Starting with the Round Three, this is the variation known as 'Swastika on a pedestal'. Note the stippled core too, this is a good addition and one I'm still looking for.
There are five known types of Round Three EK2:
Swastika on pedestal
Which brings me nicely onto the other cross! Not a Schinkel 'B' unfortunately but still a sought after variation. Usually referred to as the 'Odd Date EK2'. This is generally believed to be an original EK by an unknown maker. There is a thread here showing a few examples.
As for prices, the Round Three I would guess at about €250 and the Odd Date EK2 I can't really say for sure. I've sold one of mine for £160. I think it was a fair collector to collector price, these are rarer than the Schinkels and Round Threes but very hard to price as they don't come up for sale very often.
Last edited by Adrian; 10-02-2010 at 10:25 PM.
Looking for LDO marked EK2s and items relating to U-406.....
Thanks alot for the help, Adrian.
The prices you mention are very close to what I have to pay.
I think I will take them both! My wife will kill me one day!
Who wants to inherit my Ek2 collection in that case?
Nice couple of crosses Sonny.
The EKII in Shinkel B style is hard to find, rarest than that R3.
Hi Sonny I was talkin' just about crosses showed in this thread. The real Schinkel B is very rare.
They are desirable crosses Sonny, your nerves must be shot ! I get nervous sneaking items past my wife. Its like a military operation
"In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem