EARLY WWI Imperial Bavarian Pilot Badge by Poellath

EARLY WWI Imperial Bavarian Pilot Badge by Poellath

Code: gmimb10012bvp

SOLD!!! No Longer Available!

Product Description


We will be OUT OF THE OFFICE from February 10 through February 23 2020.

Thank you for visiting. We hope you will find some vintage artifacts of interest here, but please be advised that we are OUT OF THE OFFICE from Monday February 10th through Sunday February 23rd, and we will be UNABLE TO SHIP during that period. During this time we will be traveling to, and displaying at, the 2020 SHOW OF SHOWS. We will be returning to the office on Monday 24 February and will RESUME SHIPPING at that time.
Thank you, Ron & Kana

ARTIFACT: It is a VERY Early War Karl Poellath made badge that obviously saw a good deal of service. the deeply cut ribbon at bottom, un-pierced crown, and flat, actually slightly convex, and completely unribbed back plate all point to the earliest period of Poellath manufacture.

It was lovingly, and very professionally, repaired during the period-of-use. The cross at top was re-attached (or replaced: hard to tell, and not even noticeable form the front), the T pin was replaced onto the original hinge, and a catch with decorative base was applied to replace the original.

Presumably a hard landing ripped the original findings off. The replacements are lovingly done, and are a bit more delicate-looking than the originals. A lovely patina is also in place, although the contrast of the light box does not do the badge justice: in hand it looks like a perfect little time capsule.


SIZE: Approximately 2-15/16" x1-3/4"


ATTACHMENT: Vertical T Pin with open C catch.


ITEM NOTES: This is from a large collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. MCJJJX09/19 LDGIEX02/20 SDEJJX02/20

CONDITION: 9(Excellent+ )

GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.