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1870 First Class Iron cross

Article about: A just received this in the mail. I was so excited to get it that I have not had time to take some proper pictures so for now some quick scans. This is a 1870 Ek1 made by Godet.

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    A just received this in the mail. I was so excited to get it that I have not
    had time to take some proper pictures so for now some quick scans.

    This is a 1870 Ek1 made by Godet.
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    gregM
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    It has a few condition issues. It has been hand vaulted which cracked
    the core. The catch has been reattached and it has been given a coat
    of varnish or laquer. But considering it is an original 1870 ek1 with the
    correct makers mark and side hooks. I am absolutely thrilled to add it
    to my collection.
    Last edited by Chopperman; 09-04-2016 at 05:06 AM.
    gregM
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    Great pick up Greg!
    Even with all of it's repairs and conditions, it's a beauty!
    Congrats on landing this one!
    Ralph.
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    Rare item! Well done.

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    v/nice find.

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    Thanks Guys
    I've been waiting years to have a chance at a "fanged" 1870 Ek1.
    gregM
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    Hand vaulted and cracked core? That just adds to its history IMHO. The guy wanted to look cool
    "Please", Thank You" and proper manners appreciated

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    Quote by MAP View Post
    Hand vaulted and cracked core? That just adds to its history IMHO. The guy wanted to look cool
    Agreed I have no issues at all with the cracked core. I'm not a fan of the yellowing
    varnish but I think I might leave it as it is rather than do any possible harm to the original
    patina or the blackening on the core.
    gregM
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    I love those fanged EK's. Great addition to you marvelous collection Greg.

    Semper Fi
    Phil

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    Thanks Phil.
    gregM
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