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Military Merit Cross (Mecklenburg-Schwerin) ???

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    Hi guys,

    I picked this up on holiday, from a general bric a brac shop. I realise it's a Military Merit Cross (Mecklenburg-Schwerin). I also realise that the ribbon is wrong, but is this a late war zinc verision? I've seen the gilded versions of these, and know they are pretty rare.

    Any thoughts if it's real, and if so, what is it worth? I paid £10 UKP so happy at that, even if it's repro.
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    Default Re: Military Merit Cross (Mecklenburg-Schwerin) ???

    Lenny.......Sorry, but it is a fake...........it looks to me like a cast piece, originals were die stamped, giving a crisper details and quality about them.........
    Prost 1 Steve.
    "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)

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    Default Re: Military Merit Cross (Mecklenburg-Schwerin) ???

    Quote by oradour View Post
    Lenny.......Sorry, but it is a fake...........it looks to me like a cast piece, originals were die stamped, giving a crisper details and quality about them.........
    Prost 1 Steve.
    Cheers... No worries mate, it was in a bric a brac shop in Potter Heigham, Norfolk. I spent a while chatting to the guy and was happy just to buy something... It was sold as a repro, so worth a punt. It's outwith my collecting knowledge so happy enough...

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    Default Re: Military Merit Cross (Mecklenburg-Schwerin) ???

    Lenny that's a nice way to take bad news,as he sold it as repro ok,if not Glasgow Kiss time.

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    Yes, sold as a repro.... I remember buying odds and ends from this guy years ago, and I stayed and chatted for ages. I only bought this as I didn't like to leave without buying anything. Nothing else I fancied...

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