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Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse, Marked 75

Article about: I've been trying to identify the LDO mark on a 1939 Iron Cross Badge, but have been unsuccessful. Can someone more versed please help? The marking is located on the back on the pin and says

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    Quote by big ned View Post
    I'm thinking Laura may have done a Lord Lucan after my initial reply.
    Let's hope not as this will become a meaningless thread.


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    Red face

    Always a joker in the group... Actually its a good way to start the day! All who have responded I am very thankful. I will get some photos uploaded later today so you can give me your opinion/s. It is very possible I may be misreading the markings. Again thank you and all of you have a safe 4th!

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    Default Photos Iron Cross

    Here are a couple of photos, but I may have just answered my own question.
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    I think you have it's marked 15. Stewy

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    Both (15 & 75) look similiar, but here it is the "15" - so manufactured by Friedrich Orth, Wien (Vienna). You can compare them here: [15] Friedrich Orth, Wien - EK1 DNA


    PS. MM "75" is also known for EK but on 2nd class only

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    Note the little raised "dink" on the frame that indicates the place to drill the hole for the suspension point of EKII class that Orth were known to do from the same die tool.

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    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.

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