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I picked this up at a show in Ohio.  I did not see anything I really needed or wanted at first.  I did notice a Bavarian Merit medal with a crown that I did not have.  I went back to the table that had the Bavarian Merit medal to look at it again.  As I looked at it, I saw this Widows/Next of kin Cross of Honor.  I had never seen anything like and thought it was fake at first, but decided to take a chance and buy it for $30.  I showed it to a very good and knowledgeable friend and he was amazed at what I had found.  It is a brooch mounted Widows/Next of kin Hindenburg Cross that measures 1 and 1/4 inches in height and 1 and 1/4 inches in width (3.2 cm by 3.2 cm).  Pics are attached.

Dean

 

 

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I have never seen one like it.  Most likely modified by a jeweler.  Regardless, well worth the price IMHO.  Great find. 

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Dean,

Great little cross. I do not like these (Hindenburgs) as a rule but this version is rare. I own two by different makers. Ralph A. has one also. I turned the first one up a at Summit County gun show for $15! I still like it. 

Definitly a smaller cross than the normal one. I'll look for the old thread. It should still be here. Nice obscure find!

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Ok. Having a little tech issue! Click on "I Hate..." Heading for a trip on the way-back machine.

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Thanks! It's good to have a home to come back to.

​:-)

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I have never seen one like it.  Most likely modified by a jeweler.  Regardless, well worth the price IMHO.  Great find. 

​Thanks Paul.  I probably will not see another one again.

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Dean,

Great little cross. I do not like these (Hindenburgs) as a rule but this version is rare. I own two by different makers. Ralph A. has one also. I turned the first one up a at Summit County gun show for $15! I still like it. 

Definitly a smaller cross than the normal one. I'll look for the old thread. It should still be here. Nice obscure find!

​CRBeery,

You said you found one at the Berea gun show?

 

Dean

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Dean,

I did find one at the Akron show not Berea. I always thought it was funny having an RC aircraft field directly behind a gun show. Just seemed like AA fire was an eventuality. One of the two in my thread is the one I found there. If memory serves it was the one that doesn't match yours. I dug up a few nice things there.

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