Become our sponsor and display your banner here
Results 1 to 9 of 9

1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914

Article about: Hello, eagle looks unnatural to me, trying to verify if it is in fact real. No makers mark ether.

  1. #1

    Default 1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914

    Hello, eagle looks unnatural to me, trying to verify if it is in fact real. No makers mark ether.
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_9290.jpg 
Views:	85 
Size:	321.3 KB 
ID:	721888   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_9291.jpg 
Views:	65 
Size:	338.1 KB 
ID:	721889  

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_9292.jpg 
Views:	60 
Size:	324.9 KB 
ID:	721890   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_9293.jpg 
Views:	57 
Size:	311.6 KB 
ID:	721891  

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_9294.jpg 
Views:	51 
Size:	309.2 KB 
ID:	721892   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_9295.jpg 
Views:	49 
Size:	310.0 KB 
ID:	721893  

    Last edited by rbminis; 07-31-2014 at 11:29 PM. Reason: Edited title to use proper German terminology.

  2. # ADS
    Circuit advertisement
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Advertising world
    P
    Many
     

  3. #2
    ?

    Default

    This is a spange for an EK1, it does not look good to me. Poor details and a strange looking head.

  4. #3

    Default

    It looks like a 1st class 1939 spange by Eugen Schmidhäussler to me. But the 'beard' is not something i've seen on this makers spange before. The hardware looks good imo, but best wait for more informed opinions as this design is faked.

    Regards, Ned.
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

  5. #4

    Default

    As this is an award, I have move the thread to the Orders and Decorations Forum where it will get specialized attention.
    BOB

    LIFE'S LOSERS NEVER LEARN FROM THE ERROR OF THEIR WAYS.

  6. #5

    Default

    looks like the finisher failed to do his job properly.

  7. #6
    ?

    Default

    Looks like a good one.

  8. #7
    ?

    Default

    I think the only wrong thing on this spange is the poor photo. Until better photos would be provided, I agree with those who say this is good Schmidlhausser.

    Miro

  9. #8

    Default

    Quote by Miro View Post
    I think the only wrong thing on this spange is the poor photo. Until better photos would be provided, I agree with those who say this is good Schmidlhausser.

    Miro
    Agreed. 90 degrees straight on makes a hell of a difference when trying to authenticate any award. I still think it's a good one though; looking at the hardware especially.

    Regards, Ned.
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

  10. #9
    ?

    Default

    I checked my reference photos. First photo is original Schmidlhausser taken from circa 90 degrees. Second photo is original Schmidlhausser from an angle, that is very similar to the angle from which the thread starter was taken. As you can see, from this point of view it looks like having strange "beard", mentioned by Big Ned. In fact, it´s only the thickness of material, that shows up. From the second point of view, the date finnish looks to be very roughly made. In fact, it´s only the reflection of light.

    Miro

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	unknown1.jpg 
Views:	39 
Size:	187.3 KB 
ID:	722476Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Spange (2).jpg 
Views:	26 
Size:	206.3 KB 
ID:	722477

Similar Threads

  1. 12-01-2015, 12:21 PM
  2. Eagle Badge Id please

    In Non-Combat Uniforms and related insignia of the Third Reich
    01-29-2014, 08:20 PM
  3. Another 475/42 eagle badge

    In SS metal cap insignia forum
    05-18-2012, 12:59 PM
  4. Need Help! either polish or german skull badge and eagle badge?

    In Polish Armed Forces - Second Republic (Siły Zbrojne II Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej) 1918-1939
    04-27-2012, 09:53 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •