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Article about: Hi all. can any one tell me about this item? I think it maybe first world war, but i could be way off. i also think it may be damaged, should there be some emblem at the top? i am looking to

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    Hi all.

    can any one tell me about this item? I think it maybe first world war, but i could be way off. i also think it may be damaged, should there be some emblem at the top?

    i am looking to sell, along with othe items due to my wedding in april.

    thanks for any input.

    Austin.
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    Looks like a very mistreated WW1 Iron Cross 2nd Class. Should have a suspension ring, which has been broken off, and the ribbon ring would be attached to that. The ribbon would be threaded through the ring.

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    Thanks Roger, it was give to me rolled up in this ribbon.
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    OK, can't really tell from the picture but it looks like a good ribbon. However, even in good condition these crosses are not very expensive.

    Looking at the cross more closely, you can see that the frames are not of a consistent width all around the outside edge. I'm more of a 1939 EK person (and a newbie), but that would be a red flag for me.

    There will be an expert along to tell you more about it, but I would not put it in my collection.

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    Thanks again Roger, i did look on e-bay and they where around 15-20 for vgc, so i expected a low value. as for the validity i can not say as i know very little about this item. i have other stuff to sell, so maybe if it is genuine i will donate it to someone. along with ribbon.

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    Well, at least you have come to the right place for information. Welcome to the forum, hope to see more postings. Congratulations on your wedding. Mazel tov!

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    I have a broken WWI EKII like this as well. I think it should
    sell for around $40. That is what it cost me.

    That is a nice long ribbon too.........!
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Thanks for all your help people. but just to let you know it will be on its way to Oregon this weekend, as i have donated it. due to its damage and probable lack of interest from buyers. nice to know it wont see any more attics.

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    As noted above, your cross is a ww1 iron cross 2nd class.
    It is NOT a fake or reproduction. Judging from the
    style of the crown and the low relief "W" and date, I would guess
    that the missing ribbon ring would have be maker marked "KO".
    gregM
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