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Baltenkreuz / Where are all the Baltic Crosses?

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Two very generic observations:

First, I have seen so many fakes since the 90s with screwplates marked Kortman that I won't consider buying an award or regimental badge so marked. Second, while there's not a good close-up of the Russian silver hallmark anywhere in the four photos, there's enough of it showing here and there for me to think that it's completely bogus. Fakers have been struggling with faking Russian hallmarks for years but if you have some basic familiarity with the originals, the "tells" are always there to see.

Regards.

Edited by Mathomhaus

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Here is my one - the pictures are a little older. But i dont want to make new one now :P

 

I hope its ok to bring back this old Topic :blush:

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Crispy ribbon bar there Uffz, I have a lone Baltic Cross 1st Class that is likely a Meybauer.

This thread has a cornucopia of variants! 

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Hi everybody!

Is this a Baltic Cross first class on the pictures attached? Any ideas on the item: fake or original one? It was found at the place of WW2 battle near Tsimla town, Khoroshevskaya village, South of Russia.

 

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It's real and appears to be a silvered version sold by Friedrich Sedlaczek, Berlin. But, there's no such thing as a Baltic Cross 1st class. The Baltic Cross came in one class, either as a pinback or on a ribbon for wear on a bar.

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My newest Baltic cross. A nice 2 piece mini 

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Looks like those mini Baltic crosses are rather hard to find. 

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