Wharton Militaria
 3rdreichmedals
GM0001
GM0001
Large collection of 3rd Reich medals and awards to be listed in due course, a substantial collection covering WW1, WW2 3rd Reich period and into the post war 1957 issues. All exceptional quality examples. More details to follow as the collection is catalogued, photographed and listed.

GM0001A
GM0001A
Pour-le-Merit - Genuine unfinished bronze blank of this prestigious award. Rare veteran pick-up & certificated by Niemann as an original piece
     £1,350.00
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GM0002
GM0002
An extremely rare and sought after 1813 Iron Cross 1st class in excellent condition, 8 retaining loops to the rear, 2 on each cross arm, maker marked '2', recipients name engraved into the back though partly worn away over time - simply scarce.
     £4,250.00
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GM0002A
GM0002A
An extremely rare and sought after 1813 Iron Cross 1st class in excellent condition, 4 retaining loops to the rear, wide frame, maker marked '4' - simply scarce.
     £4,250.00
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GM0002B
GM0002B
An extremely rare and sought after 1813 Iron Cross 1st class in excellent condition, 2 retaining loops to the rear, recipients name engraved into the back, and unusually, with a date - simply scarce.
     £4,250.00
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GM0003
GM0003
An extremely scarce and sought after 1813 Iron Cross 2nd Class, very detailed silver rim and iron centre, the so called 'stepped iron centre' varient, period suspension repair, excellent condition.
     £2,750.00
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GM0003A
GM0003A
An extremely scarce and sought after 1813 Iron Cross 2nd Class, very detailed silver rim and iron centre, the so called 'stepped iron centre' varient, period suspension repair, excellent condition.
     £2,750.00
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GM0004
GM0004
1870 Iron Cross 1st Class, vaulted type by Godet with detailed iron centre, slight crack in the upper arm of the iron center and towards the right arm, quite common for an Iron Cross of this age and does not detract from the medal, wide silver frame, side loops removed at time, only awarded 1307 times, a fine example of a scarce early first class Iron Cross.
     £2,675.00
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GM0005
GM0005
A very scarce 1870 Iron Cross 2nd Class with 25 year oakleaves, fine example in rare Princen size, no ribbon.
     £2,650.00
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GM0006
GM0006
A very scarce 1870 Iron Cross 2nd Class with 25 year oakleaves, fine example.
     £2,450.00
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GM0007
GM0007
A very scarce 1870 Iron Cross 2nd Class, ring has been lost at some time in its history, very common with these much older Iron Crosses - often they snapped in the period hence you see examples with contemporary repairs, a fine early Iron Cross.
     £950.00
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GM0008
GM0008
1870 Honour Cross for 'Women & Virgins' (yes that's what its called), bow mounted, basically the permitted Iron Cross for women, excellent condition, slight pit in black enamel, very rare.
     £2,995.00
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GM0009
GM0009
1870 Grand Cross of the Iron Cross, a very rare unfinished centre 'iron core' for the medal, simply rare.
     £1,350.00
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GM0010
GM0010
1914 Grand Cross of the Iron Cross, a very rare unfinished centre 'iron core' for the medal, simply rare.
     £1,150.00
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GM0011
GM0011
1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class, excellent condition retaining much of the silver finish to the frame, iron core in lovely crisp clean condition retaining all of its black finish, ribbon obviously old showing signs of being once mounted, ring slightly parted due to stress at some point, lovely example of a WW1 Iron Cross 2nd Class

GM0012
GM0012
1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class, very good condition, retaining much of its finish to both the silver frame and iron core, some minimal signs of wear to the rear face of the core where the black finish has been worn through rubbing, plus some minor pitting, ring maker stamped 'KO', clean though used ribbon, nice example.

GM0013
GM0013
1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class, very good condition, retaining much of its finish to both the silver frame and iron core, minimal signs of wear, nice overall patina, ribbon still crisp, it is unlikely this Iron Cross has ever been worn, veteran bring back so most likely recovered from a home during WW2.

GM0014
GM0014
1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class, mounted off a ribbon bar, lovely condition Iron Cross retaining much of its finish to both the frame and core, nice example and a little different with the ribbon bar.

GM0015
GM0015
1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class, very good condition, retaining much of its finish to both the silver frame and iron core, minimal signs of wear, nice overall patina, ring appears to be stamped but cannot make out the mark, ribbon still crisp, nice example of an Iron Cross.

GM0016
GM0016
A now scarce 1914 Iron Cross 1st Class, screw-backed, an excellent condition first class IC1, crisp detail, retaining most finish though with some loss of black to the core, these Iron Crosses have become extremely scarce and very difficult to obtain.
     £345.00
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GM0017
GM0017
1914 Iron Cross 1st Class, silver backed in excellent condition, maker marked 'KO', broad pin, clasp type hook fitting for extra security against loss, an excellent first class IC1
     £195.00
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GM0018
GM0018
1914 Iron Cross 1st Class, silver backed in excellent condition within its leatherette oakleaved box, not maker marked, convex back, broad pin, top cross frame showing sign of beginning to part. An excellent first class IC1 in a scarce delux type box, raised purple base that matches the curved back of the Iron Cross, brown black leatherette with oakleaves design and the shape of the Iron Cross outline, the centre detail of which has long worn out with handling. This was a very nicely presented Iron Cross in its day, and still a lovely boxed IC1 for the collector of today.
     £300.00
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GM0019
GM0019
An extremely scare WWI German Iron Cross 1st Class in the highly desirable ‘Prinzen’ style/size, cross is in excellent condition, measuring 34mm across each arm, vaulted construction with crisp detail, retaining all its black finish to the center, pin marked 'silber', a specimen example of an extremely scare and difficult to find 1914 IC1. For information about ‘Prinzen’ size ICs, refer to Previtera’s ‘The Iron Time, A History of the Iron Cross’, pages 196-197. A choice example of a very scare 1914 IC1
     £675.00
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GM0020
1914-18 Cross of Honour
1914-18 Cross of Honour without Swords
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GM0031
GM0031
A now scarce cased German Cross in Gold, 4 rivet light weight example by Zimmerman, maker marked ‘20’ under the pin, in excellent condition. The cross is almost unworn, no enamel damage or scratches and in its proper mid to late style of award case. The case is in very good condition with the usual marks including scuffing to the corners, the inner black base has the expected wear where the points of the star have rubbed over time though nothing excessive, this cross has not moved about much since the end of the war. An extremely nice example of this senior award with a lovely feel overall.
     £3,250.00
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GM0032
GM0032
A now scarce German Cross in Gold, 4 rivet version, excellent condition, lovely feel, an extremely nice example of this senior award.
     £2,650.00
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GM0033
GM0033
A now scarce German Cross in Gold, cloth version on dark blue/black backing, for Kriegsmarine issue, excellent unworn condition.

GM0034
GM0034
A very fine example of the Spanish Cross in Bronze, a text book example.
     £750.00
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GM0035
GM0035
A very fine example of the Spanish Cross in Bronze with Swords, a text book example.
     £875.00
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GM0036
GM0036
A very scarce 1939 Grand Cross of the Iron Cross, nicely marked '900' on the cross frame and loop, plus L/12 (CE Juncker) maker stamped. Three piece construction, with an iron magnetic center, a tall/raised swastika. Beautiful Cross in excellent condition.

GM0037
GM0037
A very nice Knights Cross of the Iron Cross in excellent condition, numbered '800' on both the frame and loop, none maker marked, though a typical piece from the manufacturer Steinhauer & Lueck, magnetic centre, size 48.2 x 48.2 mm, a very nice example of an '800' issued Knights Cross
     £5,850.00
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GM0038
GM0038
A scarce 'KC' Iron Cross - an Iron Cross 2nd class converted for wear as a 'Knights Cross', a not uncommon practice where an IC2 was converted for wear in the field to ensure that the full sized KC was not lost in combat or simply in day to day use in the field. This is a nicely converted IC2, lovely patina, the frame under the ring is stamped '800'. The ribbon is not complete length but matches the overall patina of the IC in that its been well used. These converted Iron Crosses do not come up often, an excellent varient for the IC collector.
     £825.00
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GM0039
GM0039
A fine example of a 1st class bar to the Iron cross within its issue box, in excellent condition, has been worn though the detail is still sharpe. This back has the broad pin fitting and is maker marked '20'.
     £645.00
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GM0040
GM0040
WW2 Iron Cross 1st Class in excellent to unworn condition, complete with its untitled award box. Cross is in fine unworn condition, broad pin. Box is in excellent solid condition, the inner lid has the 'LDO' mark, the cross has sweated over time leaving its frame image in the lid material. This is an excellent example of an LDO Iron Cross.
     £330.00
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GM0041
GM0041
WW2 Iron Cross 1st Class in excellent to unworn condition, complete with its titled award box. Cross retains all of its original finish. Box is in excellent solid condition. This is an excellent example, difficult to better.

GM0042
GM0042
WW2 Iron Cross 1st Class in excellent condition, complete with its titled award box. A very nicely detailed Iron Cross that has been worn displaying the usual signs of wear to the highlights and swastika. Box is in excellent solid condition, with little or no wear. This is an excellent example of a cross returned to its box after the war and kept thereafter.

GM0042B
GM0042B
WW2 Iron Cross 1st Class in excellent to unworn condition. Cross retains its original finish, nice crisp frontage and convex shape, back of broad pin marked '20' (Zimmermann) below the hinge. This is an excellent example of an early Iron Cross 1st Class with a nice convex shape.
     £265.00
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GM0043
GM0043
1939 Iron Cross 2nd Class in packet of issue, in excellent unworn condition, retaining all finish, complete with ribbon length, packet is also in excellent condition. A nice example for a collector wanting an 'as issued' Iron Cross.
     £145.00
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GM0044
GM0044
1939 Iron Cross 2nd Class in packet of issue, in excellent unworn condition, retaining most finish though some light surface rust flecks to iron core, complete with ribbon length, packet is also in excellent condition and maker marked. A nice example for a collector wanting an 'as issued' Iron Cross.
     £135.00
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GM0045
GM0045
1939 Iron Cross 2nd Class, darkened patina, nice example with a fine crisp swastika that is low to the silver frame, ring numbered '24'.
     £125.00
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GM0046
GM0046
1939 Iron Cross 2nd Class, darkened patina, iron core in lovely crisp condition retaining all of its black finish, swastika is a thick raised example, ribbon showing signs of being pinned at some point, ring marked '25', lovely example of a WW2 Iron Cross 2nd Class.
     £125.00
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GM0047
GM0047
1939 Iron Cross 2nd Class, darkened patina, iron core in lovely crisp condition retaining all of its black finish, swastika is a thick raised example, ribbon showing signs of being pinned at some point, ring marked '55', lovely example of a WW2 Iron Cross 2nd Class.
     £125.00
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GM0048
GM0048
WW2 War Merit Cross 1st Class without Swords in excellent to unworn condition, complete with its titled award box. Cross retains most if not all of its original finish and is LDO marked 'L/58' on its pin. Box is in reasonable to good condition, structurally intact, covering is coming off the hinge and to the back side edge. Nice example.
     £220.00
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GM0048A
GM0048A
WW2 War Merit Cross 1st Class without Swords in excellent unworn condition, complete with its issued LDO award box. Cross is unmarked on its pin. Box is in reasonable to good condition, structurally intact, covering is a little liftedover the hinge, some wear to the LDO motif on the inner lid material from the medal moving about within the box over the years. Nice example.
     £215.00
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GM0049
GM0049
War Merit Cross 2nd Class with swords, lovely early period medal.

GM0050
GM0050
War Merit Cross 2nd Class with swords, lovely early period medal.

GM0051
GM0051
War Merit Cross 2nd Class with swords with ribbon.

GM0052
GM0052
War Merit Cross 2nd Class with swords with ribbon.

GM0053
GM0053
War Merit Cross 2nd Class without swords.

GM0054
GM0054
WW2 War Merit 2nd Class, without swords in packet of issue, unissued condition, packet nicely maker marked, excellent example.

GM0055
GM0055
WW2 War Merit Medal in packet of issue, unissued condition, packet nicely maker marked, excellent example.

GM0055A
GM0055A
WW2 War Merit Medal in packet of issue, unissued condition, packet nicely maker marked, excellent example.

GM0056
GM0056
War Merit Medal

GM0057
GM0057
De-Nazified - War Merit Cross with Swords 1st Class, late war, pin numbered, swastika removed though feint outline of the swastika still visible

GM0058
GM0058
A Sudatenland / 1st October 1938 medal - nicely court mounted, unworn example.

GM0059
GM0059
A Sudatenland / 1st October 1938 medal - WW1 style ribbon mount suggesting a retired WW1 veteran within the civil service or police.

GM0060
GM0060
A very unusual boxed Sudatenland, 1st October 1938, medal with Prague bar, in excellent condition and with pin fitting to a court mounted ribbon. Prague bar is in lovely crisp condition, has never been fitted or touched. Box is in excellent condition with gold eagle to the front, edge wear and surface marks other wise in perfect structurally sound condition. Excellent example with a well presented ribbon, not often seen to mount this level of medal, somebody was once very proud to display this award. If your collection requires a premium example of this boxed award then this is the October Medal for you.
     £225.00
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GM0061
GM0061
A Sudatenland / 1st October 1938 medal in unissued unworn condition with pin fitting to the ribbon. Complete with unmounted small size Prague bar, also in unworn condition.

GM0062
GM0062
A scarce early miniature Mothers Cross in silver mounted on a ribbon, in excellent undamaged condition, crisp detail, maker marked L/60, a very nice example of a miniature Mothers Cross.

GM0063
GM0063
Mothers Cross in silver with ribbon, in very good condition, some minor marks, scratches etc, still a nice example.

GM0064
GM0064
Mothers Cross in bronze with long ribbon, in excellent condition, a very nice example with ribbon still as worn.

GM0065
GM0065
Mothers Cross in bronze with ribbon, unworn, short ribbon.

GM0066
GM0066
Mothers Cross in bronze in excellent to unworn condition with bow ribbon, retaining its large beige titled packet of issue with makers details, Steinhauer & Luck, packet is in very good condition though has a tear to the rear plus somebody has written a calculation at some point in time though this does not detract at all. A nice example.

GM0067
GM0067
SS Long Service Medal for 4 years, an excellent example of this scarce medal, sadly without a ribbon
     £525.00
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GM0068
GM0068
SS Long Service Medal for 8 years, an excellent example of this scarce medal, sadly without a ribbon
     £650.00
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GM0069
GM0069
SS Long Service Medal for 8 years, complete with its ribbon, an excellent example of this scarce medal
     £700.00
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GM0070
GM0070
An early issue Luftschutz medal, 2nd class, in excellent to near mint condition complete with its pin fitting to the ribbon. Titled card case of issue in very good condition, minor edge damage through time other wise about as good as you'll find. Lovely example.
     £130.00
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GM0071
GM0071
A boxed Police 25 year Service Cross in almost mint condition with ribbon eagle, titled green box, the top of which has some minor water stains. A very nice example of this award.

GM0072
GM0072
A second class gilt and white enamel Olympic games cross in excellent condition, cross retains almost all of its original gilded finish and is of two piece construction having two small rivets holding the Olympic rings to the face of the cross. The enamel is in excellent condition, an exceptionally nice and sought after medal
     £880.00
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GM0073
GM0073
Afrika medal and small section of ribbon, nice condition and becoming scarce
     £130.00
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GM0074
GM0074
A 25yr Faithfull Service Cross, boxed in mint unissued condition. Excellent example.

GM0075

GM0076
GM0076
West Wall Medal in packet of issue in excellent unissued condition, packet a little creased over time, some residue of a sticker or such remaining on the obverse of the medal

GM0077
GM0077
Ribbon bar eagle for the long service medals, Army/Kriegsmarine - solid silver & unused, larger size eagle

GM0078
GM0078
Ribbon bar eagle, Luftwaffe eagle in gold, 1st patt. Type eagle with droop tail

GM0079
GM0079
Ribbon bar eagle, Luftwaffe eagle in silver, 1st patt. Type eagle with droop tail

GM0084
GM0084
War Merit Cross with Swords & Eastern Front Medal & Rumanien 'Crusade against Communism' Medal

GM0098
GM0098
Ribbon Bar - Eastern Front



GM0130
GM0130
An extremely scarce attributable medal bar group of 6 to a German Red Cross Sister who served in WW1 during 1916-18 in Biala, Russia, France and Laon followed by inter war and WW2 service. Group includes the Federal Military Cross for WW1, the Red Cross Medal, the Honour Cross for non-combatants and a 1915-18 State issue War Service Medal, along with the War Merit Medal and Luftschutz Medal for WW2. The WW1 Red Cross Medal has come away from the medal bar, its ring has come away from the medal itself and is retained within the ribbons. Group includes a postwar photograph of the woman, her NSDAP membership badge and a signed letter from her son passing the medal group to one of the main German medal dealers and a further Niemann lifetime guarantee. This medal group has not been on the open market before and represents a rare opportunity to aquire a scarce Red Cross nursing group covering both WW1 and WW2.
     £625.00
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GM0147
GM0147
WW1 German Patriotic 1914-18 medal, approx size 60mm diameter, heavy grey gun metal like metal, front face has image of the 1914 Iron Cross hanging from both laurel and oak leaves, under which is ‘Weltkrieg 1914/18’ whilst the reverse shows a dramatic scene of an Imperial battle flag flying from a mast as it sinks below the waves, below this is an Iron Cross within a sprig of laurel leaves and ribbon. These very patriotic medals were produced in the early parts of WW1 to celebrate a serviceman’s time in the war, these is obviously produced following the end of hostilities with the period 1914-18 being shown. A nice patriotic medal.
     £145.00
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GM0148
GM0148
WW1 German Patriotic 1914-15 medal, approx size 60mm diameter, heavy bronze like metal, front face has image of the 1914 Iron Cross hanging from both laurel and oak leaves, under which is ‘Weltkrieg 1914/15’ whilst the reverse shows a dramatic battle scene of infantry charging the enemy lines, who look to be perhaps French from the helmet shapes, with a naked spear thrusting woman riding a horse above the battle. These very patriotic medals were produced in the early parts of WW1 to celebrate a serviceman’s time in the war. Patriotic medals are not easy to find and are in themselves works of art, battle scene has the artists initials 'BM'.
     £145.00
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GM0149
GM0149
1935 dated 6th prize medal to a machine gun company, approx 50mm dia. and of a bronze copper like metal, excellent condition with some blotching to the finish. Image shows a gunner with an MG08/15 sledge mounted.

GM0150
GM0150
1931 dated 4th prize medal to 12 machine gun company of 14th Inf. Regt, approx 50mm dia. and of a bronze like metal, excellent condition with some blotching to the finish. Image shows a gunner with an MG08/15 sledge mounted.

GM0151
GM0151
A 70mm cast Iron circular plaque with fixing ring at the top. On the front is an imperial eagle under the imperial crown above the wording 'Deutschler Reichsadler', the reverse is blank. Interesting item.

GM0152
GM0152
Large Iron Cross, 11 x11 cm, cast in solid iron, each arm has the dates of the earlier Iron Cross issues (1813, 1870 & 1914) very impressive and heavy piece, back marked 'Ges Gesch 1914'
     £180.00
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GM0153
GM0153
A now scarce WW1 German commercially made patriotic brooch made from grenade shell band, has attached enamel 1914 dated Iron Cross within laural surround, very nice gilding, fine workmanship, brooch pin fitting, very typical of the quality of the period.

GM0154
GM0154
A now scarce WW1 German commercially made patriotic bracelet made from grenade shell band, has attached enamel 1914 Iron Cross with laural and oakleave sprigs, very nice gilding, fine workmanship, engraved details inside with date 11th August 1915, very typical of the quality of the period. Bracelet opens as a bangle, internal dia. approx 60mm wide and 54mm internal height. Very nice patriotic item.
     £175.00
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GM0155
GM0155
A now scarce WW1 German commercially made patriotic bracelet made from grenade shell band, has attached enamel 1914 Iron Cross and oakleave sprigs, very nice gilding, fine workmanship, engraved details inside with date 1914-1915, very typical of the quality of the period. Bracelet opens as a bangle, internal dia. approx 61mm and 54mm internal height. Very nice patriotic item.
     £165.00
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GM0156
GM0156
An interesting 'trench-art' type car grille badge, measuring 3 ½ inches in height by 2 ½ inches in width, it is made up of a centre disk that has an Iron Cross 1st class encapsulated into a resin disc which is itself fitted into a circular surround. The base then has an oakleaves wreath section made from the base of a WW2 German army cockade with the badge upper section being completed by a large size King’s Crown badge. All of this is then backed by a metal plate, tested as silver - there is a small ‘s’ marked in the lower area which is typical of a jewellers mark for silver - holding everything together, the oakleaves wreath is pinned through to the back plate. The back plate then has a nut and retaining ring to the back. The retaining ring is solid, I cannot budge it, it might ease with some tlc. The Iron Cross appears to be an 1870 period cross. This is a fascinating item that looks to have been something a soldier has crafted with bits readily available during or after the war. A little something different that somebody cared for and maybe had on a vehicle for some time.
     £525.00
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GM0157
GM0157
An interesting 'trench-art' WW1 1914 Iron Cross 1st Class, measuring 45 x 45mm, it looks to be made of copper shaped to match the Iron Cross 1st class. The front follows the design of the Iron Cross with the ‘silver’ frame outlining the cross shape, it has a stamped ‘W’ in the centre of the cross and similarly ‘1914’ in the bottom cross arm, in the top arm is the ‘Imperial’ crown though this is made from a Kings Crown off a British cap badge. The rear of the cross once had a pin fixed to the back and possibly a hook too, there appears to be a metal spur in the hook position. This is a fascinating item that looks to have been something crafted during the war as either a piece of trench art to while away time or perhaps something of a mockery to tease the German Soldiers. Equally, it may have been a German field made item, my gut feel is its British made mainly due to the British army crown. A little something different that has been carefully made. Nice patina and overall quality.
     £225.00
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GM0158
GM0158
WW1 Patriotic Iron Cross ash tray 1914-1916, a nicely drop forge stamped brass ashtray showing the 1914 Imperial Iron Cross with the dates ‘1915’ and ‘1916’ on the other arms. There are other names going around the inner edge of the tray, approx. 115mm diameter. Ash tray is quite heavy, about 2mm thick overall, another fine and interesting WW1 patriotic piece.

WW1 Medal bar
Medal Bar of 2 - 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class & 1914-18 Cross of Honour with Swords - court mounted
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WW1 Medal bar
Medal Bar of 2 - 1914-18 Cross of Honour with Swords & Bavarian Long Service 9 years - court mounted
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Medal Bar of 3 - 1914-18 Cross of Honour w/out Swords & Centenaer Medal & Prussian Militia Medal 2nd Class - court mounted
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WW1 Medal bar
Medal Bar of 3 - 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class & Barvarian MMC 3rd Class with swords & 1914-18 Cross of Honour with swords - court mounted
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WW1 Medal bar
Medal Bar of 3 - Prussian 1870-71 Honour Medal & Centenaer Medal & Prussian Militia Medal 2nd Class - court mounted
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WW1 Medal bar
Medal Bar of 3 - Bavarian MMC 3rd Class with Swords & 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class & Kyffhauser Medal
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WW1 Medal bar
Medal Bar of 3 - 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class & 1914-18 Cross of Honour with Swords & Kyfauser Medal with 4 Clasps 'Flandernschlacht' , 'Ypern', 'Armentieres' & 'Cambrai', very rare with these clasps!
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