A Good Start...
I didn't want to hi-jack Adam's thread about his first EK of the year, so I've started this one instead.
2013 was a pretty bad year for me, and my collection suffered a lot as a result. However, I am happy to say that 2014 has started out well and these two brightened up my January considerably!
The first is a beautiful and near mint cased C.F. Zimmermann EK1 marked '20'. As it seems to be dark here any time I try to take a photograph, these do not show it at its best - the frosting is almost perfect. (Not as heavy as found on a W&L, but still there).
The EK1 spange (my first) is a very nice unmarked Deumer, but has been recently cleaned - not by me though. Ignore the repro spange case - I just use it until I can find an original.
Hope you all like them as much as I do, and feel free everyone to add your first crosses of the year too.
Regards - Danny
01-17-2014 09:09 PM
Great to see you back collecting again!
Two superb items to kick back off with!
You have a great eye for quality and you have started off as you mean to carry on!
You are the forums EK guru please post more often
"In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem
The detailing on the spange is especially sharp! Very nice pick up!
"Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."
Very nice cross and spange. The condition of both pieces is
fantastic, even with the spange being cleaned.........!
indeed perfect pieces, I like the zimmermann
Well Done Danny! Good to see that 2014 has been good to you thus far!
A beautiful pair, very very nice
Lovely acquisitions Danny!