WW1 Iron Cross 1st Class 1914 By Klein & Quenzer A.G. Presensentation Case

A WW1 Iron Cross 1st Class 1914 by Klein & Quenzer A.G, three-part construction with a magnetic iron core and nice silver frame.  The obverse of the iron cross has a vertical pin stamped “26” for Klein & Quenzer A.G with a block barrel hinge and catch.    The decoration comes complete with the original presentation case lined with white rayon marked “LDO” with a felt base, the exterior of the case is covered in black leatherette with a push button catch.   Overall the case has a few minor scuffs, and the iron cross has no damage or repairs in good condition.

 

Product ID: 8053

£395.00

Description

WW1 IRON CROSS

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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