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I regret this appears to be yet another of the tidal wave of Frankenstein bars being mass produced these days.

The Gold Merit Cross with Crown was given to junior officers/warrant officer types-- and there it is on the PEACETIME ribbon, ahead of a Silver II Bravery Medal... with an NCO's VI Years Service Cross and NCO's Red Cross Medal with War Decoration...

on post-1938 German style mounting...

in the flat bottomed style beloved of the lazy fakers.

So depending on what you paid for it-- Gold Merit Crosses with Crowns don't grow on trees-- if it didn't cost what the loose awards cost you... keep it. Otherwise-- send it back.

It's still possible to find original Austrian trifold ribbons, so this is salvageable with time and patience.

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I regret this appears to be yet another of the tidal wave of Frankenstein bars being mass produced these days.

The Gold Merit Cross with Crown was given to junior officers/warrant officer types-- and there it is on the PEACETIME ribbon, ahead of a Silver II Bravery Medal... with an NCO's VI Years Service Cross and NCO's Red Cross Medal with War Decoration...

on post-1938 German style mounting...

in the flat bottomed style beloved of the lazy fakers.

So depending on what you paid for it-- Gold Merit Crosses with Crowns don't grow on trees-- if it didn't cost what the loose awards cost you... keep it. Otherwise-- send it back.

It's still possible to find original Austrian trifold ribbons, so this is salvageable with time and patience.

Thanks Rick, on its way back.....many thanks, Paul

PS what would the total sum of the parts be worth ?

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In Hungary the Gold Merit Cross w Crown on an original trifold ribbon would go for about $250-$300 depending on the dealer, condition, maker marks,etc...

The Red Cross award would go for about $100-150

The VI service cross about $30-50

The Silver Barvery about $25-30

Mind you this is Hungary where these are pretty common so adjust value acordingly.

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In Hungary the Gold Merit Cross w Crown on an original trifold ribbon would go for about $250-$300 depending on the dealer, condition, maker marks,etc...

The Red Cross award would go for about $100-150

The VI service cross about $30-50

The Silver Barvery about $25-30

Mind you this is Hungary where these are pretty common so adjust value acordingly.

Thanks Guys.....went back in post this morning.....again thanks, Paul

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