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Article about: Hello imperial friends. I am thinking to ''hit'' these EKs and wanted to get your confirmation first. Second one EKII is marked ''7'' or is it something else that looks like 7? Because to th

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    Hello imperial friends. I am thinking to ''hit'' these EKs and wanted to get your confirmation first. Second one EKII is marked ''7'' or is it something else that looks like 7? Because to the best of my knowledge WWI EKs were marked only by letters, right?
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    Looking for the photo albums of Leutnant Emil Freitag, 3. / G.R. 377

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    Hi Chris, all look fine to me.

    The EKII will be a Third Reich era produced replacement peice. WW1 Vets could purchase these.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Great. Thanks once again Ade
    Looking for the photo albums of Leutnant Emil Freitag, 3. / G.R. 377

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    The first cross pictured (ek1 w/ large backplate) I believe to be made by Otto Schickle.
    These are well made one piece die struck crosses. probably from the 1920s.
    gregM
    Live to ride -- Ride to live

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

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    Chris, Greg is correct re EK I, that is what I also believe, however the EK II is marked IMO not with a "7" but a "Z" a known mm, possibly "Zeich of Berlin", making it a good WW1 example.
    Prost ! Steve.
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    "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."
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    Thanks Greg. What would a fair price be for that EKI?
    Looking for the photo albums of Leutnant Emil Freitag, 3. / G.R. 377

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    Quote by oradour View Post
    Chris, Greg is correct re EK I, that is what I also believe, however the EK II is marked IMO not with a "7" but a "Z" a known mm, possibly "Zeich of Berlin", making it a good WW1 example.
    Prost ! Steve.
    Hi Steve, i thought about ''Z'' maker but the mark is very thick so i went with the ''7'' theory. My other ''Z'' marked EKs have the mark engraved with a very thin line. I will compare the frames to see if this match the ''Z'' one.
    Looking for the photo albums of Leutnant Emil Freitag, 3. / G.R. 377

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    Just found one
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    Looking for the photo albums of Leutnant Emil Freitag, 3. / G.R. 377

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    Chris, there is always confusion amongst collectors with the marking "Z" or "N" both known mm, but depending on how struck (and how looked at) and wether early,mid or late war struck, it can be concieved as either, in the eye of the beholder. My opinion is still a "Z"or an "N" but not a "7". 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)

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    I agree with Steve.
    It is very very unlikely that the mark is a 7. The numbering system for crosses
    was a ww2 thing. There are many examples of 1914 crosses produced in the 20's,
    30's. and 40's, numbered Ek2s are seldom seen. The only ones I can remember
    seeing are 4 and L10 ,L/11, L/54, L/57 with the L/11 (Deumer) being by far the
    most common.
    gregM
    Live to ride -- Ride to live

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

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