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Hi everybody,

I’m proud to show you my new Saxon treasure. I have in my collection box for knight cross 1st class with X of Merit order of Saxe. Now the box is not empty. I have received this one yesterday.

Only 422 crosses 1st class with X were awarded during WW1. Roth has found 416 names (400 crosses with X and 16 X to knight cross 1st class). I have found 6 more names.

Enjoy with it. My cross is a pure textbook exemplar. don't hesitate to show yours. I'm particulary interrested to see hallmark if some exist on this cross. Thanks

Christophe

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Congratulations, a lovely and scarce piece.

Here's my SV3aX and SV3bX:

svo1.jpg

svo2.jpg

The SV3bX shows a "R" mark in the lower arm (Roessner), the SV3aX it's unmarked (probably a G.H.Osang piece)

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Thanks all for your comments.

@Jean-Baptiste, yes you are right the SV3aX is larger than the second class.

here the most interresting thing is the fact that all of these crosses are with their box. I have not seen often the box for SV3aX.

Christophe

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I think that this decoration is currently underpriced: the current market price is similar to a HOHX (more than 8000 awards)

I would like to know how many of the 422 awarded "survived" currently..... of course, it is impossible to know

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Here is the 2nd Class in a group. The Merit Order is a Scharffenburg piece simply marked "S" in the crook of the edge of the bottom arm. It includes the matching ribbon bar - he apparently never got around to adding the WWII MVK to his group.

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