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I noticed this Serbian Pilot for sale at an auction in Serbia with the Srpsko numizmaticko drustvo numbered 1378. I have the identical badge numbered 1396 which has the same hallmarks, on the right wing tip a "Rooster" like bird within a pentagon and upper left of the bottom screwpost what looks to be some letters but I cannot make them out. The numbering style is the same, like it was etched in when the metal was still hot. My badge has fasteners with "BEOGRAD" and 2 hallmarks shapes only, the one attached has different fasteners K&K PRAHA. Does anyone know if these pilot badges a known maker different to K&K and Sorlini. They are certainly well made, and the hallmarks are unique.

Thanks,

CMF

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Is the dearth of knowledge on Serbian Pilot wings that great? :speechless1:

I noticed this Serbian Pilot for sale at an auction in Serbia with the Srpsko numizmaticko drustvo numbered 1378. I have the identical badge numbered 1396 which has the same hallmarks, on the right wing tip a "Rooster" like bird within a pentagon and upper left of the bottom screwpost what looks to be some letters but I cannot make them out. The numbering style is the same, like it was etched in when the metal was still hot. My badge has fasteners with "BEOGRAD" and 2 hallmarks shapes only, the one attached has different fasteners K&K PRAHA. Does anyone know if these pilot badges a known maker different to K&K and Sorlini. They are certainly well made, and the hallmarks are unique.

Thanks,

CMF

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Hi CMF,

I can just tell you that "K&K- Praha" is Czechslovakia's most famous maker: Karnet & Kisely in Prag.

I think the badge was made in Yugoslavia and that the owner having lost the original 2 nuts had them replaced by 2 nuts from K&K, but this is only a supposition.

Is it possible to have a close up of the hallmark ? The rooster in the pentagon is Serbia hallmark for silver, there should be also a roman numeral for silver fineness, in this case II.

Best regards

Bill

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Hi CMF,

I can just tell you that "K&K- Praha" is Czechslovakia's most famous maker: Karnet & Kisely in Prag.

I think the badge was made in Yugoslavia and that the owner having lost the original 2 nuts had them replaced by 2 nuts from K&K, but this is only a supposition.

Is it possible to have a close up of the hallmark ? The rooster in the pentagon is Serbia hallmark for silver, there should be also a roman numeral for silver fineness, in this case II.

Best regards

Bill

Hi Bill

I have since found out this badge is made by Stojan Orescanin, a model made by a jeweler from whose shop the Yugoslav Order of Freedom came out of. The crown on this badge is different than KK and Sorlini models. ALL Stojan Orescanin models were marked with two marks:

· Serbian mark for silver plus Roman numeral; and

· SO for the maker.

In addition, the numbering on SO models should be above the number 1000. I have one of these with Beograd retaining nuts and the same hallmarks as the badge.

Cheers, Colin

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