A U.S. Military Aviator's Badge, 1913 pattern, by Rock Island Arsenal
Lot 3607
A U.S. Military Aviator's badge, 1913 pattern
Sold for US$ 26,325 inc. premium

Lot Details
A U.S. Military Aviator's badge, 1913 pattern
In gold, with the silver portions of the signal flags in solid silver, inlaid into the gold. ABI number 2.
Condition: Excellent. Catch retainer does not lock.
See illustration.

Footnotes

  • Note: This badge, illustrated in Aviation Badges and Insignia of the United States Army, 1913-1946, and gracing the cover of later editions, was described in the text as being in the Joseph P. Copley collection. It was later purchased by Campbell and a copy of the sales receipt is included. It is also illustrated in United States Army Air Service Wing Badges - Uniforms and Insignia, 1913-1918 by Major Terry R. Morris as figure WB-1.
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