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Medal bar- Iron Cross (2nd class) and hindenburg cross/ real or fake?

Article about: Hello everyone, I just wanted your opinion on this items authenticity and condition. I know the pictures are not the best. Thanks to all in advance.

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    Default Medal bar- Iron Cross (2nd class) and hindenburg cross/ real or fake?

    Hello everyone, I just wanted your opinion on this items authenticity and condition. I know the pictures are not the best. Thanks to all in advance. Name:  a.png
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    Nice originals in woren condition IMO. The EK is wrong placed, you have to turn it around, the front side is the 1914.

    Regards

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    Typical 'Home-made' type bar. Indeed - the EK
    is sewn on in reverse.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Thank you Landser I, how much do you think it would be a fair price? (I have to say that this would be my first Iron Croos and bar too)

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    Thank you Steve, when you say "Home made type bar" is it in a derogative way? or justa that in that time the recipient of the medals did it that way?

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    Sometimes you see this type of bar - heavy stitch
    work on the back. Usually rectangular, as this
    one is. A way of saving $$ by doing it
    yourself.

    'Professionally' done bars are more often on a
    metal plate or assembly - the medals hanging
    on small hooks from the front or back - with
    a piece of felt covering the entire reverse.

    Rather common actually, I wouldn't put a lot
    into it. Perhaps around $100. But you can
    find better examples.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Thank you Steve, I'll have it in mind.

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    Home made medal bars are not all that uncommon.
    I have one that is made of a Ek2 ribbon sewn over what looks like a
    piece of post card.

    The cross on this one is also placed backwards. This has been seen occasionally
    even on professionally made bars. It is thought that this was done as some sort
    of a protest and was done after the Kaiser abdicated his throne.
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