IRON CROSS – 1914 – 2nd CLASS – PRESENTATION CASE
This is a consignment item. It is a high-quality 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class. The cross is not hallmarked. Its paint rates right at 100%. The leatherette case measures 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ x 4 1/4.” Its exterior is marbled with shades of gray and black. The outer lid’s top shows some loss of its covering surface color. The interior’s upper lid is covered with white silk. Embossed on it are an Iron Cross and the legend “Zur Erinnerung an Deutschlands große Zeit” (In remembrance of Germany’s Great Time). The case’s lower half is fitted to hold the cross. Just above it is a fitted compartment in which the ribbon is folded. The closure device is not working quite right and needs a bit of adjustment. It appears that a price tag is on the reverse, with its original price being 1.5 Marks!