WWII German Luftwaffe Pilot Badge, Cased by Juncker-This is from the collection of noted expert Tim Calvert. It is what is known as the Juncker "J1" type badge. The wreath is much narrower on this type than that on later types. It is produced in tombak with a nickel silver finish that is evenly toned throughout. There is minor visible wear only. There is a short barrel hinge, a round wire catch and a long round blunt tipped pin. The full maker mark, C.E. Juncker Berlin SW, is seen on the reverse. The case is blue pebbled leatherette. The script on the lid reads Luftwaffen Flugzeugführer abz. The interior is lined in purple rayon (upper lid) and flocking (compartmented lower section). It shows minor wear. A fantastic example overall!