~ WW1 Boxed Private Purchased Imperial German Naval Pilots Badge Maker L.49 Johannes Quandt ~
A very rare variant with pierced detail and gilt over steel.
It comes with its original leather case lined in silk with the makers name and velvet cushion.
Probably unique, all the others I have seen are solid hollow or flat backs.
~ Condition ~
The badge is in excellent order with very crisp casting, light tarnishing to the gilt and the clasp works well.
The case is lightly scuffed to the outside. The interior is clean. The catch works well.
~ Dimensions ~
The badge measures 4.7 cm (1.75 inches) wide by 7.4 cm (2.9 inches) long. It weighs 37.6 g.
The case measures 7 cm (2.75 inches) wide by 9.5 cm (3.75 inches) long by 2.5 cm (1.0 inches) tall. It weighs 56.3 g.