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Original German WW1 HAND CARVED Iron Cross 2nd Class BLOCK.
Trench art. Wood block, bears in relief a hand carved image of the front of a 1914 Iron Cross, 2nd Class. Nice job.
The purpose of this relic is unknown, perhaps a piece of Trench art. For sample we put an image of 2nd Class Cross made as a Trench art.
The item is bought from a famous USA auction - the authenticity of the item has been confirmed once more - please see the screenshot. Please note: last image is for sample only.
Estimate price: $250 - $300.
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WIKIPEDIA: Adolf Hitler restored the Iron Cross in 1939 as a German decoration (rather than Prussian), and continued the tradition of issuing it in various classes. Legally, it is based on the 'Enactment for the re-introduction of the Iron Cross' (Verordnung uber die Erneuerung des Eisernen Kreuzes) of 1 September 1939. The Iron Cross of World War II was divided into three main series of decorations with an intermediate category, the Knight's Cross, instituted between the lowest, the Iron Cross, and the highest, the Grand Cross. The Knight's Cross replaced the Prussian Pour le Merite or 'Blue Max'. Hitler did not care for the Pour le Merite, as it was a Prussian order that could be awarded only to officers. The ribbon of the medal (2nd class and Knight's Cross) was different from the earlier Iron Crosses as the color red was used in addition to the traditional black and white (black and white were the colors of Prussia, while black, white, and red were the colors of Nazi Germany). Hitler also created the War Merit Cross as a replacement for the non-combatant version of the Iron Cross. It also appeared on certain Nazi flags in the upper left corner. The edges were curved, like most original iron crosses.

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German WW1 HAND-CARVED Iron Cross 2nd Class

Estimate $250 - $300Jan 20, 2019