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iron cross: fake or authentic?

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Hi all,

Someone offered me to buy an iron cross of WWII. But I wonder if it is an original since there seems to be nothing to wear it (ring,  pin,...). So I would kindly appreciate your opinion before I would give money for it 😉

Thanks a lot in advance!

Greetings,

Ronny

 

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Hi Rich,

Thanks for the reply. What do you mean by EK2? I am afraid I don't understand, sorry.

Greetings,

Ronny

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Ronny,

the area I circled is where the loop has broken off, you can see the small indent left where it was soldered.

Sorry I assumed a level of knowledge that you didn't have and may have come across wrong.

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Rich

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EK2, Eiserne Kreuz zweite Klasse in English a Second class Iron cross. I got a couple today I will post them up soon and you can see the loop missing from yours.

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Rich

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  Oops,I see, sorry that I did not get it right away. Whatever, the item has been sold in the meantime, so I will have to find another one 😉

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Well it is probably better you didn't buy a broken one as the damage makes it far less collectable.

There are plenty around some makers are more common than others.

They are nicely made for the most part but there are a lot of fakes.

If I remember correctly both GMIC and WAF have specific sections just for the Iron Cross where you can see pictures of both originals and fakes.

GMIC is Gentleman's Military Interest Club and WAF is Wehrmacht Awards Forum, watch out on WAF as it is full of con men in the classified section should you consider a purchase there, to be honest be careful on all FB and internet sights.

Good luck with the search!

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Rich

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