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WW1 Iron Cross 1st Class.

Article about: German Iron Cross 1st Class. The back pin has a clear 800 silver stamp. Is it true or fake ?

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    German Iron Cross 1st Class. The back pin has a clear 800 silver stamp. Is it true or fake ?
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    Nice cross. I like the tapered pin. Hope it's the real deal.........!
    Last edited by Walkwolf; 01-19-2013 at 06:56 AM.
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Interesting cross.
    gregM
    Live to ride -- Ride to live

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

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    Hmm. What do you think Greg? Have you ever seen a pin like that before?

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    quite honestly, I believe it's a fake.
    This one or one like it was posted on another forum and it did
    not get good reviews. I have some opinions about the frame and core
    design but I am away from my files for a week. ( my computer is in the
    shop and I am having to use my wifes machine)

    I don't want to get into any detail without having something more
    to go one then just a gut feeling or a vague memory. That would
    not be fair to the owner.
    gregM
    Live to ride -- Ride to live

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

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    Well your view is appreciated since I am green as grass on this subject. If it can be exposed as a fake it will go into the bin.

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    Hi Bill,
    I just finally got my computer back from the repair shop.
    I remember a cross like yours being discussed over at
    WAF. I can not find the specific thread to link to but I
    did save the pictures into my FAKES file. As you can
    see it is nearly identical to yours except this one does
    not have the "800" silver stamp on it.

    I was hoping I was wrong. I really like the style of pin
    that was used.

    Greg
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    gregM
    Live to ride -- Ride to live

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

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    I can confirm that my cross is genuine silver.......do they make copies using silver ?

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    I have never held this particular style cross in my hands.
    I am passing on someone else's opinion on this one.

    To answer your question--YES, There are fakes being
    made of silver. This is especially true with the so-called
    "Frankenstein" crosses. That is, original crosses that
    have been modified to increase collector value. Ek2s that
    have been turned into ek1s, and standard or plain ek1s
    that have had different and more unique hardware added
    to them.

    I have sent you a PM.
    gregM
    Live to ride -- Ride to live

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

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    Would you regard my Iron cross as being only worthy of the bin then ?

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