Model Boat Mayhem

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Title: something completely different ( German Iron Cross medal on eBay )
Post by: BFSMP on January 22, 2017, 12:19:45 AM
was looking at a model this ebay seller had up, when I started looking through his other unusual items and came across this one......


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GERMAN-WW1-IRON-CROSS-MEDAL-AND-RIBBON-/201785683224?hash=item2efb5d2d18:g:Xu8AAOSwnHZYQH55


would this be genuine with oak leaves and cluster at that meagre price. not that I wish to buy it and wear it down the local whist drive afternoon, I must say.


Jim.

(https://8-t.imgbox.com/QyoXumTf.jpg) (http://imgbox.com/QyoXumTf)

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Title: Re: something completely different
Post by: Capt Podge on January 22, 2017, 12:32:50 AM
Described as WW1 medal - have a look at all 4 pictures - 1 states 1813, the other 1914 %%

According to "Wiki" the award was introduced in 1813 which would make the 1813 one quite expensive, I would imagine. :-X

Regards,

Ray.
Title: Re: something completely different
Post by: BFSMP on January 22, 2017, 12:52:05 AM

apparently all of the ww1 crosses carried the 1813 date because it was instituted in that year originally with date of award as the second date. the award was updated with 1939-45 crosses carrying the date of the 2nd "edition " of 1924 I believe............so dates wise it is correct..........just thought that if genuine they would be worth more with the oak leaves and clusters.


but being no specialist, probably not.


Jim.
Title: Re: something completely different
Post by: Capt Podge on January 22, 2017, 10:41:41 PM
Ah, yes, I see what you mean regarding the dates. Thanks Jim.

Regards,

Ray.
Title: Re: something completely different
Post by: BFSMP on January 22, 2017, 10:47:24 PM
 :-))
Title: Re: something completely different
Post by: derekwarner on January 23, 2017, 12:43:25 AM
Without being cynical and considering the absolutely immense range of beautiful quality :-)) produced items, I would suspect many of these war memorabilia if subjected to carbon dating would confirm as being manufactured very recently and probably in the Great Land of China O0

Derek
Title: Re: something completely different ( German Iron Cross medal on eBay )
Post by: Nemo on January 23, 2017, 11:35:39 AM
I used to have an acquaintance who had a drawer full of them.(Amongst others) I think they were a bit like our 'Mentioned in Dispatches'.
Title: Re: something completely different ( German Iron Cross medal on eBay )
Post by: nemesis on January 23, 2017, 05:20:49 PM
 Looks like brass/gunmetal, I thought the Iron Cross was just that, Iron. nemesis
Title: Re: something completely different ( German Iron Cross medal on eBay )
Post by: derekwarner on January 23, 2017, 08:39:59 PM
Or one of those metals with a unique name...starts with S ...and ends in T.......metal

Beware  %) take it out in the sun & it may bend, or on a really hot day it may melt  {-)

Derek
Title: Re: something completely different ( German Iron Cross medal on eBay )
Post by: nemesis on January 24, 2017, 05:08:09 PM
Yes you a probably right. I once paid someone who had a U-Boat flotilla badge. A Fiver to take a copy off. Cast it in silver and stuck it on my lifeboat stand. I think it must be difficult to get genuine articles these days. nemesis
Title: Re: something completely different ( German Iron Cross medal on eBay )
Post by: nemesis on January 24, 2017, 06:01:15 PM
Sorry, it was my U-Boat stand.
Title: Re: something completely different ( German Iron Cross medal on eBay )
Post by: dave301bounty on January 24, 2017, 07:16:01 PM
just read about you wanted u boat stuff ,got a clock doing nothing ,its a mess ,but the real thing .ill see if I can photo it.?