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EKII for review please
Old 12-27-2019, 06:31 PM   #1
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Hi Guys,

I would like to get some opinions on this cross if possible. I hope the pictures suit as it is all I have at the moment. I am becoming more interested in these 1914 EK's but I have much to learn.

The cross is described as having a brass core and "soldered" silver frame.

Thanks in advance to all who comment. Your help is greatly appreciated.

Best Regards and Happy Holidays!
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Old 12-28-2019, 12:06 AM   #2
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I would really like to help you with this but the truth is, we don't know anything about this style of cross.
Every few years, one gets posted and there is usually a discussion along with it but we still don't know who
made them, when they were made or if they were actual awarded crosses or private purchase or as has been
speculated, theatrical or souvenir pieces.

They were once claimed to be made by the French as anti-German propaganda
but theory has been pretty much discounted.

If you do a forum search using the keyword "propaganda" you with find more than one thread about
this style cross.
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Old 12-28-2019, 07:46 AM   #3
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Hi Greg,

That was actually very helpful. I was searching for quite some time before posting this but hadn't found any like it. As you suggested a quick search for "propaganda" turned up several.

Thank you for the help!
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Old 12-28-2019, 08:19 AM   #4
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You are welcome.
I know some collectors don't like them but I keep one in my own collection.
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Old 12-28-2019, 05:24 PM   #5
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I actually think it's a really good looking cross but I'm not sure it's worth the $80usd the sellers asking.

I did enjoy reading the threads and will be better prepared for the next one!

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