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patriotic box - featuring 1914 iron cross

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  • PATRIOTIC BOX – FEATURING 1914 IRON CROSS

    SKU: 03-104

    $125.00

    PATRIOTIC BOX – FEATURING 1914 IRON CROSS This is a patriotic remembrance box that features a 1914 Iron Cross. The box is covered in black leatherette and measures 8″ x 12″ x 2 ½.” The Iron Cross is embossed in silver in its upper left corner. Embossed in silver on its lower right corner is the label “Kriegs-Erinnerungen.” A lock appears on the box’s front, but the key is no longer available.

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  • PATRIOTIC BOX – FEATURING 1914 IRON CROSS

    SKU: 03-109

    $275.00

    PATRIOTIC BOX – FEATURING 1914 IRON CROSS This is a small metal box that measures 1 ½” x 2 ¼” x 3 ¼.” The box is made of zinc, which was commonly used in patriotic items. Its outer lid displays a 1914 Iron Cross that measures 1 ⅛” x 1 ⅛.” Interestingly, the Iron Cross is very close to a Prinzengroße-sized Iron Cross. [Literally translated as “prince-sized,” these crosses were worn in Germany’s early days by young princes who were authorized to wear their fathers’ decorations, which were appropriately downsized for their smaller stature. By the time WW I began, they were worn more commonly by noblemen, as well as other officers adopted them to be fashionable]. The cross is of a strikingly high quality. It very possibly could be an actual Prinzengroße Iron Cross. The box’s five sides (its bottom is unadorned) feature ornate scrollwork. It is a finely executed box in first-rate condition.

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