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PLATE – OSWALD BOELCKE AND MAX IMMELMANN – ROSENTHAL

SKU: 14-341

$595.00

This is a commemorative plate celebrating two of the Imperial German Air Service’s greatest WW I aces, Oswald Boelcke and Max Immelmann. Boelcke was the renowned early ace who actually “invented” many of the aerial tactics used during WW I’s dogfights. Boelcke’s Dicta, as it became known, was so insightful that many of the same tactics are still in use today! Boelcke eventually headed Jasta 2, where one of his famous students was Manfred von Richthofen. Boelcke achieved 40 victories before dying in a tragic air collision on 28 October 1916. Max Immelmann achieved fame in Imperial Germany at the same time as Boelcke. They both received their Ordens Pour le Mérite in January 1916, having received the Knight’s Cross with Swords of the Hohenzollern House Order earlier. Immelmann achieved 15 official victories before he was shot down on 18 June 1916. This handsome blue and white plate measures 9 1/4″ in diameter. It was made by the famed Bavarian porcelain manufacturing firm, Rosenthal, who still produce world-renowned ceramics today. The Rosenthal hallmark is on the plate’s reverse, along with the dates 1914/1917. The plate’s obverse features the hand painted portraits of Immelmann (left) and Boelcke (right), each encircled by stylized, attached wreathes. These wreaths are clutched in the talons of an eagle sporting a shield with Germany’s national colors on its chest. [This is all rendered in blue, but one can tell that the VERY German eagle naturally has the national shield on its chest]! The eagle is at the top of the plate. The bottom of the plate is dominated by the Deutscher Luft-Flotten-Verein (German Air Force Society) Badge. The words “Dem Gedenken Unserer Beiden Helden (Remember Both Our Heroes)” encircle the plate’s edge. All of the painting is beautifully executed. The plate’s finish is smooth and unmarred by the years. A cord has been inserted into its reverse by which it may be hung on the wall for display. It is a captivating piece of memorabilia.

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This is a commemorative plate celebrating two of the Imperial German Air Service’s greatest WW I aces, Oswald Boelcke and Max Immelmann. Boelcke was the renowned early ace who actually “invented” many of the aerial tactics used during WW I’s dogfights. Boelcke’s Dicta, as it became known, was so insightful that many of the same tactics are still in use today! Boelcke eventually headed Jasta 2, where one of his famous students was Manfred von Richthofen. Boelcke achieved 40 victories before dying in a tragic air collision on 28 October 1916. Max Immelmann achieved fame in Imperial Germany at the same time as Boelcke. They both received their Ordens Pour le Mérite in January 1916, having received the Knight’s Cross with Swords of the Hohenzollern House Order earlier. Immelmann achieved 15 official victories before he was shot down on 18 June 1916. This handsome blue and white plate measures 9 1/4″ in diameter. It was made by the famed Bavarian porcelain manufacturing firm, Rosenthal, who still produce world-renowned ceramics today. The Rosenthal hallmark is on the plate’s reverse, along with the dates 1914/1917. The plate’s obverse features the hand painted portraits of Immelmann (left) and Boelcke (right), each encircled by stylized, attached wreathes. These wreaths are clutched in the talons of an eagle sporting a shield with Germany’s national colors on its chest. [This is all rendered in blue, but one can tell that the VERY German eagle naturally has the national shield on its chest]! The eagle is at the top of the plate. The bottom of the plate is dominated by the Deutscher Luft-Flotten-Verein (German Air Force Society) Badge. The words “Dem Gedenken Unserer Beiden Helden (Remember Both Our Heroes)” encircle the plate’s edge. All of the painting is beautifully executed. The plate’s finish is smooth and unmarred by the years. A cord has been inserted into its reverse by which it may be hung on the wall for display. It is a captivating piece of memorabilia.

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This is a commemorative plate celebrating two of the Imperial German Air Service’s greatest WW I aces, Oswald Boelcke and Max Immelmann. Boelcke was the renowned early ace who actually “invented” many of the aerial tactics used during WW I’s dogfights. Boelcke’s Dicta, as it became known, was so insightful that many of the same tactics are still in use today! Boelcke eventually headed Jasta 2, where one of his famous students was Manfred von Richthofen. Boelcke achieved 40 victories before dying in a tragic air collision on 28 October 1916. Max Immelmann achieved fame in Imperial Germany at the same time as Boelcke. They both received their Ordens Pour le Mérite in January 1916, having received the Knight’s Cross with Swords of the Hohenzollern House Order earlier. Immelmann achieved 15 official victories before he was shot down on 18 June 1916. This handsome blue and white plate measures 9 1/4″ in diameter. It was made by the famed Bavarian porcelain manufacturing firm, Rosenthal, who still produce world-renowned ceramics today. The Rosenthal hallmark is on the plate’s reverse, along with the dates 1914/1917. The plate’s obverse features the hand painted portraits of Immelmann (left) and Boelcke (right), each encircled by stylized, attached wreathes. These wreaths are clutched in the talons of an eagle sporting a shield with Germany’s national colors on its chest. [This is all rendered in blue, but one can tell that the VERY German eagle naturally has the national shield on its chest]! The eagle is at the top of the plate. The bottom of the plate is dominated by the Deutscher Luft-Flotten-Verein (German Air Force Society) Badge. The words “Dem Gedenken Unserer Beiden Helden (Remember Both Our Heroes)” encircle the plate’s edge. All of the painting is beautifully executed. The plate’s finish is smooth and unmarred by the years. A cord has been inserted into its reverse by which it may be hung on the wall for display. It is a captivating piece of memorabilia.