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Badge for Safely Flying 500,000 km, #929, circa 1949-50.

In brass and enamels; measures 38.4 mm in height x 42.1 mm in width. The center disc with the airplane and the Aeroflot emblem at the top are separate, superimposed parts held by wires. This is an extremely well made and attractive piece. This version of the badge featuring a PS-89 airplane was used between 1941 and 1960.

The badge is very fine to excellent condition. The enamels are perfect - an uncommon case for a badge of this type - and show beautiful luster. There is only light wear to the high points of the airplane; its details are still well-defined. The details of

In brass and enamels; measures 38.4 mm in height x 42.1 mm in width. The center disc with the airplane and the Aeroflot emblem at the top are separate, superimposed parts held by wires. This is an extremely well made and attractive piece. This version of the badge featuring a PS-89 airplane was used between 1941 and 1960.

The badge is very fine to excellent condition. The enamels are perfect - an uncommon case for a badge of this type - and show beautiful luster. There is only light wear to the high points of the airplane; its details are still well-defined. The details of the globe and wreath are practically perfect and beautifully crisp. There is very attractive patina to the brass on both sides of the badge, no blemishes or verdigris. The attachment wires are sound and tight. The screw post has been reduced as was customary at the time; its remaining length of about 5 mm is just enough to accommodate the screw plate. The original mint marked screw plate is included.

This early type of the Safe Flying badge is quite scarce: in our estimate, an average of just about a hundred were issued annually during its two decades in circulation. We can assume that its recipient had started a career in civil aviation prior to WW2 and almost certainly served as a pilot during the war.

/See Avers 8, Page 157, Fig. 769.c/
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