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I knew a coworker was a big WWII German collector but we got on the topic of aviation and he mentioned he had a riker mount of full of different RAF wings. 

It was an interesting conversation and he surprised me yesterday when he brought them into work to show off. He has a really nice collection and although most are sweetheart wings, I practically fell in love with the gold pair I have attached a picture of. 

I don't know a lot about RAF insignia being here in the US and didn't realize until recently that the pin-on wings were sweetheart pieces. Being used to US wings, I just assumed both sew-on and pins were used. 

Is there a source for learning more about different sweetheart wings and makers vs scarcity? Without a hallmark, is there any way to know who made the gold set?





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I can't help you with your question but that's a great lot Mike. All I can pick up on is three of them appear to have the Queen's crown.

Is that 20ct on the gold wing? Might that suggest it was made outside of Britain? Apart from having no hallmarks, 20ct isn't standard there.

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