GERMAN WAR ORDER OF THE GERMAN CROSS 1941, & 1957

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THE GERMAN CROSS (DK) 1941- 1957 IN METAL AND CLOTH FORM

(CS178) A very rare to find LDO Mini War Order of the German Cross in Gold on its Card of Issue. The cross is of multi-piece riveted construction maker marked L/57 to the reverse. The cross is of lovely quality and construction and is on the LDO marked card. making it a Very Nice Find GBP 450.00 (UK Pounds)

(CS691) A nice near mint Cased German Cross in gold. The Cross is contained in the proper latter style of case without the gold border around the top or press stud.. The cross is the second style Zimmermann type and is maker marked 20 under the pin. It is the lightweight type and the swastika has no enamel damage. The central disc is age stained but the crosses blackened star and silver outer star are again near mint . The red enamel border isstill intact with no chipping or scratching and the wreath still retains a high proportion of it's frosted and burnished finish. . The silver backing star is the coupal style and has both the hinge and hook countersunk into the backing plate. There are 4 nicely domed hollow rivets holding the whole construction together. These are nice and tight and the over all condition of the star is near mint . The case has a couple of scuff marks to it with one showing through to the card underbase, but nothing too bad. The black base has the usual wear where the 8 points of the star have rubbed. Other than this, the case is very nice. GBP 2995.00 (UK Pounds)
(S366) A Very Nice example of a Rarely encountered German Cross in Silver in a replacement case . The cross has been used and worn and shows minor wear and tear, as can be seen from the scan. The cross also has a slightly loose swastika as is often the case, with these lighter made examples. The cross is a standard No. 20, which is stamped into the underside of the pin and you have a countersunk hinge and hook and four doughnut rivets on a coupal star, with a nice blackened star overlaid with the red enamel border and silver wreath encompassing the black and silver swastika. The swastika has no enamel damage, though there is some tarnishing as stated. The cross come isn a replacement case, that are often paced of as real. The case has a silver line around the lid . Opened by a press stud, it has a white silk lid and black card base to take the cross. A superb and rarely encountered item . It is estimated that only 1200 were issued compated to 30,000 of the gold class. Layaway available. SORRY I AM ON HOLD GBP 2250.00 (UK Pounds)

(MC319) A Virtually Mint example of a Cloth German Cross in Gold. The cross is nice and bright and appears to have been stored away for a while. For those interested in die faults on these crosses, this one has the number 9 fault to it. The cloth is mounted on army green backing cloth and is complete with its backing paper. Also applied is a price ticket by the manufacturer or tailor which gives it a value of RM3.75 and stating it is a gold version. Very nice to find, especially in this condition with a label to the reverse. GBP 750.00 (UK Pounds)

(S96) A Luftwaffe German Cross in Gold being the Cloth version. The cross has a nice gilt wreath being the only metal component to the centre, with a swastika in the centre of this and then flanked by red cotton, silver wire and a star effect. This cross has not been used or worn and apart from some minor oxidisation, the cross is in Near Mint condition. Used and worn by luftwaffe servicemen in the tight confines of aircraft, the cloth version was a very popular alternative to the bulky metal badge. This version has the fault to the 9 and appears to be a Deschler wreath. GBP 595.00 (UK Pounds)

(S95) A Nice example of a Near Mint German Cross in Cloth in Gold, for the Army. The cross consists really of a breast star with the cross referring to the swastika. The cross has not been mounted or worn and is complete with its original paper backing to the reverse. The gilded wreath has the fault at the top part of the 9. All the threads are relatively bright and clean for its condition. Becoming exceedingly hard to find. These crosses were worn on the combat tunic by many soldiers who didn't like to wear their metal counterpart. This was an easier wearing option, given the metal ones are very chunky. Also, the metal ones had a habit of being worn in confined spaces, the swastika could be chipped or dinged, and the badge could be caught on the pocket, which was not a good look, hence the popularity of these. GBP 600.00 (UK Pounds)

(MRB5) A 1957 early Gold German Cross, The cross is manufactured from wartime parts. This 1957 cross is made from Deschler pieces and has the Meybauer pin and hinge fittings. The cross also is engraved to the reverse Besondere Tapferkeit, which means immense bravery and it then has the date 24 Dezember 1942 Stalingrad and the then Lt. Hugo Schlamber. This was part of a large group of items sold by a German Dealer many years ago. GBP 595.00 (UK Pounds)

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