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    Original WWII German Clasp To The Iron Cross 2nd Class Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified

    $229.00
    Original WWII German Clasp To The Iron Cross 2nd Class Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified. On September 1ST 1939 Hitler once more reinstituted the Iron Cross series of awards in the First and Second Classes and established the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross and two new Spangen, (Bars), for the first and second class awards to be bestowed to recipients of the 1939 Iron Cross who had also been awarded a first or second class 1914 Iron Cross during WWI. Originally the first pattern of this award had slightly scalloped tips to the ends of the date bar which was soon replaced with the second pattern award with diagonally angled ends. Recipients of an Iron Cross Bar were permitted, with the proper documentation, to privately purchase a jeweler’s copy of the award, at their own expense, if so desired. Due to the prestige of the award personnel who could afford it would opt to buy a jeweler’s copy for everyday wear with the actual award being put away for safe keeping. Nicely detailed, second pattern, die struck alloy construction award with a polished nickel/silver plated finish. The award is in the form of a national eagle with outstretched wings, clutching an oak-leaf wreath which encompasses a canted swastika above a horizontal, trapezoidal, date bar with diagonally angled ends, and embossed institution date, "1939". The award shows nice detailing including feathering to the eagles wings and a subtly textured background field to the swastika and the date bar. The plain reverse has all of its original four, horizontal, soldered attachment prongs intact. U.S. Veteran bring-back condition.  Gettysburg Museum Certified (COA) provided. Rare 100% Guaranteed to be authentic pre-1945. Sold for historic purposes only. See our other pieces on our web site.  Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers.

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    Original WWII German War Merit Cross 1st Class Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified

    $149.00
    Original WWII German War Merit Cross 1st Class Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified.  Nice quality, nickel/silver plated, die struck alloy award is in the form of a Maltese style cross with a circular centerpiece with an embossed, canted, swastika encircled by an oak-leaf wreath to the obverse. The background field of the obverse centerpiece is smooth while the arms of the cross have a pebbled background field with raised, smooth, outer edges. The plain, reverse has a small, soldered, barrel type hinge, a broad, vertical tapered pin and catch all intact. The reverse of the pin is well marked with embossed manufacturer's numerical code, "4", indicating manufacture by Steinhauer & Lück, Lüdenscheid. Outstanding example, Excellent condition some very slight loss to the silver finish otherwise in Excellent condition.  100% guaranteed to be authentic complete museum documentation (COA) provided. One of the classic Third Reich combat awards. Brought home by a U.S. Veteran of the 3rd Division (pictured with shoulder patch) as a trophy of war.  Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers. Outstanding nice example!

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    Original WWII Bronze German War Merit Medal 2nd Class With Ribbon Certified By The Gettysburg Museum Of History

    $45.00
    The War Merit Medal was an extension of the War Merit Cross series of awards and was introduced on August 19TH 1940 for award to German nationals and foreign civilians who provided exceptional service to the war effort. Of Note: With the August 19TH 1940 expansion of the War Merit Cross series a Knight’s Cross of the War Merit Cross was also introduced for award to personnel who had provided a substantial contribution to the war effort. Die struck bronze alloy award with an embossed likeness of the War Merit Cross without swords to the obverse, in the form of a Maltese style cross with a circular centerpiece with an embossed, canted, swastika, encircled by a nicely detailed oak-leaf wreath. The arms of the cross have a slightly pebbled field while the background of the award is smooth with a fine raised lip to the outside edge. The reverse of the award has embossed Gothic script, "Für Kriegs-verdienst 1939", (For War Merit 1939), on a smooth background field. Complete with a piece of original ribbon. Gettysburg Museum Certified (COA) provided. Rare 100% Guaranteed to be authentic pre-1945. Offering is for 1 (one) war service medal with  ribbon.  We have several from a collection and will select the best one for you. Very limited.  Sold for historic purposes only. See our other pieces on our web site.  Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers.

  • Original WWII Era German Hitler Youth Marksman Badge Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified

    SOLD Original WWII Era German Hitler Youth Marksman Badge Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified. Roughly 27mm diameter, slightly convexed, two piece, die stuck alloy construction badge with a multi-colored enamel and nickel/silver plated finish. Badge features a recessed nickel/silver plated concentric "target" rings on a black enamel background field with a separate, raised, HJ diamond superimposed over crossed rifles affixed riveted to the center. The HJ diamond features semi-translucent red enamel field to top and bottom quarters and white enamel fields to the side quarters, with a central black canted enamel swastika. Reverse of the badge's maker mark is covered by an off-center pin placement.  Badge is complete with its original combined pin and catch assembly intact to reverse.  Complete museum documentation (COA) Provided. Certified by The Gettysburg Museum of History. The Gettysburg Museum of History does not support or condone Adolf Hitler or the Nazi Party and is only offering this as a historic relic. Please see our other items.  Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers.

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    Original WWII Bronze German War Merit Cross 2nd Class With Ribbon Certified By The Gettysburg Museum Of History

    $59.95
    The War Merit Cross (Bronze) was instituted on October 18TH 1939, in two classes with both classes issued, with and without swords, for award to military personnel and civilians, including females and foreigners, for exemplary service and/or bravery in Germany’s war effort. Die struck bronze alloy service award with a bronze wash is in the form of a Maltese style cross with a circular centerpiece with an embossed, canted, swastika encircled by a nicely detailed oak-leaf wreath to the obverse. The reverse centerpiece has the embossed date,"1939", which is also encompassed by a nicely detailed oak-leaf wreath. The background field of both the obverse and reverse centerpieces is smooth while the arms of the cross have a pebbled background field with raised, smooth, outer edges. The medal loop and ribbon suspension ring are both intact. The award comes complete with a piece of original ribbed rayon ribbon. We have several in stock and will pick the best one for you. All are in excellent condition. Gettysburg Museum Certified (COA) provided. Rare 100% Guaranteed to be authentic pre-1945. Offering is for 1 (one) war service cross with long ribbon.  Very limited.  Sold for historic purposes only. See our other pieces on our web site.  Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers.