Here is my Souval, who knows if its period or not but I took a chance on the wartime looking patina
"In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem
It's a private seller who wishes to remain anonymous in case his wife finds out about the sale as she originally purchased the cross from a friend who owned a small antiques business, now ceased trading, I know not for what or how.
Thing is how much would one pay to take a punt, especially as it's post war?
A private seller who doesn't want to make himself known, a post war made cross, an inflated price after he became aware the cross isn't what it appears nor is as valuable are enough to make me walk rapidly away.
I don't understand why a punt should be considered on what is a post war cross after the price has now gone up.
There are thousands of original EK1s out there, put the money towards one of them!
Looking for LDO marked EK2s and items relating to U-406.....