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Germany – Iron Cross – 1870 – 2nd Class – 25 year Oak Leaves – 1914 Spange

SKU: 09-1080

$1,995.00

This Iron Cross like all of the Iron Crosses in this update came to us from the collection of an advanced collector….

 

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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.

This is one of the most desirable ensembles of the Iron Cross 2nd Class. It includes the actual 1870 Iron Cross 2nd Class, 25 Year Jubilee Oak Leaves, and the 1914 Spange. Very few men lived to actually receive the Spange. They would have been at least in their mid 60’s.

The Iron Cross is in excellent condition. Its paint would rate at 100%. It is quite possible that it was purchased at the same time as the 25 Year Oak Leaves. The ribbon shows age and could well be from 1896. The 1914 Spange has the correct pebbled surface. Both the 26 Year Oak Leaves and 1914 are pinned with prongs that fold over to secure them to the reverse of the ribbon. It is our opinion that when they were placed there they were not removed as opening and closing the prongs could the metal and cause them to break. We see no purpose and might well damage them if we attempted to remove them.

It is very difficult to find a full set like this and in this condition. It would be the highlight of any Iron Cross collection.

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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.

This is one of the most desirable ensembles of the Iron Cross 2nd Class. It includes the actual 1870 Iron Cross 2nd Class, 25 Year Jubilee Oak Leaves, and the 1914 Spange. Very few men lived to actually receive the Spange. They would have been at least in their mid 60’s.

The Iron Cross is in excellent condition. Its paint would rate at 100%. It is quite possible that it was purchased at the same time as the 25 Year Oak Leaves. The ribbon shows age and could well be from 1896. The 1914 Spange has the correct pebbled surface. Both the 26 Year Oak Leaves and 1914 are pinned with prongs that fold over to secure them to the reverse of the ribbon. It is our opinion that when they were placed there they were not removed as opening and closing the prongs could the metal and cause them to break. We see no purpose and might well damage them if we attempted to remove them.

It is very difficult to find a full set like this and in this condition. It would be the highlight of any Iron Cross collection.