Superb - and truly very detailed! - hand-embroidered example of a WH (Luftwaffe) so-called: 'Flugzeugführer-Abzeichen' (or: LW-pilots'-badge) that comes in a wonderful condition
This is a truly very attractive and/or pronounced, hand-embroidered example of an WH (Luftwaffe) so-called: 'Flugzeugführer-Abzeichen' (or: LW-pilots'-badge) that comes in an overall very nice- (I deem issued albeit never used- nor once tunic-attached-), condition. The attractive - and most certainly not that easily encountered! - piece has simply extraordinary detail and is wonderfully executed in (multi-coloured) silver-toned braid: it is a clear example of the great crafmenship employed in the days. The award - which has been executed on fine-structured, LW-officers'-type wool - has a neat and/or slightly tarnished 'age-patina' and is backed with a piece of bluish-black-coloured paper (as more often). It originated from a private household in Germany and once belonged to a (regrettably) unidentified pilot. These cloth-based versions were preferred by the NCOs and/or officers 'stationed in the field' for obvious reasons. I should be also noted that these hand-embroidered versions are actually much more rarely encountered than their metal counterparts. Simply a very attractive example of this desirable Luftwaffe-award that is priced according to its overall wonderful condition: I do not know another such beautiful example for sale!