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Attributed S&L Imperial Style EK1
Old 12-25-2019, 07:48 AM   #1
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Default Attributed S&L Imperial Style EK1

Firstly, may I wish you all a very Merry Christmas...and I hope you got some 57ers under the tree!!!
My present for this year is this.......
Its an S&L Imperial style EK1, in a case, that was hung on the wall of the veteran who owned it!!!!
Bought directly from his great-grandson, it belonged to Marquard Kwiek......
He was born in Karlsdorf Baden-Wurttemburg on 31st of May 1889!
He served with the 28. Infanterie Division, and was awarded the EK1 at the battle of Verdun in 1917....
After the War he joined the Polizei, and reached the rank of Feldwebel in 1935, and was still in the Polizei at the outbreak of WW2....
His great-grandson said he knew nothing of his WW2 service.....
He died in Uhldingen-Muhlhofen in 1980.
According to his great-grandson, his original awards were lost, and this EK1 was the only replacement piece he bought, and was always hung on the wall in his house!!!
Here are some photo's of the cased set...the case has a wooden frame with hanger, and the red lined inner has a custom made recess for the cross and a slot for the pin......
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Old 12-25-2019, 07:50 AM   #2
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The cross itself, is a 42mm framed S&L, with non magnetic core, 2nd style pin, solid hingeblock and "double" catch.....
Highly polished frame and white frosted beading!
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Old 12-25-2019, 12:41 PM   #3
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She's a beauty Nigel. Congrats!

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Old 12-25-2019, 01:02 PM   #4
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That's a nice one ... some one did a nice job in framing and displaying that EK1 ! Excellent provenance as well.
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Old 12-25-2019, 05:12 PM   #5
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The maker of that cross put some time into finishing it so nicely. Love the double clasp.
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Lovely attributed piece Nigel. Well displayed.

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Old 12-26-2019, 03:43 PM   #7
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Very nice Nigel, lovely piece with an interesting story behind it. The Ek1 dates to right around the early 1960‘s. The double catch is typical for pieces of those years.

It shows that these pieces often are more than just regular collector items.
As postwar awards in general - „Postwar imperial“ is a much underrated field of collection with many wonderful pieces out there. You would be amazed what I already was able to find.

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