An Ultra Rare Combined Pilot & Observer Badge with “Diamonds”
An Ultra Rare Combined Pilot & Observer Badge with “Diamonds” - The wreath in silver gilt, eagle and swastika of silver, set with a total of 103 simulated white stones (not genuine diamonds). The eagle's head and body is separately applied, and is supported by reverse hollow rivet. The eagle on the wreath is likewise affixed by two rivets. The wreath is hand engraved "IMIT", while reverse of the eagle is stamped “IMIT”; the wreath, reverse of the eagle and pin are all stamped with Austrian (Vienna) hoopoe-head punch for 800 silver, along with hallmark “800”, and initials RS (for official maker, R. Stubiger Wien VI). It measures 60.4mm(w) x 51.34mm(h), and weighs 29.0 grams. A textbook example of this award, of excellent quality manufacture, slightly worn, in extremely fine condition. Very rare, only approximately 50 awarded. Comes with copies of certificate of authenticity by Dr. Klietmann.