German Iron Cross for 1813. This ones very unique. Its an 1813 Iron cross 2nd class that was made after 1914. We spent sometime researching this medal, and what all accept is it was most likely made after 1914, as thats the maker style of the cross for a Veterans flag, most likely to be pinned onto. Its an original 1914 style Iron cross, and many times these were made well after 1813 for Veterans and later for familys of Veterans. Well made and well aged, its not marked on the medal or the ring. The ribbon is very old and shows where it might have been pinned onto something. Lots of details to the center, the back center is of course, smooth. Very unique. Had the style of the medal conformed to 1813 cut, this would be a $2000+ medal.
German WWII Infantry Assault badge. Cast example retains about 90% of its silver finish. Pin back and metal catch. Not marked but nice example.
German WWII Combat award Infantry Assault Badge. Dull Silver/Gray finish is a cast example. Nice details to the front, crisp. On the reverse, it has the long pin but the catch is broken off, still will hang on a tunic, but wont clasp. No markings.
German WWII Issue Iron Cross 1st Class. Nice medal, not cleaned but could be, sharpe edges shows light use. Back is smooth and has the coke bottle pin with the makers stamp 134. Nice medal that has not been cleaned, but if done would look much better.
German WWII cased EKI. Iron Cross 1st class. This medal is unissued and never has been removed from the case except to photograph it. Case is in very nice shape, lid is tight and the spring release works great with the push button. Inside the silk lining is clean not stained. Medal is very nice and you can see the back is clean and not been on a tunic yet. EKI is maker stamped on the coke bottle pin 4. Medal shows age and bottom edge shows some stains, could be cleaned if need be, but as it came in the case.
German WWII Iron Cross 2nd Class. From a veteran's family, Iron cross 2nd class medal and ribbon. The Medal is in OK shape but not mint, shows some use and Tarnishing, some light corrision, but not bad. Comes with a brass ring and ribbon. This is a nice started medal and priced based on condition.
German WWI Wound badge. In silver finish, die struck medal has the wide flat hinge on back, round pin and round catch. Clean medal.
German Reich Medal 1870-1871, the Prussian Franco War, awarded to German soldiers who were combatants. The medal measures 1 1/4" in diameter and is shiny brass in color. One side is decorated with the 1870 version of the big Iron Cross, laurel, and the divergence of the light beams. The reverse side is decorated with the pattern of the Coronation crown of Kaiser William I, and the inscription of Kaiser William I to read, “Dem siegreichen Heere” - “The Victorious Army”. The inscription is circled with “Gott war mit uns Ihm sei die Ehre” - “God with us, the glory belongs to the Gods”. Additionally, the outer edge of the medal is engraved with “AUS EROBERTEM GESCHUETZ” - “From the Captured Canons”, making this medal more uncommon. The condition is good. No ribbon.
Kaiser Wilhelm I Medal. Large circular gilt bronze medal with loop for ribbon suspension; the face with a head and shoulders portrait of Kaiser Wilhelm I in full military uniform facing right, inscribed ‘WILHELM DER GROSSE DEUTSCHER KAISER’ (Wilhelm the Great German Emperor) and ‘KOENIG VON PREUSSEN’ (King of Prussia); the reverse inscribed ‘ZUM ANDENKEN AN DER HUNDERSTEN GEBURTSTAG DES GROSSEN KAISERS WILHELM I 1797 - 22 MAERZ - 1897’ (In commemoration of the hundredth birthday of the great Kaiser Wilhelm I 1797 - 22 March - 1897) above a cushion bearing the Prussian (Hohenzollern) crown and orb imposed on a sword, a laurel branch to the left, an oak branch to the right. The medal was awarded on 22 March 1897, the hundredth birthday of Kaiser Wilhelm I, to all military on active service and to the veterans of the wars of 1864, 1866 and 1870. It was made from Danish, Austrian and French cannon captured in those wars, designed by the artist Walter Schott (1861-1938) and produced by the Berlin medallists Firma L. Ostermann, founded in 1812 by Gottfried Bernhard Loos (1774-1843). Kaiser Wilhelm I (1797-1888) became King of Prussia in 1861 and Emperor of a united Germany on 18 January 1871. His reign was most notable for the unification of Germany under the guidance of Otto von Bismarck and its rapid industrial and economic progress. A good example. No ribbon.
German DRL Sports badge in Bronze. Bronze color badge has some finish wear in a few spots on the front. Back has the flat pin and hinge, with the thick round catch. Badge is marked PFORZHEIM and FRITZ KOHM on the other side back. Nice example and a maker not often seen.
Eastern peoples award in bronze without swords. This is the bronze award, its clean and has the original ribbon in green. Front sided only, unmarked back. Dies struck and made of a zinc alloy. Awarded to volunteers from the Eastern countries for the war effort working for the Germans.
GermanDRL Sports Badge in Silver. Retains about 75% of its finish. Third model (1937 onward) with the letters of the new monogram “DRL” and a swastika at the bottom of the wreath. The badge reverse ismarked D.R.G.M. 35269 [Deutsches Reichsgebrauchsmuster]and “WERNSTEIN JENA”. The pin is flat. Good issue medal.
German SA sports badge in Bronze. Retians most of its finish, SA sports badge. Has a round pin back, this is the third pattern SA badge. Back is well marked, Fechler Bernsbach/ SA. Also under the pin Eigentum der Obersten SA Fuhrung. Nice shape clean medal.
WWII German General Assault badge. Die struck medal is solid backed and is zinc in construction. Clean medal shows little use, and may not have be worn much at all. Pin backed, Hinged top and round catch. Retains most of its silver finish. Nice medal.
WWII German Infantry Assault badge in Silver. Clean example of the badge in silver. Showing very light wear, and nice age toning to the finish. Medal is pin backed, and has the round catch and top hinge. Die stamped, solid backed. Unmarked.
DRL Sports Badge. Very nice condition, no finish. Third model (1937 onward) with the letters of the new
monogram “DRL” and a swastika at the bottom of the wreath. The badge reverse is marked D.R.G.M. 35269
[Deutsches Reichsgebrauchsmuster] and “WERNSTEIN JENA”. The pin is flat. Nice example.
German DRL Sports Badge in Bronze. There is just light wear. Third model (1937 onward) with the letters of the new monogram “DRL” and a swastika at the bottom of the wreath. The badge reverse is marked D.R.G.M. 35269 [Deutsches Reichsgebrauchsmuster] and “WERNSTEIN JENA”. The pin is flat. Nice example.
WWI German Silver Wound Badge. It was awarded to all military, non-military uniformed formations (and later civilians wounded in air raids). Awarded for 5 or more wounds. Its made from pressed metal with a silver finish that remains 90+%. Back has a needle pin with a metal hinge and a wire catch. Very nice! Was often worn on WWII uniforms.
Heres something you don't see often, a strip of original German medal bar ribbon. Its two ribbons together, the Iron Cross 2nd class, and the Eastern Front Medal ribbon, paired together. The strip is about 8 inches long which of course would do about ten ribbon bars!