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Title Iron Cross, 1st class, 1914
Nationality German
Period c 1939
Price £150.00

This a privately manufactured piece from the 1939-45 period and made as a replacement for an earlier lost Cross from WW1. It has the circular spinner on the reverse, typically found on 1939 EK1 examples. The Cross is of concave form, traditionally manufactured with an iron centre and silver rims and back.

The Iron Cross was instituted in 1813 as an award for battlefield valour. Many crosses would have been lost in the course of WW1 and the troubled times in the Weimar Republic that followed it, hence these replacement crosses. This is not a modern copy item.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.

[Militaria : Medals : German : 20th Century]


Today I received your flag. It's very nice and looks genuine to me. Beautifull crisp colors! It looks barely used. It's a nice addition to my ww2 collection. I would even say, one of my top pieces.

Thanks for your excellent service and top communication!

I will check your site more often to see if you have more nice pieces.

R D, The Netherlands, 21.04.2018

Many thanks, badge was awaiting my return today. Pleasure dealing with you again. I'll be back again.

P B, UK, 20.02.2008