WAR MERIT AWARDS


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War Merit Crosses & Medals

    KVK 1St CLASS (WAR MERIT CROSS) WITH SWORDS
    Instituted 1939

    Known Makers
    No 1,No 3, No 14 No 52,No L/11 No L/21 No 98 No L/56

    (K6) A nice Early War Merit Cross 1st Class With Swords. The cross is the early nickel silvered type and has a few tarnish spots onto the cross as can be seen from the scan. The cross is an early issue award of nice quality metal and apart from the tarnish marks, the cross would have been classed as very good condition. Priced for these

    GBP 125.00 (UK Pounds)

    (L273) A War Merit Cross 1st Class With Swords being the Early Silver Plated example. The cross is unmarked and is of lovely quality and condition. The cross still retains most of its silver plated finish although there is some wear to the centre as is to be expected of a used and worn example. The cross was part of a group of items picked up at the end of the war by a British serviceman and has only just recently come on to the market.

    GBP 150.00 (UK Pounds)

    KVK 1St CLASS (WAR MERIT CROSS) WITHOUT SWORDS
    Instituted 1939

    Known Makers
    No 1,No 3, No 14 No 52,No L/11 No L/21 No 98 No L/56

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    KVK 2nd CLASS (WAR MERIT CROSS) WITH SWORDS
    Instituted 1939

    Known Makers
    No 1,No 3, No 14, No 65, No 77

    (J1668) A nice early Bronze War Merit Cross With Swords. The cross is the early tombak type and appears to have been dropped at some time as two of the points to one of the V's are bent slightly out, this is hardly noticeable but worth pointing out. Complete with it's original ribbon, it is becoming scarce to find these earlier quality metal awards.

    GBP 35.00 (UK Pounds)

    (K385) A nice Early Issue War Merit Cross 2nd Class With Swords, being a nice olive bronze colour. The award is the early type with the separately applied eyering. Very nice to find early issues of quality metal and workmanship. Given for one act of bravery not in the face of the enemy, ie tank repair and recovery, these awards were equal to the non-combatant iron cross.

    GBP 35.00 (UK Pounds)

    (K587) A Nice War Merit Cross 2nd Class with Swords. Given for one act of bravery above and beyond the call of duty, this was the award given to medics, tank recovery crew men etc. who managed to qualify for an award that would have in WWI, merited the non combatant class of the iron cross. The award is a nice Early example that has toned dark over the years. Still though in good overall condition. The item is of early quality manufacture with a separately applied eyering. Becoming hard to find early examples. The cross was recently acquired from a German House Agent from the centre of Germany.

    GBP 35.00 (UK Pounds)

    (K1106) A Nice example of the later issue War Merit Cross 2nd Class With Swords. The award retains most of it's original bronze plated finish and has the eyering cast into the main construction of the badge. The award was given like the non combatant iron cross for WWI to medics, recovery crews etc. Nice to find in such good condition.

    GBP 30.00 (UK Pounds)

    (K1379) A Nice Early War Merit Cross 2nd Class With Swords. The cross is the caramel colour and has a separetely applied eyering. Given for one act of bravery, not in the face of the enemy. This was for the likes of medics, mechanics, and such non combatant troops. The cross was recently acquired from a German house clearing agent with a bunch of other items, which will be listed gradually.

    GBP 35.00 (UK Pounds)

    (K1438) A Bronze War Merit Cross 2nd Class With Swords being of mid war construction with a cast in eyering. The cross retains most of it's original bronze plated finish and is in overall very good condition. Given for one act of bravery, not in the face of the enemy, the award replaced a non combatant iron cross.

    GBP 30.00 (UK Pounds)

    (J602) A War Merit Cross 2nd Class 1939 With Swords. The cross is a late war issue in zinc with virtually none of it's original bronze wash still intact. The cross is of a very nice die striking and has a very good pleasing appearance. Complete with a small approx.three inch piece of ribbon. The cross is in very good condition.

    GBP 22.50 (UK Pounds)

    (M382) A Nice example of an Early War Merit Cross 2nd Class With Swords. The cross is unmarked. The cross is of very nice quality and construction and has a very nice bronze finish.

    GBP 35.00 (UK Pounds)

    (M390) A Nice example of an Early War Merit Cross 2nd Class Without Swords. The cross is unmarked. The cross is of very nice quality and construction and has a very nice bronze finish.

    GBP 35.00 (UK Pounds)

    (M379) A Nice example of an Early War Merit Cross 2nd Class With Swords. The cross is maker marked 54 to the ribbon loop. The cross is of very nice quality and construction and has a very nice bronze finish.

    GBP 40.00 (UK Pounds)

    (M380) A Nice example of an Early War Merit Cross 2nd Class With Swords. The cross is maker marked 100 to the ribbon loop. The cross is of very nice quality and construction and has a very nice bronze finish.

    GBP 40.00 (UK Pounds)

    KVK 2nd CLASS (WAR MERIT CROSS) WITHOUT SWORDS
    Instituted 1939

    Known Makers
    No 1,No 3, No 14 , No 50 , L/11

    (K60) A Nice example of an Early issue War Merit Cross 2nd Class Without Swords, being the type with the separately applied eyering. The cross is an unmarked example and is in very good condition.

    GBP 35.00 (UK Pounds)

    (K94) A War Merit Cross 2nd Class Without Swords. The cross is a nice early quality bronze issue with a separately applied eyering. The cross has toned a dark caramel bronze colour and is in very good condition. Complete with a length of original ribbon, this is clean and tidy and approximately 4" long. There is no ribbon ring mark I can see. Becoming hard to find early issues.

    GBP 35.00 (UK Pounds)

    (L281) A War Merit Cross 2nd Class Without Swords, the Earlier bronze tombak type in nice quality metal. The award has a nice piece of original ribbon attached and was picked up at the end of the war by a soldier who traded these items for chocolates, sweets etc.

    GBP 30.00 (UK Pounds)

    (L319) A War Merit Cross 2nd Class Without Swords being a later cast type with a bronze wash applied. This bronze wash is virtually 100% intact. The award was removed from a Deumer sample board where the ribbon was then stuck onto a display board and now has glue marks to the reverse. The ribbon is shorter than normal but this is how they mounted it on the display board.

    GBP 30.00 (UK Pounds)

    (L836) A Mid War cast in eye ring constructed War Merit Cross 2nd Class Without Swords. The cross is maker marked No. 65 on the ribbon ring and is in very good condition retaining much of its original bronze finish over the base zinc. The medal still retains some of the black cotton used to affix it to a salesmans board.

    GBP 27.50 (UK Pounds)

     

    (M384) A Nice example of an Early War Merit Cross 2nd Class Without Swords. The cross is unmarked. The cross is of very nice quality and construction and has a very nice bronze finish.

    GBP 35.00 (UK Pounds)

    KVM (WAR MERIT MEDAL)
    Instituted 1939

    Known Makers
    No 1,No 3, No 14 , No 50

    (L8) An Early example of a bronzed manufactured War Merit Medal. The medal has toned over the years, and has a couple of darkened spots also. This medal is part of a group that were found several years ago and has been in a collection up until now. The majority of the awards found had the same type of staining to them ,as they had been badly stored.

    GBP 12.50 (UK Pounds)

    (L320) A Nice Early Bronze War Merit Medal. The bronze has toned over the years and shows a couple of verdigre marks to it.The award was removed from a Deumer sample board where the ribbon was then stuck onto a display board and now has glue marks to the reverse. The ribbon is shorter than normal but this is how they mounted it on the display board.

    GBP 17.50 (UK Pounds)

     

    THE WAR MERIT CROSS
    This book is quickly set to become the collector's and enthusiasts Bible. It painstakingly reviews the War Merit Cross from 1939 through the post-war years.Illustrated throughout its 458 total pages, hundreds of colour photos show the fronts, backs, pins, hinges, maker's marks, presentation boxes and award certificates while clearly laying out the manufacturing details to help identify each medal. In addition to the extensive coverage of each type medal, the book closes with an illustrated biography section that alphabetically runs through a complete list of recipients of the Knight's Cross of the War Merit Cross, with and without Swords, and details in how and when they earned and were awarded their medals. To purchase your copy please click on the link (Picture) to the left

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