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Last edited by KSH; 12-20-2011 at 05:39 PM.
I didint buy the EKII, But what I did do was buy Steves EKII a while back.
Its an asmann (I think thats how its spelt)
Best regards, Patrick
Nice one Patrick.
I remember my first WWI EKII. It was marked 'FW' and cost
me $20 back in 1976 or 1977. At that time I thought
they were all maker marked.........!
Nice one Patrick I think an Assman is a great start. You have one I have never owned.
There are many differing opinions on how collectors should go about amassing their chosen items. However, it is each to their own. No member can tell another how to spend their money, advise sure but if the person shooses to ignore any advice or indeed take it, it's their decision.
There is no doubting the quality of CD800 crosses and the prices for them vary depending where you look. As I said previously, I limit myself to €45 when bidding on eBay and have picked up some fine crosses. My own CD800 cost me €50 in a private sale and it is mounted on a trifold ribbon.
I aim to collect a marked example from each maker and I know I will have to pay over the odds to obtain a rare and elusive maker.
My advice therefore is if you just want an Imperial EK2 and don't have a focused collection, shop around and get your representative example at a price you're happy with.
Looking for LDO marked EK2s and items relating to U-406.....
I have a historical question ... is assumed that at the end of the First World War, the Weimar Republic was established ... that the iron crosses of the first war with the "W" in the center, if one assumes that was the German Empire which fought? the Weimar Republic was a consequence of the end of the war and the Treaty of Versailles ... thanks in advance
The very first iron Crosses (1813) were marked FW
for Fredrich Wilhelm III.
When the iron cross was reinstated in 1870 by
King Wilhelm I. The cross was changed to have his initial
in the front center and the FW was kept to honor Fredrich
Wilheml but was moved to the back of the cross.
Hitler did not want anything to do with "Imperial" Germany
and redesigned the cross with out any references to the past
except to keep the 1813 date on the reverse. He also had the
cross made larger. (small man--big ego)
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