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1914 EK1 "AWS"

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A last one before my holliday....not a real beauty,but always wanted(when I look for how much they are going at ebay..)This EK was shurely made in the 20ies-there' are some other variations known:flat backplate with hallmark and silvercontent stamp,dito screwback,the pillowback with screw...dito with double screw...but hard to get as you know!

Anyway-here are the pics...


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This one in the same condition between 200 and 230?.........everything under 200? would be a good deal!Screwbacks are more and a double screw is hitting easily the 300?.......These prices are a pain-but what to do? So now you know what I'm looking for the next year :D


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this is one that deserves a spot in the collection

for many reasons, not the least of which is

that intriging back plate.

what ARE they going for on e-bay? elsewhere?



I paid 275 Euro for this one a while back.

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To quote Detlev, "W: 43,31 mm H: 43.32 mm Weight: ...Let's keep this one secret. Don't wanna give the fakers too much help :ninja:

Tom, Joe...

Thanks! I have one that's almost a dead ringer for yours, Tom. I was comparing mine to some of my wartime ones, a while back and noticed it was larger than the typical WWI crosses, and then started wondering when the AWS "pillowbacks" were made.


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Bob, be careful back at you! I can proove the AWS logo as seen in this thread belongs to A. Werner & Sohn Berlin. Can you proove the A.W.S. initials on WK2 PKAs belongs to Arno Walpach? :P

Nice examples in this thread, especially 925 marked that broad pin example!

The one at the top of the thread looks more like a silver plated example though?


Mike K

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Hi, Mike! Considering rules of evidence and such I don't believe I can prove that AWS stands for Arno Walpach anymore than I can prove that you are living upside down on the planet but you are. :P

Just for fun go ahead and prove your point. ;) By the way have a wonderful holiday even if you have to celebrate in the middle of the summer. :speechless1::speechless1::speechless1:

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