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German Medal Experts, Iron Cross Dresden

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by mknherhappy, Mar 8, 2010.

  1. mknherhappy

    mknherhappy

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    Hope one of you German Military/medal experts can help me out. I bought a paper German Iron Cross Medal. I was told it was a Christmas ornament from the WW1 period. Its made out of paper and cloth, the paper I was told is Dresden type? It measures about two inches long by one inch wide. Overall it is in good condition. Any help with it origin would be greatly appreciated.

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  2. bearshoegun

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    Was this made by Americans? Cause I doubt Germans would inscribe their own material in English.
     

  3. Dr. Leaky

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    Checking Google it looks like Zufedi probably was a cigarette company in the early 20th century - those companies used to give out lots of "prizes" and this was probably one of them. There's some reference to "WWI DRESDEN STYLE ZUFEDI, IRON CROSS GERMANY CHILDS PIN" but I couldn't get the links to work. Hope that helps.
     
  4. blueiron

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    The actual WW1 Iron Cross [Eisernkreuz] was suspended from a black ribbon with a thin white stripe running longitudinally along both edges of the ribbon.

    Why they used a purple ribbon, I have no idea.
     
  5. iowashooter

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    So this was a kids toy then? Was it made for export?