GERMANY 1914-1918 Honor Cross with Swords


GERMANY, NAZI, 1914-1918 Honor Cross with Swords, no date (1934), stamped G&S on back, 38mm, so-called “Hindenburg Medal,” modern ribbon, bit of residue, maybe lacquer was removed, XF

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In the Nazi system they liked to engage private industry to make their stuff. The centralized part was that the government bought a lot of stuff at the price it set. Many different companies made their awards.

Medals, awards, decoration, insignia, documents, equipment, of military, police, private, and irregular military style organizations. We sometimes sell small weapons but we do not sell working firearms. If a thing happens to be military but is hundreds of years old I stop thinking of it as a military thing and start thinking of it as a relic or an antiquity. I suppose that means that “militaria” really starts around the middle of the 19th century or so, when uniforms became normal. Does that seem right to you?

Over the decades I’ve been selling collectibles my market has been about 97% coins, 2% paper money, 1% everything else.