The Pilot/Observer badge was instituted in August
1935, early examples are of the highest quality and the materials used, throughout its manufactured lifetime varied from nickel
silver to aluminium to zinc.
This badge is finished with a silvered eagle and gilded wreath. The eagle
is often found in frosted silver with polished highlights. Later badges used silver wash over the zinc base metal, then
being lacquered to protect the finish.
Not that many manufacturers were licensed to make this badge; the following is
a list of these that are known to the author:
C.E.Juncker Berlin SW
Assmann & Sohn