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Here we have a Rare, Beautiful, and Iconic example of the
WWI Imperial Bavarian Air Force M1914 Observer Badge in 800 silver by the
badge's premier maker: Karl Poellath of Schrobenhausen. This badge bears the
earlier "SILBER" marking as opposed to the "800" silver content mark used
If only this badge could tell us its story! The one relayed
to me, sans any names sadly, is that it came from the son of a WWII US Army
Interrogator. It was amidst the mostly Nazi era badges that he had "liberated" from the subjects of his interrogations. Obviously, at the time of "liberation", it was still proudly being worn by a high ranking, most likely
At some point during its period of wear, the unusually
poorly-designed bent over prong affixment (which were prone to breakage) of the
central enameled panel had been skillfully riveted on by an advanced jeweler.
Not only does this not detract form the badge, but it gives it a more
appropriate finished appearance. Amazingly, the original, DELICATE, cross
stands tall and straight at top. The badge has some light scratching to the
central enameled panel, which does not detract, and has just a lovely overall
This badge would be a standout in any WWI German Aviation
World War I.
Approximately 2-7/8" in height x 1-3/4" in width.
MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION:
800 silver, with hard fired white, black and red enamel.
Vertical T- pin with C catch.
This is from a Imperial German Aviation collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. MAJJJM22 LDDGEX07/13/22 SDJJJX02/24/23
8+ (Excellent): Minor wear and tarnishing, and nice patina.
GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.