The Soviet Military Awards Page Forum  
  • Serial Numbers Database 2.0
Enter Here

vBClassified Featured Listings
Soldier Book Radoslavovich - BT
Dnepr Flotilla Veteran Badge
Order of Maternal Glory, 2nd Class
Divorce Decree
Muzichenko Diploma - BT

Go Back   The Soviet Military Awards Page Forum > Soviet Awards Forums > Soviet Sphere > People's Republic Of Bulgaria > Bulgarian Badges > Ministry Of National Defence

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-24-2012, 09:49 AM   #1
CtahhR
Forum Administrator
 
CtahhR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Deep In The Archives.
Age: 13
Posts: 11,906
Pilot's Badge.

Here is a nicely worn and smoke stained example of the Pilot's Badge 1st Class. A 681-1944 coat of arms example of the multi-piece construction imperial remnant.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 100_7041.jpg (115.1 KB, 17 views)
File Type: jpg 100_7042.jpg (83.4 KB, 8 views)
__________________
"Signed with his own rubber stamp"
CtahhR is online now   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 10-01-2014, 04:09 PM   #2
Tomahawk
Junior Member
 
Tomahawk's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Spain
Age: 34
Posts: 44
Pilot Badge

Hi!
I was looking for information in this forum about this badge and I didn´t find anything (maybe it has another name?)...
So I want to know if you have information about this badge.
I think it has 4 classes (1st, 2nd, 3rd and instructor), but nothing more...
Fair price to buy one?
Thanks in advance!
Attached Images
File Type: jpg w_1100473200_5000_4000_z13013.jpg (47.9 KB, 10 views)
Tomahawk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2014, 10:17 PM   #3
CtahhR
Forum Administrator
 
CtahhR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Deep In The Archives.
Age: 13
Posts: 11,906
Re: Pilot's Badge.

A fair price is c$20-$25. I believe the well worn 1st Class was c$12.
__________________
"Signed with his own rubber stamp"
CtahhR is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2014, 04:33 AM   #4
Tomahawk
Junior Member
 
Tomahawk's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Spain
Age: 34
Posts: 44
Re: Pilot's Badge.

Ups! Didn´t see the original thread. Sorry!
About that price, is a "normal" price outside Bulgaria's markets? (Can´t go to Bulgaria now :p)
I usually see them from 75$, so far from that prices :D
Thanks for the info CtahhR!
Tomahawk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2014, 04:55 AM   #5
CtahhR
Forum Administrator
 
CtahhR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Deep In The Archives.
Age: 13
Posts: 11,906
Re: Pilot's Badge.

The 1st was bought in England (Doncaster I believe), so certainly not a "Bulgarian" price. As I frequently remind people, if you see a "buy it now" that has not been bought by now it will be overpriced. Patience is a key element in getting items for the best prices. "I want it right now!" is usually greeted with "I'll take your money right now".

The exact role of these Badges is rather blurry. No doubt someone will come across some Ministry Of National Defence regulations at some point. I am researching some groups to Pilots (including at least one fighter pilot) so I'll see if that helps in any way.
__________________
"Signed with his own rubber stamp"
CtahhR is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2014, 03:30 PM   #6
Tomahawk
Junior Member
 
Tomahawk's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Spain
Age: 34
Posts: 44
Re: Pilot's Badge.

Hi CtahhR,
Sorry if you understood I talked to you rude, not my intention, for sure :)
What you say about buy it now and take money right now is huge truth, that´s why I asked for the price, but was SO different from what I could find on Internet that I was shocked.
If you get that information, please, put it here to learn a little bit more about this badge :D
Thanks!
Tomahawk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2014, 04:19 PM   #7
CtahhR
Forum Administrator
 
CtahhR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Deep In The Archives.
Age: 13
Posts: 11,906
Re: Pilot's Badge.

Don't worry about it. I certainly didn't construe anything as rude.

Very frequently you can find good deals on items when the person(s) involved are not used to, or willing to handle certain items. Often dealers get giant lots of things and in that mix sometimes there are things completely out of their expertise - sometimes the real deals are there! There are also people who inherit things and then have no idea and just want a quick sale. Then there are the items offered in the wrong place or wrong time and then you can really strike a bargain. Always keep eyes wide open!

I've learnt to just grab the best prices rather than go out with a list and tick the items off of it. There are some more obscure items I have in piles and then some extremely common stuff I don't have because the prices are just inflated. Bulgarian items are pretty low demand generally and with such low demands rather than the sky being the limit on prices the bottom is.

These Badges I would think are more likely in the sphere of interest to more people who want Pilot Badges from each country rather than actually to people collecting Bulgarian awards. I don't mind I'll collect almost anything from anywhere - in doing so really stretching each penny that bit further.
__________________
"Signed with his own rubber stamp"
CtahhR is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2015, 05:41 PM   #8
Tomahawk
Junior Member
 
Tomahawk's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Spain
Age: 34
Posts: 44
Re: Pilot's Badge.

Hi again!
Can anyone tell me why this badge was given? Whats the difference between those 3 classes? There were also instructor & paratrooper, no?
Thanks!
Tomahawk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2015, 06:01 PM   #9
CtahhR
Forum Administrator
 
CtahhR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Deep In The Archives.
Age: 13
Posts: 11,906
Re: Pilot's Badge.

I have a pile of qualification documents that will shed light when I can get round to posting them.

The "aerial" Badges were complicated in being left over Tsarist items and then awards of the various "organisations".

Firm regulations they did not have.
__________________
"Signed with his own rubber stamp"
CtahhR is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2015, 10:06 AM   #10
SergioV
Member
 
SergioV's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 87
Re: Pilot's Badge.

My Bulgarian Pilot Badge

I have no idea if these kind of badges are like Russian badges,
divided in class,
Mr. Ctahhr can help me understand?
Attached Images
File Type: jpg BulgPilot.jpg (45.2 KB, 6 views)
__________________
Veni.. Vidi.. Vici..
SergioV is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are Off
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pilot's Badge Gene Air Force 65 01-08-2013 04:20 AM
Pilot's Goggles Ed Maier Air Force Uniforms And Insignia 4 09-11-2002 06:16 PM




All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:35 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright ©2011 Arthur G. Bates III