I have a ring with a mark I can’t identify. It is an arrow pointing to the right with a post going down with a small triangle to the left and a rectangle slightly below and to the right. It has what looks like a sign hanging from the arrow. To the right it says Sterling. Any ideas?
Hello and welcome to the group! It sounds like you have a Sterling piece from the popular tourist trade company Bell trading Post but pictures of the front, back and close up of the Hallmark would be needed to be sure… since there are sooo many marks out there. And additionally we love to see all the lovely pieces people find and it’s helps us all to learn and appreciate through visual sharing of art. Thanks for posting and don’t forget to introduce yourself on the welcome thread🤓
This is the Bell Trading Post trademark that was filed in 1962 according to my research online.
That is very similar if not the same. Thank you for sharing.
By George I think you’ve nailed It! I am going to attempt to upload some photos. Thank you so very much!
I hope this works! Thanks again!
I would have thought much earlier.
Jeff… is that a pair of Jump wings? Made by Bell???
It is!! A parachute on front…let me go find that…
Bell used several marks prior to 1962. One was the mark on my ring. When the father passed away his kids took over and used one trademark.
Oh gosh, I think I need to go get Airborne qualified now!! Let me know when you’re ready to part with that one Jeff
Just to be clear, it’s not mine. And I would never EVER jump out of a perfectly good airplane! But I might forget to say where I filched a photo from. Lol
Awww dang I need one of these. Keep an eye out for me lol
Will Do!! Hopefully cheaper to buy one than the high cost of earning one.
Nice Airborne Badge. I have one similar (pin back) as well as a clutch back type that I often wore on my Class A’s while I was on active duty. Any idea when they were made?
As promised, here are the Bell Trading Post Airborne (paratroop wings). I wore the clutch back ones while I was on active duty