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57er Deutsches Kreuz in Gold grouping

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    I had always rather liked the Deutsches Kreuz in Gold [German Cross in Gold]. Given that a wartime piece admittedly costs way more than I spend on a single item, I decided to go for a 1957 version and have recently purchased this grouping. Hope you like it!


    The full-size Deutsches Kreuz in Gold:


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    Ribbon bar showing, from left to right, the Deutsches Kreuz in Gold, Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse, Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse, Allgemeines Sturmabzeichen and the Verwundetenabzeichen in Silber:

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    Also included were four different miniature stickpins. They are a combination of 4, representing the EK1/EK2/Verwundetenabzeichen/Allgemeines Sturmabzeichen, a 2-place combination for the EK1/EK2 and two singles for the Allgemeines Sturmabzeichen and the Verwundetenabzeichen:


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    [QUOTE=HPL2008;602957]I had always rather liked the Deutsches Kreuz in Gold [German Cross in Gold]. Given that a wartime piece admittedly costs way more than I spend on a single item, I decided to go for a 1957 version and have recently purchased this grouping. Hope you like it![QUOTE]

    I certainly do ! super Deutsche Kreuz in Gold and accompanying bar and stick pins....does the cross have an open or closed hingeblock? it looks to be a St u L piece....
    Prost ! Steve.
    "The German Army is the perfectly adapted, perfectly running Machine. The difference is that the Germans are organised with a view to War...with the cold, hard, practical and business-like purpose of winning victories."
    G.W. Steevens - The Daily Mail (1897)

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    Very nice Andreas has it a history with it ?
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    Well done Andreas! That's a fantastic grouping that's almost impossiible to upgrade. I agree with Steve, it certainly looks like a Steinhauer & Lucke in A1 condition, Nice!

    Regards, Ned.
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    That's a comprehensive group Andreas, nice pieces. The '57 stickpins are great, I haven't seen many and less than that for sale.

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    A fabulous grouping, well done! The Cross is simply stunning.

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    Great looking Deutsche Kreuz in Gold, Andreas. Very nice group.

    Regards

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    Thanks to all for the comments!

    Quote by oradour View Post
    Does the cross have an open or closed hingeblock?
    Here are two additional close-ups of the hinge assembly:

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    Quote by Paul E View Post
    Very nice Andreas has it a history with it ?
    Sorry, no. The grouping was offered as coming from the legacy of the same recipient, but no additional information was provided.

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    Quote by HPL2008 View Post
    I had always rather liked the Deutsches Kreuz in Gold [German Cross in Gold]. Given that a wartime piece admittedly costs way more than I spend on a single item, I decided to go for a 1957 version and have recently purchased this grouping
    Ausgezeichnet mein freund.
    I have recently purchased a signals walking out tunic that has loops under the right breast pocket for a DKiG or for a Spanish cross. Since the DKiGs are so expensive i thought to buy a repro just for display purposes. But now like you i'm thinking to go for a '57 version.
    Looking for the photo albums of Leutnant Emil Freitag, 3. / G.R. 377

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    Andreas....solid hinge block ! that's the type to own, pre-1968...enamelled red ring, later ones were painted, and always show signs of bleeding, notice the die flaw at 5 o'clock on the wreath..again this was cleared up on later dies, together with the type of pin fitted it is IMO an early 1960's cross.
    Great find !
    Prost ! Steve.
    "The German Army is the perfectly adapted, perfectly running Machine. The difference is that the Germans are organised with a view to War...with the cold, hard, practical and business-like purpose of winning victories."
    G.W. Steevens - The Daily Mail (1897)

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