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What kind of iron cross is this?

Article about: This is a real puzzlement to me! It looks good, but it is small. It is only 3.9 cm square! The ring is bent, but is soldered, and the ring's color looks right. The Cross seems to be made fro

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    Default Re: What kind of iron cross is this?

    Many items were made post WW1 like this in Germany particulary following EK designs , i agree with Stewy a private purchase , jewellers made piece for the veteran or the family,


    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    Well, I found out what this is. It is called a "PRINCE" EK. It was used in place of a full sized EK when a soldier wanted to display his medals. The interesting thing is that it is worth MORE than a standard EK! Quite rare, I imagine, although the guy who gave me this info has 3-4 of them, including EK1. So if you run across one BUY IT.

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    FURTHER UPDATE: If you go to "derrittmeister" website you will see an example of my Cross ( although much nicer than mine - for over $600.00! ) It is called a "PRINZENGROSSE" which means Prinze's size. It is very interesting reading if you are interested in EK - and who isn't? Isn't it funny how my old beat up Iron Cross went from being an object that was nearly worthless to being worth a few hundred, anyway?

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    Looks like you've got a keeper there. How many companies made them? I'll look at the link in a while for more info. Congrats anyway,Stewy S

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