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  1. Hi, I am looking to add a couple of medals to my small collection of German WW! medals, specifically an Anhalt Friedrich Cross 2nd Class and a Mecklenburg cross 2nd class if anyone has one to sell or knows of any going at a reasonable price.  I have obviously looked on eBay, but not being an expert I am always a bit dubious of getting a copy rather than an original medal, also they appear to be going for quite a bit more than I think is reasonable

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  2. 9 minutes ago, Brian Wolfe said:

    Hello Alan329,

    Welcome to the GMIC and a great collection as well by the way. Well done.




    Thanks Brian, seems like a great forum for sharing collections and getting advice/information

  3. On 23/06/2019 at 11:27, Gordon Craig said:


    Always difficult to comment on items in a picture.  But I will make one anyway.  One of the horizontal arms of the frame of the cross on the right, as viewed by me, seems to be shorter than the other three.  Or is that just the photograph?



    Hi Gordon, it's just my poor photographic skills.  I have measured them with a digital vernier gauge and the arms are all the same size

    On 23/06/2019 at 16:57, ÖSTA said:

    Would agree with Alex K. Both look fine.  The Cross on the left looks to be a 1939-45 production piece.

    Thanks, if the one on the left is a later piece that might explain the differences.  The one on the right does appear to be a finer quality casting. 

    Thanks everyone for the replies, I did think they were both OK, but not being too clued up on German medals I wanted to check.  I do have other medals all WW1, so will post up some photos of them

  4. Hi, I am new to the forum and I am looking for some advice.  I acquired two 1914 Iron Crosses some time ago.  Although they are both 3 piece with magnetic core, one appears better quality than the other so I am not sure they are both genuine.  The one on the right has a much finer casting of the iron core, it also has a makers stamp of the suspension ring.  The one on the left has no makers mark and the iron cores casting appears crude compared to the other.  Can anyone offer any advice?


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