An early matching cased Spange zum Eisernen Kreuz 1. Klasse (Wiederholungsspange) by C. E. Juncker of Berlin. This was awarded to those who has already received the imperial 1st class Iron Cross and earned the 1st class Iron Cross again in WWII. It is constructed out of a die-struck tombak base that has been silver washed. The obverse features a National open winged eagle clutching a wreathed swastika within its talons, above a scalloped trapezoid bannered “1939”. The reverse shows a solid full back. This piece has the correct; soldered on block hinge, soldered on flat wire catch and tapered pin. All components are non-magnetic. Gorgeous detail and wonderful patina! It measures approximately 1 ¾ inches wide by 1 ¼ inches tall. The award comes housed in its appropriate Juncker matching 1st pattern case. It is constructed out of wood and pressed cardboard, with a grained simulated black leather covering. The top features a silvered Spange emblem. To the front is a round spring loaded, steel closure button. To the back is a gilded steel staggered bar hinge. The hinge and the closure button continue to function well. The interior top lid is lined in pearl satin and has an underlying pad. The bottom interior of the case is constructed out of a black fibrous felt covered cardboard and outlines the pin, hinge and catch assembly. The case is in wonderful shape! The odd scuff to the exterior and the interior cloth hinge is ripped. It measures approximately 2 5/8 inches wide and long by ¾ of an inch thick. A desired maker with a rare matching case!
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