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I agree with VtwinVince. Originals of these are extremely rare. Chances of finding an original are very slim.

eBay and some dealer sites are flooded with fakes in different class of this decoration.


I only know of a couple of advanced collectors who have originals.


Here is one of the few known originals.

Avalov cross 1st cl.jpg

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This awards has been discussed before on several forums including this one.



Russian Westarmee headquarters standard showing the design of the award.




Here is the service cross for the Russian Westarmee from my collection on which the order was later based.

Das Abzeichen für Dienstgrade der russische Westarmee (Badge for All Ranks of the Russian Western Army)

Dienstgrade badge Russ Westarmee.jpg


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