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Lot 442: Fourteen American Military Aviator Badges

Fourteen American Military Aviator Badges, One Inscribed to a World War I Era Naval Aviator, Some Gold

Auction Date: December 9, 2022

Lot 442: Fourteen American Military Aviator Badges

Fourteen American Military Aviator Badges, One Inscribed to a World War I Era Naval Aviator, Some Gold

Auction Date: December 9, 2022

Estimated Price: $9,000 - $14,000

Fourteen American Military Aviator Badges, One Inscribed to a World War I Era Naval Aviator, Some Gold

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All badges in the group are metal construction (appears to be gold for most), with seven USN naval aviator badges, 5 "propeller" pilot badges, and two "US on shield" badges. Six are marked either "10K" or "14K". One of the naval badges is hand-inscribed "With all my love/Meg" on the back, and the other has Tiffany & Company markings on the back along with a professional inscription for the Federation Aeronautique Internationale (World Air Sports Federation) and an Ensign William A. Magee Junior, dated August 10, 1918. Online records note a William Adam Magee Junior of California as a naval aviator trained at Naval Air Station Pensacola and commissioned as an Ensign in December of 1917. One of the propeller badges is inscribed "H-R-C-I" on the back. Provenance: The Putnam Green/Sycamore Collection

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Very fine to excellent overall, with some minor handling marks overall.



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