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NAVY LAND PLANE PILOT BADGE

SKU: 11-523

$895.00

The Kaiserliche Marine (Imperial German Navy) issued two types of pilot badges. The first was for Sea Plane pilots who were based at naval bases and launched from the water. These badges came in both two-seater and single-seater configurations. The Navy Land Plane Pilot Badges were primarily issued to pilots of single-seater airplanes that fought in Flanders’ Marine Jastas. As the war progressed, these squadrons flew in greater numbers and produced the greatest naval aces.
Our offering today is for a Navy Land Plane Pilot. The badge can be easily be distinguished from a Sea Plane Pilot Badge, as it depicts a scene of a coastal city rather than that of an island (Heligoland) in the distance. Both badges are gilt-toned, unlike their silver counterparts from Prussia and Bavaria. The badge measures 1 ¾” x 3.” It is topped by a Hohenzollern Crown. Beneath the crown is a sun whose rays shine down on the albatross flying in the badge’s center. Beneath the albatross is the town scene previously described. A wreath of oak and laurel leaves is tied at the badge’s bottom center. The detailing to the obverse is very crisp and clean.
As we examine the reverse, we see that the badge is of the one-piece massive variety. It has a flat style pin with NO hallmarks for manufacturer or silver content. The badge’s overall condition is excellent.

This is a consignment item.

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The Kaiserliche Marine (Imperial German Navy) issued two types of pilot badges. The first was for Sea Plane pilots who were based at naval bases and launched from the water. These badges came in both two-seater and single-seater configurations. The Navy Land Plane Pilot Badges were primarily issued to pilots of single-seater airplanes that fought in Flanders’ Marine Jastas. As the war progressed, these squadrons flew in greater numbers and produced the greatest naval aces.
Our offering today is for a Navy Land Plane Pilot. The badge can be easily be distinguished from a Sea Plane Pilot Badge, as it depicts a scene of a coastal city rather than that of an island (Heligoland) in the distance. Both badges are gilt-toned, unlike their silver counterparts from Prussia and Bavaria. The badge measures 1 ¾” x 3.” It is topped by a Hohenzollern Crown. Beneath the crown is a sun whose rays shine down on the albatross flying in the badge’s center. Beneath the albatross is the town scene previously described. A wreath of oak and laurel leaves is tied at the badge’s bottom center. The detailing to the obverse is very crisp and clean.
As we examine the reverse, we see that the badge is of the one-piece massive variety. It has a flat style pin with NO hallmarks for manufacturer or silver content. The badge’s overall condition is excellent.

This is a consignment item.

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The Kaiserliche Marine (Imperial German Navy) issued two types of pilot badges. The first was for Sea Plane pilots who were based at naval bases and launched from the water. These badges came in both two-seater and single-seater configurations. The Navy Land Plane Pilot Badges were primarily issued to pilots of single-seater airplanes that fought in Flanders’ Marine Jastas. As the war progressed, these squadrons flew in greater numbers and produced the greatest naval aces.
Our offering today is for a Navy Land Plane Pilot. The badge can be easily be distinguished from a Sea Plane Pilot Badge, as it depicts a scene of a coastal city rather than that of an island (Heligoland) in the distance. Both badges are gilt-toned, unlike their silver counterparts from Prussia and Bavaria. The badge measures 1 ¾” x 3.” It is topped by a Hohenzollern Crown. Beneath the crown is a sun whose rays shine down on the albatross flying in the badge’s center. Beneath the albatross is the town scene previously described. A wreath of oak and laurel leaves is tied at the badge’s bottom center. The detailing to the obverse is very crisp and clean.
As we examine the reverse, we see that the badge is of the one-piece massive variety. It has a flat style pin with NO hallmarks for manufacturer or silver content. The badge’s overall condition is excellent.

This is a consignment item.