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Not very prestigious but I like it.

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Obviously he was proud of it too. Note the maker mark on the HC, AS with a sword in between.

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speaking of swords....

why the wurtemburg with swords and the ehrenkreuz without?

not suspicious, but could a medical-type get this???

thanks! nice bar!!

joe

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speaking of swords....

why the wurtemburg with swords and the ehrenkreuz without?

not suspicious, but could a medical-type get this???

thanks! nice bar!!

joe

There were lots of people near thr front supporting the war effort from beuacrats, cart drivers, ammo handlers, railroad personel etc...

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... her you can see a medal bar from a wuerttemberg pastor. Know anybody the last medal?

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Hi MichaW,

Regarding the fourth medal, is there anything on the reverse? Assuming that there isn?t, I?ll take a wild guess - an unofficial Brunswick medal of some sort.

A close-up picture of the medal might be helpful.

Best wishes,

Wild Card

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Military recipients of the Wilhelmskreuz got swords whether front line or back office clerking in Stuttgart.

ANY Wilhelmskreuz is a prize, given the numbers awarded. :beer:

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That makes sense in a weird Imperial sort of way.

thanks.

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Hi Don,

Since this thread has become devoted to the Wilelmskreuz and Joe Campbell mentioned that it could be awarded with or without swords, I thought that some members might like to see examples of the different versions of this cross.

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The reason that there are two examples without swords and one with is evident when we compare the reverses. The crosses with swords have the inscription ?kriegs verdienst? on the reverse while the crosses without swords could be awarded with or without the inscription.

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Then, of course, there is the Wilhelmskreuz with swords and crown - often mislabeled Wilhelmskreuz first class. I hope that this information is informative.

Best wishes,

Wild Card

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Don't keep us in suspense, show the reverse.

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Sorry, I had this ready to post and had to tend to another matter. Here it is - two piece (actually five if you count the four sword pieces) construction with a safety latch.

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Excellent!!! Thanks for posting.

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... and here you can see a very rare document for the wilhelmscross with crown and swords... ;)

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Wildcard,

I am utterly without words! :love: When i get back from my business trip in a couple of weeks I am going to have to see if we can check schedules!

Marc

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@ Don- Very nice....I am still caring well for the Wurttemberg Cross W/Sw that I purchased from you .

@ Wild Card- What a fantastic cased rarity you have. Superb...

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Thanks Steven and welcome aboard.

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