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Please forgive the pic quality--am trying to figure out how to resize. Anyways! Here is a neat one: this one has seen some use..

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incused 800. looks as if there may be a moon and crown in there as well

Edited by Eric Stahlhut

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the propeller-shaped clasp is a single piece of silver that rotates clockwise and unsprings from the "catch"

Edited by Eric Stahlhut

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Verrry interesting. You've always been good at finding oddballs. Great to have you aboard :jumping::cheers:

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Thanks bro! 1st piece I've seen in a few years that I didn't already have or have seen. Definitely belongs in the variant category, no?

I'm interested to see what people will say about it. As soon as I can figure out how to resize pics to 65K I should be able to edit and provide better pics os the solder on the catch, etc. but it looks pretty darn period to me.

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:banger::banger::banger::banger::banger::banger:

I spoke to the "US only" seller re this one, he said I could bid but I was auto-blocked anyway. Grrrrrrr.....

Eric, looks like I missed out on a very special cross. I like it.

Where have you been for the last few years??!!

Regards

Mike

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i'll take mike one step farther and say

i LOVE it.

yes: crown/moon/800.

quick button hole on lapel attachment?

presewn uniform hole?

that's a gem!!

joe

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Eric,

That piece is the quintessential reason behind the hunt for the Imperial's for me. You'll never know what kind of variant you'll stumble upon. Well Done!

Regards,

Joel

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Those were some crappy auction-pictures. Proves you could still make some finds. Congratulations to you.

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:Cat-Scratch: That is a VERY weird attachment system! Presumably the "propellor blades" were inserted into double wide clothing loops, and then the cross itself was slid into the center and turned

BUT :speechless1:

if anything bumped the cross and it rotated... it would fall off all by itself!

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:Cat-Scratch: That is a VERY weird attachment system! Presumably the "propellor blades" were inserted into double wide clothing loops, and then the cross itself was slid into the center and turned

BUT :speechless1:

if anything bumped the cross and it rotated... it would fall off all by itself!

One would think so, but the "propeller blade" has quite a bit of tension when on the cross and it DOES take some effort to detach it. Very firm, but yeah--if this cross got snagged on something you could lose the cross--same thing goes for a regular pinback tho.

The icing on the cake was to find the patent mark on the catch!

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if there are better pictures of the crown ,,and W,,, and 1914.

we can find the maker ,,,,or compaire it to a ek thats simular

before that there's no reason to have a party,,,,

before that its a fantasy ek.

wy are people alway so quick in jelling ,,its a good one .?????

first reseach the item closely

by good pictures fore one

i dont wanne breack the possitive input off jou all ,,i like to be possitive to .

but,, the front pictures ,,, i do not deare to make enny judgement at all...

OR IS THERE ENNYBODY WHO KNOWS ALWREDDY WITCH MAKER IT IS .

please tell me then

no offence please but,,

in these day's jou have to be carefull before jou say its a good one

i know aim new here ,,but i certanly know 1914 ek's wel....

and never scared to have an uppiniun....

and i lurnd to be verry carefull

hope jou dont take it to badly ,,,my comment is ment wel

regards kay

Edited by kay bunnecke

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but that's the beauty of many imperial awards....

the "limit" on variations was a jeweler's

imagination and the ingenuity in joining

them with a uniform.

i have seen a lot of variations.

the more i see, the more o know there

are even more out there.

joe

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WOW, great piece Eric.

That is why I love Imperial EKs. :jumping:

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VERY UNUSUAL

Has anyone ever seen a hole (in a tunic of course) to support such an arrangement? :rolleyes:

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VERY UNUSUAL

Has anyone ever seen a hole (in a tunic of course) to support such an arrangement? :rolleyes:

Given the hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of EK ones we see on the forums.... say this piece is one in a thousand? One in 10 000?

Given the tiny handful of tunics we see....

I would say chances of finding a tunic with the hole are zero, unless you found the tunic and cross together when it came out of the woodwork.

best

Chris

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Given the hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of EK ones we see on the forums.... say this piece is one in a thousand? One in 10 000?

Given the tiny handful of tunics we see....

I would say chances of finding a tunic with the hole are zero, unless you found the tunic and cross together when it came out of the woodwork.

best

Chris

I can't say its not real and I not suggesting such. It just seems with an attachment like this one another purpose other than a tunic may have been the intension. It could be for a tunic, it could be for a metal plate, it could have been for ...

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today has been a good day!

 am pleased to share this new cross-- it's a very welcome addition to my collection--- especially since it is directly related to one of the rarest iron crosses that i currently own.

the only other example of the "propeller" version i have ever noticed was sold years ago at a notable and highly regarded german auction house for well over 1000 euro (hammer price) if my memory serves correctly

 here it is with the cross that started this particular thread:

has anyone figured out the maker of these crosses yet? the crown holds the key to the answer

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