GERMANY – SANKE CARD – RITTMEISTER MANFRED FREIHERR VON RICHTHOFEN – NR 534
This is Sanke card Nr 534 of Manfred von Richthofen. This is known as a “Death card”. It is framed in black and has a cross after his name so we know this card was produced after his death in 1918.
He is seated with an excellent view of his famous ulanka and crusher visor cap. He is wearing the 1914 Iron Cross 1st Class above his Prussian pilot badge. At his throat is his Pour le Mérite.
This card has never been mailed. It does have a fault. There are three small pin holes at the top. If you can overlook this fault this is a great bargain.