RARE Airline Wings - Transcontinental & Western Button

Up for sale is an EXTREMELY RARE, late-1940's-era, brass Transcontinental & Western Air, Incorporated Pilot's Uniform Button. Also known as "T&WA" , Transcontinental & Western Air was formed in 1930 when Transcontinental Air Transport ("TAT") and Western Air Express were "asked" to merge by then U.S. Postmaster General Walter Folger Brown who was looking for larger airlines to which to award U.S. Airmail contracts. Transcontinental and Western Air changed its name to Trans World Airlines ("TWA") in 1950. Measuring 7/8" in diameter and displaying Transcontinental & Western Air's "Indian Chieftain" logo in golden relief centered in a golden, circular field, this beautifully-crafted, golden uniform button is in exceptional condition, and speaks to the attention-to-detail and craftsmanship typical of airline badges made in bygone days. "Transcontinental & Western Air, Inc." is printed in raised gold lettering and surrounds the company's Indian Chieftain logo; "WATERBURY BUTTON CO." is stamped on the back of the button, and the button's loop is still attached. Don't miss your chance to own this rare and decades-old "airline connection"! While you're here, please check-out my other listings by simply
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