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Mannerheimcross 1st class sold in Finland!

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A while ago a Finnish Mannerheim cross 1st class was sold on a auction. 

The order was manufactured in 8 pieces, 3 numbered and 5 unnumbered. Only two was ever awarded, one to Mannerheim himself (no 1) and the other to general Erik Heinrichs (no 2). 
This cross was one of the unnumbered and unissued pieces. 

The sale price was 33 000 € + commission. 

And no, I am not the lucky buyer. :)

The Mannerheim-crosses are subject to export restrictions and may not leave Finland. And I don´t have that kind of money to spend either. 

 

This is probably one of the extremely few times such a rarity is sold at the open market! Once in a lifetime perhaps?

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Dear Johanh,

would you perhaps have a picture of this lovely piece. Since it was never handed out it must be in excellent condition.

Kind regards and thanks in advance, Laurentius

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I don´t know what the rules are for posting pictures from auctionhouses, but if anyone has any concerns let me know and I´ll delete them. 

Pictures from Suomen Numismaattisen Yhdistyksen Huutokauppa no 44. 

Manneriheim_1kl_front.jpg

Manneriheim_1kl_back.jpg

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I never care about the rules of the auction house, I think that as long as this picture is posted on the website, then it can be used. If it is really used only by the owner, then there are probably not many pictures in the world

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