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EK 1914
A rare Godet ensemble

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Some of you will already have seen this EK1 marked GODET-BERLIN, but for those who haven't, take a gander at the quality of their workmanship.

Why is it that some of the rarest things I own are made of cheap 'synthetic leather'... wink.gif

Marshall

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As far as 1914 EK1's go, it would be hard to surpass that one! Congrats on a superb and superior piece. beer.gif

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That's a real killer EK! And together with a very special KMST absolutely at the top of my "wanted"list. .......You are a lucky man.

Micha

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ID: 14   Posted (edited)

I've returned to this thread several times now. I can only say that this EK makes all other EKs look like crap. Talk about Shock and Awe!!!.

Don cheeky.gif

Edited by dond

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I am beginning to harbor a fantasy that this is not the only one out there...that somewhere, someplace, sometime another will emerge...It keeps me in the hunt! wink.gif

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Bob... et al

The EK's marked GODET-BERLIN with hooks can still be found - the fitted out Godet marked case is a whole different story.

Best of luck in your hunt - and thanks for all your comments.

Marshall

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I don't know how I missed this thread before,all I can say is cross wow and case wow!! love.gif Fantastic set!!

Dave

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Dumb question, but when a individual won the IC, how did they get something of this quality? Were some awards Godet and some other companies? Or was worksmanship of this quality strictly a private purchase piece...while the awarded cross would be cheaper?

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ID: 21   Posted (edited)

Dumb question, but when a individual won the IC, how did they get something of this quality? Were some awards Godet and some other companies? Or was worksmanship of this quality strictly a private purchase piece...while the awarded cross would be cheaper?

the quality off craftsmanship and material off a regular awarded IC is equal to what ever the private marked could provide .

so,,,

fore the private marked the trick is to provide something special .

in the line off backplates ,hooks ,mousetraps and so on

lets say fore the new upcoming demand from pilots ,tank drivers ,balloonists ,U boot´ists and other new units evolving with the murderess techniques off the war

sure connecting the private marked early on ,

to the official army providers off the Cross ,,,,with who ever could pay fore it .

and so, come in handy later on ,

in the after war memorabilia and collector marked

evolving in the shadow off the lost war and a new upcoming marked around 1920-30 .

pressing on in to the 1940 and to god knows what year .

sure a very nice Godet set here . saw it years back on WAF the first time .

had a few and sold ( traded) a few myself to,

but they stayed strange to me

the razor sharp hooks on them as well as the very often almost mint condition these crosses come in made me always´s wonder .

but sure

the Godet popularity will always´s make these crosses highly desirable and pricey .

not to speak about the case´s fore them .

it is always´s almost a difficult to upgrade addition in anyone´s collection fore sure .

very nice peace's .

regards kay

Holland verzamelt.nl - 1870/1813 OBSERVATIONS

Edited by hagahr

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My eyes are old and tired... is there a name on the pin?

Thanks

Chris

Wow. Old thread bought to life!

Yes Chris .... GODET.BERLIN

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Keep rubbing it in Marshall :cheers: You know Im jealous! Very nice set and it would be the center of any collectionrock%20on.gif

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