I have started a thread on the Third Reich forum in relation to iron crosses and mentioned that after having begun to research this particular award, I was having doubts about my Imperial EK1. I would be grateful if any of you guys could give me your views on this. I dont Know about the case, The Cross itself is stamped 900 on the pin. When I bought it (about 7 years ago) the owner explained that the catch had been replaced.
This cross had a lovely patina when I got it and it pains me to say that I cleaned it (and cleaned it, and cleaned it) to the extent that if it is original, I have no doubt devalued it. (Important lesson learnt)
Please have a wee look and let me know what you think.