GERMANY – IRON CROSS – 1914 – 1st CLASS NON VAULTED WITH “CD” AND .800 SILVER HALLMARKS – CASED
This is without a doubt the FINEST 1914 iron Cross 1st Class with an ultra-custom presentation case that I have encountered.
This is a 1914 Iron Cross 1st Class. It is of the flat (non vaulted) variety. The obverse’s paint is in fine condition. It rates at about 98%. The frame boasts a lovely patina. It features a manufacturer’s hallmark, “CD,” as well as an .800 silver hallmark (double stamped), on its reverse. The pin fits a bit tightly when inserting/removing it from the catch. Extra caution and time should be taken when one does so. It is a very handsome Iron Cross, and great for any type of collection.
As impressive as the Iron Cross is, the presentation case is even more of interest. The exterior is a smooth brown leatherette. There is honest wear to the material that covers the hinge. Some of that same wear shows on the front edge of the case. But get ready for the interior! The top lid has a white silk base. Added to that is an interesting multi colored 1914 Iron Cross. The bottom half of the case is a brown velvet with a raised platform on which the Iron Cross rests. Surrounding that platform is a white rope which becomes the outline of an Iron Cross.
In more than fifty years of collecting, I have never seen a more unusual presentation case. Together the Iron Cross and presentation case would be an important addition to any collection. Don’t miss out on this rare presentation.