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Old 07-27-2017, 09:17 PM   #1
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War Strange Lübeck Hanseatic Cross

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I am posting this for a friend. Has anyone ever seen a Lübeck Hanseatic Cross that looks like this? I have never seen a variation such as this and I really don't know what to make of it. Looks well made and the eagle appears to have been hand-painted. The reverse is plain and it is believed that this cross is struck from genuine silver. Any and all comments and opinions would be appreciated. I will see if I can get a picture of the reverse, but for now this is all I have.

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a bit closer:
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Old 07-27-2017, 09:26 PM   #3
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I have never seen an official award like this. I checked and it is not listed in the OEK manual. Perhaps it is a veteran's association piece.

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Perhaps it is a veteran's association piece.
Hi Carl,

Thank you for responding. I was wondering that same thing myself.

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It's supposedly a veteran piece from the 1920s. Lubeck Kriegerbund Honor Cross. But, these are heavily faked and sold by "the Club". I believe this one is a fake. The enamel appears to be acrylic.
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Old 07-28-2017, 02:29 AM   #6
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I agree, a fake. I got one from German eBay to examine. There are variations, all from the same seller that periodically sells a bunch of crap mixed in with some good stuff. I will fi d the seller and add their name.
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Hi All,

Lübeck Landeskriegerverband Verdienstkreuz (described in the Nimmergut's book, pos. 156) looks completely different. In form similiar to the Prussian one. The cross is actually listed on eBay.de:

http://www.ebay.de/itm/Lubeck-Landes...-/253041691816

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Old 07-28-2017, 05:56 AM   #8
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Hi All,

Lübeck Landeskriegerverband Verdienstkreuz (described in the Nimmergut's book, pos. 156) looks completely different. In form similiar to the Prussian one. The cross is actually listed on eBay.de:

http://www.ebay.de/itm/Lubeck-Landes...-/253041691816

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Maybe it's supposed to be like the various state Kriegsteilnehmer Ehren-kreuzen. Admittedly, I've only seen the fakes sold on eBay. So, maybe just a fantasy piece.
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Maybe it's supposed to be like the various state Kriegsteilnehmer Ehren-kreuzen. Admittedly, I've only seen the fakes sold on eBay. So, maybe just a fantasy piece.
Probably yes.

By the way: except the Merit Crosses, also Long Memebership badges of Landeskriegerverband Lübeck are known:

http://www.ehrenzeichen-orden.de/deu...-25-jahre.html
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Hi guys,

Thank you for all the comments, opinions, and links. I appreciate all the information and I will pass it on to the owner.

Best regards,
Tom
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