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WW1 German Ek1 first class iron cross medal

WW1 German Ek1 first class iron cross medal

WW1 German Ek1 first class iron cross medal

WW1 German Ek1 first class iron cross medal

WW1 German Ek1 first class iron cross medal

WW1 German Ek1 first class iron cross medal

Original WW1 german Ek1 first class iron cross medal. Stamped 800 for silver purity. The item “WW1 German Ek1 first class iron cross medal” is in sale since Friday, July 6, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\WW I (1914-18)\Original Period Items\Germany\Medals, Pins & Ribbons”. The seller is “edsyanks03″ and is located in Stuyvesant, New York. This item can be shipped to United States.

7000 German Iron Cross II. Class 1870 medal WW1 3 PIECE CONSTRUCTION MAGNETIC

7000 German Iron Cross II. Class 1870 medal WW1 3 PIECE CONSTRUCTION MAGNETIC

7000 German Iron Cross II. Class 1870 medal WW1 3 PIECE CONSTRUCTION MAGNETIC

7000 German Iron Cross II. Class 1870 medal WW1 3 PIECE CONSTRUCTION MAGNETIC

7000 German Iron Cross II. Class 1870 medal WW1 3 PIECE CONSTRUCTION MAGNETIC

7000 German Iron Cross II. Class 1870 medal WW1 3 PIECE CONSTRUCTION MAGNETIC

7000 German Iron Cross II. Class 1870 medal WW1 3 PIECE CONSTRUCTION MAGNETIC

7000 German Iron Cross II. Class 1870 medal WW1 3 PIECE CONSTRUCTION MAGNETIC

7000 German Iron Cross II. Class 1870 medal WW1 3 PIECE CONSTRUCTION MAGNETIC

7000 German Iron Cross II. Class 1870 medal WW1 3 PIECE CONSTRUCTION MAGNETIC

Original German Iron Cross II. Class – 1870, NICE WORN CONDITION, ON SHORT BUT GENUINE COMBATANT RIBBON, THREE PIECE CONSTRUCTION – MAGNETIC CORE, NICE EXAMPLE, RARE CROSS. Iron Cross (German: Eisernes Kreuz) was a military decoration of the Kingdom of Prussia, and later of Germany, which was established by King Friedrich Wilhelm III of Prussia and first awarded on 10 March 1813 in Breslau. In addition to during the Napoleonic Wars, the Iron Cross was awarded during the Franco-German War, the First World War, and the Second World War. The Iron Cross was normally a military decoration only, though there were instances of it being awarded to civilians for performing military functions. Two examples, the civilian pilot Hanna Reitsch was awarded the Iron Cross First Class for her bravery as a test pilot during the Second World War and Melitta Schenk Gräfin von Stauffenberg (also a German female test pilot) was awarded the Iron Cross Second Class. The Iron Cross was also used as the symbol of the German Army from 1871 to 1915, when it was replaced by a simpler Greek cross. In 1956, the Iron Cross became the symbol of the Bundeswehr, the German armed forces. The traditional design is black and this design is used on armored vehicles and aircraft. A newer design in blue and silver is used as the emblem in other contexts. The Iron Cross is a black four-pointed cross with white trim, with the arms widening towards the ends, similar to a cross pattée. It was designed by the neoclassical architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel and reflects the cross borne by the Teutonic Knights in the 14th century. The ribbon for the 1813, 1870 and 1914 Iron Cross (2nd Class) was black with two thin white bands, the colours of Prussia. The noncombatant version of this award had the same medal, but the black and white colours on the ribbon were reversed. Initially the Iron Cross was worn with the blank side out. This did not change until 1838 when the sprig facing could be presented. Since the Iron Cross was issued over several different periods of German history, it was annotated with the year indicating the era in which it was issued. For example, an Iron Cross from the First World War bears the year “1914″, while the same decoration from the Second World War is annotated “1939″. The reverse of the 1870, 1914 and 1939 series of Iron Crosses have the year “1813″ appearing on the lower arm, symbolizing the year the award was created. The 1813 decoration also has the initials “FW” for King Frederick William III, while the next two have a “W” for the respective kaisers, Wilhelm I and Wilhelm II. The final version shows a swastika. It was also possible for a holder of the 1914 Iron Cross to be awarded a second or higher grade of the 1939 Iron Cross. In such cases, a “1939 Clasp” (Spange) would be worn on the original 1914 Iron Cross. A similar award was made in 1914 but was quite rare, since there were few in service who held the 1870 Iron Cross. For the First Class award the Spange appears as an eagle with the date “1939″ that was pinned above the Cross. Although two separate awards, in some cases the holders soldered them together. A cross was the symbol of the Teutonic Knights (a heraldic cross pattée), and the cross design (but not the specific decoration) has been the symbol of Germany’s armed forces (now the Bundeswehr) since 1871. The Iron Cross was founded on 10 March 1813 in Breslau and awarded to soldiers during the Wars of Liberation against Napoleon. It was first awarded to Karl August Ferdinand von Borcke on 21 April 1813. King Wilhelm I of Prussia authorized further awards on 19 July 1870, during the Franco-German War. The Iron Cross was reauthorized by Emperor Wilhelm II on 5 August 1914, at the start of the First World War. During these three periods, the Iron Cross was an award of the Kingdom of Prussia, although given Prussia’s pre-eminent place in the German Empire formed in 1871, it tended to be treated as a generic German decoration. The 1813, 1870, and 1914 Iron Crosses had three grades: Iron Cross 2nd Class German: Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse, Iron Cross 1st Class German: Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse, Grand Cross of the Iron Cross (German: Großkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes, often simply Großkreuz). Although the medals of each class were identical, the manner in which each was worn differed. Employing a pin or screw posts on the back of the medal, the Iron Cross First Class was worn on the left side of the recipient’s uniform. The Grand Cross and the Iron Cross Second Class were suspended from different ribbons. The Grand Cross was intended for senior generals of the German Army. An even higher decoration, the Star of the Grand Cross of the Iron Cross, was awarded only twice, to Field Marshal Gebhard von Blücher in 1813 and to Field Marshal Paul von Hindenburg in 1918. A third award was planned for the most successful German general during the Second World War, but was not made after the defeat of Germany in 1945. The Iron Cross 1st Class and the Iron Cross 2nd Class were awarded without regard to rank. One had to already possess the 2nd Class in order to receive the 1st Class (though in some cases both could be awarded simultaneously). The egalitarian nature of this award contrasted with those of most other German states (and indeed many other European monarchies), where military decorations were awarded based on the rank of the recipient. For example, Bavarian officers received various grades of that Kingdom’s Military Merit Order (Militär-Verdienstorden), while enlisted men received various grades of the Military Merit Cross (Militär-Verdienstkreuz). Prussia did have other orders and medals which were awarded on the basis of rank, and even though the Iron Cross was intended to be awarded without regard to rank, officers and NCOs were more likely to receive it than junior enlisted soldiers. In the First World War, approximately four million Iron Crosses of the lower grade (2nd Class) were issued, as well as around 145,000 of the higher grade (1st Class). Exact numbers of awards are not known, since the Prussian archives were destroyed during the Second World War. The multitude of awards reduced the status and reputation of the decoration. Among the holders of the 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class and 1st Class was Adolf Hitler, who held the rank of Gefreiter. Hitler can be seen wearing the award on his left breast, as was standard, in many photographs. The straight-armed Balkenkreuz, the emblem of the Wehrmacht, first used in a narrower form on Luftstreitkräfte aircraft in mid-April 1918, and as shown here, as it appeared on German planes, tanks, and other vehicles during the Second World War. Adolf Hitler restored the Iron Cross in 1939 as a German decoration (rather than Prussian as in earlier versions), continuing the tradition of issuing it in various grades. Legally it is based on the enactment Reichsgesetzblatt I S. 1573 of 1 September 1939 Verordnung über die Erneuerung des Eisernen Kreuzes (Regulation for the Re-introduction of the Iron Cross). The Iron Cross of the Second World War was divided into three main series of decorations with an intermediate category, the Knight’s Cross, instituted between the lowest, the Iron Cross, and the highest, the Grand Cross. The Knight’s Cross replaced the Prussian Pour le Mérite or “Blue Max”. Hitler did not care for the Pour le Mérite, as it was a Prussian order that could be awarded only to officers. The ribbon of the medal (2nd class and Knight’s Cross) was different from the earlier Iron Crosses in that the color red was used in addition to the traditional black and white (black and white were the colours of Prussia, while black, white, and red were the colors of Germany). Hitler also created the War Merit Cross as a replacement for the non-combatant version of the Iron Cross. It also appeared on certain Nazi flags in the upper left corner. The edges were curved, like most original iron crosses. The standard 1939 Iron Cross was issued in the following two grades: Iron Cross 2nd Class Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse, Iron Cross 1st Class Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse abbreviated as EKI or E. The Iron Cross was awarded for bravery in battle as well as other military contributions in a battlefield environment. The Iron Cross 2nd Class came with a ribbon and was worn in one of two different methods: when in formal dress, the entire cross was worn mounted alone or as part of a medal bar, for everyday wear, only the ribbon was worn from the second hole in the tunic button. The Iron Cross First Class was a pin-on medal with no ribbon and was worn centered on a uniform breast pocket, either on dress uniforms or everyday outfit. It was a progressive award, with the second class having to be earned before the first class and so on for the higher degrees. It is estimated that some four and a half million Second Class Iron Crosses were awarded in the Second World War, and 300,000 of the First Class. The item “7000 German Iron Cross II. Class 1870 medal WW1 3 PIECE CONSTRUCTION MAGNETIC” is in sale since Friday, April 20, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\19th Century (1800-1899)\Medals/ Ribbons”. The seller is “a..anderson” and is located in Harrow, Middlesex. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Type: Medals & Ribbons
  • Conflict: Franco-Prussian War
  • Country/ Organization: Germany
  • Era: 1816-1913

Fantastic Rare WW1 German 1914 EK1 AWS Pillowback 1st Class Iron Cross Medal

Fantastic Rare WW1 German 1914 EK1 AWS Pillowback 1st Class Iron Cross Medal

Fantastic Rare WW1 German 1914 EK1 AWS Pillowback 1st Class Iron Cross Medal

Fantastic Rare WW1 German 1914 EK1 AWS Pillowback 1st Class Iron Cross Medal

Fantastic Rare WW1 German 1914 EK1 AWS Pillowback 1st Class Iron Cross Medal

Here we have a Fantastic Rare WW1 German 1914 EK1 AWS Pillowback 1st Class Iron Cross Medal, Nice WW1 EK1 in great condition for age, made of 3 piece construction and the rare “pillowback variant” made by Albert Werner & Sohne, clearly marked on the back 925 with the makers stamp AWS, this would be a nice addition to any EK or Iron cross collection, ww1 display, museum, iron cross enthusiast, ww1 dealer, antique shops, medal set and much much more! The item “Fantastic Rare WW1 German 1914 EK1 AWS Pillowback 1st Class Iron Cross Medal” is in sale since Monday, June 11, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\World War I (1914-1918)\Medals/ Ribbons”. The seller is “knightofengland2011″ and is located in Lincoln. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Germany
  • Country/ Organization: Germany
  • Issued/ Not-Issued: Issued
  • Type: Iron Cross
  • Conflict: World War I (1914-1918)
  • Clothing Type: Medals
  • Service: Army
  • Era: 1914-1945
  • Featured Refinements: Iron Cross

WW1 German Iron Cross 1st Class Medal in Very Good Condition

WW1 German Iron Cross 1st Class Medal in Very Good Condition

WW1 German Iron Cross 1st Class Medal in Very Good Condition

WW1 German Iron Cross 1st Class Medal in Very Good Condition

WW1 German Iron Cross 1st Class Medal in Very Good Condition

WW1 German Iron Cross 1st Class Medal in Very Good Condition

WW1 German Iron Cross 1st Class Medal in Very Good Condition

WW1 German Iron Cross 1st Class Medal in Very Good Condition

WW1 German Iron Cross 1st Class Medal in Very Good Condition

Besides being in very good shape, I know a bit of the history of this medal. My great-great-uncle Victor Smith was fighting in the trenches as a member of the British Army. He bayoneted the German soldier who had earned this medal and took it off the dead body as a trophy. The loop on the back that retains the pin is slightly bent. I chose not to mess with that as that is part of the history of this medal. Please feel encouraged to contact me if you have any questions. Not sure what else I might know, but I will do my best. The item “WW1 German Iron Cross 1st Class Medal in Very Good Condition” is in sale since Tuesday, June 12, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\WW I (1914-18)\Original Period Items\Germany\Medals, Pins & Ribbons”. The seller is “carolinai68″ and is located in Asheville, North Carolina. This item can be shipped to United States.

Ww2 German 1st Class Medals All Original L@@k

Ww2 German 1st Class Medals All Original L@@k

Selection of 1st class german awards, kvk with swords maker 3 boxed, kvk without swords maker 4, 1st class iron cross maker ko eastern peoples 1st class in gold, the gold wash has nearly all gone, but all the pins and hooks are still there, all 100% original. The item “WW2 GERMAN 1ST CLASS MEDALS ALL ORIGINAL L@@K” is in sale since Sunday, May 6, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\World War II (1939-1945)\Medals/ Ribbons”. The seller is “andy-19660″ and is located in Luton. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Canada, Brazil, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Ukraine, Chile.
  • Country/ Organization: Germany
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Germany

ROMANIA Order WW1 I ROMANIAN CAROL Manhood Faith Medal 1913 BALKAN WAR class III

ROMANIA Order WW1 I ROMANIAN CAROL Manhood Faith Medal 1913 BALKAN WAR class III

ROMANIA Order WW1 I ROMANIAN CAROL Manhood Faith Medal 1913 BALKAN WAR class III

ROMANIA Order WW1 I ROMANIAN CAROL Manhood Faith Medal 1913 BALKAN WAR class III. Ultra RARE class for this model!! RARE type – Signed by RESCH and PAWLICK. GENERAL CONDITIONS OF SALE. For European Union citizens ONLY bank transfer in Euros! PENTRU LICITATORII DIN ROMANIA – Trimit doar cu FANCOURIER (costa – 20 Lei) dupa ce primesc plata in AVANS, in cont la Banca Transilvania. NU TRIMIT CU RAMBURS!!! If you don’t want the item, DON’T PAY for it! These delays are out of my reach and out of my responsibility. Feel free to ask me any questions, and I will try to answer as soon as possible. You can also write to me if you need higher resolution pictures. If you encounter any problems, please message me first, before leaving feedback. The item “ROMANIA Order WW1 I ROMANIAN CAROL Manhood Faith Medal 1913 BALKAN WAR class III” is in sale since Thursday, August 04, 2016. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Europe\Romania”. The seller is “medals-and-orders” and is located in Bucharest, European Union. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated
  • Year: 1913
  • Composition: Bronze
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Romania
  • Country of Manufacture: Romania

Genuine Iron Cross First Class 1914 Maker Marked S-W German WW1 Medal

Genuine Iron Cross First Class 1914 Maker Marked S-W German WW1 Medal

Genuine Iron Cross First Class 1914 Maker Marked S-W German WW1 Medal

Genuine Iron Cross First Class 1914 Maker Marked S-W German WW1 Medal

Genuine Iron Cross First Class 1914 Maker Marked S-W German WW1 Medal

Genuine Iron Cross First Class 1914 Maker Marked S-W German WW1 Medal

Genuine Iron Cross First Class 1914 Maker Marked S-W German WW1 Medal

Genuine Iron Cross First Class 1914 Maker Marked S-W German WW1 Medal

Genuine Iron Cross First Class 1914 Maker Marked S-W German WW1 Medal

Genuine Iron Cross First Class 1914 Maker Marked S-W German WW1 Medal

Iron Cross First Class 1914. Guaranteed original Imperial German award. Manufactured by Sy-Wagner, Berlin. Maker marked S-W on the pin. Three piece construction with a magnetic core. High quality piece with lovely dark toning to the silver work. The pin assembly works perfectly. The photos show the actual item you will receive. Please view my other listings. The item “Genuine Iron Cross First Class 1914 Maker Marked S-W German WW1 Medal” is in sale since Saturday, April 07, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\World War I (1914-1918)\Medals/ Ribbons”. The seller is “maneale” and is located in Uxbridge, Middlesex. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Issued/ Not-Issued: Issued
  • Conflict: World War I (1914-1918)
  • Era: 1914-1945
  • Type: Medals & Ribbons
  • Country/ Organization: Germany
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Germany
  • Magnetic Core?: Yes

RARE ORIGINAL US COAST ARTILLERY 1st CLASS GUNNER BADGE MEDAL 1903 PRE WW1 EXC

RARE ORIGINAL US COAST ARTILLERY 1st CLASS GUNNER BADGE MEDAL 1903 PRE WW1 EXC

RARE ORIGINAL US COAST ARTILLERY 1st CLASS GUNNER BADGE MEDAL 1903 PRE WW1 EXC

RARE ORIGINAL US COAST ARTILLERY 1st CLASS GUNNER BADGE MEDAL 1903 PRE WW1 EXC

RARE ORIGINAL US COAST ARTILLERY 1st CLASS GUNNER BADGE MEDAL 1903 PRE WW1 EXC

RARE ORIGINAL US COAST ARTILLERY 1st CLASS GUNNER BADGE MEDAL 1903 PRE WW1 EXC

RARE ORIGINAL US COAST ARTILLERY 1st CLASS GUNNER BADGE MEDAL 1903 PRE WW1 EXC

RARE ORIGINAL US COAST ARTILLERY 1st CLASS GUNNER BADGE MEDAL 1903 PRE WW1 EXC

RARE ORIGINAL US COAST ARTILLERY 1st CLASS GUNNER BADGE MEDAL 1903 PRE WW1 EXC

EXCELLENT MINUS CONDITION with most of the original finish present. 1903 Coast Artillery 1st Class Gunner badge. Stamped on the reverse of the clasp to 87 CO COAST ARTILLERY / No 14. (This company was assigned to Fort Slocumb, New York at this time). Measures approximately 1 9/16 across at the suspension. There are some knocks and dark areas across the top of the suspension bar and a lot of scratching to the silver emblem. Some scuffs to the high points and tarnish at that point. Otherwise excellent minus condition. This is a hobby not a living, so I try to keep it fun, otherwise why do it. This badge was introduced in 1903 and discontinued in 1909. The initial order of 1700 badges was produced by the Rock Island Arsenal which also impressed them with the company numbers. _gsrx_vers_632 GS 6.9.8 (632). The item “RARE ORIGINAL US COAST ARTILLERY 1st CLASS GUNNER BADGE MEDAL 1903 PRE WW1 EXC” is in sale since Friday, September 30, 2016. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\1903-13\Original Period Items”. The seller is “converso” and is located in Southern California. This item can be shipped to United States.

Rare German Germany WW1 WWI Iron Cross 1 Class Medal Order Badge

Rare German Germany WW1 WWI Iron Cross 1 Class Medal Order Badge

Rare German Germany WW1 WWI Iron Cross 1 Class Medal Order Badge

Rare German Germany WW1 WWI Iron Cross 1 Class Medal Order Badge

Rare German Germany WW1 WWI Iron Cross 1 Class Medal Order Badge

Rare German Germany WW1 WWI Iron Cross 1 Class Medal Order Badge

Rare German Germany WW1 WWI Iron Cross 1 Class Medal Order Badge

Rare German Germany WW1 WWI Iron Cross 1 Class Medal Order Badge

Rare German Germany WW1 WWI Iron Cross 1 Class Medal Order Badge

Rare German Germany WW1 WWI Iron Cross 1 Class Medal Order Badge

Rare German Germany WW1 WWI Iron Cross 1 Class Medal Order Badge

Rare German Germany WW1 WWI Iron Cross 1 Class Medal Order Badge. Original German WW1 Iron Cross of the 1st Class. Original 3 pieces construction. Rare non-silver variation of frame – full metal. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. The item “Rare German Germany WW1 WWI Iron Cross 1 Class Medal Order Badge” is in sale since Tuesday, December 13, 2016. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\WW I (1914-18)\Original Period Items\Germany\Medals, Pins & Ribbons”. The seller is “hennadiy2006″ and is located in Milford, Michigan. This item can be shipped worldwide.

VINTAGE & RARE WW1 IRON CROSS 1st CLASS FOR BRAVERY COMBATTANT MEDAL BADGE

VINTAGE & RARE WW1 IRON CROSS 1st CLASS FOR BRAVERY COMBATTANT MEDAL BADGE

VINTAGE & RARE WW1 IRON CROSS 1st CLASS FOR BRAVERY COMBATTANT MEDAL BADGE

VINTAGE & RARE WW1 IRON CROSS 1st CLASS FOR BRAVERY COMBATTANT MEDAL BADGE

VINTAGE & RARE WW1 IRON CROSS 1st CLASS FOR BRAVERY COMBATTANT MEDAL BADGE

Offered is an original German First World War Iron Cross 1st Class. 41 mm wide, silver metal cross’convex’ pattée with a blackened cross pattée (some service wear to face) within a hatched border imposed; the face with a central W (for Wilhelm), a crown above, the date 1914 below; the reverse with a pin for wear to uniform, secured tightly into the lower catch. The cross is a good original piece, being a favourite among German officer’s who were awarded these during the First World War, as the convex crosses were supposed to sit better on the uniform than the standard flat varieties. The Iron Cross was instituted on 10 March 1813 by King Friedrich Wilhelm III of Prussia during the War of Liberation against the Napoleonic French forces. It is awarded for bravery. In spite of its iconic image and fame, it has always been made of modest materials and issued in relatively large numbers. It was designed by the neo-classical architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel and reflects the cross of the Teutonic Knights in the late Middle Ages which was also the emblem of Frederick the Great. THANK YOU & GOOD LUCK! We list militaria and coins weekly. We provide quality mounted medals, badges and historical research. We can mount your miniature or full size medals, ribbon bars or supply replacement ribbons or badges. We can also conduct military research on your behalf and value cherished objects with a current market or insured value. 2/135 Russell St, Morley, WA. We run two specialist military auctions per year. Items are accurately described & photographed. Additional costs for this standard service will be added for this service based on publicly available Australia Post rates. Please note, these items are located and will be posted from Australia. We appreciate fair feedback from you once you receive the item. We aim to give you, the customer our best customer service. The item “VINTAGE & RARE WW1 IRON CROSS 1st CLASS FOR BRAVERY COMBATTANT MEDAL BADGE” is in sale since Tuesday, July 11, 2017. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\1914 – 1918 (WWI)”. The seller is “jb_military_antiques_14″ and is located in 2/135 Russell St, Morley, Perth, WA. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Authenticity: Original
  • Country: Germany
  • Campaign: World War I
  • Product Type: Medals
  • Era: 1910s