09-02-2014 11:21 PM
ORIGINAL RUSSIAN PILOTS BADGES ARE RARE....they are also copied ....a hell of a lot...especially this period...plenty of fantasy pieces out there declaring to be Bolshevik pilots badges , though I admit I havnt seen your variety before ...and as such I am on the fence regarding its originality..its cast ,which isn't a good start as most originals are jewler made pieces .....theres bits I like about it but much I don't ..if I viewed it I would have a punt if cheap enough..on the off chance ...chances though of originality I think are slim..
A forced patina is evident on this one - in my opinion, of course.
Fellow collectors are NOT adversaries to be bested...
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