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IRONCROSS #43355C 1st Class Spange

This 1st Class Spange shows period wear but remains in good condition overall.

The 1939 plaque is the type with the ends cut at 45 degree angles. The reverse is fitted with a barrel hinge, tapered pin, and soldered catch.

A good, original example here.

Excellent $695.00

IRONCROSS #43356C 1st Class Spange

This 1st Class Spange is in nice condition throughout, with good detailing to the bird and wreathed swastika. The 1939 plaque is the type that is cut at 45 degree angles at the ends.

The reverse has a small barrel hinge and a tapered pin. The catch, however, is broken off. It could be repaired by someone with the know-how.

A decent spange here, with some condition issues.

Good. $595.00

IRONCROSS #43352C Cased Iron Cross with Dedication

The case for this Iron Cross is of fine black diamond pattern leatherette, showing only minor traces of wear to the edges. The lid is embossed with an image of the award in silver.

The cross itself is a fine example, having good serrations and fine edges. The blackening is completely intact throughout.

The reverse is fitted with a large barrel hinge, a "Coke bottle" pin marked "G", and a soldered catch. There is also an engraved dedication which reads, "Original / Mudros / "Lemnos" 20/24 III. 1917".

Moudros is a town and a former municipality on the Aegean island of Lemnos. During the Dardanelles Campaign of the First World War, the town and its harbor were used as an Allied base. The British Empire troops used the form "Mudros". On 30 October 1918 it was the site of the signing of the Armistice of Mudros, which saw the end of hostilities between the Ottoman Empire and the Allies. Why an Imperial German Iron Cross would bear this inscription is a mystery to me.

A fine Iron Cross here, complete with a mystery!

Excellent Plus. $695.00

IRONCROSS #43444 Unissued 2nd Class Iron Cross with Ribbon

This 2nd Class Iron Cross is in pristine condition, looking to have never been issued.

The edges have a fine silvered finish and the serrations remain crisp. The loop is marked "27".

Accompanying the cross is the original long ribbon which is still factory folded.

A pristine example here.

Mint. $150.00

IRONCROSS #43353C Cased Imperial 1st Class Iron Cross with Screw-back

The case of this Imperial Iron Cross is in nice condition, covered in black leatherette. It has a few signs of wear but is in mainly good condition.

The medal itself is in fine condition, with only minor traces of surface wear. The reverse of this cross has a screw-back that is a bit more complicated than those we typically see.

A very nice Imperial example here, with a rarely seen fastener.

Excellent Plus. $495.00

IRONCROSS #43354C Cased 1st Class Iron Cross

The case of this Iron Cross remains in perfect condition throughout, with no wear to the edges. It is covered in fine black leatherette with an image of the award embossed in silver on the top.

The medal itself is unmarked and is in nice condition, with good silvering, fine serrations, and 100% intact surface blackening. It is a nicely vaulted example.

The reverse has barrel hinge, tapered pin, and soldered catch.

A nice Iron Cross here.

Excellent Plus. $550.00

IRONCROSS #42902C 2nd Class Iron Cross with Ribbon

This 2nd Class Iron Cross shows quite a bit of age to the black surfaces, but the silvering remains nice around the edges and the serrations are crisp.

The original ribbon is present and in good condition, retained in the unmarked loop.

A good, basic example here.

Good Plus. $95.00

IRONCROSS 42903C 1st Class Iron Cross

This 1st Class Iron Cross shows quite a bit of age and the black finish has worn from some of the high spots. The silvered edges have patinated and the serrations are slightly worn.

The reverse of the cross is fitted with a barrel hinge, a "Coke bottle" pin, and a soldered catch.

A decent 1st Class example here.

Good Plus. $295.00

IRONCROSS #42675 2nd Class Iron Cross with Ribbon

This 2nd Class Iron Cross is extremely crisp, with fine silvered edges and good serrations. The black surfaces are totally intact on both sides, and the central swastika is a fine, vaulted example.

The loop of this cross is marked "3". The original ribbon is present and in good condition.

A very fine example of the type here.

Excellent Plus. $140.00

IRONCROSS #42674 Imperial 2nd Class Iron Cross with Ribbon

This Imperial 2nd Class Iron Cross remains in fine condition, with crisp serrations and a nice patina on the silvered edges. The black finish remains perfect on both sides.

The obverse features the “W” in the center, with a Prussian crown above it and a date of “1914” on the lower leg. The reverse has the traditional oak leaf sprigs in the center. There Prussian crown atop the initials “FW”, and a date of “1813” on the bottom leg.

The loop is maker marked and retains the original ribbon.

An exceptionally nice Imperial example here.

Near Mint. $135.00

IRONCROSS #42759 Imperial 2nd Class Iron Cross

This Imperial Iron Cross is an extremely nice strike and appears to be, to me, in nearly mint condition. The serrations are very nice and the silver edges are finely patinated.

The obverse features the “W” in the center, with a Prussian crown above it and a date of “1914” on the lower leg. The reverse has the traditional oak leaf sprigs in the center. There Prussian crown atop the initials “FW”, and a date of “1813” on the bottom leg.

Unfortunately there is no ribbon with this piece, but that shouldn't be too difficult to remedy by the enterprising medals collector.

Excellent Plus. $110.00

IRONCROSS #40764C Imperial 1st Class Iron Cross

This Imperial 1st Class Iron cross is a silver example, with nice vaulting on the center area. The serrations are still in good condition. There is some wear to the black surfaces and the central "W", but nothing too bad. This wear is due to the high vaulting of the design.

The reverse of the cross has a double barrel hinge, a soldered catch, and a thing, "Coke bottle" pin. This pin is quite long, extended to the end of the cross. The lower leg of the cross is stamped "800".

A high quality Imperial example here.

Excellent. $495.00

IRONCROSS #40153C 2nd Class Spange

This 2nd Class Spange is in choice condition throughout, still having most of the original brightness. The detailing to the eagle and wreathed swastika. Below the bird is a plaque marked "1939". The plaque has angled corners.

The reverse retains all four original mounting prongs and is marked "L/11".

A very nice 2nd Class Spange here.

Near Mint. $325.00

IRONCROSS #39961 1st Class Iron Cross with Screwback

This 1st Class Iron Cross shows a bit of modest wear but the serrations remain crisp and the black finish is mainly intact. The silver areas on this cross have a nice patination.

The reverse of the cross has a threaded screw with a round backing that holds the medal in place. It is marked "L58".

A nice example with only minor traces of wear.

Excellent. $350.00

IRONCROSS #39725 Imperial 1st Class Iron Cross

This Imperial 1st Class Iron Cross is in nice condition throughout, having 100% of the original black surfaces. The silvered edges have a nice patination and the serrations are still mostly crisp.

The reverse of the cross has a double barrel hinge, a straight, flat pin, and a soldered catch. This cross is unmarked.

A good Imperial example here.

Excellent Plus. $375.00

IRONCROSS #39348 1st Class Iron Cross

This 1st Class Iron Cross shows some age and period wear. The outer legs still have good silvering although they are quite patinated.

The black surfaces of the cross show wear, mostly around the centers of the legs and on the raised center swastika.

The reverse of this cross has a barrel hinge and a tapered flat pin. The catch is soldered directly to the medal and is the type without a pedestal. It is marked “20”, indicating the Zimmermann firm.

A good looking Iron Cross here, with some good period character.

Excellent. $375.00

IRONCROSS #38856 2nd Class Spange

This 2nd Class Spange has excellent silvered surfaces which are beginning to show some patination. The detailing to the eagle and wreathed swastika is outstanding. Below the wreath is a banner with the raised-out date of “1939”.

The reverse of the spange has all four of the prongs intact.

A very good looking 2nd Class Spange here.

Near Mint. $295.00

IRONCROSS #37905 Imperial 1st Class Iron Cross

This Imperial 1st Class Iron Cross is in good condition throughout, with patination spread across the silvered legs. The serrated areas on this cross show wear here and there but are still mostly crisp. This cross is nicely vaulted.

The obverse features the “W” in the center, with a Prussian crown above it and a date of “1914” on the lower leg.

The reverse of the cross has a double barrel hinge and a “Coke Bottle” pin. The catch is soldered directly to the medal.

Excellent. $295.00

IRONCROSS #37898 1st Class Iron Cross

This 1st Class Iron Cross is in good condition, with fine silvering on the outer legs. The serrated areas are also fairly crisp.

The black finish on this Iron Cross is still quite good, with wear only visible on the raised swastika.

The reverse of the badge has a double barrel hinge and a “Coke Bottle” pin. The catch is soldered directly to the medal. This medal is unmarked.

Excellent Plus. $350.00

IRONCROSS #37804 1st Class Iron Cross

This 1st Class Iron Cross retains all of the original black surfaces. The silvering is very good, and the serrated areas are still crisp. The center has a fine raised swastika.

The reverse of the cross has a double barrel hinge with a “Coke Bottle” pin. The catch is soldered directly to the cross.

A very nice, unmarked example of the type here.

Excellent Plus, Plus. $425.00

IRONCROSS #37895 1st Class Spange with Screw-back

This 1st Class Spange shows some wear and patination on the right wing as well as the swastika. The detailing is good throughout the bird and wreath. It sits atop a plaque marked “1939”.

The screw-back is a round, fluted concave type. There are serrations for easy turning. It is marked “Deschler & Sohne”.

This is a fine original which would pair wonderfully with a tunic; this is a great opportunity to acquire a rare, authentic Spange.

Excellent. $795.00

IRONCROSS #37897 1st Class Iron Cross

This 1st Class Iron Cross has good black surfaces throughout and is crisply serrated. The silver outlines show some patination.

The reverse of the cross has a double barrel hinge and a “Coke Bottle” pin. The catch is soldered directly to the cross.

A good example showing some period wear.

Excellent. $325.00

IRONCROSS #37902 Imperial 2nd Class Iron Cross

This Imperial 2nd Class Iron Cross shows some usage and patination throughout, but the black surface is still excellent. The serrated areas on this cross are still mostly crisp.

The obverse features the “W” in the center, with a Prussian crown above it and a date of “1914” on the lower leg.

The reverse has the traditional oak leaf sprigs in the center. There Prussian crown atop the initials “FW”, and a date of “1813” on the bottom leg.

Attached to the loop at the top is an Imperial parade bar with ribbons for both the Iron Cross and the Hindenburg medal. The loop is marked “W1”.

Excellent Plus. $125.00

IRONCROSS #37309 Imperial 2nd Class Iron Cross with Ribbon, Lapel Ribbon, and Parade Ribbon

This Imperial 2nd Class Iron Cross has an excellent finish throughout both sides, retaining all of the black finish. The raised portions have good serrations, while the silver edges are nicely patinated.

The obverse of the medal bears a Prussian crown above a “W” with the date of “1914” at the bottom. The reverse has another crown set above “FW” with an oak leak sprig in the center, and the date f inception “1813” at the bottom leg.

Attached to the loop of the Iron Cross an old fashioned safety pin. Attached to this pin is the original ribbon for the medal, being a black lined grosgrain with white and black edges. Also enclosed is a lapel ribbon in the correct colors, as well as a parade ribbon on the reverse. In other words a complete set; this is the first time I have seen one of these all attached together.

Excellent. $125.00

IRONCROSS #27824 Imperial 2nd Class Iron Cross with Ribbon

This Imperial 2nd Class Iron Cross is still in great condition. The black centers of the cross are still brilliant on both sides. No detraction here what so ever. All serrations on the outside of the cross are factory crisp. There is still bright patination on the cross edges. The obverse displays a 'W' in the center along with the Prussian crown above the date '1914'.

The reverse contains the oak leaf sprig and the monogram 'FW' below. At the very bottom of the cross is the date of inception for this award '1813'. This cross is unmarked. The ribbon is still very well intact, but does contain an unfortunate rust-like stain on the reverse. Overall though, a very nice genuine Imperial 2nd Class Iron Cross here.

Excellent. Plus, Plus. $125.00

IRONCROSS #36904 1st Class Iron Cross

This Iron Cross has good silvered borders with excellent serrations. The center area, however, shows a little bit of age to the surfaces of the blackening. The swastika in the center is highly raised out and very crisp, but also shows minor wear to the finish. The lower leg of the cross has the raised date of inception, “1939”.

On the reverse there is a barrel hinge with a tapered straight pin and a catch soldered directly to the medal.

Not a Mint example, but a good piece to put on a uniform that saw period action.

Excellent. $315.00

IRONCROSS #36769 Imperial 2nd Class Iron Cross with Ribbon

This Imperial 2nd Class Iron Cross shows much patination throughout, but the serrations are still crisp and the black field is still perfect on both sides. The obverse bears a Prussian crown over the initial, “W”, and the date, “1914”.

The reverse features a Prussian crown over the cipher, “FW”, with oak leaves in the center and a date of “1813” at the lower leg.

Attached to the loop above is the original ribbon, of lined satin with a black center and white and black stripes on each edge.

A nice medal that remains in choice condition, despite the patination.

Near Mint. $125.00

IRONCROSS #35806 Cased Imperial Iron Cross 1st Class

The case of this Iron Cross is a black leatherette. Unfortunately there is some damage to the right surface of the lid where some of the leatherette finish has peeled off. It is not much however and does not look too bad. The case itself reflects an image of the Iron Cross medal in the center. It is the type of image that has silvered outlines with a black center. The Prussian crown, “W” and the date “1914” are all embossed on the medal image.

The inside of the case is lined with a padded satin. The lower case has a very regal looking purple velvet which has a slot cut out in the center for acceptance of the medal. The medal itself is affine example having good silvered borders and crisp serrations. All of the black is in the center of the cross. There is a Prussian crown at the top with the monogram “W” in the center and the date “1914” at the lower leg. The reverse of the medal has a fine barrel style hinge with a narrow coke bottle type pin. The catch is the type without pedestal that is soldered directly to the back of the medal. The pin is marked “S-W”.

A very nice example here to show with an Imperial collection. The purple velvet exquisitely sets off this fine medal.

Excellent Plus. $495.00

IRONCROSS #27994 Screwback 1st Class Iron Cross

This 1st Class Iron Cross is in choice condition, having fine silvering to the outer legs and good, crisp serrations. The coloring on the surfaces is all there, beginning to thin a little bit on the vaulted swastika legs, but no metal is showing.

The reverse has the post with threads and the screw on device that holds it in place on the uniform. The screw device is hallmarked on the reverse, “L/17.”

This is a very fine 1st Class Iron Cross in and of itself, and the screwback option serves only to make it even more desirable. A very interesting medal here.

Near Mint. $550.00

IRONCROSS #27430 Imperial 2nd Class Iron Cross with Ribbon

This Imperial 2nd Class Iron Cross is double sided, having good silvering to the edges, and crisp serrations throughout. The obverse side depicts a Prussian Crown, over the raised-out letter “W” in the center, and below that, has the date “1914”.

On the reverse, there is a Prussian Crown with the letters “FW” raised out, over a sprig of oak leaves. At the bottom is the date “1813”, which was the date of inception. The Iron Cross has its original retaining ring, with ribbon of black center, with two lines of white and black, which go outward on the edges.

Excellent. $85.00

IRONCROSS #32234 Imperial 2nd Class Iron Cross

This 2nd Class Iron Cross shows some age and some wear throughout. The finish is worn on the high points but still appears to be good throughout the lower surfaces. The serrations are relatively crisp. The cross depicts a Prussian crown over a “w” in the center and the “1914” date below.

On the reverse is an additional Prussian crown over the initials “fw”. In the center is an oak leaf sprig over the date “1813”. There is no ribbon on this loop.

Excellent. $110.00