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Eisernes Kreuz and SS Field Ehrenzeichen?? Original or not???

Article about: Never seen anything like the cross. Was there such an award or is it pure fantasy? The Iron cross... what do you think? Cheers Jan

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    Default Eisernes Kreuz and SS Field Ehrenzeichen?? Original or not???

    Never seen anything like the cross. Was there such an award or is it pure fantasy? The Iron cross... what do you think?

    Cheers Jan
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    Default Re: Iron cross and SS Field Ehrenzeichen?? Original or not???

    Anything with the round screw back such as that cross is a Polish made fake.

    Regards

    Carl

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    I'm not an Iron Cross expert, but I don't like the way this one looks.

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    Default Re: Iron cross and SS Field Ehrenzeichen?? Original or not???

    Thank U very much guys.. Had the same feelings about these!

    Cheers Jan

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    The 'SS Feldehrenzeichen' is a crappy fake of a genuine post WW1 private purchase medal issued for veterans to purchase. The screw backs were never made with either 'SS' or 'RZM' stampings, indeed, the only markings would have been 'Ges.Gesch.' which are missing.

    The Deutsches Feldehrenzeichen was an unofficial 'vanity' award made by the German 1914-18 War Veterans' Association based in Leipzig and Hamburg. The Association also awarded the Somme Cross, the Verdun Cross etc. to members who had served in these campaigns. The Feldehrenzeichen went to all Association members who had served at the front in the Great War. The only connection with Hamburg was that the Association had offices there.

    Here's a genuine one.

    Regards, Ned.



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    Hi Jan

    Anything like that with ss runes makes me want to run away!

    Can you post a reverse pic of the EK please

    Thanks

    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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    Hi Jan,
    As Nick says, can we see some more pics of the EK please? Straight on front and back in natural light?
    I'm not keen on it from the pic above, especially the dents on the corners, looks like soft metal type damage but I don't want to write it off just yet.

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