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Ca1930'sTO WW2 SHIELD BADGE WITH THE ESTONIAN EAGLE. Imposing multi-piece w/m and enamel badge. Features an orange-brown enamelled shield approx. 23mm wide. Separately attached to this is a w/m Estonian eagle. Eagle is clutching a sword in its left side talons and a small Estonian national shield (with 3 tiny blue enamel lions) in the other. Reverse of the badge is gilt finished. Unusually, rather than the more commonly seen method of making badges, the eagle is attached to the shield section of the badge by 3 small fine pieces of wire. Wire protrudes through the back of the shield holding the eagle firmly in place. Gilt coloured screw-on back plate marked "Roman Tavast" and "Tallinn". "Roman Tavast" was arrested by the Russians in 1940 and was executed in Siberia in 1942. A handsome item for display. Grade II.
SOLD at A$80
Ca1930'sTO WW2 SUPERB MILITARY MARKMANSHIP AWARD. Multi-piece construction with gilt and enamel detail Consists of approx. 30mm in diameter circular rifle target, slightly vaulted. Target has white and black enamel graduations numbered from 1 to 10 in fine gilt numerals. To the top of the badge is a separately attached Estonian eagle. Eagle is clutching a sword in it's left side talons and a small Estonian national shield in the other. To the lower portion of the target is a laurel wreath with the letter 'I' to it's centre and superimposed crossed rifles. Screw back attachment to the reverse. 7 tiny rivets securing the separate sections of the obverse. Gilded reverse with the rivets of a copper coloured metal. Couple of tiny areas of gilt loss. W/m screw on back plate marked 'Roman Tavast' and 'Tallinn'. 'Roman Tavast' was arrested by the Russians in 1940 and was executed in Siberia in 1942. An exceptionally well crafted badge. A must have item for the collector of world badges. Grade II
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