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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]

testimonials

My Arisaka arrived at 9.00am. Very prompt delivery and excellent packaging! The blade is superb.. and just what I was after, its in very fine condition and just as you described.. I've referenced it in my copy of Raymond La Bar's book "Bayonets of Japan".

Many thanks, Chris, once again its been a pleasure doing business!

S A, UK, 14.08.2012

Pot arrived in good shape, thanks for your assistance.

it is a pleasure dealing with you and I hope this is one of many dealings.

B N, USA, 18.02.2012

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