Chris Boonzaier

EK 1939
Rare EK2

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I think the wifes Grandfather lost his at Narvik, and bought this one in 1940 in Wilhelmhafen

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That is really something. I am suprised that you do not have all of this set up somewhere.

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Rare indeed! The so-caled "Straight-9" Schinkel. Just recently on another forum, a similarly rare 1914-core EK was posted which uses this same frame.

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This one is harder to find than the Schinkle-B. I have only seen one offered and he was selling priced like an EKII. By the time I seen it (5 mins) it was long gone. Jim

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The last one I saw sell went for €900. It certainly is among the rarest of EK2 variants -- far rarer than the Ubergroße, which sells for €600, and rarer even that the B-Type, which goes for €900 as well.

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The last one I saw sell went for €900.

WOW!! If it was not from the family I would sell it right away!!!

Notice the small ring, made to hang in the medal bar... it is almost too thin to put a ribbon through....

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Hello Chris.

Aside from the cross itself what strikes me when reading the document are:

-early date;

-signed by Grandadmiral Dr. Raeder himself,

-recipient is a medical officer with lowest rank!

I like decorations to medical personnel .

Bernhard H. Holst

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How rare are these compared to the "round 3" or a regular EKII for that matter? 1 in a 1,000?

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How rare are these compared to the "round 3" or a regular EKII for that matter? 1 in a 1,000?

Does anyone out there know how rare these are??? What percentage of EKIIs are like this? Does anyone know of a dealer who has one on offer?

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How rare are these compared to the "round 3" or a regular EKII for that matter? 1 in a 1,000?

You are about right in comparison. In five years I have seen a lot of round 3s but only 1 straight nine. Jim

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Wish I could find one. Perhaps I will when some unknowing dealer just doesn't see the variation. ; )

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I'd say you're roughly right -- 1:1000 (straight-9 to Round 3).

They are very rare, but they do pop up for sale every now and again.

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Here was his document

That is a remarkable award, since it was made to a physician, a non-combatant, who would normally be awarded the KVK for exceptional medical services. Perhaps he served under fire, defending his patients from enemy attack. No way to see the actual recommendation letter that resulted in the EK2? Or if he survived the war, his account of the action that won for him the Iron Cross?

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Hi,

he was a shipd Doctor and recieved it in 39 when the ship got back from a mission. They were in enemy waters, but did not come under fire.

He was later wounded on the way to Narvik.

Best

Crius

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ID: 16   Posted (edited)

If he had known the current value, he would have been more then one :-)

Edited by ben bijker

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If he had known the current value, he would have been more then one :-)

ahhh... for a time machine!!!

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