EAGLE TROPHY PRESENTED TO MANFRED VON RICHTHOFEN
Fine association commemorative statuette, approx. 7 Â½" x 10 Â¼" x 3 Â½", consisting of a bronze eagle with outstretched wings perched atop a roughly-carved base of red marble. A presentation plaque has been affixed to this base, reading: "Lieber Manfred zu deinem 30 Luftseig meine Gluckwunsche, Wolff" ("Dear Manfred, My Congratulations on your 30th Aerial Victory, Wolff"). This piece was almost certainly presented to German ace MANFRED VON RICHTHOFEN by his friend and fellow ace KURT WOLFF, shortly after the former's 30th victory over Canadian pilot Richard Plunkett Baker on March 24, 1917. The eagle is slightly loose from its base, with minor wear visible overall, else very good.