Lot 671

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A fine example by Karl Pöllath of Schrobenhausen, the only known maker of Bavarian pilot's badges, constructed of two pieces soldered together with a rayed back and measuring 2 3/4" x 1 3/4". The pin is semiflat and tapers to a point. The securing hook is slightly rounded and has one weep hole below the bottom clasp. The hinge for the pin is of the barrel pattern and is correctly recessed into a hollow at the back of the crown, which follows the crown shape, unlike Prussian badges. The back bears the inscription "Karlpöllath Schrobenhausen Silber" in three lines. In near fine condition with exquisite detail and the silver frosting intact.

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July 21, 2011 11:30 AM EDT
Stamford, CT, US

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