THE AWARD BAR TO IRON CROSS 1939-57

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BARS TO THE IRON CROSSES 1ST CLASS

(CS944) A 1st Class Bar to the 1914 Iron Cross. This is the type manufactured by the well know firm of Deumer and has their usual needle pin, hinge and hook fitment to the back. The badge is of early tombak silver plated quality. The badge has been polished but this isn't too serious. The bar is a nice textbook example for these and it has been priced for condition. GBP 300.00 (UK Pounds)

BARS TO THE IRON CROSSES 2nd CLASS

(CS945) An Early Issue Bar to the Iron Cross 2nd Class. The bar is manufactured from tombak metal and then silver plated. There are some minor tarnish marks, as can be seen from the scan. The bar is complete with all four pins, but has no ribbon to it. Of nice quality striking. It could possibly be attached to a ribbon if so desired, but I would personally leave it alone as you are never sure if the prongs may snap, which would then de-value it. GBP 195.00 (UK Pounds)

(R15) A Bar to the Iron Cross 2nd Class being the scarce 1st pattern style with the scolloped out edges. The bar looks like the L/57 type, which I believe is Boerger and Co. as the eagle has the same head as the marked 2nd pattern examples I have had. The badge has two reverse pins going top to bottom and is on a nice piece of original ribbon. Also with this is an Iron Cross 2nd Class for 1914 being of nice quality and construction, with a magnetic centre and a silver frame, that is nicely soldered around it. The iron centre retains virtually all of its original black paint work and as such, the silver has toned a blackish colour matching the cross. The cross is maker marked N to the ribbon loop. A very nice very early issue set. GBP 395.00 (UK Pounds)

1957 BARS TO THE IRON CROSSES

(MC650) A Nice example of a 1957 Bar to the Iron Cross 2nd Class as re-issued to WWI veterans who have also qualified for the award in WWII. As this was instituted in 1957, and the qualifier had to have been in WWI, if we take his age then as being 18 when WWI finished, when he qualified for the re-issue award in 1957, he would have been 57 years old and to be re-activated in the military at that age, he would have had to have been a high ranking officer and as such, few of these would have been manufactured re-issued and awarded. GBP 95.00 (UK Pounds)

(P81) A 1957 Iron Cross 1st Class and Bar Combination being issued to a German soldier who won the iron cross in WWI and then subsequently was awarded it in WWII. He then went on to continue his service in Post War Germany in 1957. Few would have qualified in the new West German army to wear this award. If we say the solidier was 16 in 1914, he would have been 59 or so in 1957. As you can see, this is a rare occurance. The award has an iron centre for the iron cross and then has a bar affixed by solder to the top, while it is encompassed in the silver frame. The only real downside to the quality is the appalling paint job they have given this award. A WWII example costs in the region of 3000 +. These are much rarer, but do not command such a high price yet.

GBP 300.00 (UK Pounds)

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