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Posted 5 years ago


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Picked up these interesting parachute wings at an estate sale, what appears to me to be unique is the vertical mounted pinback since all I have seen is the horizontal type. Since it measures 3/4 inch is this a sweetheart pin?? Thanks

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  1. Chrisnp Chrisnp, 5 years ago
    I haven't seen a vertical pinback before either but based on size I think this could be a miniature to be worn with a miniature medal set on mess dress uniforms. It could also have been used as a lapel pin on a civilian suit jacket.
  2. chuckg, 5 years ago
    Thanks, I thought the vertical pin was pretty rare...
  3. Chrisnp Chrisnp, 5 years ago
    Eagerly awaiting Scott's input.
  4. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    Interesting basic Airborne wings.

    I haven't seen a verticle pin either, but cannot see any details to tell if it is original to the pin.

    Is it marked? Some additional photos that clearly show the pinback may help to decipher when this was made.

  5. chuckg, 5 years ago
    i'll try to get some better pics

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