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Finnish Cross of Liberty 2nd Class 1918 - for opinions

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ID: 1   Posted

Hi All,

two years ago I have got this 2nd Class of 1918. It have some enamel damages on the back, but more important is the rosette on face. I see, that it is different as original (i.e. in Jani Tiainens book). Probably lost and replaced with another one. What are your opinions?

greetings from Poland
Tomasz

PS. I know, the ribbon is also wrong (bow is missing)

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ID: 2   Posted

Dzien dobry,

it is a German manufacture. I have a Liberty cross first class 1918 and the manufacture or style of production looks similar.

Detlef

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ID: 3   Posted

It's not at least the awarded type.

Considering that all the awarded Crosses of Liberty were in fact made in Germany 1918 by an order of the Finnish government, I would find it strange that they wouldn't have used the same dies and tools for the replacement ones that were located in Germany(!).

This is just my opinion based on these facts, and I haven't actually stumbled before on one of this type. The wreath with swords look cast to me.

 

The aging on it looks convincing, but I haven't ever seen a discussion of this type.

It might perhaps be an unofficial replacement in my opinion.

 

 

Best regards,

Daniel

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ID: 4   Posted

Thank you, guys. If somebody can post here an unquestionable original, that would be helpful :)

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ID: 5   Posted (edited)

Here's one original award piece I have. These were old pictures on my computer which aren't the best picture. iI better pictures are needed I can make some in the next days :) 

3.12.2016. VR21918.jpg

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ID: 6   Posted (edited)

Thanks Daniel, they are good enough. Now I can see, that not only rosette, but also date on the back is a little different :)

greetings
Tomasz

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