42nd Contemporary History Auction

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Hptm. L. - 1939 Iron Cross 1st Class in case & outer Karton - mint

Hptm. L. - 1939 Iron Cross 1st Class in case & outer Karton - mint

LOT 52-0005
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Auction ended        1st May 2021  |  02:02 pm CEST
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PERIOD 1918 — 1945
COUNTRY Germany 1918 - 1945
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LOT 52-0005
EAN 2000000554204
LOT 52-0005
PERIOD 1918 — 1945
COUNTRY Germany 1918 - 1945
EAN 2000000554204
MATERIAL
DIMENSIONS
MAKER
WEIGHT
PERIOD 1918 — 1945
COUNTRY Germany 1918 - 1945
LOT 52-0005
MATERIAL
DIMENSIONS
EAN 2000000554204
MAKER
WEIGHT
Germany 1918 - 1945
Hptm. L. - 1939 Iron Cross 1st Class in case & outer Karton - mint


Description

1939 Iron Cross 1st Class to Hauptmann Oskar K. serving with Gebirgs-Pionier-Bataillon 85. German Cross in Gold winner on 24. March 1943.

The award comes directly from his family and was never on the market.  What makes this grouping really special is that this grouping came together with the German Cross in gold grouping of Hauptmann H. which is also available in this catalog!

Hauptmann H. and Hauptmann L. were both decorated with the German Cross. Hauptmann H.’s son and Hauptmann L.’s daughter got married which is the reason both groupings came from the same family!

Hauptmann L. Was seriously wounded 5 times! He only survived as his metal glasses case, as well as his German Cross, has stopped the bullet. Hauptmann L. died in the 1970s from a heart attack. 

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Excellent Iron Cross 1st Class. Made by Steinhauer & Lück Lüdenscheid. Unmarked. Three-part construction. Iron core. Original black paint. "EK 1" was written on the back (can easily be removed without damaging the finish of the cross) by the veteran himself. With the original case of issue and outer carton. The text "Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse 1939" on the outer carton has been crossed out. "Steinhauer & Lück Lüdenscheid" maker marked on the side. A rare and nice set!

Additionally, a handwritten note by Hauptmann L.. The Iron Cross was awarded to him on 14.4.41 and presented on 19.4.1941 by Major Fischer near Saloniki, Greece.

In our 42nd Contemporary Auction, we are offering more items by Hauptmann L.

 


Condition
mint 1-