I'm eagerly waiting to see it. Displays like those make the items stand out very well, even if they aren't that special.
Sorry if this is a stupid question, but were there stick pins made for all classes of KVK, or just RK and I. Klasse? Am I correct in thinking that mine is the first class award? Thanks in advance for any help.
I would say that the example that you posted is for the 1st class only of the War Merit Cross with Swords. Here are two stickpin examples that I own that represent the RK des Kvk as well as the 1st class. One example shows the RK des KvK with Swords and 1st Class with Swords and the second example shows the RK des KvK without Swords and 1st Class with Swords.
To add to your comment, yes they did make a stickpin for the 2nd class versions as well as for the War Merit Medal. Here is an example I have that shows both grades of the 1914 Iron Cross and the 2nd Class without Swords. It is the example in the upper left corner.
Thank you, Jody! I've seen several stick pins for the first class and a few for the RK, but none for the second class. It seems that not many were made for some reason. I've also seen a miniature KVM (not just the stick pin, but a miniature with both sides and the ribbon) which I would very much like to own. These are all common awards, which would seem to suggest that the miniatures should be common as well, but they don't seem to be.