Posted 4 years ago
This stick pin is a very rare document on the plane on board of which Louis Bleriot crossed the Channel on 1909 July 25, opening the way to modern aviation!
Sadly, the stem is shortened, but the intaglio, backed with mother of pearl, is intact.
18ct gold, french eagle's head hallmark, 11/16" wide.
Another one, same size of crystal, certainly by same maker: