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    Any observations on this Alois Rettenmaier would be welcome

    Many thanks

    Nick
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    No problems for me Nick. Rettenmaier were one of the manufacturers who used the S&L frames for their crosses. Compare to mine below. The obverse inner corners on the example you've posted look like they've been filed down to accomodate the swastika so I think the core is different to mine - my swastika is on a pedestal too.
    You will see some fairly obvious mis-stamping too, I have no idea how or if this cross passed the quality control.
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    Thanks Adrian, When you say the swastika is on a pedestal do you mean it rests on the lower inner corners?

    I think for its faults I am going to buy this one

    Cheers

    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 Wolfspear View Post
    When you say the swastika is on a pedestal do you mean it rests on the lower inner corners?
    No, if you look on the pics below, you will see the arrows point to a faint line between the arms of the swastika, it looks as though it is sitting on a very slightly raised 'pedestal' - hence the term.
    You often see this feature on Brehmer EK2s.
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    Just learned something else, thanks Adrian

    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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