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Fine Military pins from Weingarten Gallery. Weingarten Gallery was founded in 1967 to manufacturer fine jewelry in Dayton OH, a few years later the Director of the Air Force Museum asked if they could make a charm of the 1903 Wright Flyer in Sterling Silver. This lead to over 450 charms, tie tacks, and military/USAF insignia offered today including very high quality reproductions of US Wings from the first 1913 wings to WWI and II and even a few current wings for the Airman who wants to wear real silver. All items are made in sterling silver and 14k Gold only. In 2003 Weingarten Gallery was authorized by the Department of Defense to manufacture current military insignia under the hallmark "W-32." Insignia are made only in sterling silver and 14k gold for those who care to wear only the best.


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1919 Balloon Pilot, Weingarten Gallery Item Number P-1182
1919 US Army Air Service US Balloon Pilot Wing Sterling Sale Price: $114.95
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    1919 US Army Air Service US Balloon Pilot. This is a three inch museum quality reproduction with pin back in Sterling Silver of the balloon Pilot wings shown, number 54 with the letters US, in Duncan Campbell' book on Aviation Badges and Insignia. This wing is believed to have been made between 1919 and 1921 it was made both with and without the US letters. The US letters are 24 karat gold plate. The first Balloon wings that was introduced in 1919 as the Balloon Observer Wings but were...

    1920 US Pilot WIng Blackenton Sterling, Weingarten Gallery Item Number P-1596
    1919 US Army Pilot Blackinton Sale Price: $94.95
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      1919 Observer Wings. These wings were authorized on Jan 25, 1919 as the new Pilot wing designed by Mr. Herbert Adams of the Commission of Fine Arts. This wings was hated and lasted only until 14 Oct 1921. The reason it was hated most people believed the government took left over buttons for the wing center. It does look like a button. This is a museum quality reproduction made in Sterling Silver of the very rare Blackinton version. Most reproductions are ofthe Meyer version, you almost never...

      1920 Pilot Observer Sterling, Weingarten Gallery Item Number P-1133
      1919 US Army Pilot Meyer Design Sale Price: $94.95
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        1919-1921 US Army Pilot Observer Wings. This is a very well made museum quality reproduction in Sterling Silver. This wing was given to Pilots who no longer flew as a pilot but as an observer in an aircraft. In most cases it was pilot who could no longer pass a flight physical. This wing lasted about 11 months. It was hated because the center "US" looked like a "commercial button. " It was also the last wing with the letters "US" officially on them. You almost never see a real wing but lots of...

        1919 US Observer 1/2 Wings Sterling Blackinton, Weingarten Gallery Item Number P-1597
        1919 US Observer 1/2 Wings Sterling Blackinton Sale Price: $69.95
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        Item #: P-1597 -

          These wings were authorized on Jan 25, 1919 for four different functions as follows: Airplane Observer, Balloon Observer, Aerial Bomber and Aerial Gunner. This wings was hated and lasted only until 14 Oct 1921. This is a very well made museum quality reproduction in Sterling Silver of the very rare Blackinton version. Most reproductions of this wing are of the Meyer design, it is very rare to never see a Blackinton. You almost never see a real wing or even a restrike. This has a center clasp...

          1919-1920 Airplane Observer Wing Sterling, Weingarten Gallery Item Number P-1153
          1919 US Observer Wings Sterling Meyer Sale Price: $69.95
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            1919 Observer Wings. These wings were authorizedon Jan 25, 1919 for four different functions as follows: Airplane Observer, Balloon Observer, Aerial Bomber and Aerial Gunner. This wings was hated and lasted only until 14 Oct 1921. This is a very well made museum quality reproduction in Sterling Silver. You almost never see a real wing but a number of Meyer restrikes. This has a center clasp pin back.

            Navy Balloon Pilot Wing in Sterling w Gold, Weingarten Gallery Item Number P-1193
            1920's Navy Balloon Pilot Wing Sterling w Gold Plate Sale Price: $64.95
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              1920' US Navy Balloon Pilot Wing. This is a museum quality sterling silver reproduction then gold plated with 24 karat gold, complete with pin back of a 1920 Navy Lighter than Air Pilot Wing. This one of the few 1/2 wings ever used by the US Military. Also called by Navy personnel a Blimp Pilot.

              1930s Balloon Hat Wing, Weingarten Gallery Item Number P-1623
              1920's US BalloonPilot mini wing sterling Sale Price: $49.95
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              Item #: P-1623 -

                This is a museum quality reproduction of an extremely rare wing. While mini wings have been made of almost all US Wing types the Balloon wing seems to be missing. You almost never see one at all. Recently I found one and have made this reproduction. Based on the construction of the wing it dates from the 1930's and may have been a special order for one balloon pilot. The wing is 1 1/2 inches wide. The wing could have been a sweetheart wing or used for an overseas hat. In any case here is a...

                1920-1930s US Navy Pilot wing vaulted, Weingarten Gallery Item Number P-2122B
                1920-1930?s US Navy Pilot wing vaulted Sale Price: $59.95
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                  1920-1930' US Navy Pilot wing vaulted. This is a Meyer design in a very classic mode. Gold plated brass.

                  1920-1930s US Navy Pilot wing vaulted, Weingarten Gallery Item Number P-2122
                  1920-1930?s US Navy Pilot wing vaulted Sale Price: $104.95
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                    1920-1930' US Navy Pilot wing vaulted. This is a Meyer design in a very classic mode.

                    1920s Aviation Cadet Badge, Weingarten Gallery Item Number P-1828
                    1920?s Aviation Cadet Hat Badge Sterling Silver Sale Price: $79.95
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                    Item #: P-1828 -

                      This is museum quality reproduction of a 3 1/4 inch wide badge in sterling silver. It may have been used as hat badge for aviation cadets and the for-runner to the WWII Aviation Cadet Hat insignia. The design is rather unusal and even the prop has a design to the edge. The feathering looks similar to wings that had been made by Haltom Jewelers during WWI. But I have not been able to find any detail refrances to this wing.

                      1920s French Aerial Bombardier Badge Sterling, Weingarten Gallery Item Number P-1761
                      1920?s French Air Force Aerial Bombardier Badge Sterling Sale Price: $64.95
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                        This is a museum quality reproduction of a rare 1920' French badge for an Aerial Bombardier in sterling silver. The badge was worn over a jacket pocket on the chain. The center loop was placed over the button and then the pocket closed.