Medals, Badges & Awards

 

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Crosses, Combat, Qualification and Campaign Awards

 

#6090

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Knights Cross of the Iron Cross

Post-war produced Knights Cross made by the firm Steinhauer & Lück.  A mint condition beautifully made example of the award, assembled after the war in the early 1950’s as replacements for recipients who had lost their awards during capture. It is a Type-B, neusilber core, un-marked with a very crisp strike and lots of detail.  All the silver frosting and black paint is immaculate.  The suspension loop is marked “800”

SOLD

#5952

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German Cross in Gold

Gold-plated, light Cupal cross by C.F. Zimmerman with typical straight-edged wreath, starburst flaw and die flaw in the numeral “9” on the date. Oval catch plate with a “C” catch, reverse of pin marked “20”, four hollow rivets. A well-worn cross showing age and patina, no chipping to the enamel.

SOLD

#5786

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German Cross in Silver

Silver-plated, light Cupal cross by C.F. Zimmerman with typical straight-edged wreath, starburst flaw and die flaw in the numeral “9” on the date. Oval catch plate with a “C” catch, reverse of pin marked “20”, four hollow rivets. A well-worn cross showing age and patina, no chipping to the enamel.

SOLD

#6076

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Spanish Cross in Silver with Swords

Early production Spanish Cross award by the firm of Wilhelm Deumer and marked “835” silver content on the reverse. Vaulted construction with separately soldered eagles, C-shaped catch, large block hinge and tapered pin.  This badge is a nice, worn example with very nice, even patina to the silver. The owners name appears to be crudely scratched into the reverse above and below the silver content marking.

$2400

#6020

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1939 Iron Cross 1st Class

Die-struck, multi-piece construction consisting of a black, iron core with a soldered silver frame.  Marked with PKZ numeral “20” on the underside of the pin for the firm of CF Zimmermann with typical die characteristics of excess flange between beading and core, ghosting of beads, unique pattern markers to corner edges of beading, block barrel hinge, distinct pin shape and rectangular wire catch. This cross shows quite a bit of wear to the surface paint and tone to the silver.  It would be a great addition to a combat tunic in need of an EKI.

 

$285

#6021

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1939 Iron Cross 1st Class

Die-struck, multi-piece construction consisting of a black, iron core with a soldered silver frame.  Un-marked example (as was the case with this manufacturer) of a cross by E. Ferdinand Wiedmann, with distinct core and hinge/catch characteristics to include; Elevated “1” on the date, pattern markers on corner and edge of frame beading, crimped hinge with idented flange and single piece pin, and a unique catch of square wire soldered to a round plate. Wear and chipping to the surface paint of the core, but nice detail.

 

 

 

 

 

$300

#6022

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1939 Iron Cross 1st Class

Die-struck, multi-piece construction consisting of a black, iron core with a soldered silver frame.  LDO marked with “L/11” underneath the catch for the firm of Wilhelm Deumer with typical die characteristics to include; Slanted date numerals and defect below the “9”, rounded frame corners at the center, slight flange between frame beading and core and overlapping beading pattern at outer arm intersections. Reverse hardware of block/barrel hinge, pin with bulging middle and catch of half-round wire that curves back inward.  Surface paint is mostly intact with a few blemishes and some moderate dark toning to the silver frame.

 

 

SOLD

#6023

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1939 Iron Cross 1st Class

Die-struck, multi-piece construction consisting of a black, iron core with a soldered silver frame.  Marked with PKZ numeral “20” on the underside of the pin for the firm of CF Zimmermann with typical die characteristics to include; A longer “1” on the date, excess flange between beading and core, ghosting of beads, unique pattern markers to corner edges of beading, block/barrel hinge, distinct pin shape and rectangular wire catch. The surface paint is worn off the swastika and some rust spotting to the core above the swaz.

 

 

 

$285

#6024

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1939 Iron Cross 1st Class

Die-struck, multi-piece construction consisting of a black, iron core with a soldered silver frame. 

Marked with PKZ numeral “65” on the obverse of the pin for the firm of Klein & Quenzer with typical die characteristics to include; Core type “C” with thin date numbers and “Long 3”, angled beading and “fat bead” on the 6 O’clock arm, block/barrel hinge, pin flared near hinge with “65” stamp at widest point, and rectangular wire catch. Consistent black paint with some wear to the swastika, nice, sharply detailed features to the beading of the frame.

 

 

 

SOLD

#6025

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1939 Iron Cross 1st Class

Die-struck, multi-piece construction consisting of a black, iron core with a soldered silver frame.  LDO marked “L/56” on the obverse of the pin for the firm of Funcke & Brüninghaus with typical die characteristics to include; Frame beading that does not extend to the core, crosshatching at inside corners, bead spacing at bottom arm and elevated “1” in the date. Block/barrel hinge with variant wrap around pin, stamped “L/56” toward top in same direction as pin.  Some wear and abrasion to the paint in places, but swastika and date retain majority of paint. Typical sharp frame ends.

 

 

$325

#6026

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1939 Iron Cross 1st Class

Die-struck, multi-piece construction consisting of a black, iron core with a soldered silver frame.  LDO marked with “L/11” underneath the catch for the firm of Wilhelm Deumer with typical die characteristics to include; Slanted date numerals and defect below the “9”, rounded frame corners at the center, slight flange between frame beading and core and overlapping beading pattern at outer arm intersections. Reverse hardware of block/barrel hinge, pin with bulging middle and catch of half-round wire that curves back inward.  Very nice cross, retaining 95% paint and a nice, clean frame. The retaining pin for the hinge pin is however missing, so it is secured with a wire.

 

 

 

SOLD

#6027

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1939 Iron Cross 1st Class

Die-struck, multi-piece construction consisting of a black, iron core with a soldered silver frame. LDO marked “L15” on the obverse of the pin for the firm of Otto Shickle with a frame and core in the “Souval-Style” with Souval characteristics of lowered “3” in the date and “claw” pattern at all eight outer corners of beading. Reverse hardware of Orth-style block/barrel hinge and bowed pin with incuse “L15” and Souval-style flatwire catch. Black core paint fully intact.

 

 

 

$300

#6028

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1939 Iron Cross 1st Class

Die-struck, multi-piece construction consisting of a black, iron core with a soldered silver frame. Early, unmarked cross for the firm of Rudolf Souval with typical die characteristics to include; “Claw” pattern beading at all eight points of the frame, rounded inner beading corners, lower “3” in the date, swastika with thick arms and resting on plateau above core surface. Block/barrel hinge soldered on its side and cut metal catch. Pin is slightly bent to one side.  Black, core paint is fully intact with some tiny rust spots near the frame.

 

$300

#5765

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1939 Iron Cross 1st Class

Die-struck, multi-piece construction consisting of a black core with a soldered silver frame.  No manufacturer markings.  The cross and frame exhibit the typical die flaws of the Wilhelm Deumer firm, with a regular pin.

SOLD

#5766

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1939 Iron Cross 1st Class

Die-struck, multi-piece construction consisting of a black core with a soldered silver frame.  Marked “L/56” on pin for the firm of Funke & Bruninghaus with typical die characteristics of beading not extending to core, crosshatching at center and outer corners.

 

 

 

$275

#5987

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1914 Iron Cross 1st Class

Die-struck, multi-piece construction consisting of a black core with a soldered silver frame, reverse with the very rare “pillowback” feature and stamped with the manufacturer mark for A. Werner & Sohne.  Barrel hinge and “C” shaped catch.

 

 

 

$750

#5988

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1914 Iron Cross 1st Class

Die-struck, multi-piece construction consisting of a black core with a soldered silver frame. Slightly vaulted, no manufacturer markings.  Block hinge and “C” shaped catch. No maker mark.

 

 

 

SOLD

#5989

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1914 Iron Cross 1st Class

Die-struck, multi-piece construction consisting of a black core with a soldered silver frame.  Block hinge and “C” shaped catch. Pin marked “800”.

 

 

 

SOLD

#5990

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1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class

Die-struck, multi-piece construction, the obverse featuring the “W” for Wilhelm and the reverse with Oakleaf and “FW” for Friedrich Wilhelm III. Suspension ring for ribbon (ribbon missing).

 

 

$80

#5959

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Close Combat Clasp in Bronze

Bronze finish badge by the maker A.G.M.u.K., version 1.6.4, eagle with “no headflaw”, fluted pin, flatwire catch, raised tabs on backplate and partially offset “K” and “Z” in maker stamp.

SOLD

#5960

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Close Combat Clasp in Bronze

Bronze finish badge by the maker Funcke & Brüninghaus “F&BL”, version 3.2, elongated blood gutter on bayonet, 2nd pattern flatwire C-shaped catch, barrel hinge, maker mark “F&BL” above catch plate.

 

SOLD

#6032

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Close Combat Clasp in Silver

Silver finish badge by the maker Friedrich Linden “FLL”, version 2.4, 2nd pattern die, reverse with flat belly pin, thick-wire catch and nail-like hingepin.  Backplate is missing.

 

 

$525

#6031

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Heer Flak Badge

Zinc badge with “Vienna Design” by Förster & Barth, nice crosshatching details to the acorns and single rivet to the left side of the gun. The reverse is semi-hollow reverse with a wide, tapered pin, sheet metal hinge with crimped end, and unique shaped flat metal catch. Typically these have a rather dull finish, yet this one is fairly bright indicating it may have been refinished.

 

SOLD

#5962

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Heer Flak Badge

Scarce, finely detailed example of a Zinc Heer Flak badge by Hermann Aurich, reverse with crimped hinge within a circular catch, round-wire brass catch set in domed metal, raised logo “HA” with “H” turned on its side. Rivets below gun base.

SOLD

#5790

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General Assault Badge

Zinc, hollow-backed, silver-finish, no maker markings with vertical pin.

$250

#6029

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Infantry Assault Badge in Silver

Semi-hollow back, Zinc badge marked with a raised “A” on the reverse rifle indicating the manufacturer F.W. Assmann & Sohne. Round shepherds pin with sheet metal hinge, round metal crimped catch soldered directly to the base.

SOLD

#5963

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Infantry Assault Badge in Silver

Silver finish badge, reverse solid stamped and thick, vertical pin, long and narrow “C” shaped soldered catch on a wide backplate, un-marked. Unknown maker, listed as version 7.38 in Weber book, possibly Junker or S&L.

$275

#6072

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Luftwaffe Paratrooper Badge, Cased

Type-D, C.E. Juncker produced badge with an eagle made of brass and featuring a heavy nickel-silver wreath. The eagle has typical stepped edge flaw on the swastika, on the reverse the attachment rivets have the thin line across top. Tube hinge and twisted brass wire catch, the Juncker manufacturer mark stamped above swastika.  The name “Biast” has been etched into the back of the eagle.  The case is that of the blue leatherette “dotted” pattern #1 with Fraktur Script, with a felt covered tray insert and rayon inside lining.

 

 

$2450

#6073

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Luftwaffe Paratrooper Badge, Cased

Type-B, IMME produced badge with a “fletched wing” eagle made of brass with the typical hand-finishing saw marks around the swastika, notches in the left wing ridge, and pinched attachment rivets. Copper-colored tube hinge and C-shaped catch, the “JMME” manufacturer mark stamped at the center of the eagle.  The name “Biast” has been etched into the back of the eagle.  The case is that of the blue leatherette “brick” pattern #1 with Fraktur Script, with a dark-blue velvet covered tray insert and rayon inside lining.

 

$2600

#5949

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Luftwaffe Paratrooper Badge

Type-D, Assmann produced badge made of brass with a thick wreath, reverse with tube hinge, question-mark shaped catch, nipple rivets and the eagle stamped with an Assmann logo featuring hands and upturned feet.

 

SOLD

#5948

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Pilots Badge

Nickel silver & tombak badge by the firm of Brüder Schneider (BSW), Type 4a with six feather leading edge, button-top rivets, long barrel hinge and question-mark shaped catch. Maker-marked with clover leaf centered at reverse. Typical worn finish.

$1500

#5951

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Bomber Operational Flying Clasps – Gold & Silver

A pair of gold and silver clasps, tombak featuring a winged bomb in downward position centered within a wreath with swastika at the bottom. Un-marked, both with barrel hinges, C-shaped catches and broad pins. Silver claps were awarded for 60 flights, Gold clasps for 100 flights.

$1300

#6094

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Short-Range Day Fighter Clasp in Gold

Un-marked, die-struck Tombac example featuring a gold finish to the oakleaf wreath clasp with a separately riveted, blued winged arrow at center. Reverse with the concentric lathe mark grooves and domed rivet, barrel hinge, round wire catch and broad, flat tapered pin.

SOLD

#6074

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Luftwaffe Flak Badge

Second pattern example of a Zinc Heer Flak badge by the manufacturer C.E. Juncker, the eagle with thick feathers and toes and the wreath with four rivets on the gun breech. Reverse with a heavily soldered, round wire catch and typical wide barrel hinge. Top of the eagle has post-production file marks.  Lacquer finish to both sides.  Includes a very nice reproduction case of blue leatherette and felt insert tray.

$550

#6030

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Luftwaffe Flak Badge

Sharply detailed, high-quality example of a Zinc Heer Flak badge by the manufacturer Steinhauer & Lück, this version with the round catch plate, variant wreath and different number of rivets. Eagle’s far talon attaches to wreath, lower arm of swastika with diagonal line across it. Reverse with brass, narrow hinge and C-shaped metal catch on round plate.

$350

#6079

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Luftwaffe Ground Combat Badge

Zinc, silvered and grey painted badge produced by the firm Arno Wallpach of Salzburg. Late war, cast example with the typical round hole above the eagle.  Reverse hardware consists of a cast hinge and catch with a round pin.

$425

#5966

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Pilots Badge in Cloth

Machine-embroidered over blue-grey wool field, white wreath surmounted by three-color grey eagle, Type 1b, reverse of badge padded with coated cloth covering.  Very slight rust discoloration spot at base of wreath, otherwise excellent condition.

$275

#5722

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Luftwaffe Flak Gunner Grouping

A nice, small grouping of insignia and awards to a Luftwaffe Flak crewmember who was killed in action by a direct hit during the Ardennes offensive.  The grouping is framed in a shadowbox and includes his metal visor insignia, Flak personnel trade badge, the medal and ribbon bar for a War Merit Cross 2nd class with swords, Flak Artillery war badge, SA badge and two period photos of the soldier in uniform.  There’s a strip of paper floating loose in the display with the name “Unteroffizier Werner Lotzing 1944”. Obtained from the Germany family by an Australian collector.

$1500

#6978

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High Seas Fleet War Badge

Gilded and silvered Tombak badge by C. Schwerin & Sohn, Type 6.02, variation 2, with flat hinge pin head, rectangular catch with flattened base and down-sloping attenna boom feature. Reverse marked “FEC. ADOLF BOCK AUSF. SCHWERIN.BERLIN”.

$700

#5953

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High Seas Fleet War Badge

Gilded and silvered Tombak badge by C. Schwerin & Sohn, Type 6.02, variation 2, with flat hinge pin head, rectangular catch with flattened base and down-sloping attenna boom feature. Reverse marked “FEC. ADOLF BOCK AUSF. SCHWERIN.BERLIN”.

SOLD

#5954

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E-Boat War Badge Type 2

Zinc, gilded and silvered badge by C. Schwerin & Sohn, type 7.09 variant 1 of the second pattern with bow extending beyond the wreath. This variant has the rear deck flag cut-out. Short barrel hinge, rectangular catch, reverse maker marked “FEC. W.E. PEEKHAUS BERLIN” and “AUSF. SCHWERIN BERLIN 68”.

SOLD

#5956

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E-Boat War Badge Type 1

Tombak, gilded and silvered badge by C. Schwerin & Sohn, type 7.01 of the first pattern with bow inside the wreath. Soldered hinge and “C” catch, horizontal wide pin, reverse maker marked “SCHWERIN BERLIN 68”.

$1900

#6077

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Destroyer War Badge

Tombak, gilded and silvered badge by C. Schwerin & Sohn, type 2.01, variation 1.  Reverse with soldered block hinge and “C” catch of rectangular wire, a small soldered hook behind the eagle, horizontal wide, tapered pin, reverse maker marked “SCHWERIN BERLIN 68” with the slightly elevated “W”.

$525

#5961

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Minesweeper War Badge

Tombak, gilded and silvered, unknown maker, soldered barrel hinge and distinct shaped catch common to Pforzheim area.

$300

#6071

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War Merit Cross 1st Class with Swords, Cased

A nice, high-quality badge by the manufacturer Julius Bauer & Söhne, made of tombak with a nice, silver finish and with the flat style of wreath leaves typically encountered from this maker. The reverse mounting hardware consists of block/barrel hinge, C-shaped rounded wire catch and flat, wide pin unique to Bauer crosses.  The PKZ number “43” is stamped in incuse relief on the outside of the pin near the hinge.  Includes a black leatherette case with silver stenciled cross on the lid, black felt insert tray with white rayon top lining and a rectangular push button which are commonly associated with this maker.

$550

#6075

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War Merit Cross 1st Class

Another example of the very high-quality badges produced by the manufacturer Julius Bauer & Söhne, made of tombak with a beautiful, frosted silver finish and with the flat style of wreath leaves typically encountered from this maker. The reverse mounting hardware consists of block/barrel hinge, C-shaped rounded wire catch and flat, wide pin unique to Bauer crosses.  One interesting thing about this cross is that the pin was attached incorrectly, as the ribbons on the oakleaf wreath are at the sides instead of top and bottom (unless this was made to be worn as a horizontal catch, but more likely a mistake).

$375

#6034

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Gold Wound Badge

A very high-quality example of the gold wound badge of tombak with crisp detail and a gilded finish. There is some wear to the high points on the wreath and helmet edges, which provide a nice patina and reveals some of the stamping details. The reverse has a hinged, flat pin and a C-shaped flatwire catch with a curl at the end to retain the pin, and the stamped PKZ mark “30” for the manufacturer Hauptmünzamt Wien, known as the Vienna Mint.

$500

#6088

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Gold Wound Badge

Stamped, hollow back badge with crisp detail and an even, gilded finish. The reverse has a crimped and soldered hinged, round pin and a rectangular wire soldered catch. Unmarked.

$450

#6086

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Silver Wound Badge

A very nice example of the silver wound badge, stamped with hollow back, still retaining about 90% of the original, bright silver finish.  The reverse has a crimped hinge, straight pin and round wire “C” catch. Unmarked example.

$195

#6033

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Silver Wound Badge

Well worn and finely aged example of the silver wound badge, with oxidation and bubbling to the silver finish, which is typical to these as they age.  It does, however, provide nice detail and relief to the design, which is otherwise rather flat in minty examples.  It would be a great addition to a field tunic. The reverse has a hinged, straight pin and flat metal “C” catch and is stamped with the PKZ mark “92” for the award manufacturer Josef Rückert & Sohn.

$175

#6035

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Silver Wound Badge

An unmarked example of the silver wound badge, with a partial silver frosted finish, the upper third of the badge with some exposed storage wear which darkens the detail. Reverse hardware of a hinged straight pin and flat metal “C” catch soldered to an oval base.  Another good example for a combat tunic display.

 

$125

#6089

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Black Wound Badge

Stamped, hollow back badge with crisp detail and a black painted finish with just some slight wear to the high points, providing nice definition. The reverse has a crimped and soldered hinged, round pin and a rectangular wire soldered catch. Unmarked.

$95

#6087

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WWI Imperial Wound Badge in Gold

Hollow, stamped and cut-out badge with 90% of the original gilt finish to the obverse and reverse. Reverse hardware of a crimped, hinged straight pin and round wire “C” catch. Very good condition and nice example of the rare, gold version.

$250

#6085

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WWI Imperial Wound Badge in Silver

Hollow, stamped and cut-out badge with remains of the original silver frosted finish. Reverse hardware of a crimped, hinged straight pin and round wire “C” catch. Very attractive badge.

$175

#6082

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WWI Imperial Wound Badge in Silver

Hollow, stamped badge retaining 95% of the original silver finish. Reverse hardware of a hinged straight pin and round wire “C” catch. Excellent condition.

$110

#6084

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WWI Imperial Wound Badge in Black

Hollow, stamped badge with 95% of the original black finish worn off, now only showing in the recesses of the badge. Reverse hardware of a hinged straight pin and round wire “C” catch.

$85

#5964

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Gallipoli Star

Silvered brass star, crescent, Tughra cypher and date over a red enameled inset. Reverse with straight pin and maker mark “B.B. & Co.”. Awarded for bravery in battle during WWI for those serving in the Middle East or Ottoman territories.

SOLD

#6081

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Eastern Front Medal

A Russian Front or Ostmedaille with original ribbon. The medal has the typical age darkening and oxidation to the surface that is commonly seen on these, but retains all of the original, crisp detail.  It is stamped “20” to the award manufacturer C.F. Zimmermann. Includes length of ribbon. Excellent condition.

$100

#6083

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Eastern Front Medal

A Russian Front or Ostmedaille with original ribbon. The medal has light age darkening and oxidation to the surface that is commonly seen on these, but retains all of the original, crisp detail. Includes length of ribbon. Unmarked example.

$95

#6036

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Eastern Front Medal

A nice example of an Ostmedaille with original ribbon and paper packet. The medal has the typical age darkening and oxidation to the surface that is commonly seen on these, but of course retains all of the original, crisp detail.  It is accompanied by a small length of ribbon and the original paper packet of issue, stamped to the award manufacturer E. Ferd Weidmann.

$150

#6037

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West Wall Medal

Another nice example of an unissued, packeted medal in the “Deutsches Schutzwall Ehrenzeichen” or what we commonly refer to in English as the West Wall medal. The medal has a nice, even, dark-bronze finish, crisp detail and is in excellent condition.  It is accompanied by a small length of ribbon and the original paper packet of issue, stamped to the award manufacturer Carl Poellath.

$125

#5996

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War Merit Cross 2nd Class With and Without Swords

A pair of bronze Maltese style crosses, one with swords and one without. Medals show some age and toning to the bronze. Include ribbons and original suspension rings.

$80

#5997

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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.

$50

#5998

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War Merit Cross 2nd Class With and Without Swords

A pair of bronze Maltese style crosses, one \with swords and one without. Medals show some age and toning to the bronze. Include ribbons and original suspension rings.

$80

#5999

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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.

$50

#6004

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War Merit Medal

Maltese style cross within a circular bronze disk, awarded to German nationals and foreign citizens contributing to the war effort.  Medal has some age and toning to the bronze.  Has a short ribbon and original suspension ring.

$50

#4852

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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

 

 

 

Service and Political/Civil Awards

 

#5797

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HJ Gausieger 1939 Silver Badge

Multi-piece construction silver finished medal disc with an oakleaf around the circumference, the center of white enamel with silver lettering.  Affixed to the top is an eagle with outstretched wings, in the talons a gear with teeth and the Hitler Youth diamond, in red, white and black enamel. The reverse features a wide pin and catch and is maker marked to "G. Brehmer Markneukirchen”, for the firm of Gustav Brehmer, a manufacturer of the higher-level Reich awards. Excellent condition.

 

SOLD

#5798

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HJ Kreissieger 1938 Bronze Badge

Multi-piece construction bronze medal disc with an oakleaf around the circumference, the center of white enamel with bronze lettering.  Affixed to the top is an eagle with outstretched wings, in the talons a gear with teeth and the Hitler Youth diamond, in red, white and black enamel. The reverse features a wide pin and catch and is maker marked to "G. Brehmer Markneukirchen”, for the firm of Gustav Brehmer, a manufacturer of the higher-level Reich awards. Excellent condition.

 

$285

#5799

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HJ Kreissieger 1939 Bronze Badge

Multi-piece construction bronze medal disc with an oakleaf around the circumference, the center of white enamel with bronze lettering.  Affixed to the top is an eagle with outstretched wings, in the talons a gear with teeth and the Hitler Youth diamond, in red, white and black enamel. The reverse features a wide pin and catch and is maker marked to "H. Aurich Dresden A. 16”, for the firm of Hermann Aurich. Excellent condition.

 

$300

#5791

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Faithful Service Cross in Gold, Cased

1st Class award for 40 years of service, gold cross with black enameled swastika, blue ribbon with pin, in a red leatherette presentation case with “40” stamped on the cover in gold foil lettering. Inside of case marked “Deschler & Sohn München”.  Excellent condition.

SOLD

#5792

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Faithful Service Cross in Silver, Cased

2nd Class award for 25 years of service, silver frosted cross with black enameled swastika, blue ribbon with pin, in a red leatherette presentation box with “25” stamped on the cover in silver foil lettering. Excellent condition.

$85

#5793

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Faithful Service Cross in Silver, Cased

2nd Class award for 25 years of service, silver frosted cross with black enameled swastika, blue ribbon with pin, in a red leatherette presentation box with “25” stamped on the cover in silver foil lettering. Box maker marked to Wächtler & Lange” with foil tag attached to inside lid. Excellent condition.

SOLD

#5794

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Faithful Service Cross in Silver, Cased

2nd Class award for 25 years of service, silver frosted cross with black enameled swastika, blue ribbon with pin, in a red leatherette presentation box with “25” stamped on the cover in silver foil lettering. Excellent condition.

$85

#5795

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Faithful Service Cross in Gold

1st Class award for 40 years of service, gold cross with black enameled swastika, blue ribbon with pin. Very good condition.

$90

#5991

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Mother’s Cross in Bronze with Miniature

Bronze award of Christian cross with white/blue enamel finish and original ribbon. Includes miniature lapel award with pin attachment on reverse.

$140

#5992

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Mother’s Cross in Gold with Miniature

Gold award of Christian cross with white/blue enamel finish and original ribbon. Includes miniature lapel award with ribbon and pin attachment on reverse. Excellent condition

$180

#5993

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Mother’s Cross in Silver with Miniature

Silver award of Christian cross with white/blue enamel finish and original ribbon. Includes miniature lapel award with ribbon and pin attachment on reverse. Excellent condition.

$160

#5994

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Mother’s Cross in Silver with Miniature

Silver award of Christian cross with white/blue enamel finish and original ribbon. Includes miniature lapel award with ribbon and pin attachment on reverse. Excellent condition.

$160

#5995

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Mother’s Cross in Silver and Bronze

Group of three crosses, one silver award with ribbon, and a silver a bronze cross without ribbons.

$200

#6000

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SA Sports Badge, Group of 3

Three badges, all of stamped sheet metal, cut-out at centers with vertical pins, each maker marked on the reverse.

$275

#6001

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DRA Sports Badge in Gold and Bronze

Die-stamped metal badges, reverse with pin and catch, both manufacturer marked.  Excellent condition.

$225

#6002

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DRL Sports Badge Set in Gold, Silver & Bronze

Complete set of die-stamped badges in all three award levels, featuring cut-out stylized letters “DRL” within a oval shaped wreath with swastika at the base. Gold and bronze badges manufacturer marked.

SOLD

#6003

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DRL Sports Badge in Bronze

Die-stamped badges, featuring cut-out stylized letters “DRL” within a oval shaped wreath with swastika at the base.

$75

 

 

Medal Bars and Ribbon Bars

 

#5800

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Four Place Medal Bar

Medal bar consists of the following awards; 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class, 1914-1918 Cross of Honor, Austria/Hungary Military Merit, 25 Year Service Cross.

$285

#5801

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Five Place Medal Bar

Medal bar consists of the following awards; 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class, 1914-1918 Cross of Honor, Police Long Service Award, War Commemorative Medal, Hungarian/Bulgarian Commemorative Medal.

 

$425

#5802

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Five Place Medal Bar

Medal bar consists of the following awards; 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class, Brunswick War Merit Cross 2nd class, 1914-1918 Cross of Honor, Wehrmacht Long Service Medal, Hungarian/Bulgarian Commemorative Medal, Hungary/Bulgarian European War Participants Commemorative Medal. Manufacturer label on reverse.

$450

#5803

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Three Place Medal Bar

Medal bar consists of the following awards; 1939 Iron Cross 2nd Class, Wehrmact Service Award, Sudentenland Medal. 

 

SOLD

#5804

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Two Place Medal Bar

Medal bar consists of the following awards; 1914-1918 Cross of Honor, 25 year Long Service Award.

$150

#5805

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Seven Place Medal Bar

Medal bar consists of the following awards; 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class, Saxony-Altenburg 1915-1916 Bravery Medal, 1914-1918 Cross of Honor, Wehrmacht Long Service Medal, War Commemorative Medal, Hungary/Bulgarian European War Participants Commemorative Medal.

$600

#5806

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Six Place Medal Bar

Medal bar consists of the following awards; 1914 Iron Cross 1st Class, Royal Saxon Albert Order 1st class with Swords, Friedrich August Cross 2nd class, 1914-1918 Cross of Honor, German Social Welfare 3rd class, 1868-1920 Prussian Army Long Service Award.

$850

 

 

Imperial and Pre-WWII Awards

 

#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

#4868

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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

#4869

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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

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#5785

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Anti-Partisan Badge in Silver

Hollow backed, zinc badge with a silver finish, slightly faded.  Reverse with black-finished pin and brass colored catch plate and pin hinge. Hand-finished cut-outs near hydra snake heads.

SOLD

#5788

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Lufwaffe Flak Badge

2nd pattern badge by CE Junker with thick eagle toes and rivets below the gun breech. Typical poorly attached tombak catch with no plate, barrel hinge. Reverse maker-marked to CE Junker Berlin SW

SOLD

#5789

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War Merit Cross with Swords, Cased

Beautiful, cased badge, the obverse still showing it’s bright silver finish, reverse with typical age-speckling. Reverse of pin marked “62”, inside lid of case is marked to “Kerbach & Oesterhelt Dresden A 1”.

SOLD

#5764

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1939 Iron Cross 1st Class

Die-struck, multi-piece construction consisting of a black core with a soldered silver frame.  No manufacturer markings.  The cross and frame exhibit the typical die flaws of the Steinhauer & Lück firm, with a type “A” block & barrel hinge. Unusual pin that tapers from the top to bottom.  

SOLD

#5762

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1939 Iron Cross 1st Class, Cased

Die-struck, multi-piece construction consisting of a black core with a soldered silver frame.  No manufacturer markings.  The cross and frame exhibit the typical die flaws of the Paul Meybauer firm, with “A” core, featuring long-tipped numeral date “1”. Reverse with early style pin. Includes EK1 case with wear to exterior and some staining to interior fabric.  

SOLD

#5763

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1939 Iron Cross 1st Class, Cased

Die-struck, multi-piece construction consisting of a black core with a soldered silver frame.  No manufacturer markings.  The cross and frame exhibit the typical die flaws of the Steinhauer & Lück firm, with a type “B” hinge. Includes EK1 case with wear to exterior and some staining to interior fabric, top tray of lid is loose.  

SOLD

#5767

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1939 Iron Cross 1st Class

Die-struck, multi-piece construction consisting of a black core with a soldered silver frame.  Marked “26” and “800” on top of pin for the firm of B.H. Mayer, with typical die characteristics of the Mayer firm.

 

 

 

SOLD

#5768

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1939 Iron Cross 1st Class

Die-struck, multi-piece construction consisting of a black core with a soldered silver frame. 

 

Marked “3” inside an inset box underneath the catch, for the firm of Wilhelm Deumer, with typical die characteristics in beading at center and outer edges, block & barrel hinge. 

 

 

 

SOLD

#5769

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Luftwaffe Paratroopers Badge

Two-part construction badge with eagle secured to the wreath at the reverse with recessed rivets.  Most of the gold wash to the surface details remains with even wear to the high points and ridges, the silver wash is mostly gone. Integral hinge and S-shaped pin attachment, catch at bottom is broken. Maker marked on reverse of eagle to “GWL” for the firm of Gebruder Wegerhoff, Ludenscheid.

SOLD

 

#5770

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Luftwaffe Paratroopers Badge

Two-part construction badge with eagle secured to the wreath at the reverse with recessed rivets.  Most of the gold wash to the surface details remains with even wear to the high points and ridges, the silver wash is mostly gone. Integral hinge and catch, with S-shaped pin attachment,. Maker marked on reverse of eagle to “GWL” for the firm of Gebruder Wegerhoff, Ludenscheid.

SOLD

 

#5771

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Luftwaffe Air Gunners Badge

Two-part construction badge with eagle secured to the wreath at the reverse with domed rivets. 

Darkened eagle, silver wash to wreath, polished wreath high points and swastika, top of swastika is cut-out. Manufacturer marked “B&NL” for the firm of Berg & Nolte AG.

SOLD

#5772

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Luftwaffe Ground Assault Badge

Single-piece badge with flat reverse and dull finish, un-marked but possibly a Brehmer example.  Needle pin with shepards hook at hinge and “C” catch attached to a plate at the base.

 

 

SOLD

#5750

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1939 Iron Cross 2nd Class

Die-struck, multi-piece construction consisting of a black core with a soldered silver frame.  Suspension ring is marked “76” indicating the manufacturing firm of Ernst L Müller of Pforzheim. The cross and frame exhibit the typical die flaws of the Steinhauer & Lück dies.  Müller was one of many EKII suppliers that purchased dies directly from S&L.  Includes red, white and black rayon ribbon. Ernst L Müller of Pforzheim was one of the earliest authorized manufacturers of the EKII.

 

SOLD

#5751

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1939 Iron Cross 2nd Class

Die-struck, multi-piece construction consisting of a black core with a soldered silver frame.  Suspension ring is marked “123” indicating the manufacturing firm of Bek Hassinger & Co. of Straßburg. The cross and frame exhibit the typical die flaws of the Steinhauer & Lück dies.  Bek Hassinger & Co. was one of many EKII suppliers that purchased dies directly from S&L.  Includes red, white and black rayon ribbon.

SOLD

#5753

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1939 Iron Cross 2nd Class

Die-struck, multi-piece construction consisting of a black core with a soldered silver frame.  Un-marked suspension ring. Die consistent with the manufacturing firm of Grossman & Co. of Wien. Rounded frame corners, slanted angles in the beading and off-center dates.  Includes red, white and black rayon ribbon.

SOLD

#5754

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1939 Iron Cross 2nd Class

Die-struck, multi-piece construction consisting of a black core with a soldered silver frame.  Un-marked suspension ring. Die consistent with the manufacturing firm of Katz & Deyhle of Pforzheim Thick obverse date numerals, thin reverse date numerals, rounded beading corners. Includes red, white and black rayon ribbon.

SOLD

#5755

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1939 Iron Cross 2nd Class

Die-struck, multi-piece construction consisting of a black core with a soldered silver frame.  Suspension ring marked “76” for the firm of Ernst L Müller of Pforzheim. The cross and frame exhibit the typical die flaws of the Steinhauer & Lück dies.  Müller was one of many EKII suppliers that purchased dies directly from S&L.  Includes red, white and black rayon ribbon. Ernst L Müller of Pforzheim was one of the earliest authorized manufacturers of the EKII.

 

SOLD

#5756

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1939 Iron Cross 2nd Class

Die-struck, multi-piece construction consisting of a black core with a soldered silver frame.  Suspension ring LDO marked “L11” for the firm of Wilhelm Deumer of Lüdenscheid, the LDO number indicating that it is a private purchase cross. Rounded corner beading, thin date numerals.  Includes red, white and black rayon ribbon.

SOLD

#5757

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1939 Iron Cross 2nd Class

Die-struck, multi-piece construction consisting of a black core with a soldered silver frame.  Suspension ring is marked “65” indicating the manufacturing firm of Klein & Quenzer of Oberstein. Type “A” frame with upward beading angle on frame and “short 3” date numeral.  Includes red, white and black rayon ribbon.

SOLD

#5758

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1939 Iron Cross 2nd Class

Die-struck, multi-piece construction consisting of a black core with a soldered silver frame.  Un-marked suspension ring. Die consistent with the manufacturing firm of Rudolf Souval of Wien. Claw pattern beading at outer tips, rounded corners at center beading.  Includes red, white and black rayon ribbon.

SOLD

#5759

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1939 Iron Cross 2nd Class

Die-struck, multi-piece construction consisting of a black core with a soldered silver frame.  Suspension ring marked “24” for the consortium of Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Hanauer. The cross and frame exhibit the typical die flaws of the Steinhauer & Lück dies.  The consortium was one of many EKII suppliers that purchased dies directly from S&L. The ring loop is also marked.  Includes red, white and black rayon ribbon.

SOLD

#5760

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1939 Iron Cross 2nd Class

Die-struck, multi-piece construction consisting of a black core with a soldered silver frame.  Un-marked suspension ring. Die consistent with the manufacturing firm of Steinhauer & Lück of Lüdenscheid. Includes red, white and black rayon ribbon.

SOLD

#5761

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1939 Iron Cross 2nd Class

Die-struck, multi-piece construction consisting of a black core with a soldered silver frame.  Un-marked suspension ring. Die consistent with the manufacturing firm of Steinhauer & Lück of Lüdenscheid. Includes red, white and black rayon ribbon and package marked with manufacturer Walter & Henlein.

SOLD

#5721

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Luftwaffe Paratroopers Badge

Two-part construction badge with eagle secured to the wreath at the reverse with dome-headed rivets.  Most of the silver and gold wash to the surface details remains with even wear to the high points and ridges. Block hinge with round wire pin and catch.  Maker marked on reverse of eagle to “BN & L”.  Visually great looking piece with a lot of the gold wash left on the eagle.

SOLD

#5667

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German Cross in Gold, Cased

A very nice condition example of the “dotted” Zimmerman DKiG, this one with the flaw in the starburst at the 11 o’clock position. Enameling to the swastika is solid black with no scratches or damage, gold wreath retains a bright gilted finish and has the typical “dotted” date numeral at the bottom.  Reverse is secured by four rivets with a pin with a full “20” stamping (many of these have the numeral cut in half). Includes the issue case, which is also in excellent condition, though the interior lid has an impression from the center of the cross with some staining from the medal.

SOLD

#5454

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Luftwaffe Honor Goblet Grouping

A named, matching grouping consisting of a silver honor goblet (Ehrenprokal), a framed award document and a small framed photo.  Document is dated December 8, 1941 and Goblet is dated December 12, 1941, both named to an Unteroffizier who may have been shot down during Operation “Bodenplatte”.  Goblet is marked “835” silver content and maker marked “JOH.WAGNER&SOHN”.  Document has a stamped Goring signature.

SOLD

#5490

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SS Long Service Award

A SS 12-Year long service award and ribbon, un-cased.  The medal is a silver tombak swastika with SS runes encircled within a wreath, the reverse reading “Fur Treue Dienst in der SS” and has a silver loop attached at the top for suspension on a ribbon.  Included is a section or original blue ribbon with SS runes hand-embroidered in silver aluminum bullion.  Very good to excellent condition exhibiting a modest amount of wear and tone.

SOLD

#5171

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Infantry Assault Badge in Silver

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

SOLD

#4852

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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

#5170

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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

#5014

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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

#4783

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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

#4509

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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

#4510

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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

#4222

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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

#4856

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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

#4857

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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.

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#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.

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#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”.

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#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”.

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#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”.

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