Luftwaffe Honor Goblet (Ehrenpokal), Medal/Presentation Plaque Grouping (#28755)

Luftwaffe Honor Goblet (Ehrenpokal), Medal/Presentation Plaque Grouping (#28755)

Condition: EX++

$11,250.00

This EX++ early silver example was originally obtained in Germany from the family of the recipient, Luftwaffe Radio Operator Oberfeldwebel Gottfried Dübner.  Silver goblet is maker marked, “Joh. Wagner & Sohn” and silver content marked with the half moon, crown, 835, and “stick figure” eagle on the bottom of the goblet bowl which shows dark age patina to the pebbled finish with no dents or depressions.  Obverse of the bowl features two eagles in mortal combat, while the reverse bears the 1939 Iron Cross.  Both of these designs, as well as the oak leaves on the stem of the base, are in repoussé relief.  On the plain band below the oak leaves is the recipient’s name, rank, and date of award, “Oberfeldwebel Gottfried Dübner am 20.6.41”.  Around the circumference of the base in repoussé relief are the words, “Für Besonder Leistung im Luftkrieg” (For outstanding achievement in the air war).  Entire Pokal is covered in dark age patina with no damage or depressions.  The following additional items are included in the grouping:

 

Medals/Decorations

  1. 1939 Iron Cross 2nd Class w/Ribbon. Dark age patina to silver frame with 100% of black finish remaining on Iron center. Suspension ring is marked, “65” (Klein & Quenzer, Idar/Oberstein) with MINT ribbon.  EX+
  2. 1939 Screwback Iron Cross 1st Class. Much factory frosting remains on silver frame, unmarked reverse Cross, screwback plate, and securing tap, with 100% of the black finish remaining on the Iron center. Near MINT
  3. Third Reich Medal Bar w/3 Decorations. Decorations include 1939 Iron Cross 2nd Class w/dark age patina to silver frame, Luftwaffe Long Service medal (4-year) with eagle ribbon device, and 1 October 1938 Commemorative medal. Ribbons show light age with metal backing complete with attaching pin.  Exc++
  4. Narvik Battle Shield. Silver example shows light wear to dark factory finish on the elongated shield which features a raised Edelweiss above a crossed propeller/anchor flanked by the date, “1940” and the designation, “Narvik” surmounted by the Wehrmacht eagle. Shield is the type without backing, but with two small holes in the top corners of the shield, and one hole at the bottom tip through which the shield was stitched to the upper left arm of the tunic.  EX+
  5. Luftwaffe Radio/Air Gunner’s Badge. Heavy, quality example shows superb detail to the silver wreath which shows dark age patina to the highlights with 100% of the factory frosting remaining in the recesses. Factory darkened eagle shows surface wear on the highlights of the shoulder and wing tips with 100% of the factory darkening remaining in the recesses.  Reverse wreath shows age patina with much frosting remaining, with the eagle attached to the wreath by two domed rivets.  Reverse eagle is maker marked, “B&NL” with correct barrel-hinged needle-style pin showing only light wear/age patina.  Exc++
  6. Luftwaffe Bomber Operational Flying Clasp in Silver. Unmarked example shows light wear/age patina to highlights of laurel leaf wreath and oak leaf sprigs with virtually 100% of the factory frosting remaining in the recesses. Winged bomb shows light wear to the factory darkening.  Reverse badge is complete with barrel-hinged horizontal pin and is lightly hand lettered, “Dübner Ofw”.  Exc+
  7. Luftwaffe Bomber Operational Flying Clasp in Gold. Unmarked example shows light wear to highlights of laurel leaf wreath and oak leaf sprigs with 100% of the gilting remaining in recesses. Winged bomb shows only minor surface wear to the factory darkening.  Reverse badge retains virtually 100% of the factory gilting and is complete with barrel-hinged horizontal pin.  EX++
  8. 8.M-1937 DRL Sports Badge in Bronze. This example shows virtually no wear to the bronze plating on the oak leaf wreath with swastika, or the intertwined initials, “DRL”. Reverse badge retains 100% of the plating, is maker marked, “Wernstein Jena” and is complete with proper barrel-hinged flat pin.  Exc++/Near MINT
  9. Presentation Plaque. Black wooden base measuring 9 7/8” wide x 13 5/8” long features a large silver metal eagle perched atop an oak leaf sprig clutching a group of lightning bolts. Beneath the eagle is a silver presentation plate jeweler engraved, “Gewidmet v. d. Bordfunkern d. 5. (K) L. G.1” (presented by the Radio Operators/Air Gunners of Company 5 Luftgau 1).  Plaque shows only light wear/age.

Superb early Honor Goblet obtained directly from the family of the original recipient and complete with medals and photographs.  EX++