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Old 06-16-2019, 09:14 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by Mike Kenny View Post
Gary,

That last statement goes against pretty much everything I've seen wrt authentic A&C wing main pins - all are bronze/brass/copper coloured base-metal. Some are silver plated. Other local consumption period pins/badges - non military and not worth faking - also have the typical folded metal hinge and bronze/brass/copper coloured base-metal main pins (unless plated). I don't recall seeing a US-style hinge on any WW2 vintage A&C "local" item either.

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Mike
Thank you, my thoughts as well. Angus & Coote, Wallace Bishop, and K.G. Luke all used cooper or more likely brass pins. Photographs are shown of the first two mentioned above in Jon Maguire's book.
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