42nd Contemporary History Auction

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Hptm. L. - German Cross in Gold (20) in case - light

Hptm. L. - German Cross in Gold (20) in case - light

LOT 52-0003
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Auction ended        1st May 2021  |  02:01 pm CEST
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PERIOD 1918 — 1945
COUNTRY Germany 1918 - 1945
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LOT 52-0003
EAN 2000000554181
LOT 52-0003
PERIOD 1918 — 1945
COUNTRY Germany 1918 - 1945
EAN 2000000554181
MATERIAL
DIMENSIONS
MAKER
WEIGHT
PERIOD 1918 — 1945
COUNTRY Germany 1918 - 1945
LOT 52-0003
MATERIAL
DIMENSIONS
EAN 2000000554181
MAKER
WEIGHT
Germany 1918 - 1945
Hptm. L. - German Cross in Gold (20) in case - light


Description

A mint German Cross in Gold to Hauptmann Oskar L. serving with Gebirgs-Pionier-Bataillon 85. Awarded 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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Made by C.F. Zimmermann. "20" maker marked to the back of the pin. A so-called "light" Zimmermann. Multi-piece construction. No chipping to the enamel. Weight: 43.8 gr. With the original case of issue. The case opens and closes correctly.

A very nice set!

Additionally, a handwritten note by Hauptmann L, stating "this German Cross was issued to him as a replacement for the one that was damaged by a gunshot". 

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Condition
mint