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Prototype 1944 Dated Army Air Forces GOLD Bullion Wing Salesman Sample Proof Set


This in an extremely rare manufacturer's bullion proof set of aviation wing badge insignia proposed for adoption by the US Army Air Forces. General Arnold was personally opposed to the use of gold insignia by US Army aviators, and this proposal never got any traction sufficient to generate any significant production. Occasionally sample pieces are encountered, but finding a complete proof page is very unusual.

The mounting card is dated 1944 and stamped as a PROOF 34.

Five wings are represented on the card:

This would make a very nice wall display when properly mounted and framed,  The entire card measures 8-1/2 by 11 inches. The condition is near mint.

$999.99


Army Air Forces Bullion Patches


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Item Name
Description, Size, Condition Price Status
  FOUR-1
USA
World War Two
Oversize Variant 4th USAAF MINT BULLION Patch
This is a MINT 3 x 3-3/4 inch patch.    $129.99 Available
FIFTHB-1
  USA
 World War Two MINT Bullion 5th Army Air Force Uniform Patch
This is a 3 inch patch in MINT condition.       SOLD
SHAPE-1
USA
 World War Two MINT Bullion SHAPE
Army  Uniform Patch
This is a 2-1/2 x 3-3/4 inch patch in MINT condition. $124.99 Available
AACB-001
WWII Army Air Force Gold and Silver Bullion Blue Wool Patch
This is a World War II Army Air Corps Pacific Theater Made Patch

This in an interesting variant on this patch, rendered in gold and silver bullion with red floss on blue felted woven wool . The wings are more abbreviated than commonly seen, and an unusual border treatment. It has a tan paper backing.

The condition is near very good, with dark tarnish on the bullion and some wear to the wool nap, as shown.

Here is a view of the back.

It measures 2-7/8 inches in diameter.

$84.99 Available
AACB-002
WWII Army Air Force Gold and Silver Bullion Blue Wool Patch
This is a World War II Army Air Corps Pacific Theater Made Patch

This in a slightly different variant on this patch -- similar to the one above -- rendered in gold and silver bullion with red floss on blue felted woven wool. The feathers on the wings are tighter, and it has the same style of unusual border treatment. It has a linen loose weave cloth backing.

The condition is near very good, with minor tarnish on the bullion and some wear to the wool nap, as shown. This patch was removed from a uniform.

Here is a view of the back.

It measures 2-7/8 inches in diameter.

$84.99 SOLD
AACB-016
WWII Army Air Force Gold and Silver Bullion Blue Wool Felt Patch
This is a World War II Army Air Corps Pacific Theater Made Patch

This in a slightly different variant on this patch -- similar to the one above -- rendered in two-tone gold and silver bullion with large red floss center dot on medium blue wool felt. The feathers on the wings are larger, and it has a gold bullion twisted rope border treatment. It has a rice paper backing.

The condition is near very good, with minor tarnish on the bullion and some wear to the wool nap, as shown. This patch was removed from a uniform.

Here is a view of the back.

It measures 2-5/8 inches in diameter.

$99.99 Available
AACB-015
WWII Army Air Force Gold and Silver Bullion Blue Wool Patch
This is a World War II Army Air Corps Theater Made Patch

This in a slightly different variant on this patch rendered in gold and silver bullion with red floss on blue felted woven wool. The feathers on the wings very tight, with a very large star, and it has an unusual double strand silver bullion border treatment. It has a cotton twill cloth backing, with three mounting snaps.

The condition is near good, with minor tarnish on the bullion and some wear to the wool nap, as shown. This patch was removed from a uniform.All three original snaps are present.

Here is a view of the back.

It measures 2-5/8 inches in diameter.

$84.99 Available
AACB-003
WWII Army Air Force Silver Bullion Blue Wool Felt Patch
This is a World War II Army Air Corps Theater Made Patch

This in an interesting variant on this patch, rendered in very delicate silver bullion wire with a very large red floss meatball on medium blue wool felt. It has a cheesecloth backing.

The condition is near very good, with dark tarnish on the bullion, as shown.

Here is a view of the back.

It measures 2-3/4 inches in diameter.

$99.99 SOLD
AACB-004
WWII Army Air Force Gold and Silver Bullion Blue Wool Felt Patch
This is a World War II Army Air Corps Theater Made Patch

This in an exceptional variant on this patch, rendered in heavy gold and silver bullion wire with a red floss meatball on medium blue wool felt. It has a cheesecloth backing.

The condition is near mint, as shown.

Here is a view of the back.

It measures 2-3/4 inches in diameter.

$124.99 SOLD
AACB-020
WWII Army Air Force Gold and Silver Bullion Purple Patch
This is a World War II Army Air Corps Theater Made Patch

This in an exceptional variant on this patch, rendered in heavy gold and silver bullion wire with a red floss meatball and pale blue fletch detail on shiny purple . It has a course linen backing.

The condition is near mint, as shown.

Here is a view of the back.

It measures 2-1/2 inches in diameter.

$199.99 Available
AACB-005
WWII Army 2nd Air Force Gold and Silver Bullion Blue Wool Felt Patch
This is a World War II Army Air Corps 2nd Air Force ETO Theater Made Patch

This in an unusual variant on this patch, rendered in gold and silver bullion with red floss on medium blue wool felt. The falcon is much larger than commonly seen on bullion patches, and a large silver bullion star. It has a cheesecloth backing.

The condition is near excellent, as shown.

Here is a view of the back.

It measures 2-1/2 by 2-3/4 inches.

$74.99 Available
   AACBB-1
 USA
WWII
 Army
2nd Air Force Gold and Silver Blue Wool Felt Cheese Cloth Backed Patch

This is a World War II Army Air Corps 2nd Air Force Theater Made Patch.

This in an unusual variant on this patch, rendered in gold and silver  with red floss on medium blue wool felt

It measures 2-1/2 by 2-3/4 inches.
The falcon is much larger than commonly seen on  patches. It has a cheesecloth backing.

The condition is near G+, as shown.
 $34.99 Available
   AACBB-2
 USA
WWII Army
 6th Air Force Gold and Silver Blue Cotton Patch

This is a World War II Army Air Corps 6th Air Force Patch. This in an unusual variant on this patch, rendered in gold and silver with red floss on cotton. The winged star is much larger than commonly seen on  patches. 

The condition is MINT as shown & measures 2-3/4 x 3 inches.
 $34.99 Available
AACB-006
WWII Army 5th Air Force Gold and Silver Bullion Blue Wool Felt Patch With KOREA Arch Set
This is a Korean War Army Air Corps 5th Air Force PTO Theater Made Patch

This in an unusual variant on this patch, rendered in gold and silver bullion with red wool felt on medium blue wool felt. The number "5" is a very reflective shiny gold bullion and shiny silver bullion stars. It has a twill cloth backing.

The condition is fair to near good, with some dark tarnish on the bullion and significant wear to the wool felt, as shown. This patch was removed from a uniform, and there is some edge wear.

The KOREA Arch is somewhat darker.  The 5th AF patch may date to WWII with the KOREA arch added during the Korean War.

Here is a view of the back.

The 5th patch measures 2-7/8 inches in diameter.  The arch is 3 inches wide and 1 inch deep.

$149.99 Available
AACB-018
WWII Army 5th Air Force Gold and Silver Bullion Blue Wool Felt Patch
This is a very scarce Korean War 5th Air Force PTO Theater Made Patch with KOREA Arch

This in an unusual variant on this patch, rendered in gold and silver bullion with red wool felt dot on medium blue wool felt. The number "5" is a very reflective shiny gold bullion and shiny silver bullion stars. It has a linen cloth backing.

The condition is very good overall, with some moderate tarnish on the bullion and slight wear to the wool felt, as shown. This patch was removed from a uniform, and there is some edge wear.

Here is a view of the back.

It measures 3 by 3-1/2 inches.

  SOLD
AACB-019
WWII Army 8th Air Force Silver and Gold Bullion Blue Wool Felt Patch
This is a World War II Army Air Corps 8th Air Force ETO Theater Made Patch

This in an unusual variant on this patch, rendered in two tone silver and gold bullion with red floss on medium blue wool felt. The wings are an unusual design not commonly seen on bullion patches. It has a cheesecloth backing.

The condition is near very good, with some dark tarnish on the bullion and some wear to the wool nap, as shown. It was removed from a uniform and some threads and needle holes remain.

Here is a view of the back.

It measures 2-5/8 inches in diameter.

$149.99 Available
AACB-008
WWII Army 8th Air Force Silver Bullion Blue Wool Felt Patch
This is a World War II Army Air Corps 8th Air Force ETO Theater Made Patch

This in an unusual variant on this patch, rendered in  silver bullion with red floss on royal blue wool felt. The wings are an unusual design not commonly seen on bullion patches. It has a tan paper backing.

The condition is near very good, with some dark tarnish on the bullion and some wear to the wool nap, as shown. It was removed from a uniform and some threads and needle holes remain.

Here is a view of the back.

It measures 2-1/2 inches in diameter.

$124.99 Available
AACB-009
WWII Army 11th Air Force Gold and Silver Bullion Blue Embroidered Patch
This is a World War II Army Air Corps 11th Air Force Theater Made Patch

This in an unusual variant on this patch, rendered in gold and silver bullion with red floss on blue . The embroidered patch a gold bullion feather treatment, a silver bullion star, with red floss center, and red floss numbers with silver bullion wire bordered. It has a cheesecloth backing.

The condition is near excellent, with some slight tarnish on the silver bullion, as shown.

Here is a view of the back.

It measures 2-3/8 by 2-1/2 inches.

$74.99 Available
AACB-017
WWII Army 15th Air Force Gold and Silver Bullion Blue Wool Felt Embroidered Patch
This is a World War II Army Air Corps 15th Air Force Theater Made Patch

This in a very unusual variant on this patch, rendered in two different types of silver bullion with red floss on medium blue watered . The patch has a silver bullion border. It has a linen cloth backing.

The condition is near very good, with some tarnish on the bullion, as shown. It was removed from a uniform

Here is a view of the back.

It measures 2-3/4 inches in diameter.

$124.99 Available
AACB-010
WWII Army 20th Air Force Gold and Silver Bullion Blue Velvet Embroidered Patch
This is a World War II Army Air Corps 20th Air Force PTO Theater Made Patch

This in a very unusual variant on this patch, rendered in gold and silver bullion with red floss on very dark blue VELVET. The embroidered patch has a gold bullion feather treatment, a silver bullion star, with red floss center, and very delicate silver bullion wire latitude and longitude lines and "20". It has a coarse weave linen backing with 3 of 4 snap mounts remaining.

The condition is near very good, with some tarnish on the bullion, as shown. This patch was removed from an officer's uniform tunic.

Here is a view of the back.

It measures 3-1/4 inches in diameter.

  SOLD
AACB-011
WWII Army 20th Air Force Gold and Silver Bullion Blue Wool Embroidered Patch
This is a World War II Army Air Corps 20th Air Force PTO Theater Made Patch

This in a very unusual variant on this patch, rendered in two different types of gold bullion and three types of silver bullion with red floss on dark blue woven wool. The embroidered patch has a two-tone gold bullion feather treatment, a silver bullion star, with red floss center, and very delicate silver bullion wire latitude and longitude lines and a heavy "20". It also has a silver bullion border. It has a fine weave linen backing.

The condition is near very good, with only slight tarnish on the bullion, as shown.

Here is a view of the back.

It measures 3-1/4 inches in diameter.

$99.99 Available
 AACB-0129 WWII Army Air Force Air Training Command USA Made Arch Patch The condition is near mint, in the original cellophane wrapper, as shown.

It measures 1/2 x 3-1/2 inches.

Here is a view of the back.

NOTE:  I have other arches so advise of your needs please.
$199.99 Available
AACB-012
WWII Army Air Force Air Training Command Gold and Silver Bullion Blue Wool Felt Patch
This is a World War II Army Air Corps Air Training Command Patch

This in an unusual variant on this patch, rendered in gold and silver bullion with red floss with black accents on medium blue wool felt. The wings have an unusual two-tone gold bullion feather treatment, and silver bullion star. It has a cheesecloth backing.

The condition is absolutely mint, in the original cellophane wrapper, as shown.

Here is a view of the back.

It measures 2-3/8 inches in diameter.

$149.99 Available
AACB-021
WWII Army Air Force Air Unusual 351st Bomb Group Gold Bullion Blue Wool Felt Patch
This is a World War II Army Air Force Patch with unusual combination of floss machine embroidered eagle and gold bullion wire bombs on bonded wool felt.

This in an unusual variant on this patch of the 351st Bomb Group. It has an oilcloth backing.

The condition is nearly mint excepting some minor nips at the edges, as shown.

Here is a view of the back.

It measures 3-3/4 by 4-3/4 inches.

$149.99 Available