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WW1 German Iron Cross Ribbon Bar with Scarce First Class Clasp Device, Unique Ribbon Fabric

1GW1-1. WW1 German ribbon bar, approximately 1-inch wide x 11/16-inch wide black and white WW1 Iron Cross ribbon with a 3/8-inch x 3/8-inch metal First Class Iron Cross Clasp device attached to the front. The variation ribbon fabric exhibits moderate to near heavy age with some insignificant rust spots bleeding through the ribbon material in the area of the white stripes, (not of a serious nature). The metal Iron Cross device is heavily aged and shows very light signs of wear; the silver and black finish is mostly flaked and missing, maybe 20%, or so, still remains. The backside has a dark gray, Zink looking, metal back plate with “serrated” edges and a, horizontal, safety pin type attaching pin; the back plate is aged and is stamped, “DRGM. 651496,” (I think those are the numbers, they are small and not completely legible). A Scarce Ribbon. Vg-. $79.00

WW1 German Three Ribbon Bar with Device

1GW1-1a. WW1 German ribbon bar, approximately 1-3/4-inch long x 11/16 -inch wide with three ribbons as follows:
1). WW1 Iron Cross 2nd Class.
2). Ernst Ludwig Cross, Herzog von Hessen Medal for Bravery.
3). WW1 Cross of Honor with crossed swords device, (Hindenburg Cross). The ribbons and device are all in excellent condition. The backside has a, hand-sewn, black felt covering with a horizontal needle pin and an integral pin catch. Excellent. $39.00

Prussian Enlisted Fireman Buckle
1GW1-2. Early, solid brass, buckle with a, separately applied, nickel-silver center inset; the inset depicts a, Prussian style, spiked fire department helmet, which is superimposed on crossed fire axes; the border around the design is embossed, “Gott Zur Her, Dem Nachsten Zur Wehr.” The inset is worn and the center design is slightly pushed in from use, (a normal occurrence), and there is a small area of tarnish at about 9 o’clock. The front of buckle exhibits moderate overall wear and tarnish, which has has toned to a pleasing brass patina. The backside shows wear and tarnish from actual  use.  A nice old, Fire Dept buckle. About Vg. $42.00
Prussian 25-Year Faithful Fire Service Award

1GW1-3. Approximately 1-1/4-inch wide x 1-/8-inch high silver colored, black enameled medal depicting a Prussian fire helmet, crossed fire axes within an oak leaf wreath. Front embossed, “Fur 25 Jahrige dienstzeit;” Backside has an overall stippled finish and is embossed, “Verliehen Vom Preussischen Landes Feuerwehr Verband;” The medal is beautifully constructed and detailed; it's moderately aged tarnished, with light surface wear on some of the highlights. The metal is mounted, in parade style and has a white & black ribbon; The backside of the ribbon has a red wool backing, as well as a horizontal attaching pin with a flat, open, pin catch. The ribbon is moderately soiled and the white parts have a light brown toning from age and storage. A nice looking example. About Vg. $59.00

WW1 German, Stamped Steel, Black Wound Badge, for One or Two Wounds

1GW1-4. Approximately 1-1/2-inch wide x 1-3/4-inch high, stamped steel, badge, depicting, in high relief, a WW1 style German helmet, superimposed over crossed swords on a stippled background with an oak leaf wreath edge. All steel, hollow back construction, with needle pin and, hooked wire, pin catch device. Light signs of age and wear; the black painted finish appears to be a vintage repaint, (not new), as the paint on the helmet is worn through to what appears to be the original black painted finish. The repaint has filed in some of the detail on the wreath; approximately 80% of the repainted finish remains. The backside retains 98% of its black painted finish. A nice example. Vg. $45.00

WW1 / WW2 German Four Ribbon Bar

 1GW1-5. Approximately 4-inch long x 3/8-inch high, with the following four ribbons:
1). WW1 Iron Cross 2nd Class.
2). WW2 War Merit Cross with crossed swords device.
3). Hindenburg Cross with crossed swords device.
4). Czech Annexation Medal of 1 October 1938.
The ribbon bar is hand-made, using ribbons that are 1-inch in width; the ribbons are folded over some type of backing material and hand-sewn along the top edge; the crossed sword devices have a brassy/bronze finish and are slightly larger than normally found. The reverse is un-backed and was intended to be hand-sewn onto a uniform. The ribbons exhibit light signs of age with minor wear, as well as some light soil with a small brown spot on one of the white stripes of the Iron Cross ribbon. A unique ribbon bar. Vg. $45.00

WW1 German 3-Ribbon Buttonhole Ribbons with Scarce Gold Wreath Device

 1GW1-6ccx. Approximately 1-1/8-inch wide x 5/8-inch high, with the following three ribbons: 
1). Top ribbon; WW1 Iron Cross 2nd Class.
2). Middle ribbon; Gold Military Merit Medal, (yellow with two black stripes).
3). Bottom ribbon; Hindenburg Cross.
The ribbons are hand tied in a bow-like fashion with a gold metal wreath device attached to the front center of the ribbons; the gold metal wreath device is for the Gold Military Merit medal; the ribbons are sewn onto a ¾-inch black, unmarked, button. The ribbons exhibit light signs of age with very insignificant soil. These circular wreath devices do not often turn up. Unique. Near excellent. $45.00

WW1 German Two Ribbon Bar with Device, Parade Style
1GW1-7. Approximately 1-5/8-inch long x 3/4-inch high, with the following four ribbons:
 1). WW1 Iron Cross 2nd Class.
 2). Hindenburg Cross with crossed swords device.
The ribbons are folded in a fancy, overlapping, pleated style. The front exhibits heavy signs of age and soil from actual use; the crossed swords device shows moderate to heavy signs of age, tarnish and the swords are slightly bent. The backside has a white colored material covering the metal plate; the white material is heavily soiled, heavily worn in spots and heavily soiled fro handling; it has a horizontal, needle-type, attaching pin with a flat, integral, metal pin catch. This ribbon bar has been around and exudes lots of character. Good++. $22.00
WW1 German Ribbon Bar, Prussian Cross for War Aid

1GW1-8. Approximately 1--inch long x 3/4-inch high; the ribbon depicts, thin, vertical black & white stripes with one thin red stripe on each end. The front of this example is heavily aged and worn, showing overall moderate soil; the red stripe, on one end of the front is completely worn off. The ribbon is stretched over its metal bar and hand-stitched on the backside, (the full ribbon, with all colors, can be seen on the backside).  The ribbon has a brass, safety-pin, type attaching device. An acceptable representative example. Good-.$10.00

Double Buttonhole Ribbons with Crossed Swords & Black Wound
Device
1GW1-9. This type of ribbon was constructed many different styles and was designed to be worn in a buttonhole of civilian clothing. This example has two cloth ribbons and is approximately 1-1/4-inch long; the ribbons are fashioned to appear as a, “bow,” and sewn onto a 5/8-inch diameter, black cloth covered, black metal button; metal crossed swords and black wound badge devices are superimposed onto the ribbons. The ribbons are for: 1). WW1 Iron Cross medal. 2). 1914-1918 Cross of Honor with crossed swords device. The button is marked but it is difficult to read. The button, ribbons and devices exhibit light signs of age and the black paint on the wound badge is about 50% worn, otherwise the unit is in near excellent condition. $40.00
Miniature Iron Cross 2nd Class, Marked, "800." (German Silver)
1GW1-10. Miniature WW1 Iron Cross 2nd class, approximately 7/8-inch wide x 7/8-inch high, depicting the crown, letter "W" and the 1914-18 date similar to the WW1 Iron Cross medal. This, slightly convex, example is designed for wear on civilian clothing. The front of the medal is very nicely detailed; it exhibits light signs of age, with light to moderate wear on the silver surfaces, (noting that is detracting and not noticeable with the naked eye; approximately 99% original black paint still remains. The lightly tarnished backside is stamped, "800," (German silver content), blank and moderately tarnished from age. The medal has retained its original suspension loop. This style and size Iron Cross is usually found on a light chain and worn with other awarded miniature medals, on civilian clothing. Vg, or better condition. $55.00 
Miniature Iron Cross 2nd Class, with Ribbon
1GW1-10a. Miniature WW1 Iron Cross 2nd class, approximately 5/8-inch wide x 5/8-inch high, depicting the crown, letter "W" and the 1914 date of the WW1 Iron Cross medal. This example is designed for wear on civilian clothing. The front of the medal exhibits light signs of age, tiny speckles of tarnish or flaking of the silvered areas, as well as minor wear on some parts of the black painted surfaces; nothing detracting and not noticeable with the naked eye. The backside is blank and moderately tarnished from age. The ribbon exhibits light age, as well as light wear to the fabric in the area of the suspension loop, otherwise the unit is in Vg, or better condition. $35.00
WW1 German Iron Cross 2nd Class with Original Holes in the Ribbon for an Iron Cross 2nd Class Spang
1GW1-11. WW1 German Iron Cross 2nd Class Medal; three-piece construction with an old, somewhat crude, repaint on the magnetic center, which exhibits heavy signs of age with very minor spots of rust and soil. The front of the cross exhibits a Prussian crown with the letter “W,” (Wilhelm II), and is dated 1914. The backside exhibits a Prussian crown and the letters “FW,” for Frederick III, (Friedrich Wilhelm), as well as oak leaves and the date 1813, which is the original date of origin of the Iron Cross. The front and backside are heavily aged and the silver frame has a dark tarnish patina and the fluted border is worn along its highlights. The medal has its original ribbon, which is approximately 5-3/4-inch overall length; the ribbon is heavily aged, light to moderately worn and has darkened from age and soil. The front of the ribbon exhibits four holes, as well as remnants of honest age and soil where there was once an Iron Cross 2nd class Spang attached. The suspension ring is deeply stamped with three letters; one letter is an “M” or “W” and the other two are not completely discernable. An interesting example with a unique ribbon. Good+. $99.00 
Gallipoli Star, Also Known As The Iron Half Moon, (Der Eiserne Halbmond)
1GW1-12. This decoration is commonly called the, “Gallipoli Star,” the Germans know it as, “Der Eiserne Halbmond,” (the Iron Half Moon), it was awarded by the Turkish government to German soldiers who were serving with Turkish troops during the First World War; it was awarded for bravery in the field and was the Turkish equivalent of the German Iron Cross 1st class; many of the defenders of the Gallipoli Peninsula were awarded this decoration. WW1, as well as WW2 German soldiers can be seen wearing this award along with their German awards. This award was manufactured in several different qualities, ranging from a stamped painted version manufactured in Turkey and generally issued to, "other ranks;" to a delicately detailed red enameled version that was manufactured in Germany and Austria; the German and Austrian variants exhibit a much higher quality workmanship and than the Turkish version. This nicely detailed specimen is an example of a, better quality, German or Austrian manufactured decoration; it depicts a one piece, red enameled, silver-plated, five pointed star with ball finials; the central design has a large, up-turned, crescent moon, which is a symbol of the religious faith of the Turkish Empire; the large raised symbol in the center of the crescent is the, tughra, which is the official signature used by, the then ruling Ottoman sultan, “Mehmed Reshad V;” the smaller round symbol is another seal or signature of the Minister of War; The smaller rectangular bar has numbers representing the Turkish calendar date, “1333,” (1915). The silver-plated finish exhibits areas of moderate age and moderate dark tarnish, in some spots, as well as very light and insignificant surface scratches, which are consistent with light handling and use; approximately 60%, or more, the bright silver finish remains; the red enamel exhibits light to moderate age with some insignificant dark spots deep within the enamel; the enamel is 100% intact and in overall near excellent condition. The backside exhibits moderate, (heavy in a few spots), tarnish and has a, standard, “German style,” hinge and a vertical, “flat-style,” attaching pin with a round wire open pin catch. A quality constructed, example. Very Nice. Overall Vg+. SCARCE. $275.00
WW1 German Woman’s Patriotic Bow, Unique
1GW1-13ccc. Approximately 3-1/2-inch long x 1-1/2-inch high black ribbed fabric with a silver/gray stripe on each edge; the fabric is fed through a ¾-inch diameter, hand-carved, mother of pearl circle, creating a bow-like device, suitable for wearing on civilian clothing. This bow was part of a U. S. War Veteran’s souvenir accumulation and we surmise that it may have been used as a patriotic or a sweetheart symbol by a German woman. The backside has a small black safety pin, attaching device,, which is hand-sewn onto the ribbon. Moderately aged, lightly worn, with two small holes, (nothing serious and not actual noticeable at a casual glance). Unique. Vg. $19.00

German Honor Legion Medal

1GW1-13.  WW1 honorary/commemorative medal, awarded by to commemorate men and women soldiers who faithfully and dutifully served the Fatherland. This medal was proposed in 1917, but not actually awarded until 1922; recipients had to pay for their medal and then could be entered in the, “German Legion of Honor,” and could call themselves, “Knight of the German Legion of Honor.” Honors, such as this, were not allowed during the Nazi period and in 1934 the German Legion of Honor was disbanded and its members were absorbed by the Kyffhauser Bund, the official NS veteran’s organization. 1-1/2-inch diameter bronze medal; the front depicts, in high relief, winged victory crowning a German soldier. The bronze finish, on the front, is light to moderately worn showing a brass base metal patina on the highlights of the design, maybe 80% original finish remains. The reverse depicts, in high relief, a 1914 Iron Cross above an oak leaf and acorn wreath with gothic text, “FÜRS VATERLAND,” (For the Fatherland). The backside retains maybe 85% of its original bronze finish with light wear to the highlights of the Iron cross, as well as a moderate spot of bronze finish missing near the right arm of the cross. The medal is suspended from a 1-1/8-inch wide x 3-1/2-inch long, red, black & white ribbon, (German national colors); the ribbon exhibits an overall age, as well as extremely light, even, soil and is in near excellent condition. A nice example. Vg. $40.00

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