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Everything posted by gregM

  1. I agree completely. I like crosses that show a sence of history. Here is another with a similar repair.
  2. I thought I had one that was a match to yours to compare against but on closer examination, mine has a slightly different style core. --my bad.
  3. If you mean the crown on the obverse side being the same as the crown on the reverse side? Maybe Steve or Micha will correct me on this but aren't the crowns always different from side to side.
  4. I am not 100% on this but I am thinking Deumer.
  5. 1000 silver would indecate that the cross was made of pure silver. I really doubt that there were any "pure" silver crosses made.
  6. Happy to help where I can. I don't venture to far into the TR side but I couldn't help but see the similarities in the frames.
  7. This is one of the Latvian fakes that have been showing up now for 5 or 6 years.
  8. My guess would be that this is a commorative/ patriotic piece. Hard to to place an age to it.
  9. Interesting pieces. They do beg the question---Why?
  10. Very nice. That is in great condition. I have a India FS as well but not nearly as clean as yours.
  11. I believe this to be a period conversion. The pin used is typical of period ribbon bars and other decorations. I even have a parade spange with this style pin on it. The small ring was very nicely removed there is evidence of the modification (under) all of the build up of tarnish and dirt. The pin itself was crudly done or possibly repaired after the conversion.
  12. Here is a new one for me. This is a Ek2 converterd to a Ek1.
  13. You have a nice collection of fighting knives. I like to play with knives also.. Here are some of mine. http://gmic.co.uk/index.php?showtopic=4186...fighting+knives
  14. There are examples of one piece crosses being die struck from "Nue-silber". A nickel alloy.
  15. A very interesting and well researched thread. I have a perfect match to the 2nd class version posted in post 17 and 18 except mine has not silber making on it. Other than that, the core and frame beading are identical. Here is mine, Not as nice as Michas but still a match.
  16. A picture of the back of the Ek1 would eally help.
  17. To get the conversation going-- I once posted a mini of roughly the same size and asked if it was a mini or a prinzen. The responce I received was that because it was made as a single piece it should be classified a mini. A 1/2 sized prinzen would be of 3 piece consturction and be a accurate representation of a fullsized cross. IMO--using that criteria, yours is a prinzen.
  18. You know my opinion. I am surprised no one else has offered anthing up.
  19. thanks Micha, That was my view as well. Odd enough or should I say interesting enough to keep. Real Ek or not.
  20. I've seen the book and read old threads about these crosses but there still seems to be a little bit of doubt. http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/forums/sho...ad.php?t=349912 Moderators--If I am out of line posting this link, please remove it. Greg
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