Homing Pigeon Association

Catalog No. 230

Pottery or stoneware, relief, 0.5L, inlaid lid.

Text:
“Verband deutscher Brieftauben Liebhaber Vereine” (lid)
(Association of German Homing Pigeon Enthusiast Clubs)
“Allerhöchster Protector Se. Majestät der Kaiser und König”
(Supreme protector his majesty the emperor and king.)
“Gut Flug”
(Good flight)

Homing pigeons are domesticated Rock Pigeons, bred for both speed and their innate ability to return to a home base over long distances. Prior to the advent of reliable battlefield radio communications, homing pigeons often provided mobile military units with the capacity to quickly communicate with headquarters. Practical applications for the homing pigeon’s message carrying capabilities, both military and non-military, had largely wound down by the end of World War II, and their breeding today is limited primarily to hobbyists.

Price Range: $350-$500

Lid Inlay
Lid Inlay
     
DB 230
DB 230

 
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