Thanks chopperman, I didn't know that.
If that's the one i think it is, I had an opportunity to purchase this one....should have...very nice cross
Is it perhaps possible to tell that particular crown designs exclusively match certain war periods, i.e. they can be used to determine an approximate year when a particular cross was made? Or is it likely that at least some of the different cores were used simultaneously?
A lovely mint condition Sy-Wagner EK I and case, congratulations on finding that one ! It would be hard if not impossible to up grade that one !
Thanks for showing.........Prost ! 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)
A superb collectable !
We are the Pilgrims , master, we shall go
Always a little further : it may be
Beyond that last blue mountain barred with snow
Across that angry or that glimmering sea...
Those with B14 core (down, left on Greg´s pic) are the earliest. (Crown is identical to 1870 B core crown, thus their name). Then it more depends on the fact, whether core is cast/blackened or stamped/painted, than on crown itself. Earlier pieces have cast blackened core. Hard to say from the pics, whether thread starter is stamped or cast.
Here is one blackened S-W that showed up in my collection once.
Well done Miro.
You are absolutely correct.
Live to ride -- Ride to live
I was addicted to the "Hokey-Pokey" but I've turned
Miro, thank you for your helpful explanation.
And very nice crosses, too!