Lot 8389: German Academy for Aeronautical Research - a gold membership badge, cased

Hermann Historica GmbH

November 4, 2016
Munich, Germany

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Description: Detailed, sharply struck badge in bronze with part-polished fire gilding in the finest production quality at that time and appropriate to the importance of this bureau. An eagle sits "with folded wings" on an irregular wreath composed of 16 oak leaves, "with a swastika in its talons, in special issue", designed especially (probably by Paul Casberg, Berlin) for the Academy for Aeronautical Research which was established on 12 October 1937 by a general meeting of the Lilienthal Gesellschaft at the German Museum in Munich. Eyelet suspended by mean of an oak leaf cup, with grooved attachment pin and security slide closure. The polished reverse with the presumed issue/award date "21.1.1938" and maker logo "LN 1790" of the Nuremberg firm Christian L. Lauer. Width 51 mm. Weight 14,8 g. Resting on blue velvet within its spring-lidded case covered in blue imitation leather. A splendid specimen of the first magnitude! Whereas 146 badges in Bronze were given to corresponding members and those in Silver were handed out to supporting members, 82 badges in gold were awarded to honorary members, exceptional members and full members. Because the membership badges of the full members were returnable, and were of gilt silver bearing an enrolment number, this engraved example must be one of those awarded only during the first session (until 1 March 1938) of the Academy to honorary members (or solely to full lifetime members), whose bearers were published in the yearbook of the Academy. Unique thus, and of museum importance! Cf. Jörg. M. Hormann in INFO 30, December 1983.
Condition Report: I
Notes: Auszeichnungen Drittes Reich
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