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Article about: Excellent EKs you have there Chopperman. Can you tell me more info about this one?

  1. #381

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    Lee,
    That's another fine batch of crosses. Looking forward to seeing your
    cased examples.

    I finally decided to pick up another Ek1 (the price was right----cheap)
    but now comes the hard part for me. Waiting on the slow boat from the fatherland.

    gregM
    Live to ride -- Ride to live

    I was addicted to the "Hokey-Pokey" but I've turned
    myself around.

  2. #382

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    Dear members.

    Please comment on these medals.

    Regards
    Martin DK
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  3. #383

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    Martin DK.... the first one appears to be a so-called patriotic item , made in Germany for consumption on the home front , similiar crosses were made by the Allies, but usually contained derogatory terms or referances. The other cross is a 1973 WW1 Prussian Veterans commerative medal, given when he attended a get to together (a ''treffen'') on the date shown, I can not offer any explanation as to why EK II ribbon is used on both crosses, when I would of thought 1914 EK II ribbon would of been more appropriate....unless it is to signify the ''Imperial'' colours, Red/White/Black.
    "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)

  4. #384
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    This first one I beleive is a mid type case. Both EK1s are typical KO crosses but these were my first cased crosses.
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    Here is the other KO in a later case.
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  6. #386
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    Heres my first EK2 case that came without a cross. Can anyone tell me who they think the maker was or any opinions on what type of cross I should display with this case if a maker cannot be varified? Or does it matter? I tried taking out the inside to maybe reveal a maker but was unable too without braking it. Any info on the tag on the back would be helpfull as well. Regards, Lee
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  7. #387

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    Thanks oradour

    Do you know why its dated 14th April 1873?

    Martin
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  8. #388

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    Martin DK ...I must get better glasses, I mistakenly thought it read 1973 !... you are right, it is 1873...that now makes it a desirable early veterans association medal (probably for Franco-Prussian/Danish/Austrian wars 1864-1871) . Sorry for the confusion !
    "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)

  9. #389

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    Lee,
    Thanks for showing your cased crosses. I don't know a lot
    about cases but I believe you are correct in your assumption
    of "mid" and "late" cases.

    I don't think there is any way to know which cross would have
    come in the Ek2 case. Many cross makers did not make their
    own cases. It is rare to see a case named to a specific maker.
    Godet is one of the few makers i can think of off the top of my
    head that would usually have the inside silk liner marked.
    Last edited by Chopperman; 07-17-2010 at 03:09 PM.
    gregM
    Live to ride -- Ride to live

    I was addicted to the "Hokey-Pokey" but I've turned
    myself around.

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    Thanks for the info Chopperman. I will probably put my Godet in it or save that spot for a CD 800.

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