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eMedals-Germany, Wehrmacht. A War Merit Cross, I Class, with Case, by Deschler & Sohn

Item: G41482

Germany, Wehrmacht. A War Merit Cross, I Class, with Case, by Deschler & Sohn

Sale Date: April 16, 2019 Hammer Price

$402

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Germany, Wehrmacht. A War Merit Cross, I Class, with Case, by Deschler & Sohn

(Kriegsverdienstkreuz I. Klasse mit Etui). Constructed of silvered tombak, consisting of a Maltese Cross with pebbled arms, the obverse with a central wreathed mobile swastika, the reverse with a barrel hinge and banjo-style pinback meeting a flat wire catch, unmarked, measuring 48.10 mm (w) x 48.03 mm (h), weighing 16.4 grams, accompanied by its period original case of issue, constructed of card stock with a faux black leather exterior, the obverse lid with a silver embossed depiction of the decoration, the interior with a white satin-type lid liner, with an intact hinge cover and slotted black felt medal bed, maker marked Deschler & Sohn, München, measuring 69 mm (w) x 70 mm (l) x 17 mm (h), in turn accompanied by its period original box of issue, constructed of orange-coloured card stock, the obverse with black inscription of KRIEGSVERDIENSTKREUZ 1. KLASSE (WAR MERIT CROSS I CLASS), unmarked, measuring 76 mm (w) x 71 mm (l) x 22 mm (h), presenting evidence of period repairs, and in near extremely fine condition.
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