Originally Posted by Imperialww1
wow you learn something new everyday I wasn't aware imperial eks were made in the 1950s how hard are these to find?
seeing the grand crosses I'm surprised was any call for them?
Any more information id be very grateful
The Grand Crosses were made really for the collectors market as you rightly said, there was no call for them, there were only 5 recipients of the 1914 Grand Cross, and non were still alive by the 50's!! But there certainly were veterans of WW1 still needing some replacement pieces in the 50's and 60's, among them the EK's!!
They aren't easy to find, many dealers may not even know what they have, especially in the case of EK2's, with no hardware to judge by, so often they aren't correctly described.
The majority of EK2's are probably to be found on medalbars of the period, often alongside 57ers!