Article about: Just added this lovely mysterious cross. A few collectors think it is a Ferdinand Hoffstaetter as one or two marked 8's have cropped up with the same detail and characteristics but the jury
That cross I posted was the one I sold ages ago. I posted it so that you could see the extensive die wear on the beading.
It's replacement (with no wear) is still safely in my collection.
Regards - Danny
Yes the wear certainly stands out ! Glad you kept one mate
"In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem