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Rare #'ed Early-Mid 1930s Austrian (Osterreichische) Aero-Club or OAeC Silver Grade Glider Badge
ARTIFACT: This is a rare circa early to mid-1930s Austrian Aero Club (Osterreichische Aero-Club = OAeC) silver 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 849 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: Silver-plated, enamel, brass pin.
ATTACHMENT: Vertical pin with C catch.
MARKINGS: 849; 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 LFGEX10/16
CONDITION: 8- (Very Fine-Excellent): The badge shows some light wear and tarnish; all enamel is intact.