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Mike K, July 12, 2006 in Germany: Weimar Republic & Deutsche Freikorps
here 2 pictures of my Baltic Cross. Revers the Manufacturer " Fr. Sedlatzek ".
Here's mine. A recent acquisition.
Here's a heavily vaulted cross with four rivets, 30's manufacture?
- the award was meant to be hung from a ribbon but pinback versions became common.
I found an award doc on which it says the cross was officially a pinback, but that a separate ribbon could also be worn.
All the best
No one's posted a screwback yet...are these kosher?
I like the look of the front Gaffken.
Have not seen anyone post a '57 er, so here is a comparison photo. Steve
Thanks Steve--I'll try and get a photo of the reverse posted for you. From your info, I think mine might be a '57 version now, as I don't recall any visible attachments (rivets, prongs) poking thru on the backside.
Nevertheless, I'm not too knowledgeable about Weimar-era stuff, so I appreciate the quick tutorial!
The Fleur de Lis on the screw back does not look like the '57 era style. That is why the back would be interesting to see. The '57 era pieces have the little 'curl' on the petals tips. Your does not. I'll defer to others on possible makers but yours it likely earlier. Nice cross. Steve
Well, I stand corrected--there are two rivets on the reverse of mine afterall.
(Steve: sorry for taking so long to post-back!)
I have always thought that Baltic Crosses were really Beautiful. This thread supports my opinion. Wonderful Gentlemen just Wonderful! Butch
Wonderful thread - very informative!
These medals is new for me, very informativ.thanks for sharing.
My Baltic Cross
My nice Baltic Cross is here. When anyone have one extra Baltic Cross with ribbon and is interested for sale or trade, please let me know
here are my two
Here is few what I have on the ribbon bars.
#1. Is weared it WRONG WRONG place
#4. Is my one of the favorite one
Here is few what I have on the ribbon bars.#1. Is weared it WRONG WRONG place#4. Is my one of the favorite one
I don't think #1 is wrong at all as the bar is WW1 with TR additions IMO
While I have never seen anyone WEARING two of them in period photographs...........
Franz von Salomon wore both crosses together. Not too clear on this photo, but there's a good picture in one of the Angolia books showing both being worn at once.
I don't think #1 is wrong at all as the bar is WW1 with TR additions IMOPAUL
I am pretty sure that the Baltic Cross ribbon has to be last following TR period regulations . Rick maybe can clear it out?
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