Henry the Lion – The earliest Knight Cross

Brunswick Knight Cross Class, 1st Model, avers detail

Order decorations from their initial inauguration sometimes look different to what we commonly know. Most collectors have seen the examples that were made in-between 1870 and 1918. Example from the early 19th century are rarely encountered since most order decorations were returned  after the passing of a

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Iron Merit Cross Part I

Date Issued: April 1, 1916 – 1922 Reason Issued:  To reward NCOs, Gagisten without rank or class (Military officials who had no place in the hierarchy of military rank), enlisted military personnel and civilians for important services rendered in support of the war effort, life saving and

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