Iron Cross 1st Class By B.H. Mayer’s With Presentation Case And Box – Mint

A WW2 Iron Cross 1st Class By B.H. Mayer’s with presentation case and original cardboard box. Three-part construction with a blackened magnetic core, and ribbed border. The reverse has a vertical barrel hinge and flat wire catch with the LDO code stamped on the pin “26” for the manufacture B.H. Mayer, Pforzheim. The award comes complete with the presentation case covered in black leatherette embosed on the lid with a silver iron cross, which is linned in white rayon and the base in which the iron cross sits is covered in biege felt. The award comes complete with tan brown cardboard box marked “Eisernes Kruez, 1 Klasse, 1939” (Iron Cross, 1st Class, 1939) complete with the maker on the side B.H. Mayer, Pforzheim. The iron cross 1st Class has no damage or repairs in mint condition.

Product ID: 11871


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IRON CROSS 1st Class

The German Iron Cross 1st Class (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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