-1939 type by 'PROVAZNIK A SPOL. PRAHA VII.'
NEW! Pilot badge, 1923-1939 type by 'PROVAZNIK A SPOL. PRAHA VII.' Judging by its features, this is the very first type manufactured - most likely at the very beginning of badge issuances - likely in 1923, perhaps into 1924. Very good quality, all fastening prongs intact. Appears to have name scratched on the back, seems to read "UNET" or "LINET". Wings with nicely curved tips. Shows slight wear but overall very nice example. 61mm x 48.2mm. Purpotedly, there are 3 types of the pre-War badges manufactured by Provaznik. Item # Avi-287 *SOLD*
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Bronze plaque commemorating 3rd National Flight 1937. Czech Republic Aeroclub. Excellent design, manufactured by the National Mint (edge impressed: 'Mincovna Kremnica')
Bronze plaque commemorating 3rd National Flight 1937. Czech Republic Aeroclub. Excellent design, manufactured by the National Mint (edge impressed: 'Mincovna Kremnica'). 83mm x 53.5mm, planchet 3mm. Nice age darkening. Item # Cze-44 (SOLD)
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Czechoslovak WW2 Pilot badge
WW2 period Pilot badge, good quality. Die struck (not cast). Nice gilding to wings and shield of arms. Original prongs still intact (those are often damaged). Wing tips nicely curved back. 63mm x 49.7mm. Such badges were made and used as the 'field-dress duplicates'. Item # Avi- 269 (290)
$290.00
1923-1939 period badge of field Observer. Traces of gilding to wreath/shield. Maker clearly marked: 'PROVAZNIK A SPOL. PRAHA VII
1923-1939 period badge of field Observer. Traces of gilding to wreath/shield. Maker clearly marked: 'PROVAZNIK A SPOL. PRAHA VII. Excellent details, original fold prongs present. Shows wear and age. Wing tips nicely curved. Judging by details, this would likely be Provaznik's 2nd type as made between 1924-1933. Excellent badge. 62mm x 48mm. Getting very hard to find. Item # Avi-264  *SOLD*

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Czechoslovak Flight Mechanic 1947/1953 Converted badge in hallmarked silver

Flight Mechanic 1947/1953 Converted badge in hallmarked silver. Quality is very good, manufactured by FP (Provaznik). Conversion was most likely done by Zukov but definitely early (as later examples - even conversions all bore Zukov's punch mark).  Badge darkened with age, original 3 prongs still present! Multi part construction. 54mm x 55mm (overall). Some of red enamel is chipped in top arm of the star, otherwise condition is very good. Reverse is marked with 3 distinct punches: 800 (silver fineness), FP (Provaznik) and state silver proof mark (5 with mountain-cross) wich was used 1929-1949. We can narrow production period to late 1948 until mid 1949. Very rare badge! Item # Avi-263 (425)

Czechoslovak Flight Mechanic 1947/1953 Converted badge in hallmarked silverAdditional image

$425.00
Czechoslovakia, 1953-54 pattern Pilot badge

Czechoslovakia, 1953-54 pattern Pilot badge. Obviously a field-made, soft metal cast of this very rare badge. Red star and wreath painted. Fitted with a stickpin fastener. Very good details. Good collectable substitute for a hard to find - original badge. 48 x 59.8mm. Item #Avi-43. (35)

$35.00
Slovak Flying Corps badge

Slovak Flying Corps badge. An OK quality COPY. Originals are quite rare. Good filler for collection. Cast in light metal and gilt. 59.5mm x 31mm. Locking pin fastener. Item # Cze-29 *SOLD*

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Denmark
Denmark - post WW2 pilot's hat badge
Denmark - post WW2 pilot's hat badge in bullion/enamel/sterling. This badge is of very unusual construction. It sports a wonderful oval centerpiece in sterling and red enamel that's affixed to body with two prongs. Gilded wing to center. It shows light wear and some patina. No damage to enamel. Felt and canvas backing. Very interesting piece. Item # Avi-200. *SOLD*
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The Royal Danish Air Force cap
The Royal Danish Air Force cap insignia. Post WW2. Officer's quality red enamelled oval disk with silver and black enamelled border. Wings in gilt with national arms to center. Quality multi-part costruction. Pair of double prongs for fastening. Enamels intact. Nice item and in great condition. 33mm x 30. Shows age. Item # Avi-199 (35)
$ 35.00
England/UK - RFC-RAF
Royal Air Force 197th Squadron commemorative badge
Royal Air Force 197th Squadron commemorative badge. This unit was originaly formed during WW1. Amongst their actions during WW2 were the Normandy landing support in 1944, later moved to France as support unit for the advancing Allies. Nice badge, perfect enamels. Item # Avi-289 (60)
$ 60.00
WW2 Commonwealth Air Training Plan (in Canada) - 'GT. BRITAIN' shoulder patch for summer dress . Hard to find, original period. Item # Avi-276 (25)
$25.00
Royal Air Force shoulder classification of Senior Aircraftsman
Royal Air Force shoulder classification of Senior Aircraftsman. Summer dress used by the Commonwealth Air Training program during WW2 (in Canada). Original quality, not worn. Item # Avi-275 (25)
$25.00
NEW! WW2 Commonwealth Air Training Plan (in Canada) - 'NEDERLAND' shoulder flash for summer wear. Hard to find, original period. Item # Avi-281 (25)
RAF Wireless Operator (ground) qualification patch. Original period stock, unused. Item # Avi-274  (20)
$20.00
RAF shoulder single
RAF shoulder single, fine early quality cotton with good backing. Unused. Item # Avi-273 (10)
$10.00
Royal Air Force, matching pair of shoulders
Royal Air Force, matching pair of shoulders. WW2 vintage, unused. Very good quality. Item # Avi-272 *SOLD*
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RAF/RCAF collection of Leading Aircraftsman wings
RAF/RCAF collection of Leading Aircraftsman wings. 6 examples, all different. All original period pieces, sold as set. Item # Avi-271 (40)
$40.00
British Fleet Air Arm badge/brooch with King's crown
Fleet Air Arm styled badge/brooch with King's crown. Superbly designed, excellent quality. Coloured lacquers and gilded metal. Multi part construction. Maker marked on reverse: SILSON (and patent number). Claw type fastener. Very nice. 52.8mm x 51mm. Item # Avi-257 *SOLD*
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Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve badge
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve badge. Worn in lapel. WW2 period. King's crown, copper. Red/blue lacquers (some loss to blue). 20mm x 15mm. Fairly scarce badge. Button-hole fastener somewhat bent. Item # Avi-254 (48)
$48.00
WW2 RAF Transport Command cap badge. Original by: 'SCULLY LTD MONTREAL'

WW2 RAF Transport Command cap badge. Original by: 'SCULLY LTD MONTREAL' (deep punch mark). Complete with sterling fasteners (also marked by Scully's trademark of head/head-dress). Badge in silvered copper, shows marginal wear. Overall great condition. No damage to enamels. Rare badge!! 48mm x 47mm. Item # Avi-250 (235)

$ 235.00
Royal Air Force No. 2 Squadron Badge, WW2

Royal Air Force No. 2 Squadron Badge, WW2 vintage with King's Crown. Copper gilt with enamels (intact), vertical pin. Made by: 'H. W. Miller Ltd. B'Ham 18'. Good condition. 33mm x 21mm.
Unit was formed on 13 May 1912 as one of the original squadrons of the RFC. In 1914, the squadron joined the rest of the BEF in France. No. 2 soon settled into the routine of a Corps reconnaissance squadron initially with BE2's and later FK8's. Returning to the UK in February 1919, it disbanded on 20 January 1920. It reformed a few days later on 1 February 1920 in Ireland equipped with Bristol Fighters. It stayed at Farnborough until April 1927, when it moved to Shanghai as part of RAF China, but returned to the UK at Manston in September 1927. Specialising in Army Co-operation, it successively converted to the Atlas and then the Lysander, which it took to France again in 1939 as part of the Air Component of the BEF. The squadron retained Lysanders until April 1942, but also used the Tomahawk for tactical reconnaissance, both types being replaced by Mustangs. Having carried out missions in preparation for, during and after D-Day, in support of 21 Army Group, the squadron began to re-equip with Spitfires in November 1944. Remained in Germany after the war as part of BAFO. Squadron's Motto: 'Hereward'.
Item # Avi-249  (73)

$73.00
1920's RAF Pilot Wings.
1920's RAF Pilot Wings. Thick padding (common to British made wings). Drooping wing design (some called these 'archback') 10 feathers. Silk. Worn and few stains. Very good example. 110mm. Item # Avi-241 (125)
$125.00
WW2 pattern pilot wings. Hand made
Post 1918 RAF Pilot wings. Cotton, unpadded. There are couple similar examples shown in 'Eagles Recalled'. Light brown wreath/crown base. Very nice example. Styling is reminiscent of the earlier RFC wings. Unique 'V' cut-out to bottom. 10 feathers. Showing age an wear. 123mm. Item # Avi-240 *SOLD*
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WW2 pattern pilot wings. Hand made
WW2 pattern pilot wings. Hand made, probably in Ceylon, Burma or India. Some glue from old display arrangement. 10 feathers. 118mm x 50mm. Item # Avi-239 *SOLD*
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Early (most likely pre-War) style RAF Observer badge
Early (most likely pre-War) style RAF Observer badge. Very good quality sik/cotton embroidery. Thick canvas backing, unpadded. Black feather detailing is similar to the Australian designs. Straight wing pattern. 90mm. Item # Avi-238 *SOLD*
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Navigator bullion half wing, 1942 pattern.
RAF Air Cadet Gliding Proficiency badge, older type. Silk on black felt. Worn condition. Hard badge to find. 70mm x 32mm. Item # Avi-237  (52)
$52.00
Collection of original- period dress wings worn with Dress (full or mess) uniform
'FC' bullion dress wings.
'FC' bullion dress wings. Fighter Controller. Worn by radar operators (thanks to Digger for the info) . Padded, well made. 51mm. Item # Avi-236 (49)
$39.00
RAF Observer's wing in gold/silver bullion
RAF Observer's wing in gold/silver bullion. Padded, black canvas backing. 55mm. Item # Avi-234 (37)
$27.00
Observer bullion badge. Thin 'O' type
Observer bullion badge. Thin 'O' type with thick wings and deep notch. Padded. Late War exmple. 50mm. Item # Avi-233 (36)
$26.00
RAF Observer dress half wing
RAF Observer dress half wing. Good quality, earlier vintage. 52mm. Flat. Item # Avi-232 (41)
$31.00
Full Dress wings, 1942 type.
Full Dress wings, 1942 type. Blue background. Thick wing design. Lightly padded. 66mm. Item # Avi-230 (35)
$25.00
Navigator bullion half wing, 1942 pattern.
Navigator bullion half wing, 1942 pattern. Black background.Nicely detailed. Very good condition. Flat - white canvas backing. 50mm. Item # Avi-229 (41)
$31.00
RAF 1942 pattern Navigator badge in bullion
RAF 1942 pattern Navigator badge in bullion. Black background. Excellent detail, flat dark canvas backing. Worn condition. 50mm. Item # Avi-228 (39)
$29.00
1939 pattern Full Dress Air Gunner badge.
1939 pattern Full Dress Air Gunner badge. Excellent quality, padded. 63mm. Item # Avi-227 (45)
$35.00
Air Gunner full dress half wing
Air Gunner full dress half wing. Thick wings with notch design. Thick padding. 65mm Item # Avi-226 (40)
$30.00
1939 pattern Air Gunner, thick and full wing design. Light padding. 51mm. Item # Avi-225 (35)
$ 25.00
1939 RAF Air Gunner in bullion for dress.
1939 RAF Air Gunner in bullion for dress. 50mm. Light padding. Item # Avi-224 (35)
$25.00
Engineer full dress half wings.
Engineer full dress half wings. Lightly padded. Very good condition. 50mm. Item # Avi-223 (35)
$25.00
RAF Engineer bullion dress badge
RAF Engineer bullion dress badge. 1943 pattern. Excellent quality, flat. 52mm. Item # Avi-222 (39)
$29.00
1943 Royal Air Force Signaler Dress half-wing
1943 Royal Air Force Signaler Dress half-wing. Blue backing, lightly padded. 55mm. Item # Avi-221 (35)
$25.00
RAF 1943 pattern Signaler dress wing
1943 pattern Signaler dress wing in gold/silver bullion. Padded, worn. 54mm. Item # Avi-220  (37)
$27.00
Royal Air Force WW2 air crew breast wing of Navigator
Royal Air Force WW2 air crew breast wing of Navigator. Typical War-time issue, good details. Flat variety. Tip of wing stained black? Shows wear. Guaranteed original. Item # Avi-137   (45)
$ 45.00
Royal Air Force WW2 air crew breast wing of Bomb Aimer
Royal Air Force WW2 air crew breast wing of Bomb Aimer. Canadian made with usual thickness padding and canvas backing. Silk threads. Item # Avi-138  (42)
$ 42.00
Royal Air Force air crew badge of a navigator

Royal Air Force air crew badge of a navigator. WW2 period piece. Thick front padding (not commonly found). Silk threads (one pulled).Very good condition otherwise. Canvas backing with black paper glued to it.. Item # Avi-19   (55)

$ 55.00
WW2 Civil Air Guard cap badge

Civil Air Guard cap badge. Silvered badge in the fashion of the RAF badge. Dark blue enamelled CAG to center. Quite attractive and rarely seen. Due to possibility of War, the Civil Air Guard was formed in 1938. It was to provide cheap flying tuition for men and women between the ages of 18 and 50. During the War, CAG members assisted the RAF with whatever services were required. Badge - 37mm in diameter. Lugs for fastening (one has been re-soldered). Very good condition, shows wear. Item # Avi-5 *SOLD*

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RAF air crew badge of a bomb aimer. Usual War-time quality. Small bit missing directly above right side of wreath, otherwise good condition. Shows wear. Guranteed original. Item # Avi-21   (45)

$ 45.00
WW2, RAF other ranks cap badge worn with tropical dress cap

WW2, RAF other ranks cap badge worn with tropical dress cap. This is the 'economy' official issue by A Stanley & Sons, Walsall. Issue number 101B-2-1, T-2 (all of it to reverse). Two bronze prongs for fastening. Slightly bent out of shape (nothing serious). The tiny cross atop Royal crown is missing but hardly noticeable. 37mm x 41.5mm. Usually fastening prongs on these break off quite easily so it is nice to see them intact. Item # Avi-7 (45)

$45.00
WW2, Royal Air Force Education Officer's collar badge

WW2, Royal Air Force Education Officer's collar badge/insignia for full dress uniform. Finest quality gilding mostly intact. Great quality. Stamped to reverse J.R.Gaunt London. Horizontal lugs. Super rare collar badge. 39mm x 30mm. Shows light aging and wear. Very good or better condition. Item # Avi-15 *SOLD*

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RAF air crew badge of the Air Gunner.

RAF air crew badge of the Air Gunner. Guaranteed original period WW2 period piece. Shows age and some wear, black felt backing fragile yet reasonable. Some soiling to the wing. Item # Avi-20 (45)

$45.00
Royal Air Force officer's collar

Royal Air Force officer's collar insignia. WW2. Matching pair in gilt. Very good quality. Light wear to gilding, otherwise very fine. Both prongs (fastening) present. 32.5mm x 18mm. Item # Avi-54 *SOLD*

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Finland
WW2 Finnish Air Corps officer's cap badge

WW2 Finnish Air Corps officer's cap badge (see Rosignoli's book: Plate 62, # 1, description on page 175). Gilt disk with highly raised red enamel base. National lion on top. Shows age but little wear. 21.2mm in diameter. Enamel intact. Original mounting prongs present. All Finnish items are hard to find. Perfect badge to add to the collection. Item # Avi-39. (95)

95.00
France
French WW1 Aviation (Military) Saint Christopher medal
NEW! WW1 Aviation (Military) Saint Christopher medal. A most superb example of such personal 'protective' keepsake. St. Christopher as a patron of wonderers/travelers was also highly regarded by the French Airman. Medal appears to be silver (most likely silvered though), fabulous enamels: green covering the Air Force pilot badge; national colours (red/blue/white) composition filling the rest. Reverse nicely executed, featuring the Saint carrying young Christ over the water. 30mm diameter. Very interesting and unique. Item # Fra-223 *SOLD*
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France WW1 (1914-1918) pilot badge
NEW! Great War (1914-1918) pilot badge, excellent example of this rare item. Late war period (judging by the serial number impressed to the reverse). Silvered bronze, shows slight wear and very nice patina. Very clear 'B' 13832 impressing. Wing tips slightly curved. 54mm x 42mm. Original lugs intact. Item # Avi-301 *SOLD*
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French WW1/WW2  Air Observer badge
NEW! WW1 - inter War period Observer's badge. Good quality with wing/star attached to wreat via 2 small rivets. Unmarked. Would certainly make for an interesting adittion to French aviation collection. 44mm x 39mm. Pin for fastening. Item # Avi-292 (158)
$ 158.00
French Army of the Air - badge of the Bombardier

French Army of the Air - badge of the Bombardier. 1948 type. Older manufacturing by Drago. Typical loops for fastening. Slight wear to gilding. Very good detail. 55mm x 43mm. Item # Avi-86 (50)

$50.00
French Army of the Air. Badge of student radio telegraphist

French Army of the Air. Badge of student radio telegraphist. 1948 type. Great quality to all. Slight age darkening. Badge by Drago (Romainville address). Lugs. 43mm x 42mm. Great condition. Item # Avi-87 (58)

$58.00
France, badge of student Bombardier.

France, badge of student Bombardier. 1948 type. Quality badge by Drago (Romainville address). Light wear to all, no damage. Lugs. 43mm x 43mm. Item # Avi-88 (45)

$45.00
France, badge of student Navigator

France, badge of student Navigator. 1948 type. Unused condition, unmarked. Lugs. 43mm x 42mm. Item # Avi-89 (50)

$50.00
France, Radio telegraphist badge

France, Radio telegraphist badge. 1948 type. Unmarked, fair to good quality. One of lugs broken. 42mm x 53mm. Item # Avi-90 (40)

$40.00
France early 1930's and WW2 era Army of the Air ground crew helmet badge
France early 1930's and WW2 era Army of the Air ground crew helmet badge. Nice item in nickel. Wings with star to centre and RF (Republique Francaise) to center. 50mm in diameter. Rusty reverse, single prong/slide fastener remaining. Badges like this were affixed to Adrian style helmets. Hard to find item and in reasonable condition. Item # Avi-149 (42)
$ 42.00
France, Army Aviation - Pilot/bombardier wings

NEW! France, Army Aviation - Pilot/bombardier wings. I believe this is a contemporary type. Unused condition. Fully marked to reverse. 68.5 x 28mm. Item # Avi-93 (35)

$35.00
France, Student Pilot Badge, 1930's

France, Student Pilot Badge, 1930's. Gilt wings and star (slightly off-centre) on wreath. Thin, die-stuck, two-part construction. Well detailed. Usual loops for attachment. 56.3 x 45.5 mm. Item #Avi-46. *SOLD*

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France, 1939 regulation forage cap wings. These were approved for wear by all airman. Some featured qualification designations like lighting bolts, machine gun etc. Thin brass, die struck. 2 folding prongs for fastening. 52 x 11 mm. Item #Avi-147. *SOLD*
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French wing of Navy Aircrew radio operator. 1939 regulation
French wing of Navy Aircrew radio operator. 1939 regulation. Silver on bronze. Stylized wings, anchor to center with superimposed gilded star, part of cogwheel on top with incorporated letters 'ECTSF' in gilt. Shows wear points and some plating especially to left wing is gone. I would rate it in fair to good condition. Double loops for fasteners. Measures 66mm x 30mm. Item # Avi-203. *SOLD*
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Ghana
Ghanese Air Force pilot wings
Ghanese Air Force pilot wings. 1960's design (training under RAF staff). Black backing, cotton threads. Hard to find pair, quite attractive. 122mm wide. Padded. Item # Avi-183 *SOLD*
*SOLD*
Greece
Greek Air Force Officer's visor cap badge, early vintage
Air Force Officer's visor cap badge, early vintage. Excellent quality. Matching wide crown is actually separately attached but definitely part of the set, thickly padded. Massive eagle appears to be original to the badge and is of right heading. Original fold prongs intact.Blue felt center disk faded. Gilt bullion. Thick card backing. Few loose threads, otherwise very good condition. Scarce variety of this already rare badge. Item # Avi-255 (122)
$122.00
Greece, Royal Hellenic Air Force officer's cap badge. Pre and WW2 vintage

Greece, Royal Hellenic Air Force officer's cap badge. Pre and WW2 vintage. All Greek insignia are rare. This beautiful badge is of outstanding quality. Highly padded Royal crown, blue cloth centre disk with left-turned eagle attached via 2 folding prongs. Two toned gilt bullion wire leaves surrounding the center. Few pulled threads - nothing serious. Large badge: 85mm x 82mm (overall). Original black felt backing and even the paper backing still intact. Lightly vaulted. Great piece, not often seen. Item # Avi-26 (110)

$110.00
1940 Greece - Royal Hellenic Air Force cap badge
Greece - Royal Hellenic Air Force cap badge. This pattern was used up to 1940. Die-struck in brass. 2 piece construction as eagle is applied to wreath with crown atop and dark blue enamelled centre disk. 2 prongs for fastening (re-soldered and holding well). Hard to find item. Good condition, nice detail. 49mm x 42mm. Item # Avi-196 *SOLD*
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Hat badge, pilot-officer.
Hat badge, pilot-officer. This is an Exile-made cast with the British style lugs. Paint to center. Shows age and wear. Lugs intact. 52mm x 46mm. Item # Avi-215  (48)
$48.00
Guatemala
Guatemala, Air Force pilot wings.
Guatemala, Air Force pilot wings. 1945 pattern. Gilt, enamel intact. Exact vintage unknown. Very good condition. Clutch-pin fasteners. 77mm x 19mm. Item # Avi-166 (45)
$45.00
Hungary
WW2 Royal Hungarian Air Force officer's belt buckle

Royal Hungarian Air Force officer's belt buckle. Early WW2 vintage. These are extremely hard to find, as are all Hungarian insignia of the era. Two piece construction, backplate attached to frame with 4 rivets. Only traces of original gilding remaining. Back stamped by maker: 'Meszaros Lajos, Budapest Maria U 15'. Originally, there was black ribbon between the frame and backing but it is all gone. Shows age and wear, loop missing but catch still intact. Great piece for any European WW2 aviation collection. Rarely offered piece. 53.5mm x 53.4mm. Item # Avi-60 *SOLD*

*SOLD*
India
Indian Air Force pilot wings
Indian Air Force pilot wings. Early-mid 1950's, very good quality. Cotton threads. Lightly padded. Very good condition. 125mm wide. Item # Avi-182  *SOLD*
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Iran/Persia
Iranian Imperial Air Force, Pahlavi period wings of armourer
NEW! Iranian Imperial Air Force, 1st Pahlavi period wings of armourer. This US-inspired design was used after WW2. Basic design was same for all (wings/crown) with different center pieces. Cast wings/crossed guns. Casting method was common for those. Fair details. Any of the Iranian wings are hard to come by, especially early examples. 81.5mm x 30mm. Simple horizontal pin for fastening. Gray painted (to match Iranian steel-gray uniform of the period). Item # Avi-267  (85)
$85.00
Italy
Italian Photographer's qualification wings by Bomisa, Milano
Photographer's qualification wings by Bomisa, Milano. All original parts. Blue lacquer intact. 79mm x 16.7mm. Item # Avi-300 (65)
$65.00
Trade/qualification badge of an armourer
Trade/qualification badge of an armourer. Lightweight type with painted centre by BOMISA MILANO. Original pin intact. 78.5mm x 16.5mm. Excellent condition, getting hard to find in this type. Item # Avi-299 (68)
$68.00
Qualification/trade badge for Air Force fitter
Qualification/trade badge for Air Force fitter. Good quality, cut-out type. Wings lightly curved. Unmarked original. Fastening assembly intact. 78.5mm x 16.8mm. Item # Avi-298 (48)
$48.00
Italian High Performance badge for Aerial Observation 2nd grade
High Performance badge for Aerial Observation 2nd grade - issued for 60 missions. WW2 and earlier vintage. Very nice original. Slight wear to silver plating, otherwise very good. Original pin/catch/hinge assembly. 50mm x 34.6mm. This is one of the scarcer 'HP' badge types. Item # Avi-297 (95)
$95.00
Italy Regia Aeronautica pilot wings; pre and WW2 pattern.

Regia Aeronautica pilot wings; pre and WW2 pattern. Maker clearly marked on reverse: 'Stab. Art. Fioren'. Tip of the fascist axe removed (after 1943). Most superb example, bronze gilt. Original pin/catch/hinge assembly intact. Shows slight wear. Guaranteed original (there are many copies on the market). Note that this exact badge was featured in Mr. Huff's book - Wings of WW2 (page 64 It-5). 75mm x 23.8mm. Item # Avi-259 *SOLD*

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Italian Republican pilot wings - DELUXE quality
Republican pilot wings - DELUXE quality. Probably earlier vintage. Excellent quality and attention to details, 'turned' eagle's head. Mural crown of considerably bettern than usual finish. Hard to find in this type. 76.5mm x 20mm. Excellent example for dicerning collector. Item # Avi-251 *SOLD*
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Italy, Republican Pilot breast wings
Italy, Republican Pilot breast wings. Judging by quality a 1960's vintage. Near mint condition. Locking pin fastener. Unmarked. 72mm x 23mm. Item # Avi-192  *SOLD*
*SOLD*
Italy, Regia Aeronautica (Royal Air Force) officers' cap badge
Italy, Regia Aeronautica (Royal Air Force) officers' cap badge. Pre and early WW2 pattern. Brass gilt, stamped. Blue paint to crown. Badge lightly vaulted. Long, original posts for fastening. Nuts marked by maker: 'A. Binda Milano'. Very little wear. 51mm x 31.5mm. Item # Avi-14   (55)
$ 55.00
Italy - Republic era (1946) Air Force officer's cap badge in bullion
Italy - Republic era (1946) Air Force officer's cap badge in bullion. Dark blue felt backing. Well made, no damage. Blue inset beneath the crown. 67mm x 65mm overall dimensions. Item # Avi-195 *SOLD*
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Italy, Fascist Air Force (Reggia Aeronautica) - officer's pin. Interesting design with Savoia Crown upon blue enamelled bar containing the rank of a Major. Pilot's wings superimposed to bottom. Some solder to back, screw/nut for fastening. Very unusual piece. 18.5mm x 13mm. Item # Avi-76 *SOLD*

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Italy - Republic. Air Force personnel side hat eagle. Nice detail, gilt. Worn but not damaged. Horizontal pin. Impressed 'E' to back. 50mm x 16mm. Very good condition. Item # Avi-29 *SOLD*

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Italy - WW2. Qualification wings of Electro-Mechanic

Italy - WW2. Qualification wings of Electro-Mechanic. Early type with well-detailed wings. Horizontal locking type pin. Very good condition. 81mm x 18mm. See items below as well. Item # Avi-64 *SOLD*

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Italy - WW2. Qualification wings of Electro-Mechanic. Same as above but of later type (note different style wings). Made in heavier then usual metal (as most of late ones were in light aluminum). Nicely curved. Pin and catch. 79mm x 17.5mm. Item # Avi-65 (40)

$40.00

Italy - WW2. Qualification wings of Electro-Mechanic. Same as above, late type. Die-struck in white metal. 79mm x 17mm. Good condition. Item # Avi-66 *SOLD*

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Italy - WW2 Qualification wings of Mechanic

Italy - WW2  Qualification wings of Mechanic. Same as above, late type. Die-struck in white metal. Pin and catch intact. 79mm x 16.5mm. Good condition. Item # Avi-68 *SOLD*

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Italy - WW2. Qualification wings of Photographer

Italy - WW2. Qualification wings of Photographer. Early type with well-detailed wings. Maker marked: 'Bomisa Milano'. Horizontal safety type pin. Very good condition. 79mm x 16.6mm. Marked wings are getting very hard to find. See item below. Item # Avi-69 (SOLD)

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Italy - WW2. Qualification wings of Photographer. Same as above, late type. Horizontal pin and catch intact. Very good condition. 78mm x 16.7mm. Good details to all. Item # Avi-70 *SOLD*

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Italy - WW2. Qualification wings of Fitter

Italy - WW2. Qualification wings of Fitter. Earlier type with well-detailed wings. Maker marked: 'Bomisa Milano'. Horizontal safety type pin. Very good condition. 79mm x 16.5mm. Marked wings are getting very hard to find. Item # Avi-71 *SOLD*

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Italy - late WW2 era airmen's field cap badge
Italy - late WW2 era airmen's field cap badge. Gold silk embroidered on light green canvas. Red backing. 39mm x 50mm overall dimensions. Great condition. Item # Avi-194 *Sold*
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Japan
Imperial Japanese WW2 Paratrooper (Teishin Shudan - Raiding Group) badge
NEW! Imperial Japanese WW2 Paratrooper (Teishin Shudan - Raiding Group) badge in finest embroidery. Cotton, silk and bullion. Slightly worn backing (sage green in colour). Somewhat fatigued green paper back.  Badge shows many aspects not seen on the usual (triangle shape eye-type) copies. This badge was brought back by US Army officer stationed in Japan in the 1950's. Quality is excellent, industrial quality UV test showed no glow of any kind (no newer materials found). Eligible for wear of such badge were the Paratroopers (Special Forces/Airborne) - along with the Air Force crews assisting the drops. Both were part of the Imperial Japanese Army Air Force (IJAAF). We know of few variations in these badges (some all in bullion). Limited actions of these units were conducted in Sumatra, Burma and few other places. Beginnings were very productive - especially Battle of Palembang (Dutch East Indies). Philippine campaigns were not so kind to the Japanese Paratroopers. During battle of Leyte they were vitually annihilated by the American 11th Airborne and 38th Infantry Division. In turn, all insignia are rare. Orignal design drawings of the badge are known, but examples produced differed considerably. Details of the Kite (bird) being the chief differences. Some exact copies did surface a while back but were produced in Japan by a known dealer. Wing spread of 84mm, 30mm top to bottom (embroidery measurements only as backing is larger). Excellent example. Item # Jap-13 (Plese inquire for price and high resolution photos). *SOLD*
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Imperial Japan Aviation Association - merit badge.
Imperial Japan Aviation Association - merit badge.Appears to be early 1930's, many young members went on to became Fighter pilots during WW2. Lightly gilded engine parts and green enamelled centre may indicate a 'special' merit badge. Original, fitted and lined box of issue. This is a particularly nice example, crafted in silver. Thoroughly marked. Embossing on the lid translates to: ‘Merit Member Badge, Imperial Aviation Association’. Original red label under the lid (we are not sure what it reads). Dark blue velour lining. Badge measures 29.5mm x 14mm. Condition is great (few mionor 'spider-web' lines). No chipping to enamels. Propeller is lightly vaulted, reverse is well marked and complete with original pin for fastening. Wooden box measures 60mm x 48.5 mm x 17mm. Very nice example. Item # Jap-12 (115)
$ 115.00
Japan - wing for enlisted in Air Self-Defense Force

Japan - wing for enlisted in Air Self-Defense Force. Design is obviously US-inspired. JASDF was organized in 1950's. Wings appear to be in silver with multi part construction. Enamels are perfect. Badge is unmarked, one of the threaded posts is missing. An earlier vintage example, quite hard to find. Quality is very good, shows some wear.  80mm x 20mm. Interesting wings. Item # Avi-265 *SOLD*

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Latvia
WW2 Latvian Air Force commemorative stick-pin

WW2 Latvian Air Force commemorative stick-pin. All Latvian items are rare. Well detailed brass pin. 20mm in diameter. Item # Avi-171  (82)

$ 82.00
Mexico
Mexico Air Force, Radio Operator's wings
Mexico Air Force, Radio Operator's wings. 1960 pattern. White metal and enamels. Two catch pins. 81 mm wide. Item # Avi-210. (42)
$42.00
Netherlands
Dutch Air Force in the Indies (Militaire Luchtvaart KNIL) - Pilot's wings

NEW! Dutch Air Force in the East Indies (Militaire Luchtvaart KNIL) - Pilot's wings of the finest quality. This design was originally approved in 1921 and carried on throughout WW2. Example offered here is rather exceptional. Originally 3 slide fasteners (one is broken off), a method of attachment which was generally used on the earlier insignia. It is therefore possible it pre-dates WW2. Details are considerably finer as in comparison to the AMICO or the known Australian produced examples. Appears to be in gilded bronze, 80,2mm wide. It has a very nice, heavy quality to it. Wings slightly curved. Rare badge. Item # Avi-305) *SOLD*

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Dutch East Indies (KNIL), WW2 vintage officer's propeller insignia
NEW! Dutch East Indies (KNIL), WW2 vintage officer's propeller insignia used on the 'slip-on' type shoulder boards (in Dutch: Schuifpassanten Emblemen). Superb and rather obscure badge, manufactured by AMICO. 47.5mm x 20mm. Excellent details, original lock type fastener. Item # Avi-304 (135)
$135.0
Dutch 18 Bomber Squadron commemorative pin
NEW! Dutch 18 Bomber Squadron commemorative pin. Good enamels. This famed unit saw much action in the WW2 flying B-25's. It was stationed at the Batchelor Field in Australia. Also, participated in the Indonesian Independence War (1945-1949). 30mm x 22mm, knurled stick-pin. Interesting piece. Item # Avi-303 (87)
$87.00
Dutch aviator's cap badge, WW2 period
Dutch aviator's cap badge, WW2 period. Slightly worn but all original with the crown, back plate and fastening pin. Bird is 50mm wide. Very good example. Item # Avi-284  (75)
$75.00
WW2 Commonwealth Air Training Plan (in Canada) - 'NEDERLAND' shoulder flash for summer wear
WW2 Commonwealth Air Training Plan (in Canada) - 'NEDERLAND' shoulder flash for summer wear. Hard to find, original period. Item # Avi-281 (25)
$25.00
Netherlands - Dutch WW2 and earlier Aircraft Mechanic trade badge
WW2 and earlier Aircraft Mechanic trade badge. Same design was used also as OR's collar device and in the Naval Air Service (but in gilt). Interesting design, propeller's wings are curved in opposite directions (like the real props). Bronze, die struck. 48mm x 21mm. Original wire lugs present. Very rare in this form! Item # Avi-270  (120)
$ 120.00
Royal Netherlands Naval observer badge
Royal Netherlands Naval observer badge. WW2 period. Silver gilt, hallmarked Toye Silver. Complete with original pin/catch. No damage to enamel. Near mint condition. 90mm wide. Item # Avi-218  (130)
$130.00
WW2 Air Gunner half-wing
WW2 Air Gunner half-wing. All original, very good condition. Full size. Item # Avi-126 (45)
$45.00
New Zealand
WW2 Commonwealth Air Training Plan (in Canada) - 'NEW ZEALAND' shoulder patch - large form, summer dress
NEW! WW2 Commonwealth Air Training Plan (in Canada) - 'NEW ZEALAND' shoulder patch - large form, summer dress . Hard to find, original period. Item # Avi-277 (28)
$28.00
WW2 Commonwealth Air Training Plan (in Canada) - 'NEW ZEALAND
NEW! WW2 Commonwealth Air Training Plan (in Canada) - 'NEW ZEALAND' shoulder patch for summer wear. Hard to find, original period. Item # Avi-278 (25)
$25.00
New Zealand metal wings (WW2 period)
NEW! New Zealand metal wings (WW2 period). Oxidised brass, superb details. Complete with lugs. Maker marked: '44 M&K W' - (Mayer and Keane Ltd. in Wellington - it is presumed 44 stands for 1944).  Wings were worn by their (RNZAF) personnel in the Pacific and Occupation of Japan (14th Sqadron). Noteworthy is fact that these were the only all regulation metal pilot wings used amongst Commonwealth Air Forces. 75mm x 27mm. Shows wear, lightly curved. Item # Avi-268 *SOLD*
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Royal New Zealand Air Force cap badge by Scully Montreal
Royal New Zealand Air Force cap badge - WW2. Excellent and rare example made in Canada. Gilded brass, mostly worn to obverse. Original lugs intact. Maker marked: W. SCULLY LTD MONTREAL.  Obviously, a war-time manufacture for New Zealander trained in Canada. Scarce in this type. 46mm x 38.4mm. Worn, fair or better condition. Item # Avi-253  (85) JE
$ 85.00
Original WW2 Royal New Zealand Air Force pilot wings
Original WW2 Royal New Zealand Air Force pilot wings. Silk threads, padded and finished in standard black fine backing Very good example. 120mm x 41mm (overall). Excellent condition. Item # Avi-245 *SOLD*
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Norway
WW2 - The Royal Norwegian Air Force pilot's metal wing in Sterling
WW2 - The Royal Norwegian Air Force pilot's metal wing in Sterling, Canadian manufactured. Nicely detailed wings with national coat of arms within laurel branches, King's crown atop. Norwegian airmen formed 2 fighter squadrons in 1941 in Great Britain. During the War, majority of Norwegians were trained in Canada. This is known locally as "Little Norway" - area in downtown Toronto (with training facilities at the Toronto Island Airport). They also flew many dangerous missions with Bomber and Transport Commands. Most Norwegian insignias are hard to come across. 58mm x 18mm. Original loop fasteners. Hallmarks: 925; 'R' (this indicates firm of 'Roden Bros.' in Toronto); Lion and word 'STERLING' - impressed on reverse. Excellent condition, fairly rare. Item # Avi-293   (220)
$220.00
Norwegian pre and WW2 era cap badge of an Air Force officer

Norwegian pre and WW2 era cap badge of an Air Force officer. Green canvas with 2 silver metal stripes, white/blue/white/red enamelled badge to top. Highly domed red enamel brass badge with national lion imposed. Great details to all. Folding prongs attaching badges to cloth. Light wear to all, no chipping to enamels, just minor scratching. Lion disk of 'full' construction. Top disc 23.2mm dia; bottom disc 23.1mm dia. Item # Avi-2. *SOLD*

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Norway WW2 and earlier Air Force Officer cap badge
WW2 and earlier Air Force Officer cap badge. Different details from one above. Narrower rank stripes, slightly different colours of the enamels. Some minor damage to the disc with lion (has been repaired and looks OK). Also, lion disc is of 'hollow' construction. Shows wear and age but in overall good condition. Top disk  23.1mm dia; bottom disc 22.8mm dia. Excellent example, rarely offered. Item # Avi-212  (104)
$104.00
Norwegian Air Force cap badge
Norwegian Air Force cap badge. Unspecifed qualification. Atractive design. Royal crown in silver bullion on black felt (canvas backing). Eagle with upswept wings is a separate piece affixed to base via centre screw-post. Nice detail. Well finished. Overall dimensions (oval base) 66mm x 48mm. Great condition. Item # Av-198 *SOLD*
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Poland
Poland, People's Republic - Pilot badge, 2nd Class
Poland, People's Republic - Pilot badge, 2nd Class. Die struck in thin metal (oxidized bronze), enamelled numeral '2' within gilt wreath. Suspension chain and pin present. Nice example. These were based on the great pre-War series of badges. Original backplate by National Mint. Shows light wear. Most likely 1960's. 64mm wide. Item # Avi-164 (45)
$45.00
Poland, WW2 armband for the Anti-Aircraft defence

Poland, WW2 vintage (and earlier) armband for the Anti-Aircraft defence. Bronze "badge" attached to armband. Most original silver wash is worn off the "badge". These were used only in the early days of the War. Very rare and interesting item. Cloth (almost looks like silk - I cannot quite tell) shows number of dark, rust-like spots. Passed the UV light test with flying colors (besides, one look tells the story of its age). "Badge" is rather large - 110 mm x 71mm. It is the first complete set I have seen in years. Item # Avi-23 *SOLD*

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Portugal
Portugal, Air Force wings, flight engineer
Portugal, Air Force wings, flight engineer. First type. WWII-pattern. Gilt metal. Horizontal pin. 60 mm wide. Item #Avi-206. (42)
$42.00
Rhodesia
Rhodesian WW2 period cap badge
WW2 period cap badge. Very nice cast example in gilt. Shows slight wear but no damage. Original lugs present. Hard to find. 46.5mm x 47.5mm. Item # Avi-266 *SOLD*je
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Unknown visor cap badge. Early Iranian (Imperial) Airways
Rhodesian Air Force officer's hat badge. Very attractive, lion with raised sword, eagle with outstretched wings above leaf pattern. Gold bullion (lion/leafs), eagle in solid metal (gilded). Deeply padded, black cloth backing. Shows age and wear. 76mm x 53mm (overall). Item # Avi-257 *SOLD*
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Romania
NEW! Romanian WW2 period (Carol/Michael) pilot breast wings. Very good and heavy quality. National coat of arms being separate piece in enamelled copper. Shows wear and age. Some light scratches to enamels. Badge is highly vaulted. Striking design. Original (massive) hinge, pin and locking catch. Catch slighly bent. 57mm x 45mm. Very good overall condition. Item # Avi-258 *SOLD*
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Romania, People's Republic - Air Force Pilot badge
Romania, People's Republic - Air Force Pilot badge. Two-part construction, nicely enamelled center shield. Near mint condition. Original pin/locking catch assembly. 54mm x 44.5mm. Item # Avi-165 (25)
$25.00
Soviet Union
Red Army Pilot Qualification Badge, 1950's

Red Army Pilot Qualification Badge, 1950's. Appears to be bronze, well-struck, with white and red enamels. Nicely vaulted. All original parts. Flawless enamels. Nut hallmarked, Moscow maker. 35.8 x 27 mm. Item #Avi-33. *SOLD*

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U.S.S.R., Soviet Air Force Pilot-Gunner wings
U.S.S.R., Soviet Air Force Pilot-Gunner wings. 1971 pattern. Gilt metal and enamels. Locking pin fastener. 69 mm wide. Item #Avi-211. (19)
$19.00
Red Army Pilot Qualification Badge, 1952

Red Army Pilot Qualification Badge, 1952. Appears to be bronze, well-struck, with white and red enamels. All original parts. Nut hallmarked, Moscow maker. Rare type with applied year plate attached to body with two copper prongs. Nicely vaulted. Some red enamel professionally replaced (not detractive). 36.8 x 27.3mm. (SOLD) Item #Avi-34.

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Soviet Union - 1950's Navigator/Artillery Air Observer 3rd class breast wings
Soviet Union - 1950's Navigator/Artillery Air Observer 3rd class breast wings. Early quality with full back (unlike common to later era thin metal striking). Nut is marked by national mint. Nicely curved wings. Black and red enamels. Red within number 3 is chipped lightly. Majority of gilding remains. Shows age darkening and patina. Getting very hard to find. 66mm x 27mm. Item # Avi-152 *SOLD*
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Soviet Union, Early quality flyers side cap badge in bullion
Soviet Union, Early quality flyers side cap badge in bullion. Black felt and canvas backing. Gold and silver bullion (darkened with age). Late 1940's. No damage. 90mm x 45mm. Good condition. Item # Avi-193 *SOLD*
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Spain
Spanish Republican Air Gunner breast badge - Civil War period
Republican Air Gunner breast badge - Civil War period. Proper - thin construction with red painted center. Striking design of standard Air Force wings with upright arrow through the center. Lighly curved, good details. Original fafety-pin type fastener intact. This is an exceedingly rare badge! 79mm x 44mm. Item # Avi-260 (195)
$195.00
Spanish Civil War Republican General Flight (Crew) wings

Spanish Civil War Republican General Flight (Crew) wings. Stamped in thin white metal. Red lacquered centre disk, some chipping. Original folding prongs (these typically broke off with normal wear) have been replaced with wires. Nice Spanish Civil War example. 18.8 x 54.5 mm. Item #Avi-48. (80)

$80.00
Civil War Nationalist Air Force officer's belt buckle

Civil War Nationalist Air Force officer's belt buckle. According to my sources this is one of the earlier patterns with blank centre. Apparently there were at least half a dozen different ones used. Complete with catch and attachment loop. Gilt bronze. Shows wear and age, typical scratches. Hard to find. I am selling off rest of my Spanish buckles collection. See another one below. 75mm x 57mm. Heavy quality die-struck. Hard to find buckle. Curved. Item # Sp-8. *SOLD*

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Sweden
Sweden WW2 era aviation officer's cap badge
Sweden WW2 era aviation officer's cap badge. Nicely stylized wings with propeller to centre. King's crown above. Good detail to feathers and crown. 2 piece construction. Original black painted metal backing. 66mm x 58mm overall dimensions. An odd single post for fastening, no nut present. Rarely seen item. Item # Av-197 (45)
$ 45.00
Thailand
Early Thai Army Paratrooper wings

Early Thai Army Paratrooper wings with basic and master degrees (as indicated by attached device and star). Superb details, silver/gilt bullion embroidered on red felt backing. Beads as elephant eyes. Probably 1950's. 98mm x 45mm. Shows wear and use but in reasonable condition. Item # Avi-246  (34)

$34.00
USA

WWI period, US junior/reserve styled half-wing

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NEW! WWI period, US junior/reserve styled half-wing. Hand made in silver. Very interesting is fact that wing is oriented the other way (left side). Quality is very good, considering it being all hand made. It is actually made up of 2 separate sheets, one with all the details of the front and the backing piece which features jeweller  quality locking pin fastener. The 2 halves appear to have been either soldered or glued together. Letters 'US' made in brass or such, also attached to the shield. Most likely field-made during the War and fitted with backing/pin later. In any case, most interesting badge. Material tested for '800' or higher silver content (except the letters). 63mm x 28mm.

Item # Con-Avi-1 (425)

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$425.00

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