687b POLAND POLISH NAVY OBSERVER WINGS BADGE, bolts of lighting in gold gilt, multi piece construction, 11 pieces held together by a series of rivetes, silver gilt badge, very rare hand made by Col Bialkiewicz in London after the war. This badge is exactly the same as the original. Nothing known to me exists that comes closer to the very rare original. For those who do not know anything about Col. Bialkiewicz may be interested to know a little about this Polish patriot. A recipient of the Virtuti Militari for his heroic tank battle as a Captain at Monte Cassino. After the war he learned a trade as a jeweler making womens jewelery. His hobby was collecting and making medals and badges for exiled Polish soldiers. He donated much of his good fortune to poor Polish disabled veterans. I had the pleasure of knowing him and he shared some of his badges with me. May he rest in peace and his memory live on. For additional information about Polish decorations, see POLISH ORDERS, BADGES AND INSIGNIA. The item “#687b POLAND EXILE MADE NAVY OBSERVER WINGS, 1933 type, Col. Bialkiewicz, very rare” is in sale since Monday, October 13, 2014. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\1919-38\Original Period Items”. The seller is “polishmilitaria” and is located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom