Superb, 4-pieced WH (Heeres, SS, KM etc.) non-detachable WWII-period medal-bar (ie. 'Ordenspange') showing resp. an: 'EK II. Kl.', a: KvK II. Kl. mit Schw.', an: 'Ost'-medal and a: 'Westwall'-medal
The truly attractive - and actually in this format not that easily encountered! - four-pieced, WH (Heeres, SS, KM etc.) medal-bar (ie. 'Ordenspange') showing respectively an: 'Eisernes Kreuz II. Klasse' (or: iron-cross second class), a: 'Kriegsverdienstkreuz 2. Klasse mit Schwertern' (or: war-merits'-cross second class with swords), a: 'Medaille Winterschlacht im Osten 1941-42' (or: Eastern Front- ie. 'Ost'-medal) and a: 'Deutsches Schutzwall Ehrenzeichen' (aka: 'Westwall'-medal) all four awards coming in an overall very nice- (albeit moderatly used and/or worn-), condition. All four awards are nicely preserved examples that seem to have never been cleaned nor polished: they come in an equally minimally tarnished- ie. dusty condition and naturally also come mounted on their period ribbons. The iron cross - which I could not check for a makers'-designation - was with certainty never cleaned and has an attractive age-patina: it has lost its so-called: 'hochpolierte Kanten' (or: polished sides) and has a somewhat tarnished (ie. dirty) finish (as can be seen on the pictures). The cross has, however, a nicely preserved black-finished- (ie. somewhat 'satin-like'-) core: it is totally void of any paint-damage within its 'core' (as can be seen on the pictures). The 'Kriegsverdienstkreuz 2. Klasse mit Schwertern' is a typical 'Buntmetall'-) based example. Its golden-toned, bronze-like finish and pronounced detail are still nice and bright: the piece truly retains almost all of its original (somewhat 'tarnished') finish and was never polished nor cleaned. The 'Ost'-medal is executed in typical 'zinc-' (ie. 'Feinzink'-) based metal and medal retains an attractive (ie. blue-greyish-coloured-) and/or fairly 'matted' age-patina and has never been cleaned nor polished and therefore are details and/or finish still very nice and/or crisp. Most of its (as stated somewhat 'matted', satin-like-) bluish-grey-coloured finish has been very nicely preserved, giving the medal a very nice and/or detailed appearance. The 'Westwall'-medal is a typical 'Buntmetall'-based example that has a neat, minimally darkened appearance. The 'Spange' comes naturally mounted onto its functional pin- ie. catch set-up and is nicely 'backed' with a piece of beige-brown-coloured (felt-like) wool as is more often seen (as can be seen on the pictures). The medal-bar was recently found at a private-household and was never before part of a collection. The 'Spange' is most certainly a period-compiled- and/or worn piece and is NOT a post-war compilation or alike: it originated as stated before from a private household and was kept as such for decades. Simply a very attractive - and truly decorative! - four-pieced, WH-related medal-bar- ie. 'Spange' that is in my opinon accordingly priced!