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Hi Guys,I think that I may have fallen on my feet. :jumping: The postman has just delivered a package. Contained is a Mecklenburg-Strelitz second class cross (1914) on a combatants ribbon. The ring is marked 'G' , it is silvered bronze which puts it at 1916-1918. The detail is stunning much better than the other one ( also marked 'G' on the ring) that I have. My existing one has 'Tapfer und Treu' as the inscription but the new one has ' FUR TAPFERKEIT 'as the inscription. The lettering has been ' sparkled ' as has the cypher and crown then lacquered to keep the shine ,which it still has. Can any one give me any info on this, I cannot post a pic but if any one can for me that would be great. I have not seen another of this type and read that there were only 25 awarded to nobility and VIP officers. Any info would be great.Ferg1.

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Some nice pieces ,guys. Just to up-date on my ' FUR TAPFERKEIT ' example .I have had it silver checked and it turns out that it is solid silver not silvered bronze. So it is an early piece.Ferg1

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..................and now..................just for you Ferg...................... the big brother of this family...................... Pinback cross first class "F?r Tapferkeit"................extremely rare piece with the magic reverse................ :rolleyes:

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Thanks guys for the pictures and info,some great pieces there, anymore???? That is a wonderful FUR TAPFERKEIT first class cross with ' fangs ' and all !! Thanks also to Dave for printing the rolls list of the cross,very interesting. I wonder who got mine? Or maybe it was surplus stock? Ferg1.

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