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Looking for opinions on a couple of Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse's

Article about: Hi Fellas, Being almost solely a helmet collector, I am a bit out of my depth here. I am looking to get a few other original TR items to display with my helmets, and have come across a coupl

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    Hi Fellas,

    Being almost solely a helmet collector, I am a bit out of my depth here.
    I am looking to get a few other original TR items to display with my helmets, and
    have come across a couple of EK2 medals for sale.
    I am happy to say that I know 2/3's of bugger all when it comes to medals and the like,
    so would love to hear your feedback/opinions on them.

    The top 2 pics show the reverse side and ring stamping of what I am told is from the maker Friedrich Orth Wien (15)
    The lower 2 show the front side and ring stamping of the J.E. Hammer & Söhne Geringswalde (55) EK2.
    I have asked for more pics showing both sides of each of these, and hope to have them soon.
    Thanks in advance for any opinions offered.

    Brad.
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    Okay, the order of the pics did not come out in the order I thought they would.
    Here are a few more pics I just received.
    Friedrich Orth Wien front, and Friedrich Orth Wien front
    Hope this helps with opinions.

    Brad.
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    Both look like crackers to me Brad!

    Cheers, Dan ( Watch it, EK's are addictive )
    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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    No problems from me either!

    The Hammer & Sohn marking matched perfectly to my ground dug example but in regard to the Orth, do you think it could actually be a '13' (Gustav Brehmer)?

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    Quote by Glenn66 View Post
    No problems from me either!

    The Hammer & Sohn marking matched perfectly to my ground dug example but in regard to the Orth, do you think it could actually be a '13' (Gustav Brehmer)?
    You could be onto something there, my impression when I saw the stamping was that it was a 13.
    Either way, still a nice EK.

    Thanks for the feedback guys.

    Brad.

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    Two good crosses the top 55 the bottom is a 15

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    Quote by Adam M View Post
    Two good crosses the top 55 the bottom is a 15
    +1

    The Orth is in very nice condition and is also the rarer one of the two. It has a typical Orth core and large, thin suspension ring. Here is mine for comparison:
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    Quote by Lidman View Post
    Okay, the order of the pics did not come out in the order I thought they would.
    Here are a few more pics I just received.
    Friedrich Orth Wien front, and Friedrich Orth Wien front
    Hope this helps with opinions.

    Brad.
    Hello Brad,
    This is exactly why we request that a new thread be started for each individual award. It reduces the confusion.
    A couple of nice EK's either way.
    Ralph.
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    Thanks for the advice and opinions fellas.
    Man, I love this forum, and it's many valuable members!

    Brad.

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