German medals





 


GERMANY- HAMBURG HANSA CROSS WW1

Issued in Hamburg for servicemen of 76th Regiment in 1915.
Obverse: Silver castle. Reverse: Inscription: For Merit in the War 1914
OGerman Hamburg Hansa 1914 Merit Cross. An especially nice example with correct 3 ring suspension and separate center medallion, no enamel damage and ribbon. This decoration was roughly equal to the Prussian Iron Cross and awarded by the Senate of German Hansa State of Hamburg.
 

The Hanseatic Cross ( Hanseatenkreuz ) was a decoration of the three Hanseatic Cities of Bremen , Hamburg and Lübeck , who were member states of the German Empire during World War I . Each city-state established its own version of the cross, but the design and award criteria were similar for each.

The Hanseatic Cross was jointly instituted by agreement of the senates of the three cities, with each senate ratifying the award on different days.
Den Lübeck versionen var först, den 21 augusti 1915. The Lübeck version was established first, on August 21, 1915. Hamburg version följde den 10 september och i Bremen version den 14 september. The Hamburg version followed on September 10 and the Bremen version on September 14. Korset tilldelades för meriter i krig, och skulle kunna tilldelas civila och militära personal. The cross was awarded for merit in war, and could be awarded to civilians as well as military personnel. När delas ut för tapperhet eller bekämpa förtjänst, det var de tre städerna "motsvarighet till preussiska Järnkorset . When awarded for bravery or combat merit, it was the three cities' equivalent of the Prussian Iron Cross .

 






 


German front fighter 1914 / 18 with sward, with ribbon.

100% original. Hindenburg Cross With Swords. Beautiful small Convolute medal 1 WK
1 front fighter with ribbon manufacturer
"L. MBG"
100% original
 

 650.00 SEK  230.00 SEK


 


War Merit Cross II class with swords

Kriegsverdienstkreuz II. Klasse mit Schwertern

100% original. Large bronze cross pattée with bifurcated ends to the arms, with crossed swords between the arms, the arms with stippled ground, with lateral loop for ribbon suspension; the face with a circular central medallion bearing a cross gammée within a raised border of oak leaves; the reverse with a circular central medallion bearing the date ‘1939’; on original ribbon. The Cross was instituted on 18 October 1939 by the then German Führer and Reichs-Chancellor ‘Als Zeichen der Anerkennung für Verdienste in dem uns aufgezwungenen Krieg, die keine Würdigung durch das Eiserne Kreuz finden können’ (As a token of recognition for merit in the war that has been forced upon us that does not qualify for the Iron Cross). This good example is 100% Original
 

 

 


War Merit Cross II class with swords

Kriegsverdienstkreuz II. Klasse mit Schwertern
(MEDAL bag)

100% original. Large bronze cross pattée with bifurcated ends to the arms, with crossed swords between the arms, the arms with stippled ground, with lateral loop for ribbon suspension; the face with a circular central medallion bearing a cross gammée within a raised border of oak leaves; the reverse with a circular central medallion bearing the date ‘1939’; on original ribbon. The Cross was instituted on 18 October 1939 by the then German Führer and Reichs-Chancellor ‘Als Zeichen der Anerkennung für Verdienste in dem uns aufgezwungenen Krieg, die keine Würdigung durch das Eiserne Kreuz finden können’ (As a token of recognition for merit in the war that has been forced upon us that does not qualify for the Iron Cross). This good example is
100%  with medal bag (förläningspåse)
 
 500.00 SEK 700.00 SEK




 

German front fighter f. survivor with ribbon


100% original. Hindenburg Cross With Swords. Beautiful small Convolute medal 1 WK
1
front fighter f. survivor (black) D.S.M "" with ribbon
manufacturer  D.S.M
100% original
 



 

Wound Badge, "black"
Verwundetenabzeichen,
"
schwarz"
REPRO.

the face stippled with an M16 helmet bearing a cross gammée (swastika) imposed on crossed swords within a laurel wreath border; the reverse plain with hollow back, with pin for wear, with maker’s mark ‘81’ for Overhoff & Cie. of Lüdenscheid. The wound badge was originally instituted on 3 March 1918 in three grades, black for one or two wounds, ‘The badge was re-instituted on 1 September 1939 with the addition of a cross gammée (swastika) on the helmet. Repro.
 
270.00 SEK 50.00 SEK