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A rare Miniature Buttonhole Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939! This piece would be privately purchased and worn by the awardee while in civilian clothing. It is constructed out of a die struck nickel-alloy base that been silver washed and black enamel painted. The obverse features; a pattée style cross that has a centrally placed embossed mobile swastika and “1939” to the lower arm, which is all on a black base and surrounded by a silvered ribbed/beaded row and a flat outlying border. The reverse features that same black base with a raised “1813” to the lower arm and has that same ribbed/beaded row and flat outlying border. To the top is an integral loop and tombak ring which is stitched to a red, white and black rayon bowtie ribbon and reverse black bakelite button. The button is broken and has been glued back together, not by me. Also some of the stitching has come loose. The button reads, in white: “F. Sedlatzek. Leipziger Str. 108”. The paint is in excellent condition remaining 98%+ intact. The whole piece exhibits beautiful! The cross measures approximately 16mm wide and tall. A very rare and nice piece you will be proud to own!
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