Badge for Naval Observers (prinzen size, in tombac gilt)

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SKU: 03.GEM.0106.101.01.004

Estimated market value:

$1750 USD

  • Badge for Naval Observers (prinzen size, in tombac gilt) Obverse
  • Badge for Naval Observers (prinzen size, in tombac gilt) Reverse
  • Badge for Naval Observers (prinzen size, in tombac gilt) Reverse

Estimated market value:

$1750 USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Makers
    Meybauer, Berlin
  • Composition
    Tombac gilt
  • Size
    31x47mm
  • Version Remarks
    This version weighs 14 grams.

History


The Badge was instituted by Wilhelm II and was conferred upon Naval Observers for successfully completing a series of specialty practical and theoretical tests.

These tests covered a wide range of aviation and naval knowledge and skills, including but, not limited to, 15 hours minimum of flying time, Morse code and signals proficiency, and operational naval tactical skills.

This badge was officially issued until the end of Second World War, and privately purchased until the fall of the Third Reich.

The size and composition of the badges varies depending on the manufacturer.

The badges composed of Bronze gilt were issued officially, while the badges composed of Silver gilt were purchased privately.

The weight ranges from 24.6 to 66 grams.

There is a great deal of variation in the size, composition, and cost of Prinzen sized badges.

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