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Title Naval Division badge, East Africa
Nationality Italian
Period c 1939-45

This finely enamelled badge, on an 800-marked silver frame (also marked Napoli), is for the Naval Division of Eastern Africa, ie Abyssinia, and commemorates the 14th year of the Fascist era. It is a real art deco gem, the style reminiscent of the great sea liner posters of the era, with a battleship instead of a liner!

It is not clear whether this refers to a land-based naval division, rather in the manner of our own in WW1, or a ship-bound unit.

The condition is excellent, with a few minor age scratches to the enamel.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.

[Militaria : Badges : Italian : 20th Century]


My order arrived safely yesterday morning as promised. I'm very pleased with my "new" additions!

A U, UK, 10.09.2013

Found the item a little on the expensive side and a bit disappointed that you were unwilling to bend a bit on the price of the Officer's Tunic Eagle (half the fun of buying, after all, is the haggling), but impressed by the speed of delivery and the quality of the item. Was well worth it in the long run...

G F, UK, 30.08.2005