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an "authentic reproduction" of an 1870 ek2


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it never fails to amuse me when i observe these crosses listed and described as, "authentic period-made prinzen" crosses. they generally seem to command a price of approx USD 200 on militaria websites, and i'm sure the expert dealers know better, but are willing to risk a return.

here is a complete example on original card that is still in it's shrink wrap. some enterprising youngster seems to have cut off the proof-of-purchase, ostensibly to acquire something even grander than this thing. ah, well....

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I've got 3 or 4 of these. One in the package.

You can see it still has it's "Valuable coupon" which reads---

"Return 4 of these with $1.00 and you will receive a beautiful,

gold stamped album."

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