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The Ehrenkreuz der Deutschen Mutter, or in English, the "Cross of Honour of the German Mother", often referred to colloquially as the Mutterehrenkreuz (Mother’s Cross of Honour) or simply Mutterkreuz (Mother’s Cross), was a state decoration and civil order of merit conferred by the government of the German Reich to honour a “Reichsdeutsche” (Imperial German) mother for exceptional merit to the German nation.

Eligibility was later extended to include Volksdeutsche (ethnic German) mothers. The decoration was conferred from between 1939 until 1945 in three grades: bronze, silver, and gold, to females who exhibited probity, exemplary motherhood, and who conceived and raised at least four or more children in the role of a parent.



MOTHERSCROSS #47024C Cased Silver Mother’s Cross with Ribbon and Miniature

The case of this mother’s cross appears to be a silver example having a gold image of the medal on the dark blue leatherette. The case itself shows usage. The inner lid is covered with white satin. The bottom of the case has white felt and is crafted to fit the medal and ribbon.

The silver cross is a very fine example with perfect enamel and choice detail. The ribbon is a long style in the usual colors.

Also enclosed is the miniature silver cross also in perfect condition having a bow mounted with this miniature and a pin behind the bow.

A very nice set here.

Excellent Plus Plus. $195.00

MOTHERSCROSS #47026C Cased Bronze Mother’s Cross and Miniature

>The case of this mother’s cross appears to be a bronze example having an image of the medal on the dark blue leatherette. The case itself shows usage. The inner lid is covered with white satin. The bottom of the case has white felt and is crafted to fit the medal and ribbon. It has the name of the producer Wilhelm Deumer Ludenscheid on the inside of the lid.

The bronze cross is a very fine example with perfect enamel and choice detail. The long ribbon is in the usual blue and white colors.

Also enclosed is the miniature example, also in perfect condition having a bow mounted with this miniature.

A very nice set here.

Excellent Plus. $175.00

MOTHERSCROSS #47025C Cased Gold Mother’s Cross with Ribbon

The case of this mother’s cross appears to be a gold example having a gold image of the medal on the dark blue leatherette. The case itself shows usage. The inner lid is covered with white satin.

The bottom of the case has white felt and is crafted to fit the medal and ribbon. It also has the name of the producer, Zeimer & Söhne Oberstein

The goldcross is a very fine example with perfect enamel and choice detail. The ribbon is a long style in the usual colors.

A very nice set here.

Excellent Plus Plus. $195.00

MOTHERSCROSS #47034C Issue Packet with Bronze Mother’s Cross with Mother Letter

The packet for this cross is a fairly wide gray paper example which is printed Ehrenkruez der Deutschen Mutter Zweit Stuffa. Beneath this is handwritten “von” and then something “mutter”. This sounds like something someone would have written on there for his mother.

Accompanying the packet is a letter which has an image of a mother and below is typed Mother’s Cross present to Frau Anna Henker Koblenz Germany 16 December 1938 and then it says 5 sons Wilhelm Cark Josef Johan and Theo. I don’t know whether this letter has anything to do with this particular cross but it accompanies the medal. The medal itself is a fine bronze example complete with ribbon.

A kind of neat grouping here having the first letter of this kind I have seen.

Excellent. $100.00

MOTHERSCROSS #47225C Miniature Bronze mother's Cross

Very nice original bronze Mother's Cross.

Bright ribbon with secured safety pin. Fine example, marked 'L/11'.

Small float, act now.

Near Mint. $65.00