Awards of Italian Air Force General Eraldo Ilari
Awards of Italian Air Force General Eraldo Ilari - German Eagle Order – Type One, manufactured by Deschler, München, 1937; Star, in silver, silver gilt and enamels, 73.20mm, reverse marked SILBER 900, with two solid rivets on reverse, slightly vaulted, no chipping to enamels, in extremely fine condition; Neck Cross, in silver gilt and enamels, 50mm, bottom of the cross marked 900, no chipping to enamels, in extremely fine condition, and with full length of neck ribbon as worn; in fitted case of issue, inside marked: “Orden vom Deutschen Adler Verdeinstkreuz mit Stern”; case in extremely fine condition; set of insignia of excellent quality manufacture, and a rare Type One by maker Deschler; with corresponding original award document, to: Herrn Divisiongeneral Eraldo Ilari; dated 7. September 1937; with facsimile signature of A. Hitler, and also with two additional original signatures; document is in very fine condition, not folded, and presently framed; German Red Cross Decoration Type III (1937-1939) - First Class neck cross, in bronze gilt and enamels, 52.60mm(w) x 56.80mm(h), with length of neck ribbon, no chipping to enamels, in mint condition; in red case of issue, unmarked, but typical cross and case by maker Godet, Berlin (case in near mint condition); with ribbon bar; with a COPY of award document, dated 20. April 1937; Austria (First Republic), Austrian Merit Order, Commander’s Cross with Star, Red Enamel, consisting of Breast Star in silver and enamels, 77.0mm, and neck cross, in silver gilt and enamels, 40.0mm; set of insignia in mint condition, by Anton Reitterer, Wien, in case of issue; with corresponding original award document, to: Herrn kgl. Italienischen Divisionsgeneral der Luftwaffe Eraldo Irali; dated 20. November 1936; with embossed seal at the bottom left, and original signature at the bottom right, in very fine condition, farmed; there are two additional COPIES of documents with the group: copy of Hungarian award document; and a copy of award document for Italian Military Order of Savoy; whereabouts of these original documents, and other awards/documents belonging to General Eraldo Ilari is unknown at the present time.