It's no good, a fake Deschler. Obverse side should have an indent top and bottom of the crossed ribbon at 12 o'clock on the wreath, date shield is wrong, the '9' in 1941 bears no resemblance to a genuine Deschler wreath date, rays and sunburst also way out.
Reverse is even worse, wrong hinge, catch, maker mark '1' and the fact that Deschler only ever used solid domed rivets not hollow ones all show this cross is junk.
Last edited by big ned; 06-13-2014 at 01:03 AM.
'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'
In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.
Ned is correct, it is a bad one. When you buy something like a German cross, you really need to research them (these are a minefield if you have no idea what you are looking at).
thanks Guys that is what I needed to know.
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