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Eisernes Kreuz 2.Klasse - With No Manufacturer Code

Article about: Dear Friends., I have a german EK2 of 1939, with solid iron core, it looks original and in good condition, but I have the following doubts: - The suspension ring is not stamped with a manufa

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    Default Eisernes Kreuz 2.Klasse - With No Manufacturer Code

    Dear Friends.,

    I have a german EK2 of 1939, with solid iron core, it looks original and in good condition, but I have the following doubts:

    - The suspension ring is not stamped with a manufacturer's code number. Can you tell me the manufacturer of my EK2?
    - I'm not sure about the ribbon... (it past the ultraviolet test), but it's original? from the manufacturer of the EK2?

    The fotos are attached.

    Best regards.,

    VonRiver

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    Last edited by Adrian; 06-08-2012 at 11:03 PM. Reason: Title changed to use German terminology.

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    Default Re: Iron Cross 2 nd Class - With No Manufacturer Code

    Hi and welcome to the forum!

    Your cross looks good to me and is possibly made by S&L. It has an original ribbon too.
    If an EK isn't marked, it doesn't mean it's fake.

    Regards

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    Default Re: Iron Cross 2 nd Class - With No Manufacturer Code

    Lack of a makers marks isn't a bad thing, it indicates early manufacture, pre 1941 I think before makers were required to stamp their PKZ number or LDO number on the ribbon ring (or frame in a few cases).

    I'll hang back giving any thoughts on the cross as we need straight on front and back shots in natural light to determine the maker and/or originality. Angled shots and blurred shots can hide the details which identify the maker.
    The ribbon looks fine though!
    There is a pinned photo tips thread at the top of this forum if you want some pointers.

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    Default Re: Eisernes Kreuz 2.Klasse - With No Manufacturer Code

    Hi

    A excellent EK2! Not all EK2 were makers marked.

    Thanks

    Cameron

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    Default Re: Eisernes Kreuz 2.Klasse - With No Manufacturer Code

    A nice early S&L imo


    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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    More Fotos to help the ID:

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    Default Re: Eisernes Kreuz 2.Klasse - With No Manufacturer Code

    Are you guys definitely sure about it being an S&L? I've never seen an S&L with such pointy inner corners and I can't tell the usual beading pattern from these images?

    VonRiver, can you take a good, close up straight on shot of the swastika to include the inner corners of the frame please?

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    Default Re: Eisernes Kreuz 2.Klasse - With No Manufacturer Code

    Sorry Adrian, maybe I got ahead of myself.

    VonRiver, please take some pics in natural daylight.

    Regards

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    More Fotos from the Ek2:
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    Quote by Ingrid Patrouille View Post
    Sorry Adrian, maybe I got ahead of myself.

    VonRiver, please take some pics in natural daylight.

    Regards

    No need to apologise Ingrid, I just wanted to be sure as the inner corners didn't look like an S&L type at first glance. I think you're right though!

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