Lot 673

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An important badge worn by members of an institute commissioned by the Kaiser's offices to promote air travel--Deutsches Verein fur Luftfahrt (German Organization for the Promotion of Air Travel). This was an important group of chosen technicians, bankers, and businessmen, who were brought together for not only the launching of the first zeppelins but for the serious promotion of these great airships for commercial and possibly military usage. Measures 1 5/8" x 1 1/2" with black enamel front. Back of pin marked "Mayer & Wilhelm Stuttgart", with no metal purity noted. Pin back fully functional, very good condition.

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

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