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Iron Cross First Class, Cased and marked 1939 pattern, die struck, three piece, brass alloy and nickel/silver plated alloy construction Pattée style cross with a single piece non-magnetic brass alloy core and a two piece alloy frame. The obverse of the award features an embossed, central, canted, swastika with the re-institution date, "1939", to the bottom arm. The swastika stands out in nice, high relief while the date is somewhat lower. The non-magnetic centre retains all of its original black wash. The plain reverse has a soldered, block type hinge, a broad, tapering vertical pin and a heavy soldered catch all intact. Reverse has embossed manufacturer's numerical code, "L/11", indicating manufacture Wilhelm Deumer Ludenscheid. The cross comes housed in a roughly, 70mm square, 22mm thick, wood and pressed cardboard construction issue case with a simulated, grained, black leather covering. The top of the case has an impressed, silvered outline of an Iron Cross to the centre.
Price £280 inc p&P (offers welcomed)
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