Lot 1016

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A most rare and unusual military award, a bronze trophy on a black-painted wood plinth, approx. 10" x 4 1/2" dia., awarded to an aviator in the Imperial German Navy for a successful "kill". The bronze sculpture atop the trophy depicts an eagle with open wings pinning a second eagle to the ground, with its talons in its foe''s breast. The wood base bears a small nickel silver plaque inscribed: "Dem Sieger im Luftkampf" ("The Victor in Aerial Combat"), with the date "18 Jun 1918" and the recipient''s name "Dzbv. Ehrhardt". A partial paper label marked "Nr. 1" is affixed to the base. The plaque shows some verdigris, and the top eagle is slightly loose from the bottom, else very good. Flying from North Sea coastal airfields, pilot''s of the Imperial German Navy frequently battled their counterparts in the Royal Navy Air service, producing several aces.

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April 18, 2018 10:00 AM EDT
Chesapeake City, MD, US

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