Hi, please allow me to clearify your question about this very nice brooch!
It can't be pre-1900 because it is a RAF sweetheatrs brooch.TheRAF was only formed at the closing stages of WW 1 in 1918. It was previously known as the RFC - Royal Flying Corps. So this nice piece must have come from very late WW1 therefore late 1918 or definately then WW2 when sweetheart brooches was given out in the thousands. Also possibly between the two world wars.
UPDATED: 12 Aug 21:49
Hi Marilyn, I'm collecting wings and sweetheart wings especially WW2, which obviously triggered the interest in your wing. I don't know the size of this wing but it look quite small. I think the prise is ok - about R250 - R280. You'll find traders and sellers who's prises will differ hugely for same type of wings, but I think it is just to make a quick bug or catch someone who does not know the value. For more questions feel free to call me - 0836512718. Deon - Asked by DBAviator
12 Aug 11:35
Hello Deon, thank you for the information on this brooch, that was very kind of you and I will change my information, is the asking price in line with the brooch, I really know nothing about Militaria, when you buy jewelery or other job lots you come across these little treasures and have to research them but dont always get all of the information, I find this all very interesting and really appreciate you taking the time to advise me, kind regards, Marilyn.
UPDATED: 12 Aug 22:50
Hello Deon, the dia of the brooch is in the lising, dia 2.9cm, if you are interested in this brooch I will reduce the prece to R270.00 a discount for your help, if you would like to place a bid let me know and I will change the price for you, regards Maeilyn.
12 Aug 11:56