These pages display a number of the rare items that I have had the pleasure of selling. To view more details and a larger photograph please click on the thumbnail picture.
1914 vaulted Iron Cross First Class.
Fantastic condition factory vaulted 1914 EKI with a silver frame and iron core. The Cross is completely unmarked but tests as high grade silver, so probably the Government 938 standard. The core retains the majority of the original finish with crisp high relief details. The Cross is very finely made with a quality hinge, pin and catch. Pleasing silver patina to the frame.
1914 cased Iron Cross Second Class.
1914 cased Iron Cross Second Class. Oak leaf patterned case with silver impressed Iron Cross to corner, white velvet and silk interior with recessed portion for the Cross. Large compartment for ribbon and perhaps other EK accessories. Case in superb condition with light wear. The Iron Cross is double maker marked, WILM to ribbon ring and S to eye ring. WILM were one of the Court Jewellers to the Kaiser. Superb crisp iron core, this is the G type Godet core. Beautiful crisp frame in 938 silver. The Cross is in near mint condition. Complete with small piece of original Imperial ribbon.
8 Medal Grouping
A most impressive 8-pieced group comprising of a various WWI and WII decorations (such as a WWII-period 1936 Olympic Games commemorative medal. A 25 years of loyal service, The pieces are most certainly period-compiled and are NOT post-war compilations. Next to the already mentioned decorations, the bar also depicts a WWI iron cross 2nd class, a WWI 'Kriegsverdienstkreuz', a WWI 'Frontkämpferkreuz' (or 'Kriegsteilnehmerkreuz mit Schwerter'), a golden-toned WWI 'Reserve-Landwehr'-medal and 2 WWI-period, Austrian awards. All eight medals are in lovely condition and a nice age-patina. The 'Polizei'-medal has gorgeous details. It comes on its original cornflower-blue coloured ribbon having the interwoven golden-coloured police-eagle attached (scarce in itself). The set is fully matching ! Maker marked to the reverse.
GERMAN CROSS IN SILVER
Very rare Zimmermann War Order of the German Cross in Silver, heavy type. This DK is of the earliest Zimmermann construction and as such does not exhibit the tell tale flaws of the later light Zimmermann DKs.The Cross is in excellent overall condition with just the lightest of wear on the inner dark star, the silvered wreath and on the reverse tips of the outer star. It really is a beauty to behold! There is no damage at all to the enamelled swastika. The Cross weighs in at approx 67.4g Less than 1200 awarded! ON HOLD FOR TG