These are going to be modern eastern European, the crackle finish is applied as a process of manufacture and not an indication of age at all. Then you have the combination of the Reich Adler with the crackle finish to boot and the 2nd example is beyond me but there are more than a few things to note on these. Pretty slick but fantasy none the less. Where did these come from? Do you have a photo of the rear of the 2nd plate??.
Agreed...you called it correct. Modern fantasy junk.
"Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."
What's up with the hugely spelled "Deutsches Reich" on the reverse? Creative, but very fake...
Never seen the like of these before and they may be fantasy as the others have posted, but they appear to be very well made.
Whatever its just an opinion.
What the other members said: Modern fantasy pieces.
By the way, the design on the second plate is clearly "inspired" by the order that was awarded with the Deutscher Nationalpreis für Kunst und Wissenschaft.
(see: Ailsby Collection: German National Prize for Arts & Sciences )
Thank you Andreas. There's something new learnt today. I didn't know anything of the like existed.
Looking for LDO marked EK2s and items relating to U-406.....
wow fakers always trying to trick collectors with more fantasy garbage !!
modern crackle, they sure think of everything!
and special thanks for the link