39th Contemporary History Auction

Bidding on 1590 lots has ended on 27th September 2020. 83% of all lots sold

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Fischer, Waldemar v. - 1914 Iron Cross 1st Class with photo proof

Fischer, Waldemar v. - 1914 Iron Cross 1st Class with photo proof

Fischer, Waldemar v. - 1914 Iron Cross 1st Class with photo proof

LOT 49-0002
SOLD
Auction ended        26th September 2020  |  02:00 pm CEST
RESULT
STARTING PRICE: EUR 200,00
EXCL. BUYER’S PREMIUM: 22,50 %
DESCRIPTion, DETaILS & Photos
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PERIOD 1870 — 1918
COUNTRY Deutschland
MATERIAL
DIMENSIONS
LOT 49-0002
EAN 2000000502632
LOT 49-0002
PERIOD 3
COUNTRY Deutschland
EAN 2000000502632
MATERIAL
DIMENSIONS
PERIOD 1870 — 1918
COUNTRY Deutschland
LOT 49-0002
MATERIAL
DIMENSIONS
EAN 2000000502632
Fischer, Waldemar v. - 1914 Iron Cross 1st Class with photo proof

Description

Consigned by the grandson and never available on the market before!

Waldemar von Fischer (1189 - 1974) served as a WW1 u-boat commander during WWI and as chief of staff of the WWII shipyards St. Nazaire and La Rochelle during WWII. He became Danish Naval Commander Islands from August 1944 until the end of the war.

His WWI U-Boot commands were: 
UB 33 - 1.2.1917 - 21.3.1917 
UC 60 - 25.6.1917 - 30.11.1917 
UB 38 - 6.12.1917 - 24.12.1917 
UB 126 - 20.4.1918 - 11.11.1918

Von Fischer has sunk four steamers during WWI: Est, Ottokar, Maja, Laila. 5461 BRT in total. Please see other items at auction.

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Fantastic 1914 Iron Cross on screw-back. Screw-back, nut and frame from silver. "900" silver marked. Nicely worn. Including a WW1 period time photograph of Waldemar von Fischer wearing exactly (!) that badge.

The photo measures 14,5cm x 10cm and is "Waldemar 1917" personally signed (ink) by him. The portrait is slightly damaged to the top.


Condition
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