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  1. This spange was originally Unknown, but recently several have been found with the outer box (not case) and now is known as being made by Eugen Schmidhäußler . As for a box the best is authored by Dietrich Maerz and George Stimson "The Iron Cross First Class" which also includes all known First Class spanges. They recently released "The Spange to Iron Cross 2nd Class". You can buy both books from B & D Publishing, You have a very nice mint condition set. Jim
  2. The iron cross with the german (post war ribbon) is a Souval - $100 - 120. The other iron cross if it is a Zimmerman and goes with the envelope $175 -200. The iron cross case - $200. The iron cross document is $150 - 200. These are my best guess estimates. Jim
  3. The first one is bad, maybe a raptor. I would pass. The second one I can't place, but there are Unknown makers of which I have a few but not all, so I will reserve judgement on this one although I like what I see. Jim
  4. This is my latest spange document acquisition; Document to war merit cross second class with swords, signed on 30th. January 1944 in Krakau, with the official seal and with the original-signature from commanding General and supreme commander in Luftgau VIII, General der Flieger Walter Sommé, Document to bar to the iron cross second class from 1939, signed on 20th. August 1944, with the official seal and with the facsimile-signature from commanding General and supreme commander in Luftgau XXVII, General der Flieger Veit Fischer, (german cross in silver awarded at 21st. December 1942, the knightscross of the war merit cross with swords awarded at 15th. July 1944),
  5. I have a few WW2 EK spange documents and a few are sets (one has 32 documents). Jim
  6. Nice display Chris and I like the bits and pieces that you have included. Jim
  7. Dealers will only pay at the most 50 percent of the value. If you have the time and do not need the money sell them individually as you will get more for your money. A great site for selling is on Facebook "Military Collectibles for Sale/Trade". If they have been shown on military sites and members have said they are good post that link in your sale. Good Luck. Jim
  8. One of the hardest crosses to find as there was so few manufactured. Nice find Ben.
  9. I would like to see clear pictures straight-on and not blurred. The reverse hardware is found on Meybauer zinc. The spange looks like a Mayer (head), but without good pictures hard to tell. Sorry I am late on this as I generally look at the Iron Cross forum. Jim
  10. They both look good to me, but I am no expert on EKIs, but I use this site http://www.ek1-dna.de/eisernes-kreuz-1.-klasse---iron-cross-1st-class.html to help me determine if the EK might be authentic. Jim
  11. Hi Tony, it is a Slavic name and probably from Czechoslovakia. Jim
  12. A good close-up of the disc would help, but from what I can see it is not German. The word appears to be "Technicka" which make it either Russian or Slovic. Jim
  13. Fake as stated, before you buy look at the spange database and see if the spange is there, if not don't buy but take pictures and post. We are here to help provide expertise. Jim
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