iron cross -1914 - 2nd class - in a display easel (early war award)
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IRON CROSS – 1914 – 2nd CLASS – IN A DISPLAY EASEL (EARLY WAR AWARD)
IRON CROSS – 1914 – 2nd CLASS – IN A DISPLAY EASEL (EARLY WAR AWARD) This is an interesting display easel for a 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class. The easel measures 4 ½” x 3 ½.” It presents purple velvet on its obverse, with a small peg on which the jump ring for the Iron Cross is hung. Below the Iron Cross, engraved on a small, silver, bandeau-shaped plaque is “Dinont 15 August 1914.” This is a very early war Iron Cross which would date t the first ten days of WW I. This man achieved a real act of bravery to receive such an early war Iron Cross 2nd Class. On the reverse of the display is the easel, which swings out when one desires to display the presentation. This is different and quite handsome way to display an Iron Cross.