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Germany – Iron Cross – 1813 – 1st Class – Cloth

SKU: 09-1082

$5,995.00

This Iron Cross like all of the Iron Crosses in this update came to us from the collection of an advanced collector. It is a very rare 1813 Iron Cross in cloth….

 

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This Iron Cross like all of the Iron Crosses in this update came to us from the collection of an advanced collector. It is a very rare 1813 Iron Cross in cloth.

All of the issue 1813 Iron Crosses were metal. Some officers might opt for a Prinzengroße Iron Cross or in this case this officer wanted a fabric cross which could be sewn to his tunic. At this time many of the breast stars were also made of fabric and were known as “tinsel stars”. This Iron Cross conforms very closely to the general size of an 1813 Iron Cross 1st Class.

The center of the Cross is a black velvet that shows minor signs of age surrounding it and serving as the beading is fabric that is ?? In color. Turning to the reverse we see more signs of honest age for an item that is two hundred years old or nearly that old. In the center there is a patch of missing fabric which indicates to me that the Cross was actually sewn on to a tunic.

It is likely that this Iron Cross was owned by an officer of noble birth and possibly of a higher rank. This is an amazing Iron Cross and we are excited to share this with you.

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This Iron Cross like all of the Iron Crosses in this update came to us from the collection of an advanced collector. It is a very rare 1813 Iron Cross in cloth.

All of the issue 1813 Iron Crosses were metal. Some officers might opt for a Prinzengroße Iron Cross or in this case this officer wanted a fabric cross which could be sewn to his tunic. At this time many of the breast stars were also made of fabric and were known as “tinsel stars”. This Iron Cross conforms very closely to the general size of an 1813 Iron Cross 1st Class.

The center of the Cross is a black velvet that shows minor signs of age surrounding it and serving as the beading is fabric that is ?? In color. Turning to the reverse we see more signs of honest age for an item that is two hundred years old or nearly that old. In the center there is a patch of missing fabric which indicates to me that the Cross was actually sewn on to a tunic.

It is likely that this Iron Cross was owned by an officer of noble birth and possibly of a higher rank. This is an amazing Iron Cross and we are excited to share this with you.