Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 305: Four Army Air Force Aviation Patches

Auction Date: August 26, 2022

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Estimated Price: $2,000 - $3,000

Four Army Air Force Aviation Patches

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The group consists of a patch for the 527th Fighter/Bomber Squadron (bullion/silk, featuring a crow with a telescope in one claw about to throw a bomb at something, with attachment snaps on the back), two patches for the 85th Fighter Squadron (one painted on treated canvas featuring a winged flying skull, the other embroidered on cloth with a winged helmet), and a patch for the 66th Pursuit Squadron (painted white leather, with a bird with a cigar and boxing gloves throwing a punch). Also included is a set of metal aviator's wings (silver finished, no makers marks). Provenance: The Putnam Green/Sycamore Collection

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Very good, with mild wear and handling marks. The 85th "Skull" patch shows traces of a protective covering, which has partially flaked off.

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