GERMANY – SANKE CAR NR 534 – MANFRED VON RICHTHOFEN – DEATH CARD – NR 534
This is Sanke card Nr 534 of Manfred von Richthofen and is also a death card. The pose shows his seated wearing his visor cap. On his ulanka is pined his Prussian pilot badge and 1914 Iron Cross 1st Class. He is wearing his PLM at his throat. Below his rank is his name and a cross signifying that he was deceased. The card is bordered in black.
There is some silver oxidation on the card. It has never been mailed and there is an interesting rubber stamp that looks like a coat of arms.
Sanke cards grew out of the early medium of postcards and are now an invaluable documentation of German flyers who, for a short time in aviation history, were at the top of their profession.