Jump to content

Weimar Deutsches Feld-Ehrenkreuz / Copy or Original ?


Recommended Posts

Good evening Gentlemen,

Does anyone know if the following "Steckkreuz" (see pictures in attachment) is a FAKE or an ORIGINAL one?

Thank you in advance for your answers (whatever they may be).

Cheers,

Jean-Sam.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The devil always hides in the faintest details. I just couldn't see it at first... but I am sligtly short-sighted...

Still, one can hardly believe that the devil would be that desperate to even be interested in such common a cross.!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I agree. A complete fake. There are a lot of cast fakes turning up on eBay these days.

For such a relatively common badge, originals are extremely well-made. If you look at page 2 and 3 of the link given by JapanX, I give a fairly comprehensive survey of the variations of this badge. There are at least 7 variations with slightly different details in the central medallion, finish, pin/hinge construction and inscription on the back.

While the most common one with silver finish over copper/bronze with a square flat pin marked Hamburg 11 goes for only 50 or 60 Euros, the more deluxe ones with gun-blue oxidized finish, more detailed storm trooper, coke bottle, U-shaped, or brooch pin and marked Hamburg 3 and the even scarcer Ges. Gesch. can go for over 100 Euros in mint condition.

I recently sold the mint Hamburg 3 in a scarce Hamburg 3 box illustrated on page 3 of the above link for 200 Euros.

Edited by bolewts58
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

  • Blog Comments

    • As a theology student my professor, a much published former Naval chaplain, set us an essay, saying that if we could answer that successfully we would be guaranteed  a good degree "Which of the gospel writers was the biggest liar, discuss."   I got a good mark, but  don't want to be burned for heresy.   P
    • As my father used to say: "Tain't so much Pappy's a liar - he just remembers big."  
    • Brian: First, let me say that I always enjoy reading your blog and your "spot on" comments.  Another fine topic with such a broad expansion into so many different facets.  I had watched this a week or two ago and when reading your blog, it reminded me of this great quote.   There is a great video on the origins of "Who was Murphy in Murphy's Law"   Anyway, about mid way through this video, there is this great quote and I think it sums it up quite well to your statem
    • I've received word from the Curator that she has permission to re-open this summer.   We're already making plans for a November event at the Museum.   Michael
    • I recall I did the same on hot days at Old Fort York back in 1973-74 - wool uniforms, and at 90F they would let you take your backpack off.   Michael
×
×
  • Create New...