ITALY Military Aeronautics Medal in silver (1928-43)

$95.00

ITALY, Military Aeronautics Medal in silver, no date (1928-43), Obverse: bust half R, VITTORIO EMANVELE III RE D’ ITALIA, Reverse: eagle flying R over wreath, MADAGLIA MILITARE AERONAVTICA, silvered brass, 35mm, for 15 years service in the Air Force, XF

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They were very excited by their air force in Fascist Italy. Whole new world, it seemed, the ability to bomb from above.

Medals, awards, decoration, insignia, documents, equipment, of military, police, private, and irregular military style organizations. We sometimes sell small weapons but we do not sell working firearms. If a thing happens to be military but is hundreds of years old I stop thinking of it as a military thing and start thinking of it as a relic or an antiquity. I suppose that means that “militaria” really starts around the middle of the 19th century or so, when uniforms became normal. Does that seem right to you?

Over the decades I’ve been selling collectibles my market has been about 97% coins, 2% paper money, 1% everything else.