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Germany (Third Reich): Iron Cross 1st Class (Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse , or EK1)

Germany (Third Reich): Iron Cross 1st Class (Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse , or EK1)

A scarcer 'Convex' example of the decoration with makers registration mark '26' stamped on the tapered pin, for maker 'B. H. Mayer's Kunstprageanstal' of Pforzheim

Dimension: Approximately 44mm

Metal: The medal of three piece construction with Iron magnetic centres with 'German Silver' frame

Weight: Approximately 17g

Complete with vertical 'maker marked tapered hinged pin and clasp fittings on reverse as issued

The decoration has makers registration mark '26' stamped on the tapered pin, for maker 'B. H. Mayer's Kunstprageanstal' of Pforzheim

A scarce EK1 seen with makers marks for this LDO approved medal maker

Condition: Bright finish about EF

Code: 20814

385.00 GBP


Germany (Third Reich): Iron Cross 2nd Class (Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse , or EK2)

Germany (Third Reich): Iron Cross 2nd Class (Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse , or EK2)

A maker marked Iron Cross, with the makers registration number '4' on the riband jump ring, this being the registration number of maker 'Steinhaur & Luck', of Ludensched'

Dimension: Approximately 44mm

Riband: 25mm (w)

Metal: The medal of three piece construction with Iron magnetic centres with 'German Silver' frame

Weight: Approximately 19g

Important: More than 30 x company's were authorised to manufacture Iron Crosses during the Second World War, however all produced their medals from 'Master Dies' provided by just one company 'Steinhaur & Luck', whose chief engraver, Emil Escher, had been responsible for the design of the 1939 Iron Cross

The medal fitted with a long length of riband

A decoration by the premier maker of the Iron Cross 1939

Condition: Toned EF

Code: 20813

155.00 GBP


Germany (Imperial): An un-attributed 'Parade Mounted' group of 4 x medals including merit and service medals for the Austro-Prussian & Franco-Prussian Wars

Germany (Imperial): An un-attributed 'Parade Mounted' group of 4 x medals including merit and service medals for the Austro-Prussian & Franco-Prussian Wars

- Germany: Prussia, Merit Medal. Gilt
- Germany: Medal for Franco-Prussian War 1870-71
- Germany: Prussia, Cross for the 1866 Austro-Prussian War
- Germany (Imperial): Kaiser Wilhelm Centenary Medal 1797-1897

The medals represent active service by a German soldier during both the Austro-Prussian War (the Koniggratz Cross commemorating the brilliant Prussian victory at the battle of Sadowa (Koniniggratz)), and the Franco-Prussian War

The medals all mounted on a metal 'Parade Mount', in the Prussian / German style. The 'Parade Mount' retaining it's hinged pin and clasp fittings for wear

Condition: About EF

Code: 20772

150.00 GBP


Germany (States): Mecklenburg-Strelitz War Honour Cross (Kreuz für Auszeichnung im Kriege) 1914-1918. 2nd Class. With non-combatants ribbon

Germany (States): Mecklenburg-Strelitz War Honour Cross (Kreuz für Auszeichnung im Kriege) 1914-1918. 2nd Class. With non-combatants ribbon


Obverse: Wreath with Crown in centre with entwined royal monogram of 'Friedrich Franze IV'

Reverse Legend: 'Tapfer und Treu'

Metal: Gilt (gilded bronze)

Dimension: Approx 42mm (W)

Weight: 18g

On February 28, 1915, Friedrich Franz IV, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, re-instituted the Military Merit Cross. The new version was dated 1914 and awards were made retroactively to the beginning of the war. All classes (Military and Non-Combatant) of the Military Merit Cross, continued to be awarded throughout the period of the Great War, both to Mecklenburgers and to soldiers of other German states and German allies. Upon Friedrich Franz IV's abdication on November 14, 1918, the Military Merit Cross became obsolete. It continued to be permitted for wear by those who had received it through the Weimar era, the Third Reich and in West Germany

It has been estimated that 8131 2nd class crosses were awarded for the Great War, of which only 470 x Second Class Crosses were awarded with the non-combatants ribbon

A very scarce seen award, awarded by one of the smallest, of the 'Grand Duchy States' of Germany

Condition: About EF

Code: 20771

145.00 GBP


Germany (Imperial): Iron Cross. 1914 issue. Second class

Germany (Imperial): Iron Cross. 1914 issue. Second class

A late war/ Weimar era 'Private Purchase' un-marked strike of three piece construction with magnetic iron core centre and nickel plated frame, with brass / copper ring suspension

Dimension: Approx 42mm (W)

Weight: 12g

The cross with replacement riband

Contained in contemporary suppliers leatherette case of issue, crown in silver ink on the lid, inscribed "Zur Erinnerung an Deutschlands grosse Zeit." (In Memory of Germany's Big Time) on inside of the silk lid panel. The interior with a green velvet pad for medal and recess for medal riband

The case with scuffs

A scarce seen variant

Condition: VF

Code: 20770

175.00 GBP


Germany (Imperial): China Medal 1900-1901. Bronze gilt 'Combatants' issue, with contemporary official gilt clasp 'Kitchou'

Germany (Imperial): China Medal 1900-1901. Bronze gilt 'Combatants' issue, with contemporary official gilt clasp 'Kitchou'

'Note: The medal clasp is complete with both the original prongs / pins on reverse of clasp backstrap

Important: Germany officially approved the award of 14 x different clasps for the China Medal, some of which were uniquely for Naval personnel, and others reserved for Army personnel only. The clasp 'Kitchou' being an example of a clasp that was only awarded to German Army personnel

Condition: GVF

Code: 20769

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