ARTIFACT: This is a beautiful bullion pilot wing and officer rank insignia for Italian Fascist Legion pilots flying. This wing, along with the insignia, were worn only by Italian pilots flying in Spain and fighting for the Franco Nationalists during theish Civil War.
Mussolini sent tens of thousands of men and valuable materiel to aid Franco's side. The wing has a red center bearing some fearsome weapons; the insignia is a golden eight-pointed star. SIZE: Wing: approximately 1-13/16 in height and 3-5/8 in width; insignia: about 1-3/8 in diameter. CONSTRUCTION/MATERIALS: Wing: fully embroidered in silk, cotton and bullion threads with cotton backing: insignia: twill embroidered in bullion threads. ITEM NOTES: This is from an Italian militaria collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months.
CONDITION: 7 (Very Fine): The items show light wear along the edges and minor tarnishing. GUARANTEE: As with all my items, this piece is guaranteed original.
The item "Spanish Civil War Bullion Wing -Italian Fascist Pilots For Franco's Nationalists" is in sale since Monday, February 02, 2015. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Italy". The seller is "flyingtigerantiques" and is located in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
This item can be shipped worldwide.