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Rare #'ed Early-Mid 1930s Austrian (Osterreichische) Aero-Club or OAeC Bronze Grade Glider Badge
ARTIFACT: This is a rare circa early to mid-1930s Austrian Aero Club (Osterreichische Aero-Club = OAeC) bronze grade glider badge. The OAeC was established in 1901. The front of the badge has three enameled gulls and a small shield with the Austrian flag colors. The badge is numbered 1142 on reverse and has a Viennese maker mark.
VINTAGE: Circa early-mid 1930s.
SIZE: Approximately 1-13/16" in height and 1-1/8" in width.
MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Plated brass, enamel.
ATTACHMENT: Vertical pin with C catch.
MARKINGS: 1142; A.B.E. LADASNACHE WIEN VII BERGGASSE 40.
ITEM NOTES: This is from a foreign militaria collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VAJJX16 LEEJX10/16
CONDITION: 7- (Very Fine-): The badge shows some light to medium wear and tarnish; a few small chips to the enamel.