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eMedals-A British Imperial Airways Pilot Badge

Item: GB6278

A British Imperial Airways Pilot Badge

Sale Date: April 15, 2017 Hammer Price


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A British Imperial Airways Pilot Badge

Bronze, unmarked, 19 mm x 63.5 mm, with brass support plate, intact lugs and pin, residue in the recessed ares from cleaning, light contact and surface wear, better than very fine.

Footnote: Imperial Airways was the early British commercial long-range air transport company, operating from 1924 to 1939 and serving parts of Europe but principally the British Empire routes to South Africa, India and the Far East, including Malaya and Hong Kong. There were local partnership companies; Qantas (Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services Ltd) in Australia and TEAL (Tasman Empire Airways Ltd) in New Zealand. Imperial Airways was merged into the British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) in 1939, which in turn merged with the British European Airways Corporation in 1974 to form British Airways.

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