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Brian R

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About Brian R

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    Iron Cross Moderator
  • Birthday 09/10/73

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    New York
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    WWI and WWII Germany - primarily the Iron Cross First and Second Class

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  1. 1939 Iron Cross Award Document


    • FOR SALE

    Offered is a 1939 EK2 award document to a soldier with 24. Infanterie-Division. It is dated September 12, 1941 and likely related to the late summer fighting around Kiev. It was authorized by Hans von Tettau of Arnhem fame and includes his facsimile signature. $65 Please send a PM if interested.



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    Offered is a wonderful Purple Heart set with WWI Victory Medal (and three clasps) to a Corporal with 305th Ambulance Company, 302nd Ambulance Train. I just recently bought this set but have to now let it go due to a number of other purchases of similar PHs from the same unit.Corporal Roy W. Gast was born on December 6, 1894 in Pennsylvania. He arrived in France in April 1918 and saw action on the Vesle River, the Aisne and the Meuse-Argonne. He was gassed on May 29, 1918.His scarce, early Purple Heart is numbered 61,360 from the second order with the Bailey, Banks & Biddle Company of Philadelphia, PA. It includes its original box and is engraved on the reverse. Also included is Gast's WWI Victory Medal with Aisne-Marne, Muese Argonne and Defensive Sector clasps.This set is featured on the wonderful website, To Honor Our Fallen. http://www.tohonorourfallen.com/wwi.htmIt is a rare, early set from 1937.$365 plus shipping. We split the PayPal fee.Please send a PM if interested.


  3. Prague Bar


    • FOR SALE

    Prague Bar. Two flat, tapered prongs. $35 plus shipping Pleases end a PM if interested. Thanks! Brian


  4. EK1 Schön

    Excellent set!
  5. Two German Army Roll Clasps


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    Offered are two ORIGINAL German Army Roll Clasps or Ehrenblattspangen. Both are Otto Klein made. The first (on the left) is the type with the smaller pins, while the second (on the right) is the type with the larger pins (one of the larger pins is missing on the second one). Both are excellent quality! Prices are $1,675 for the first type and $1,625 for the second type. Shipping and fees are extra; shipping fees vary by locations and services. Please send a PM or email me at info@kleinekillpress.com if interested. Thank you, Brian


  6. Machine Gunner EK1

    Yes, how?!?!?!
  7. Definitely a fascinating award document and it's always amazing to see the way you guys can dissect and interpret such pieces when the details are so overlapping.
  8. My EK1 small collection

    A Godet and a Wagner & Son - if you are only going to have two these are the right choice!
  9. Rarest 1939 EK2 ?

    I'd guess a duplicate or replacement, especially due to the mounting. It really is a great one, especially that it is attributed to family. And, if it was 3rd of January 1939, it surely would be the rarest!
  10. Nice Award Photos

    Love these types of pictures. Great stuff!
  11. A fake, but I don't think an EK2 has ever been so comfortable. It's like a cushy bed!
  12. Hi Guys - Does anyone know the dates Wilhelm Matthies earned his 1939 Spange Awards for the 1914 EK? I'm guessing they were early, like most Spange awards. He held various regimental commander positions (Naval Flak) during the first year of the war as a Kapitaen zur See.
  13. Funny FAKE SS grouping....

    The EK2 ribbon is fake and it appears, at one time, the SS collar tabs were artificially added to that image.