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Here are two recent-ish newcomers to my hoard. Bavarian Pilot and Observer in a not often seen variant . Made by the unknown maker with the square punch MM. Observer is 935 silver marked on pin.Pilot is also silver but not marked as such. There are a few remnants of the frosting finish on the pilot badge but the burnishing is intact on the highpoints. Detail on both badges is lovely. I include a comparision picture or two with the more often seen (but still rare) Pollath examples.Ferg1

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Hi Lee, yes the one you pointed out is marked KARL POLLATH. I do not know exactly how long they produced these but probably well into the 20's /30's in one form or another . Details are sketchy at best with regard to production figures and periods for these badges. This one is silver so I suspect it is early-mid war . I will try and post a picture of reverse this evening.Ferg1.

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