Sabena was one of those great airlines that found its fate in the post 9/11 world. The Belgian airline could trace its history back to the early 1920s, but it was the merger with SwissAir in the late 1990s that caused Sabena to fall into bankruptcy. SwissAir wasn’t far behind it either.
This pin is of the airline’s children’s mascot, Captain Blue Sky. He’s a happy looking guy though it looks like the enamel has yellowed a little over the years. Considering he’s at least 20 years old, perhaps it’s not surprising. The pin is the size of a large thumbnail and we’ll really miss Captain Blue Sky’s happy face when he’s gone.