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8287? German Army War Merit Cross First Class medal post WW2 1957 pattern ST&L

8287? German Army War Merit Cross First Class medal post WW2 1957 pattern ST&L

8287? German Army War Merit Cross First Class medal post WW2 1957 pattern ST&L

8287? German Army War Merit Cross First Class medal post WW2 1957 pattern ST&L

8287? German Army War Merit Cross First Class medal post WW2 1957 pattern ST&L

8287? German Army War Merit Cross First Class medal post WW2 1957 pattern ST&L

8287? German Army War Merit Cross First Class medal post WW2 1957 pattern ST&L

8287? German Army War Merit Cross First Class medal post WW2 1957 pattern ST&L

8287? German Army War Merit Cross First Class medal post WW2 1957 pattern ST&L

8287? German Army War Merit Cross First Class medal post WW2 1957 pattern ST&L

Original German War Merit Cross First Class Kriegsverdienstkreuz / post WW2 version (1957 pattern) – no swastika, VERY NICE CONDITION – WORKING PIN DEVICE, EARLY PERIOD ST&L (STEINHAUER & LUECK) MADE EXAMPLE WITH SOLID HINGEBLOCK – REALLY GOOD PIECE FROM THE 60′S. In 1957 the West German government authorised replacement Iron Crosses with an Oak Leaf Cluster in place of the swastika, similar to the Iron Crosses of 1813, 1870, and 1914, which could be worn by World War II Iron Cross recipients. The 1957 law also authorised de-Nazified versions of most other World War II-era decorations (except those specifically associated with Nazi Party organizations, such as SS Long Service medals, or with the expansion of the German Reich, such as the medals for the annexation of Austria, the Sudetenland, and the Memel region). The main government contract to manufacture and supply these new de-nazified WW2 1957 official decorations went to the world famous German firm Steinhauer & Lueck, Luedenscheid Germany. Knights Crosses, Iron Crosses, Wound Badges, Tank Assault Badges etc were re-designed by Steinhauer & Lück – often with the oak-leaf spray replacing the swastika, with S&L having the sole patent rights to all WW2 1957 German decorations. S&L did not have the whole monopoly on medal making, other famous firms such as Deschler & Sohn, BH Maher and Juncker also manufactured these new German decorations. Lüdenscheid is situated between the cities Dortmund and Bonn. It was here that one of the youngest medal firms was founded in 1889 by August Steinhauer and Gustav Adolf Lück. The first production began in a cellar, the customer base continued to increase. A property was bought at 51 Hochstrasse which is still home for this famous company today. During WW2 Steinhauer & Lück produced medals and badges, like the famous Knights Cross and many other types of medals and badges. In 1957 this company was awarded the contract to produce all the newly re-designed legal WW2 1957 de-nazified decorations, plus the contract to manufacture all of Germany’s official decorations including Germany’s highest order the Bundesverdienstkreuz. Only a very limited number of original WW2 1957 medals are still produced, mainly Iron Crosses, German Cross Gold & Silver & Wound Badges and are considered 100% genuine by the German Government. HISTORY OF THE AWARD. The War Merit Cross (Kriegsverdienstkreuz) and War Merit Medal (Kriegsverdienstmedaille) was a decoration of Nazi Germany during the Second World War, which could be awarded to civilians as well as military personnel. It was reissued in 1957 by the Bundeswehr in a De-Nazified version for veterans. This award was created by Adolf Hitler in 1939 as a successor to the non-combatant Iron Cross which was used in earlier wars (same medal but with a different ribbon). The award was graded the same as the Iron Cross: War Merit Cross Second Class, War Merit Cross First Class, and Knights Cross of the War Merit Cross. The award had two variants: with swords given to soldiers for exceptional service in battle above and beyond the call of duty (but not worthy of an Iron Cross which was more a bravery award), and without swords for meritorious service behind the lines which could also be awarded to civilians. Recipients had to have the lower grade of the award before getting the next level. There was also another version below the 2nd class simply called the War Merit Medal (German: Kriegsverdienstmedaille), set up in 1940 for civilians in order to offset the large number of 2nd class without swords being awarded. It was usually given to those workers in factories who significantly exceeded work quotas. One notable winner of the War Merit Cross was William Joyce (aka Lord Haw-Haw) who received both the second and first class, both without swords. Recipients of the Knights Cross of the War Merit Cross customarily received the medal from holders of the Knights Cross of the Iron Cross, to symbolize the link between the combat soldier and their supporters, who helped maintain the war effort. There was one extra grade of the War Merit Cross, which was created at the suggestion of Albert Speer: The Knights Cross of the War Merit Cross in Gold, but this was never officially placed on the list of national awards as it came about in 1945 and there was no time to officially promulgate the award before the war ended. The Knights Cross of the War Merit Cross in Gold (without swords) was awarded’on paper’ to two recipients on 20 April 1945: Franz Hahne and Karl-Otto Saur. The ribbon of the War Merit Cross was in red-white-black-white-red; that was, the red and black colors being reversed from the ribbon of the World War II version of the Iron Cross. The ribbon for the War Merit Medal was similar, but with a narrow red vertical red strip in the center of the black field. Soldiers who earned the War Merit Cross 2nd Class with Swords wore a small crossed-swords device on the ribbon. The War Merit Cross 1st Class was a pin-backed medal worn on the pocket of the tunic (like the Iron Cross 1st Class). The ribbon of the War Merit Cross 2nd Class could be worn like the ribbon of the Iron Cross 2nd Class (through the third buttonhole). Combat soldiers tended to hold the War Merit Cross in low regard, referring to its wearers as being in’Iron Cross Training’, and prior to 28 September 1941, the War Merit Cross could not be worn with a corresponding grade of the Iron Cross, which took precedence. A total of 118 awards of the Knights Cross of the War Merit Cross with swords, and 137 awards of the Knights Cross of the War Merit Cross without swords were awarded. Considering the relative rarity of the award compared with the grades of the Knights Cross of the Iron Cross, it took on extra meaning. For example, Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring made a concerted effort to get Hitler to award him this order, much to Hitler’s annoyance. In response, Hitler outlined a series of criteria governing the awarding of this decoration and the philosophy of such awards, and directed that “prominent party comrades” were not to be awarded with the Knights Cross of the War Merit Cross (or similar decorations), and withdrew the proposed awards of this order to Gauleiter Erich Koch and State Secretary Karl Hanke. Directing his comments at Göring personally, Hitler ordered that such attempts to gain this award be stopped (from a letter dated 27 August 1943 from Führerhauptquartier). Also, the scarcity of the award of the Knights Cross of the War Merit Cross compared with the Kinghts Cross of the Iron Cross gave it an “air of exclusiveness” it did not really deserve, as it ranked below the Knights Cross of the Iron Cross. Six persons received two Knights Cross’ of the War Merit Cross (one with Swords and one without Swords): Walter Brugmann, Julius Dorpmuller, Karl-Otto Saur, Albin Sawatzki, Walter Schreiber, and Walter Rohlandt. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\World War II (1939-1945)\Medals/ Ribbons”. The seller is “a..anderson” and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Era: 1945-Present
  • Country/ Organization: Germany
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Germany
  • Theme: Militaria
  • Conflict: World War II (1939-1945)
  • Service: Army
  • Type: Medals & Ribbons

First World War 1 RAF MEDALS 2 Aircraftman J A Bartlett

First World War 1 RAF MEDALS 2 Aircraftman J A Bartlett

First World War 1 RAF MEDALS 2 Aircraftman J A Bartlett

First World War 1 RAF MEDALS 2 Aircraftman J A Bartlett

First World War 1 RAF MEDALS 2 Aircraftman J A Bartlett

First World War 1 RAF MEDALS 2 Aircraftman J A Bartlett

First World War 1 RAF MEDALS 2 Aircraftman J A Bartlett

First World War 1 RAF MEDALS 2 Aircraftman J A Bartlett

First World War 1 RAF MEDALS 2 Aircraftman J A Bartlett

First World War 1 RAF MEDALS 2 Aircraftman J A Bartlett

First World War 1 RAF MEDALS 2 Aircraftman J A Bartlett. Great pair of medals in decent condition. Nice being RAF too. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\World War I (1914-1918)\Medals/ Ribbons”. The seller is “dulverton-decor” and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Type: Medals & Ribbons
  • Conflict: World War I (1914-1918)
  • Theme: Militaria
  • Issued/ Not-Issued: Issued
  • Clothing Type: Medals
  • Era: 1914-1945
  • Country/ Organization: Great Britain
  • Service: Air Force
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
  • Modified Item: No

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2020 End Of World War II Silver Medal PCGS PR70 DCAM First Strike 75th Anniv

2020 End Of World War II Silver Medal PCGS PR70 DCAM First Strike 75th Anniv

2020 End Of World War II Silver Medal PCGS PR70 DCAM First Strike 75th Anniv

2020 End Of World War II Silver Medal PCGS PR70 DCAM First Strike 75th Anniv

2020 End Of World War II Silver Medal PCGS PR70 DCAM First Strike 75th Anniv

2020 End Of World War II Silver Medal PCGS PR70 DCAM First Strike 75th Anniv

2020 End Of World War II Silver Medal PCGS PR70 DCAM First Strike 75th Anniv

2020 End Of World War II Silver Medal PCGS PR70 DCAM First Strike 75th Anniv

2020 End Of World War II Silver Medal – PCGS PR70 DCAM First Strike 75th Anniv. The item “2020 End Of World War II Silver Medal PCGS PR70 DCAM First Strike 75th Anniv” is in sale since Thursday, October 7, 2021. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Bullion\Silver\Coins”. The seller is “substenskix” and is located in New York, New York. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.
  • Composition: Silver
  • Year: 2020
  • Strike Type: Proof
  • Grade: PR 70
  • Certification: PCGS

First World War. Four brother’s family group medals and Memorial Plaques

First World War. Four brother's family group medals and Memorial Plaques

First World War. Four brother's family group medals and Memorial Plaques

First World War. Four brother's family group medals and Memorial Plaques

First World War. Four brother's family group medals and Memorial Plaques

First World War. Four brother's family group medals and Memorial Plaques

First World War. Four brother's family group medals and Memorial Plaques

First World War. Four brother's family group medals and Memorial Plaques

First World War. Four brother's family group medals and Memorial Plaques

First World War. Four brother's family group medals and Memorial Plaques

First World War. Four brother's family group medals and Memorial Plaques

First World War. Four brother's family group medals and Memorial Plaques

First World War. Four brother's family group medals and Memorial Plaques

Four brother’s family group medals and Memorial Plaques. A remarkable and extremely rare (probably unique being retained together) set of family medals. Come with supporting research material (1911 census record printout, CWGC printouts and extracts from the battalion war diaries of 1st/6th Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment and the 1st Lancashire Regiment). 2599 Lance Corporal Philip Murphy, 6th Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment (Sherwood Foresters). NOTE: 6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters, was a volunteer unit of Britain’s Territorial Army. (First raised as The High Peak Rifles, in the High Peak area of Derbyshire in 1860), it fought as infantry on the Western Front during World War I. Attached as 43090 Lance Corporal to 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds in France 26th September 1916. At Flers-Courcelette or Morval. In 1916 1st Lincolnshire Regt were involved at. The Battle of Albert (Somme 1st-13th July). The Battle of Bazentin Ridge (Somme 14th July-17th July). The Battle of FlersCourcelette. The Battle of Morval (25th-28thSept). Born Lea, Kent, enlisted Whaley Bridge. (Census 1911 records birthplace as Lee, London). Buried in GROVE TOWN CEMETERY, MEAULTE, Somme, France. In September 1916, the 34th and 2/2nd London Casualty Clearing Stations were established at this point, known to the troops as Grove Town, to deal with casualties from the Somme battlefields. 2052 Private Walter Francis Joseph Murphy, 1st/6th Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment (The Sherwood Foresters). Died of wounds aged 20 in France 3rd July 1916. These were received on the first day of the Somme offensive Battle of Albert when the 1/6th was part of the 46th Division which was ordered to attack the north side of the Gommecourt salient, on the northern flank of the Somme battlefield. On 1 July, 1/6th Bn of the Notts and Derbyshire Regt. Was in support behind the attacking battalions of 139th Bde. A and B Companies took up positions in the British 1st Support Line, with the battalion bombers and four brigade machine gun teams between them, and C and D Companies were in the 3rd Support Line with the runners and signallers between them. Because of the mud, they were late getting into position and were very tired by the time they arrived, carrying large quantities of equipment and ammunition. When the battalion attempted to move up after Zero hour (07.30), it found that the way was blocked by the carrying parties and last waves of the battalions in front, which had not been able to leave the British front line trench before the smokescreen cleared. Although their first waves had crossed No man’s land and got into the German front line, the ground behind them was now being swept by artillery and machine gun fire, and positions re-occupied by Germans coming out of deep dugouts that should have been dealt with by the later waves. It was not until 08.45 that A and B Companies of the 1/6th Bn attempted to cross No man’s land, and they were immediately stopped by very heavy casualties. The Commanding Officer, Lt-Col Goodman, called off his battalion’s attack. There was an attempt to restart the attack at 15.30, but the smoke barrage was inadequate and it was cancelled. The left-hand platoon did not receive the cancellation order in time, went’over the top’ and was cut down. The battalion lost 41 men killed or died of wounds received on 1 July 1916. Born at Lee, London – according to CWGC. Buried in WARLINCOURT HALTE BRITISH CEMETERY, SAULTY, Pas de Calais, France. The site of the cemetery was chosen in May 1916. It was used from June 1916 to May 1917 by the 20th and 43rd Casualty Clearing Stations. 13249 Lance Corporal Cyril Hubert Murphy, 14th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge’s Own (Middlesex Regiment). Nickname The Die Hards. Died in United Kingdom 17th November 1915. Buried in SHOREHAM-BY-SEA CEMETERY, Sussex. 14th (Reserve) Battalion Oct 1914 Formed at Gravesend as a service Battalion in the Fourth New Army (K4), and joined the 93rd Brigade of the original 31st Division. Jan 1915 Moved to Halling, Kent. 10.04.1915 Renamed the 2nd Reserve Battalion and the 5th Reserve Brigade. May 1915 Moved to Colchester, Essex. Oct 1915 Moved to Shoreham, Kent. 01.09.1916 Renamed the 24th Training Reserve Battalion in the 5th Reserve Brigade at Shoreham. The above names are all on the WHALEY BRIDGE War Memorial, Derbyshire. 31715 Guardsman Gerald J Murphy Grenadier Guards. Rave showing religion as Roman Catholic. Grenadier badge and tunic buttons also mounted. Provenance: Anderson Garland, Newcastle. Framed dimension: 80cms x 42cms Weight: 3.6kgs. Condition: Superbly presented and framed. If anything shows the stupidity of war this must be it. The item “First World War. Four brother’s family group medals and Memorial Plaques” is in sale since Monday, November 8, 2021. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\World War I (1914-1918)\Medals/ Ribbons”. The seller is “nigel315″ and is located in St Boswells, Melrose, Borders. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Conflict: World War I (1914-1918)
  • Service: Army
  • Country/ Organization: Great Britain
  • Type: Plaques

German Iron Cross First Class WW2 57er

German Iron Cross First Class WW2 57er

German Iron Cross First Class WW2 57er

German Iron Cross First Class WW2 57er

German Iron Cross First Class WW2 57er

German Iron Cross First Class WW2 57er

German Iron Cross First Class WW2 57er

For consideration is a post WW2 Iron Cross First Class, 1957 issue. This medal is a three piece silver frame construction , with a magnetic core. Has nice patina on the frame. Thai medal is in great condition and will display well. These were distributed to German vets after ww2. The item “German Iron Cross First Class WW2 57er” is in sale since Tuesday, August 17, 2021. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Germany\Medals, Pins & Ribbons”. The seller is “daveo0784″ and is located in Toms River, New Jersey. This item can be shipped to United States.
  • Type: Medal
  • Conflict: WW II (1939-45)
  • Original/Reproduction: Original
  • Theme: Militaria
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Germany
  • Region of Origin: Germany
  • Modified Item: No

First World War. Four brother’s family group medals and Memorial Plaques

First World War. Four brother's family group medals and Memorial Plaques

First World War. Four brother's family group medals and Memorial Plaques

First World War. Four brother's family group medals and Memorial Plaques

First World War. Four brother's family group medals and Memorial Plaques

First World War. Four brother's family group medals and Memorial Plaques

First World War. Four brother's family group medals and Memorial Plaques

First World War. Four brother's family group medals and Memorial Plaques

First World War. Four brother's family group medals and Memorial Plaques

First World War. Four brother's family group medals and Memorial Plaques

First World War. Four brother's family group medals and Memorial Plaques

First World War. Four brother's family group medals and Memorial Plaques

First World War. Four brother's family group medals and Memorial Plaques

Four brother’s family group medals and Memorial Plaques. A remarkable and extremely rare (probably unique being retained together) set of family medals. Come with supporting research material (1911 census record printout, CWGC printouts and extracts from the battalion war diaries of 1st/6th Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment and the 1st Lancashire Regiment). 2599 Lance Corporal Philip Murphy, 6th Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment (Sherwood Foresters). NOTE: 6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters, was a volunteer unit of Britain’s Territorial Army. (First raised as The High Peak Rifles, in the High Peak area of Derbyshire in 1860), it fought as infantry on the Western Front during World War I. Attached as 43090 Lance Corporal to 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds in France 26th September 1916. At Flers-Courcelette or Morval. In 1916 1st Lincolnshire Regt were involved at. The Battle of Albert (Somme 1st-13th July). The Battle of Bazentin Ridge (Somme 14th July-17th July). The Battle of FlersCourcelette. The Battle of Morval (25th-28thSept). Born Lea, Kent, enlisted Whaley Bridge. (Census 1911 records birthplace as Lee, London). Buried in GROVE TOWN CEMETERY, MEAULTE, Somme, France. In September 1916, the 34th and 2/2nd London Casualty Clearing Stations were established at this point, known to the troops as Grove Town, to deal with casualties from the Somme battlefields. 2052 Private Walter Francis Joseph Murphy, 1st/6th Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment (The Sherwood Foresters). Died of wounds aged 20 in France 3rd July 1916. These were received on the first day of the Somme offensive Battle of Albert when the 1/6th was part of the 46th Division which was ordered to attack the north side of the Gommecourt salient, on the northern flank of the Somme battlefield. On 1 July, 1/6th Bn of the Notts and Derbyshire Regt. Was in support behind the attacking battalions of 139th Bde. A and B Companies took up positions in the British 1st Support Line, with the battalion bombers and four brigade machine gun teams between them, and C and D Companies were in the 3rd Support Line with the runners and signallers between them. Because of the mud, they were late getting into position and were very tired by the time they arrived, carrying large quantities of equipment and ammunition. When the battalion attempted to move up after Zero hour (07.30), it found that the way was blocked by the carrying parties and last waves of the battalions in front, which had not been able to leave the British front line trench before the smokescreen cleared. Although their first waves had crossed No man’s land and got into the German front line, the ground behind them was now being swept by artillery and machine gun fire, and positions re-occupied by Germans coming out of deep dugouts that should have been dealt with by the later waves. It was not until 08.45 that A and B Companies of the 1/6th Bn attempted to cross No man’s land, and they were immediately stopped by very heavy casualties. The Commanding Officer, Lt-Col Goodman, called off his battalion’s attack. There was an attempt to restart the attack at 15.30, but the smoke barrage was inadequate and it was cancelled. The left-hand platoon did not receive the cancellation order in time, went’over the top’ and was cut down. The battalion lost 41 men killed or died of wounds received on 1 July 1916. Born at Lee, London – according to CWGC. Buried in WARLINCOURT HALTE BRITISH CEMETERY, SAULTY, Pas de Calais, France. The site of the cemetery was chosen in May 1916. It was used from June 1916 to May 1917 by the 20th and 43rd Casualty Clearing Stations. 13249 Lance Corporal Cyril Hubert Murphy, 14th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge’s Own (Middlesex Regiment). Nickname The Die Hards. Died in United Kingdom 17th November 1915. Buried in SHOREHAM-BY-SEA CEMETERY, Sussex. 14th (Reserve) Battalion Oct 1914 Formed at Gravesend as a service Battalion in the Fourth New Army (K4), and joined the 93rd Brigade of the original 31st Division. Jan 1915 Moved to Halling, Kent. 10.04.1915 Renamed the 2nd Reserve Battalion and the 5th Reserve Brigade. May 1915 Moved to Colchester, Essex. Oct 1915 Moved to Shoreham, Kent. 01.09.1916 Renamed the 24th Training Reserve Battalion in the 5th Reserve Brigade at Shoreham. The above names are all on the WHALEY BRIDGE War Memorial, Derbyshire. 31715 Guardsman Gerald J Murphy Grenadier Guards. Rave showing religion as Roman Catholic. Grenadier badge and tunic buttons also mounted. Provenance: Anderson Garland, Newcastle. Framed dimension: 80cms x 42cms Weight: 3.6kgs. Condition: Superbly presented and framed. If anything shows the stupidity of war this must be it. The item “First World War. Four brother’s family group medals and Memorial Plaques” is in sale since Sunday, July 4, 2021. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\World War I (1914-1918)\Medals/ Ribbons”. The seller is “nigel315″ and is located in St Boswells, Melrose, Borders. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Conflict: World War I (1914-1918)
  • Service: Army
  • Country/ Organization: Great Britain
  • Type: Plaques

8909 German Iron Cross First Class medal post WW2 1957 pattern maker DEUMER

8909 German Iron Cross First Class medal post WW2 1957 pattern maker DEUMER

8909 German Iron Cross First Class medal post WW2 1957 pattern maker DEUMER

8909 German Iron Cross First Class medal post WW2 1957 pattern maker DEUMER

8909 German Iron Cross First Class medal post WW2 1957 pattern maker DEUMER

8909 German Iron Cross First Class medal post WW2 1957 pattern maker DEUMER

8909 German Iron Cross First Class medal post WW2 1957 pattern maker DEUMER

8909 German Iron Cross First Class medal post WW2 1957 pattern maker DEUMER

8909 German Iron Cross First Class medal post WW2 1957 pattern maker DEUMER

8909 German Iron Cross First Class medal post WW2 1957 pattern maker DEUMER

8909 German Iron Cross First Class medal post WW2 1957 pattern maker DEUMER

Original German Iron Cross First Class post WW2 version / 1957 pattern (no swastika), NICE CONDITION – THREE PIECE CONSTRUCTION, MAGNETIC CORE, GENUINE RARE DEUMER MADE EXAMPLE, HARD TO FIND – REALLY GOOD PIECE WITH SOME TEAR AND WEAR, THERE IS A PAINT DAMAGE ON THE UPPER ARM, ALSO THERE ARE SOME LETTERS SCRATCHED ON THE REVERSE. FEW FACTS ABOUT THE 1957 PATTERN AWARDS. In 1957 the West German government authorised replacement Iron Crosses with an Oak Leaf Cluster in place of the swastika, similar to the Iron Crosses of 1813, 1870, and 1914, which could be worn by World War II Iron Cross recipients. The 1957 law also authorised de-Nazified versions of most other World War IIera decorations (except those specifically associated with Nazi Party organizations, such as SS Long Service medals, or with the expansion of the German Reich, such as the medals for the annexation of Austria, the Sudetenland, and the Memel region). The main government contract to manufacture and supply these new de-nazified WW2 1957 official decorations went to the world famous German firm Steinhauer & Lueck, Luedenscheid Germany. Knights Crosses, Iron Crosses , Wound Badges, Tank Assault Badges etc were re-designed by Steinhauer & Lück – often with the oak-leaf spray replacing the swastika, with S&L having the sole patent rights to all WW2 1957 German decorations. S&L did not have the whole monopoly on medal making, other famous firms such as Deschler & Sohn, BH Maher and Juncker also manufactured these new German decorations. Lüdenscheid is situated between the cities Dortmund and Bonn. It was here that one of the youngest medal firms was founded in 1889 by August Steinhauer and Gustav Adolf Lück. The first production began in a cellar, the customer base continued to increase. A property was bought at 51 Hochstrasse which is still home for this famous company today. During WW2 Steinhauer & Lück produced medals and badges, like the famous Knights Cross and many other types of medals and badges. In 1957 this company was awarded the contract to produce all the newly re-designed legal WW2 1957 de-nazified decorations, plus the contract to manufacture all of Germany’s official decorations including Germany’s highest order the Bundesverdienstkreuz. Only a very limited number of original WW2 1957 medals are still produced, mainly Iron Crosses, German Cross Gold & Silver & Wound Badges and are considered 100% genuine by the German Government. HISTORY OF THE AWARD. 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 “8909 German Iron Cross First Class medal post WW2 1957 pattern maker DEUMER” is in sale since Wednesday, March 31, 2021. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\World War II (1939-1945)\Medals/ Ribbons”. The seller is “a..anderson” and is located in ST. ALBANS. This item can be shipped worldwide.

2020 End Of World War Silver Medal 75th Ann. PCGS PR70 DCAM First Strike Invest

2020 End Of World War Silver Medal 75th Ann. PCGS PR70 DCAM First Strike Invest

2020 End Of World War Silver Medal 75th Ann. PCGS PR70 DCAM First Strike Invest

2020 End Of World War Silver Medal 75th Ann. PCGS PR70 DCAM First Strike Invest. The item “2020 End Of World War Silver Medal 75th Ann. PCGS PR70 DCAM First Strike Invest” is in sale since Sunday, May 30, 2021. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Bullion\Silver\Coins”. The seller is “super_me1″ and is located in New Brunswick, New Jersey. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, South africa, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.
  • Composition: Silver
  • Year: 2020
  • Grade: PR 70
  • Certification: PCGS

First World War Territorial Forces War Medal Pair to 1370 Gnr F. Stares R. A

First World War Territorial Forces War Medal Pair to 1370 Gnr F. Stares R. A

First World War Territorial Forces War Medal Pair to 1370 Gnr F. Stares R. A

First World War Territorial Forces War Medal Pair to 1370 Gnr F. Stares R. A

First World War Territorial Forces War Medal Pair to 1370 Gnr F. Stares R. A

First World War Territorial Forces War Medal Pair to 1370 Gnr F. Stares R. A

First World War Territorial Forces War Medal Pair to 1370 Gnr F. Stares R. A

First World War Territorial Forces War Medal Pair to 1370 Gnr F. Stares R. A

First World War Territorial Forces War Medal Pair to 1370 Gnr F. Stares R. A

First World War Territorial Forces War Medal/Allied Victory Medal pair to 1370 Gnr. As can be seen from the pictures above, a Territorial Forces War Medal pair issued to Gnr. Stares for service in the Royal Field Artillery during the First World War. Frederick Stares had an active service career during the First World War, serving in the Territorial Force with the Royal Artillery and also as a sapper in the Royal Engineers under service number 270542 and WR/179092. He was also entitled to the British Silver War Medal, not present here, but would make an interesting project to try and reunite the group. They are in excellent condition, with a beautiful patina and original ribbons. Would make an excellent addition to any militaria collection, or an ideal gift for the militaria collector in anyone’s life. Frederick Stares was born in 1889 in Portsmouth, Hampshire, and was 25 years old when he enlisted in 1914. The family home was in York Street in the parish of Portsea. His father was Thomas Stares, born in 1864 and listed in the 1891 census as working as a packer in a marine store. His mother was Ellen Stares, born in 1864. Upon enlistment he was living in Boston Spa in Yorkshire. Take the opportunity to own this beautiful medal pair, only 33,944 of the Territorial Forces War Medal were issued, making this the the rarest of the First World War campaign medals. The item “First World War Territorial Forces War Medal Pair to 1370 Gnr F. Stares R. A” is in sale since Friday, July 17, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\World War I (1914-1918)\Medals/ Ribbons”. The seller is “entilzha1970″ and is located in Ballynahinch. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Modified Item: No
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
  • Country/ Organization: Great Britain
  • Issued/ Not-Issued: Issued
  • Type: Medals & Ribbons
  • Conflict: World War I (1914-1918)
  • Service: Army
  • Era: 1914-1945