ITEM# 02122011-5
Description  French WWI Aviation Buttons
Price $ 35.00

Set of eighteen original WWI French Air Service buttons of painted brass, in very good condition. Group consists of ten tunic-sized, and eight cuff-sized buttons, all of which were painted in shades of gray or dark green at one time, though much of this finish is missing now. The central motif on all is that of a winged propeller--similar to, but far more stylized than the USAAF insignia of WWII. None of the larger buttons is backmarked, but the smaller examples bear several stampings, including: "Maurice Bourbon *Paris*," Superieur M France 15," and "P.G Gallin Co., NY." Gotta be scarce!