57er KM honour clasp.....................
Fist arrival of 2014, early St u L 1957 Kreigsmarine Honour Clasp, four pronged, later versions are two pronged............on long piece of ribbon, not mounted correctly but sideways on, perhaps for display more than wear !
These small and innocuous awards are often overlooked by collectors, but they are inexpensive, for what are high end awards, not that many awarded in WW2 !
Beware though, reproductions exist ! they will be solid cast items with two prongs, originals like the ones shown are hollow die stamped !
I show together with my Army and Luftwaffe versions obtained just before Christmas.....a complete set now.
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)
01-02-2014 04:23 PM
It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.
I'm Spartacus, not really i'm Paul!...
Nice set Steve! Need to find some of these too, I haven't seen any early ones for sale yet.