Medals, Badges & Awards

 

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Iron Cross/Spange Combination, Cased

A very rarely encountered example of a WWI Iron Cross 1st class and 1939 Spange combined badge.  An un-marked, factory made example showing a moderated amount of age and wear.  Cross has a slight vault and is a screwback example.  The case is LDO marked and in very good to excellent condition with the only fault being the remains of a circular adhesive sticker on the bottom (probably the remains of a former price tag).

$5400

#5171

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Infantry Assault Badge in Silver

Silver infantry assault badge, un-marked with hollow stamped back.

SOLD

#5050

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1942 Cholm Shield

A Cholm shield, awarded to those who fought in the Cholm pocket in early 1942 and one of the rarest awards, with only 5500 recipients. Typical, hollow struck concave shield of the Type I design with three prong attachments at the back (though one prong is missing. The shield is attached to a blue gray backing to indicate award to a Luftwaffe recipient.  Very rare badge.

$5700

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War Merit Cross 2nd Class With Swords

Bronze Maltese style cross with swords to be awarded to civilian and military personnel for service with bravery in a non-combatant role.  Medal has some age and toning to the bronze.  Has a short ribbon and original suspension ring.

SOLD

#4853

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War Merit Cross 2nd Class With Swords

Bronze Maltese style cross with swords to be awarded to civilian and military personnel for service with bravery in a non-combatant role.  Medal has some age and toning to the bronze.  Has a long ribbon and original suspension ring.

SOLD

#4854

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Medal for the Winter Campaign in Russia (Russian Front Medal)

Awarded to soldiers on the Russian Front who spent a minimum of two weeks in combat or in the combat zone for 60 days (also for wounds received, killed in action, etc.).  Award was later expanded to civilians and foreign volunteers.  This example shows much corrosion and age speckling to the obverse and reverse as the wash finish has eroded.  Includes a section of ribbon.

SOLD

#4855

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Medal for the Winter Campaign in Russia (Russian Front Medal)

Awarded to soldiers on the Russian Front who spent a minimum of two weeks in combat or in the combat zone for 60 days (also for wounds received, killed in action, etc.).  Award was later expanded to civilians and foreign volunteers.  This example shows some age and has a matte finish.  Includes a section of ribbon.

SOLD

#4860

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Kaiser Wilhelm I Centenary Medal

This medal was awarded on March 22, 1987 on the hundredth birthday of Kaiser Wilhelm I, to all military on active service and to the veterans of the wars of 1864, 1866 and 1870. It was made from Danish, Austrian and French cannon captured in those wars.  Age darkening to the lower front of the obverse.  Ribbon and suspension ring intact.

$50

#4861

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Kyffhauserbund Commemorative Medal

The Kyffhauserbund medal was instituted in 1922 and, until 1934 was the only medal recognizing the German soldiers of World War I.  Medal is Bronze with age darkening and shows a tattered standard with lightning bolts on the obverse with an inscription on the reverse.  A bowed ribbon is attached to the eyelet.

$50

#4863

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Combatants Cross of Honor, with Swords 1914-1918

This badge was instituted by von Hindenburg for service recognition of those who were veterans of WWI. This is also known in the collecting community as the Hindenburg Cross.  Medal die struck cross with suspension loop and ribbon.  Obverse of cross has some green verdigris.  Maker marked “R.V.4  Pforzheim”.

$35

#4865

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Combatants Cross of Honor, with Swords 1914-1918

This badge was instituted by von Hindenburg for service recognition of those who were veterans of WWI. This is also known in the collecting community as the Hindenburg Cross.  Medal die struck cross with suspension loop and ribbon.  Obverse of cross has very nice toning to the wreath.  Maker marked “R.V. Pforzheim 18”.

$35

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Merit Cross for War Aid

This cross was awarded to both men and women in WWI for special merit connected with war aid.  The first recipient was Field Marshal von Hindenburg.  Gray, zinc alloy Maltese cross showing moderate age and speckling to the surface. Suspension ring and ribbon are both intact.

$45

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Merit Cross for War Aid

This cross was awarded to both men and women in WWI for special merit connected with war aid.  The first recipient was Field Marshal von Hindenburg.  Gray, zinc alloy Maltese cross showing some wear and pitting to the surface. Suspension ring and ribbon are both intact.

$45

 

 

Archives

(some of the items previously sold)

 

 

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Panzer Assault Badge in Silver

Silver panzer assault badge maker marked to Friedrich Orth of Vienna.  Nicely detailed die cast solid back badge with maker mark under the hinge as is typical with this maker.

SOLD

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Cloth German Cross in Gold, Heer

This piece just walked into the local antique shop today (9/14/13) from the son of a vet.  Nicely aged, cloth version of the DKiG on a field gray backing for Heer (or Waffen SS).  Cross shows correct die flaws in the date and is a type 1. No questions piece in great condition at a very reasonable price.

SOLD

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Iron Cross 1st Class, screwback

Souval made EKI with screwback fitting.  Cross has the typical frame flaws on the top ridge as well as the rounded inner corners and dipping “3”.  Screwback fitting is marked “L58”.  Extremely nice condition with just a little pitting to the black paint.

SOLD

#4587

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German Cross In Gold

“Dotted” Zimmerman cross, with typical construction and die characteristics unique to this cross (dotted date and non-Zimmerman wreath, no die flaw in star burst, unique “20” stamp).  Cross shows a considerable amount of age darkening to all elements and has some visible, minor surface scratches to the enamel of the swastika.

SOLD

#4508

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Marine Brigade Ehrhardt Badge

Second pattern, stamped metal sew-in badge for the Marginebrigade Ehrhardt, a Friekorps unit active in 1919 – 1920 and well known for taking Berlin in the Kapp putsch.  The badge shows nice, even age and toning to the metal and appears to have been unissued. 

SOLD

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Luftwaffe Cloth Observers badge

Cloth, machine embroidered version of the Luftwaffe qualification award issued after completion of training and required missions.  Silver gray thread embroidery over a blue gray backing cloth.  Unissued.

SOLD

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Luftwaffe Pilots badge

Cloth, machine embroidered version of the Luftwaffe qualification award issued after completion of training and licensing as a pilot.  Silver gray thread embroidery over a blue gray backing cloth.  Unissued.

SOLD

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German Cross in Gold

Nicely aged German Cross in Gold, marked “20” on the underside of the pin for the maker Zimmerman.  Enamel to swaz is very clean with no chips or flaws, gold wreath is similarly flawless.  Silver disc shows some age and toning, as does the backplate, otherwise this is a very nice example from a desirable maker.

 

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SOLD

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25 Year Faithful Service Decoration

Second class decoration for 25 years of civil service.  Frosted, nickel silver cross with black enamel center suspended by a cornflower blue ribbon and pin attachment.

SOLD

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War Merit Medal

Bronze, circular award medal with an image of the War Merit Cross on the obverse.  This was awarded to German nationals and civilians for exceptional service in the war effort.  Medal shows a bit of age toning, but no major flaws.  Original ribbon and suspension ring.

SOLD

#4858

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DRL Sports Badge in Bronze

Nicely age toned example of the DRL, which was awarded to both men and women for physical training accomplishments.  Badge is maker marked “Ernst L Muller Pforsheim” and “DRGM 35269” and has working retaining pin.

SOLD

#4859

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Kyffhäuser Cross of Merit

This Cross was instituted after World War I to recognise meritorious service in the Preußischer Landes Kriegern Verband.  Silver cross with an image of the Kyffhäuser Monument on the obverse and a dedication on the reverse.  Mounted on a parade ribbon.  Maker marked on suspension ring to H. Timm of Berlin.

SOLD

#4862

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Combatants Cross of Honor, with Swords 1914-1918

This badge was instituted by von Hindenburg for service recognition of those who were veterans of WWI. This is also known in the collecting community as the Hindenburg Cross.  Medal die struck cross with suspension loop (but no ribbon).  Obverse of cross has some green verdigris.  No maker mark.

SOLD

#4864

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Next of Kin Cross of Honor, without Swords 1914-1918

The Cross of Honor badge series was instituted by von Hindenburg for service recognition of those who served in WWI. This particular example, in black wash, was known as the Next of Kin award as it was given to parents and widows of those who fell in battle.  Medal die struck cross with suspension loop and ribbon.  Beautiful condition with no issues.  Maker marked “JMME”.

SOLD

#4866

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Combatants Cross of Honor, with Swords 1914-1918

This badge was instituted by von Hindenburg for service recognition of those who were veterans of WWI. This is also known in the collecting community as the Hindenburg Cross.  Medal die struck cross with suspension loop and ribbon.  Medal is in very nice to excellent condition with no marks or discoloration.  Maker marked “0 1”.

SOLD

#4867

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Combatants Cross of Honor, without Swords 1914-1918

This badge was instituted by von Hindenburg for service recognition of those who were veterans of WWI. This is also known in the collecting community as the Hindenburg Cross.  Medal die struck cross with suspension loop and ribbon.  Beautiful condition with no issues.  Maker marked “0.14”.

SOLD

 

 

 

 

 

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