08-29-2015 10:34 PM
Did the Black awards come in boxes? I've only seen paper packets.
"Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."
I think that is a box for the miniature Mutter Kreuz.
Based on other posts I have found, I would say it didn't, and there is no L makers mark on the badge itself. Does the badge look ok? My thought would be yes, but of course I defer to those who have seen way more of them than I
The badge is original in my opinion, but it's classified as being by an unknown maker. I would tend to agree that the box is a later addition to the set, it's intent is to make the entire set more saleable but is not what one would expect to see in reality although private purchase BWB's do occasionally crop up in black LDO boxes.
'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.
Thanks for that Ned, much appreciated.
The seller has a number of decos for sale, including some mutterkreuz's, so it's also possible it's just a mixed lot. The price is fair regardless, so I might go for this one.