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Hi Francois

Does this early Michael have providence? I have been told by sources with more knowledge of these awards than me that this is a copy produced by a guy in the USA who regularly sells these rare awards on Ebay. If it had providence at least we would know what an authentic one looks like.

Regards,

Colin

This was the pilot badge in the first reign of King Michael, 1927-1930.

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Hi Francois

Does this early Michael have providence? I have been told by sources with more knowledge of these awards than me that this is a copy produced by a guy in the USA who regularly sells these rare awards on Ebay. If it had providence at least we would know what an authentic one looks like.

Regards,

Colin

I will only say what I remember

I sold it as original as I bought it as original

I am convinced it is original

For sure not from ebay, if my memory serves me well from G. Petersen WITH the document

That is all I remember and can say or add

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Thanks Tod, I didn't know

Fran?ois et. al.,

There is so little information on the badges of the baltics. It is really hard to know what is what. I posted the input about the Latvian badge because it is relatively unknown. I agree that all the pilot pictures show men wearing the badge.

Cheers,

Tod

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some Croatian badges

Are those croatian wings part of your collection or a photo from else where.

I am quite aware it is one of the most copied Croatian badges if they are in your collection

do you have closer pics

already know an originals value $550 I have something much more rarere than that a 1943-1945 gliders badge with blue enamels small piece but beautifully made by BRACA KNAUS

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The back side reveals the main difference - the frame is thick. The round nut with two holes on the screw is also different, compared to the more common type with flat sides and no holes. The pilot has ruined a bit the badge, cutting the screw and adding a pin, but in fact I like it more with that personal touch :cheers:

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