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Title Iron Cross, 1st class, 1914
Nationality German
Period c 1916-18
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Maker marked 'KO'. KO was a prolific maker, particularly of 2nd class Iron Crosses. I once had a bundle of 30, all in their original packets, stamped KO on the ring and on the packets. This is the classic gallantry award for WW1, given when the award of the EK2 was deemed insufficient recognition. Hitler wore one, earned as a despatch runner!

A nice example with all original paintwork and original case with mock silk lining to lid (made from pressed paper) and dark red-mauve velvet pad on which the medal rests.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.


[Militaria : Medals : German : 20th Century]

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