Imperial German WW1 Fighter Pilot’s Pokol Is the Toast of Mohawk Arms’ Auction #75
The internet and catalog auction was held at Mohawk Arms’ New York gallery as well as online.
Bouckville, NY -(Ammoland.com)- An Imperial German World War I fighter pilot’s pokol (silvered victory goblet), showing an embossed panel of eagles in combat, 7 inches tall, sold for $8,850 at Auction #75, a catalog and internet sale that went online in May and ended June 3-4 by Mohawk Arms, on the internet and in the firm’s gallery on Route 20 in Bouckville, in central New York state.
The area below the eagles’ panel was engraved with the fighter ace’s name: “Otto Esswein, 15-11-1917.” Esswein was credited with 12 aerial victories (half of them while flying a German Fokker tri-plane). He also received the Golden Military Merit Cross. Esswein also had the distinction of being one of the very few World War I pilots to successfully parachute to safety.
The pokol was the top earner in an auction that was packed with over 1,300 lots of militaria that encompassed multiple conflicts and generations. Featured were …Read the Rest