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Mecklemburg Schwerin FF cross 1st class-the real deal?


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Hi Micha,

I was watching this one out of curiosity. Personally I thought the cross was OK - at least no alarm bells and the screwback system looks believable. The case I also thought looked old. Whether the case and cross belong to each other is anyone's guess. From your image, there seems to be an old impression of something else? There seems to be the impression of a ?crown above where the top cross arm lies??

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Mike

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Hmm....OK,now it looks like we have a private purchased FF cross in an austrian case? So,where are the austrian specialists-what could have been in it originally? Think I'm sending it back because for a non matching set the price was a little bit to high.....

micha

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Hmm....OK,now it looks like we have a private purchased FF cross in an austrian case? So,where are the austrian specialists-what could have been in it originally? Think I'm sending it back because for a non matching set the price was a little bit to high.....

micha

Micha, on your case Mayer is spelled with an "a"

B H Mayer, Hofkunstpr?geanstalt was located in Pforzheim. The company made all kinds of private purchase medals and crosses.

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Not an awarded item, strictly speaking NOT an original piece.

Well, I guess this means a lot of EKIs are not original. I never thought of these awards this way but I guess it makes sense. Most people don't want non issue GMVK, HHO, etc.

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As I said-private purchase of the 20ies,30ies...

Micha

and to my mind, highly collectible as such.

many of these were made by the original

manufacturers, and my understanding is

that you could not just walk in and say

"gimme two HHO's, three EK's, and a PLM...".

my brother has a bronze star from duty in

RVN and had an extra copy or two. in my opinion,

ALL of them represented his service.

nice piece, micha!

joe

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