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My collection of Military Service Cross

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If they are original,so it is a very beautiful  and expensive collection!!!!Having some more time you could take photos of some apart.

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no, by years and ranking they were awarded this way:

 

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Well, to find Military Service Cross for Officers for 35/40 years shouldn’t be so hard task to accomplish. Finger crossed.

One small addition to the quite complex information. Military Service Cross for NCOs for 18 years (2nd issue 1867-1890) existed only till 1869 then it was discontinued, which makes it most valuable collector´s item among Military Service Crosses for NCOs as it was awarded only for very short period of time.

 

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Tifes thank you for the very interesting information!

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