Iron Cross 1st Class 1939 by Funcke & Brüninghaus Cased

A genuine Iron Cross 1st Class 1939 by Funcke & Brüninghaus, three-piece construction with a blackened magnetic iron core.  The reverse is stamped L/56 on the pin with a barrel hinge and flat wire hinge; measuring 43.3mm (w) x 43.7 (h) and weighing 20.4 grams.  The iron cross comes complete with the original presentation box the exterior is covered in black leatherette, and the inner lid is lined in white silk marked “LDO” and the base is lined in beige felt.  This rare variant also comes with the LDO quality certificate, in good condition.

 

Product ID: 8525

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Description

WW2 IRON CROSS 1st Class

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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