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    Can someone tell me if this is fake or real.

    I think it from 1957

    Thanks

    Alfred67
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    hi,,yes this is the 1957 version of the WW II award,,,pin marked "21" which indicates Gebr. Godet u.Sohn as maker,althoug i dont remember right off hand if this company survived WW II to make awards for the Bundeswehr,,Robert

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    The Gesetz er Titel, Orden und Ehrenzeichen of 26 July 1957 authorized and regulated the de-Nazified versions of those Third Reich awards re-authorized for wear by citizens of the Federal Republic of Germany. Among these were the German Crosses in Gold and Silver. In place of the massive swastika, the 1957 version of the Cross in Gold used a representation of a 1957 version Iron Cross 1st Class the cross with date 1939 under the original center triple oak leaves of the 1813, 1870, and 1914 Iron Crosses. The 1957 Cross in Silver used a center device of a 1957 War Merit Cross 1st Class 1939 the cross with date 1939 in the center in place of the swastika. While bearing some relevance to the sorts of service the German Crosses were bestowed for, the 1957 designs again leave the unfortunate mis-perception that these Crosses are somehow integrated within the class systems of the Iron and War Merit Crosses, rather than completely independent awards

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    This is not one I would want to own. There is no good reason for it to be marked "21" and that makes no sense at all either. By 1957 the wartime LDO code numbers were long gone.

    Official makers of the 1957 pattern DKiG were Steinhauer & Lück.

    Other makers have been observed, but none used a pin like on the one shown

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Quote by Adrian Stevenson View Post
    This is not one I would want to own. There is no good reason for it to be marked "21" and that makes no sense at all either. By 1957 the wartime LDO code numbers were long gone.

    Official makers of the 1957 pattern Deutsche Kreuz in Gold were Steinhauer & Lück.

    Other makers have been observed, but none used a pin like on the one shown

    Cheers, Ade.
    I was thinking the same thing . I can't figure out the 21 mark

    Alfred67

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