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Article about: Gents, Once (in my younger years, in the 1970īs ), I spent, what I considered then, a fortune , on an unmessed with "battlefield worn" EK I. In those early years of my interest in

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    Gents,

    Once (in my younger years, in the 1970īs ), I spent, what I considered then, a fortune , on an unmessed with "battlefield worn" EK I. In those early years of my interest in WWII history this item represented nothing more than a picture in a Alistair MacLean movie and in 1986 I sold it to a very reputable dealer in Finland https://www.holmasto.fi/ .

    The words of the professioneal buyer stuck to my mind as he said "Donīt worry, itīs only an item, sometime You will be able to buy even an better one".

    Well, the years passed but never did I encounter anythin like that 70īs battlefield worn EK until a couple of weeks back. Needless to say I bought it at once, from a reputable dealer once again.

    Finding these kind of unmessed with examples is very, very hard in 2016. I was very lucky. This Iron cross even came with the smell of the house/box it was "buried in" since 1945. This EKI will be a central piece in an upcoming WWII exhibition in Finland. After the exhibition I will donate it to the local museum.


    Best, Jan
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    Very nice! Do you have a shot of the reverse?

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Quote by Woolgar View Post
    Very nice! Do you have a shot of the reverse?

    Nick
    Wait a sec.

    Best, Jan

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    Like it, as Nick said a picture of the reverse would be great, thanks, Juan

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    Some more pictures here.

    Best, Jan
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    True. You don't see them like this often. At least I don't see them. Wonderful wear and patina.

    You know, I have a little "museum" in my house that you can display it in LoL
    "Please", Thank You" and proper manners appreciated

    My greatest fear is that one day I will die and my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them

    "Don't tell me these are investments if you never intend to sell anything" (Quote: Wife)

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    Quote by MAP View Post
    True. You don't see them like this often. At least I don't see them. Wonderful wear and patina.

    You know, I have a little "museum" in my house that you can display it in LoL
    Just happy to share with You. Most people here know the seller here so I wonīt go into that. Just saying Heīs the best

    Jan

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    I will take this EK to a professional museum laboratory tomorrow as there seems to be a name inscribed to it. Hopefully we will get a name here.

    Best, Jan

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    Nice indeed, nice wear and patina, do you know by any chance the maker?, is it maybe Deumer, just wandering

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    Quote by jamoros View Post
    Nice indeed, nice wear and patina, do you know by any chance the maker?, is it maybe Deumer, just wandering
    Not yet, I bought it as an unmarked example (and it seems to be one)



    Bet, Jan

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