This Parachute Badge is of zinc construction, and it is a wartime late made example. The details throughout, though, are extremely crisp and this badge appears to possibly have been unissued. The badge consists of an oval wreath, which half is composed of overlapping oak leaves, and the other half composed of laurel wreathing. The oval is open in the center.
Crossing on a 45 degree dive angle is an eagle, which clutches an open swastika in his talons. The detail to the bird, head, feathering, and other features is outstanding.
The reverse of the badge has a barrel hinge, with straight pin and catch. The rivets which retain the diving bird are the style which are not dressed on the back. (This is typical of the late issue pieces). This badge is unmarked. A fine original example here.
Mint Minus. $595.00
LUFTMEDALS #45634C Early Luftwaffe Flak Badge
The eagle at the top has wonderful detail to its wings breast head and talons flying to the viewer’s right. The eagle is positioned at the top of an oval wreath of overlapping oak leaves. At the bottom of the medal is a 88 cannon with outstanding detail throughout the gun’s mechanism.
The reverse of the badge has a barrel style hinge with straight pin which catch that is soldered to the medal. The reverse is marked on the reverse “C. E. Juncker / Berlin / SW68”.
A very fine quality badge here with superb detail.
Excellent Plus. $595.00
LUFTMEDALS #44322C Late Pilot's Badge
This pilot's badge is of the later zinc construction. It features a open-winged eagle clutching a mobile swastika which is riveted to a oval set of overlapping oak leaves. The detail throughout the bird is quite good and the bird is a slightly silver color over the more muted color of the oval wreath. The reverse has a barrel hinge with straight pin and catch with pedestal. This badge is unmarked.
LUFTMEDALS #42889C Cased Pilot/Observer's Badge
This example remains in good condition. The gilding is intact on the oak and laurel wreath, albeit with a little dust that could probably be cleaned off without removing the finish. The Luftwaffe eagle and swastika remain crisply detailed, with some patination spread evenly throughout the bird.
The reverse retains much of the original gilding on the wreath. Two dome head rivets are visible; these retain the eagle on the front. The badge is fitted with a barrel hinge, a tube-like pin, and a soldered catch.
The case is square shaped and quite sturdy, covered in blue leatherette. Other than some normal hand wear it remains in good condition. The top is marked with the name of the badge, "Flugzeugführer - u. Beobachter-Abzeichen. The interior of the case is lined in silk at the top and some species of velvet at the bottom, with a slot to accept the pin of the badge. It is rather dirty and could use a good, careful cleaning, but has no damage or other issues.
A scarce and desirable Luftwaffe Badge here
Excellent Plus. $3,495.00
LUFTMEDALS #42801C Luftwaffe Bomber Clasp with 300 Mission Plaque
This is a rarely seen award. It has a round center covered in overlapping laurel leaves with an immobile swastika at the bottom. In the center of the the circle is a winged, downward pointing iron bomb. Jutting out of both sides of the circle are "wings" of triple overlapping oak leaves.
Attached to the bottom of the medal is a plaque marked "300" in black numerals. Three leaves project from each side of this plaque.
This clasp is finished in bronze, with a silver bomb.
The reverse is fitted with a barrel hinge, a tapered pin, and a soldered catch.
To survive 300 bomber missions was a feat that certainly deserved a medal. An outstanding Luftwaffe Clasp here!
LUFTMEDALS #42805C Early Luftwaffe Flak Badge
The badge itself is an oval wreath of overlapping laurel leaves. It features an applied Luftwaffe eagle set at the top. This bird is highly detailed and clutches an open mobile swastika in his talons. In the center of the badge is a highly detailed 88 gun.
The reverse is fitted with a pin that is slightly bent, and most of the catch has been lost to time. It is marked "C. E. Junker Berlin".
Good Plus. $695.00
LUFTMEDALS #38852 Silver Luftwaffe Squadron Clasp for Bomber
This Silver Squadron Clasp is a great looking medal, being fairly wide. It has two “wings” of overlapping oak leaves that stretch about 3 inches across. In the center there is a ring of laurel leaves with an immobile swastika at the bottom. Positioned in the center is a winged iron bomb in black, complete with tail fins.
The reverse of the clasp is marked “G.H. Osang” on the left. There is a rivet in the center reverse that acts to retain the bomb insignia. The clasp has a horizontal flat “Coke bottle” pin and a barrel hinge.
A very fine, original Luftwaffe medal here.
Excellent Plus, Plus. $595.00
LUFTMEDALS #38853 Luftwaffe Squadron Clasp for Day Fighter
The clasp features stylized, wing-like projections on either side, each decorated with overlapping oak leaves. In the center area is a circular wreath of laurel leaves. Riveted inside this is a winged, upward pointing arrow. On the wreath, below the fletching on the arrow, is a raised immobile swastika.
The reverse of the clasp has a ridged, “Coke bottle” pin, a barrel hinge, and a pedestal catch. The silvering on the reverse is not nearly as patinated as the obverse.
A very fine example here.
Excellent Plus, Plus. $795.00
LUFTMEDALS #38067 Gold Squadron Clasp
This Squadron Clasp is a great looking medal, being fairly wide. It has two “wings” of overlapping oak leaves that stretch about 3 inches across. In the center there is a ring of laurel leaves with an immobile swastika at the bottom. Positioned in the center is a winged iron bomb, complete with tail fins. The gilded surfaces throughout the medal are intact, the base being of fine bronze and not the cheaper zinc.
The reverse of the medal is marked “G.H. Osang” on the left. There is a rivet in the center reverse that acts to retain the bomb insignia. The medal has a horizontal flat “Coke bottle” pin and a barrel hinge. The catch looks to have a period repair, but it is so minor it almost completely escapes notice.
A very fine, original medal here that is increasingly scarce.
Excellent Plus, Plus. $695.00
LUFTMEDALS #37779 Luftwaffe 4 Year Service Parade Ribbon and Medallion
This Luftwaffe Service Medallion is silvered, and features a closed-winged eagle and swastika on the obverse. The reverse has the number “4”, indicating that it was given for four years of service. It is about the size of a quarter.
The accompanying parade mount shows some soiling and fading. It has an early droop-tail eagle clutching a mobile swastika. There is a pin on the reverse of the parade mount.
A good example for a Luftwaffe uniform.
This Bomber Flight clasp is produced in a zinc base and most of the bronze finish has gone to time. It consists of an open circle in the center which is decorated with overlapping laurel leaves with an immobile swastika at the bottom.
Outward going from the circle in a wing-like fashion are triple sets of overlapping oak leaves. In the center is a silvered bomb which is pointing downward, having wings on the bomb's edges and the bomb's rudder. The reverse of the badge has a rivet holding this bomb device.
The reverse is marked "C.H. Osang/Dresden". There is a barrel style hinge with "Coke bottle" shape pin with center ridge line and cup hook. Good details to this badge, despite the fact thefinish is gone.
Excellent Plus, Plus. $650.00
This Heavy Dive Bomber clasp is a good looking medal. It is of quality construction. It features a circular motif in the center made of overlapping laurel leaves. At the bottom is in immobile swastika. Wing-like arms go outward on both sides and they are made of triple overlapping oak leaves.
In the center open area, there is a bomb in silver which has wings on both sides and also wings on the back pin. The reverse of the medal is not marked. All of the gilding remains on the reverse and there is a rivet which retains the bomb part. The hinge is the barrel type and the pin is a horizontally mounted "Coke bottle" shape with cup hook. A fine looking original example.
Near Mint. $950.00
This Luftwaffe 4 Year Service Medal with Ribbon is the silver coin like medallion being about the size of a quarter. The medallion depicts a Wehrmacht eagle clutching a swastika with closed wings and looking to the viewer’s right. There are words around the circumference which cite that the medal was for time in the service. On the reverse there is an oak leaf wreath and in the center is the numeral “4” indicating four year service.
There is a parade mount style blue ribbon to which the medallion is mounted. Above the mounting is an early droop tail Luftwaffe eagle flying to the right and clutching a mobile swastika. The eagle shows just the slightest bit of wear to the high edges but the silvering is still about 90%. The parade mount backing is a red velvet which shows some mild mothing. There is a brass pin on the rear for attachment to the original wearer’s uniform. A nice parade mount here!