Replicas of the
Golden Kite
The Golden Kite award has inspired a number of novelty items (tie pins,
plates, plastic medals) and replicas. However, these replicas have not
been made with the intention of deceiving the buyer. They are clearly
marked and, even if they weren't, have significant differences from the
actual medals.

Below is a 1st Class replica. Since there were few 1st Class medals
made, these nicely crafted replicas serve to fill a collection. The enamel
on these is rather flat, the metal used is light, and the reverse gold plating
is dull. The real medals have 4 rivets on the reverse, and the presentation
case is lacquered wood.