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A beautiful type 3 Cloth Deutsches Kreuz in Gold by C. A. Westmann of Dresden. The cross is constructed out of a multi-piece construction, which consists of; a green felt and glued black paper backing base, that is behind a white silk over cotton roundel and black cotton stitching over a cardboard cutout swastika which is all behind hand embroidered flatwire and multicolored cotton threads. The roundel is surrounded by a Juncker style, die struck, tombak based, gold gilded wreath. The obverse features a large centrally placed black mobile swastika, on a white round base, which is then surrounded by a gold laurel leaf and ribbon wreath that is marked “1941” to the bottom. The wreath is outlined with a thin twisted red thread to either side and is surrounded by a thin twisted flatwire line. This is all on a dark grey eight point sunburst pattern that is outlined in flatwire and also lies on a green felt base. The reverse shows a black paper backing that is tightly secured to the reverse along with a tag that is marked “C. A. Westmann Dresden”. It measures approximately 2 15/16 inches tall and wide. Beautiful cloth, condition and golden wreath! One you won't want to let go!
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