Superb, 'Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse' (ie. Iron Cross 1st class) as executed in the scarcely seen so-called: 'screw-back version' (being an: 'L/52'- ie. by 'C.F. Zimmermann'-marked) example and that comes complete in its specific 'LDO'-marked etui
This is a truly very attractive - and just mininimally used- and/or worn! - example of an: 'Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse' (ie. Iron Cross 1st class) as executed in the scarcely seen so-called: 'screw-back version' (being an: 'L/52'- ie. by 'C.F. Zimmermann'-marked) example that comes complete in its specific (and equally nicely preserved!) 'LDO'-marked etui as issued and/or recently found. The cross - which is non-vaulted ie. non-converse-shaped as more often - has most certainly never been cleaned and retains a superb age-patina and/or great pronounced detail. This example - which is an evident specimen as was produced by the: 'C.F. Zimmermann'-company as based in the town of Pforzheim - comes naturally mounted onto its functional 'screw-back'- (ie. 'an der Schraube'-) set-up. The small-sized 'pin' - which is present in order to additionally and/or firmly attach the cross to a tunic - is naturally also present and in place (as can be seen on the pictures). This piece - which shows a truly nicely 'blackened' and/or fairly 'satin-like'- ie. 'matted' inner-core that is nicely preserved and that is totally void of any damage or alike. The piece has all the specific specifications of a by: 'C.F. Zimmermann'-produced screw-back-IC (the makers'-designation-code: 'L/52' is stamped under the catch on its back as to be expected). The cross is just a bit dirty and/or tarnished simply caused by years of storage and/or moderate wear but retains a great unmessed-with and/or totally untouched- and uncleaned, age-patina. The piece came stored in its (scarcely seen!) typically modelled etui. This etui comes in an equally nicely preserved condition and shows a nicely preserved, black-coloured- and/or velvet-based inner-section and shows a stamped (golden-toned) 'LDO'-designation in its top-lid (as can be seen on the pictures). Simply a truly attractive - and fairly unusually encountered! - 'Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse' in the desirable 'an der Schraube'-set-up that was recently uncovered at a private-houshold and that was never before part of a collection: I deem that I have priced this very attractive and fully untouched piece accordingly!