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Old 11-01-22, 11:54 AM
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Hi, I recently got this badge, any Idea what time frame and was it usual to polish down the lower wing or just one persons individualism? Thanks in advance and a happy New Year to you all, best wishes Mike
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Old 11-01-22, 03:17 PM
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Circa WW2 in my opinion.
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Old 12-01-22, 07:52 AM
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Hi Luke, thank you, any thoughts on the polished wings?, best wishes Mike
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I would say one person's individualism as I haven't seen one like that before.
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Old 13-01-22, 04:26 PM
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I would say one person's individualism as I haven't seen one like that before.
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Agreed. Soldiers sometimes did unique polishing jobs to highlights for effect.

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Are the wings polished?

To me it looks as if the left hand wing has been overlaid/filled with something and left to harden, but not so apparent on the other.

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Old 14-01-22, 07:43 AM
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Hi Brian, interesting, unfortunately I'm at work until Sunday. I will definitely give it a look, thanks for all the replies, best wishes Mike
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Are the wings polished?

To me it looks as if the left hand wing has been overlaid/filled with something and left to harden, but not so apparent on the other.

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I believe you are right. Both wings and apparently the chest have had silver solder like overlay put on, for what reason I cannot fathom.

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Hi Brian, well spotted, it does appear to have a silver/ silver solder overlay which has been polished. I'll keep it in the collection as an oddity-vive la difference, thanks to all and best wishes Mike
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