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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
This is a Spanish Civil War Nationalist Capitan Flight Suit Badge.
Not a lot is known about Spanish Aviation Badges of the Spanish Civil War and Earlier beyond the typical Pilot, Observer, and combination. There are references that call the wing on this badge a "General Aviation" badge, but with a rank of Capitan, it is quite likely that this badge was used for specialists like Navigators or Bombardiers, when worn in this configuration.
Anyway, the badge, with its Black Eagle of St. John, is Civil War period.
Circa Civil War
Approximately 3-3/16" x 2-5/16"
MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION:
Bakelite, gilt brass, metal, paint,
Two posts with disk-back and screw
This is from a foreign militaria collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VBJJX19 LGGEX02/20 SGJJX02/20
GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.