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    World War I: Tiffany United States Army Air Service Sterling Silver Junior or Reserve Pilot Half Wing. 1¾", pin-back, marked "Tiffany & Co. / Makers / Sterling / M". This heavy sterling half wing was made by the premier jeweler of the day shows exceptionally fine detail. The tip of the wing curves gracefully inward. This pattern was in use for junior or reserve pilots from August 15 to October 27, 1917, between October and December 29, 1917 reserve pilots were re-designated as observers and retained this badge. The design was changed in 1918. The "M" below the company mark indicates that badge was made in Tiffany's "Moore" facility. The catch for the steel pin needs adjustment, else excellent.

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    December, 2009
    12th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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