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Title DLV balloon pilot qualification pin
Nationality German
Period c 1935
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Deutsch Luftfahrt-Verband (German Aero Club) lapel pin. This pin - one of the rarest of the 3rd Reich lapel pins - was awarded for fully qualified balloon pilots (military observation balloons were disguised as civilian sporting ones at this time). NB: There was also a full-size qualification badge (ie this is the lapel-pin version).

Silver plate and enamel finish on base metal. This item is illustrated in Heering - Husken's 'Katalog der Abzeichen deutscher Organisationen 1871-1945' (published 1997) on pages 108-109 (item 8702d, priced at 500 DM).

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[Militaria : Badges : Third Reich : Luftwaffe NSFK DLV]

testimonials

The package arrived savely today and the piece is absolutely marvellous.

It was a pleasure doing business with you and I'm looking forward to future aquisitions.

H W, Austria, 04.02.2016

I received the sword and belt this afternoon. Always a bit of a risk buying this sort of thing online but I'm very pleased with the quality of the sword and scabbard...

P R, UK, 28.08.2014

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