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    Opinion on "One Piece" Spain Cross w/o Swords

    Thanks Gordon, can't believe I missed that one. Are you sure it's silver? I magnified the photos, and wasn't 100% sure.
  2. Curious what this forum thinks of the so-called "one-piece" Spain Cross without swords: period authentic, or post-war fabrication? This type of cross has the eagles molded as part of the cross, rather than added separately. The cross photos below are for reference only, to illustrate the type of cross I'm referring to (the cross shown is not mine). My research indicates most collectors believe this cross type is period authentic, although no maker has been identified as far as I know. Note there is a one-piece cross believed to be a 'reproduction' (it has a flaw in one of the swastika arms of the central disk, among other minor differences from the one shown below). A few collectors believe the 'one-piece' cross is a post-war fabrication, since no one-piece silver versions have been discovered to date, and there is no period photographic evidence that definitively shows a one-piece cross in wear. Bottom line: I'm requesting thoughts & opinions on the originality of the 'one-piece' Spain Cross, like the example shown below. Thank you.
  3. My only Bavarian "bar" - I hope a ribbon bar counts.
  4. I know resurrecting old threads is frowned upon, but this one has the history/context for my question... I have two, nearly identical plastic Luftwaffe "wavy" flags, both painted Flak red. However, the reverse on one says Flakartillerie, and the other says Nachrichentruppe. In Post 28 of this thread, dj--joe also shows a Luftwaffe red "wavy" flag marked Nachrichentruppe; but shouldn't a LW Nachrichen flag be painted brown like it's LW square flag counterpart in Post 34? Anyone have the background on these seemingly identical wavy LW flags that are marked differently?
  5. Scott

    LA MEDALLA MILITAR

    As a side note, while many Spanish MMI may have been struck in genuine silver, a small nick on the Egana-marked MMI on my LC medal bar indicates it was made of silver plated bronze or "tombac".
  6. Scott

    Breast Star & Mini Al Merito En Campaña

    Some theorize the badges with the two side hooks on the reverse are WWII era (post Spanish Civil War).
  7. Scott

    LA MEDALLA MILITAR

    Found this photo on the net... This LC veteran also spent some time in Bulgaria.
  8. Had the chance to look through one at the SOS...it seemed to be a compilation of other published works.
  9. Any feedback on this fairly new reference? Anything new or not covered in the several other references on the Legion Condor? http://www.schifferbooks.com/legion-condor-history-a-organization-a-aircraft-a-uniforms-a-awards-a-memorabilia-a-1936-1939-5156.html
  10. I 'm not sure the "combatant-red/non-combatant-white" rule was strictly adhered to, as a few period photos show recipients of the white cross also with the Spanish Cross with Swords.
  11. Scott

    Spanish Cross in Hold Opinions

    Received my answer in another forum: the cross appears to be an authentic Juncker -- thanks Jacques! Never thought I'd be able to add such a nice cross to my collection.
  12. How is the device attached? - Looks like the original metal rivet is still visible from the reverse. Perhaps the original devise was lost in the field, and a squadron mate cast a new one from resin?
  13. Scott

    Spanish Cross in Hold Opinions

    This looks like an authentic Juncker Gold cross to me, but want to get other opinions to be certain... Thank you. EDIT: Typo in thread title... it should say "Spanish Cross in Gold Opinions"
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