GERMANY – SANKE CARD – LEUTNANT DER RESERVE ALEXANDER STEIN – NR 637
This is Sanke card Nr 637 of Leutnant der Reserve Alexander Stein. Stein was known as the pilot of a Friedrichshafen seaplane known as little wolf (Wölfchen) which worked with the commerce raider S.M.S. Wolf. This ship had a fifteen-month career and sank numerous allied ships which fell to her deck guns and mines which the Wolf laid.
In this photo Stein is seen in uniform with a 1914 Iron Cross 1st Class and a small ribbon bar. A pilot badge is not evident. Stein Sanke cards are quite scarce and off the top of my head I can count no more than five to seven.
This card is in excellent condition with just a touch of silvering around the edges. It has never been mailed.