Iron Cross 1st Class 1914-18 By B.H. Mayer With Presentation Case

A mint Iron Cross 1st Class 1914-18 by B.H. Mayer, Pforzheim with presentation case, three part construction with magnetic iron core. The obverse of the iron cross retains its original black matt paint finish, and imperial crown and W is crisp with a stunning silver frame. The reverse of the iron cross has a block barrel hinge with a flat fluted vertical pin marked ‘26’ for B.H. Mayer, Pforzheim and flat wire catch. The presentation case is embossed with silver iron cross and covered in black leatherette with metal spring catch. The interior of the case is lined with white rayon material and the base is covered in beige felt. The cross was produced during WW2 for veterans who served durring WW1 making this a rare item, and has no damage or repairs making this a very desirable item for any collector.

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Iron Cross 1st Class 1914-18

The German Iron Cross (Eisernes Kreuz) is a former military Prussian decoration, awarded for bravery, and later restored by Adolf Hitler in 1939.

The Iron Cross of World War II was graded into three main categories the Iron Cross 2nd Class (EKII), Iron Cross 1st Class (EK1) and the Knights Cross which replaced the Prussian Pour le Mérite or “Blue Max” as Hitler did not approve of much of the old Prussian order award only to officers.

The Prussian Iron Cross 1914 with black and white ribbon, was replaced with the red, white and black colours adopted by The National Socialist German Workers’ Party. with a Swastika added in the centre with 1939 beneath.

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