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THE Textbook Example of a Luftwaffe Cloth Deutsches Kreuz in Gold with a Deschler & Sohn wreath by Hermann Schmuck & Cie of Weißenburg/Bavaria. See Page 314 of Maerz’s “The German Cross”. The cross is constructed out of a multi-piece construction, which consists of; a blue 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 THE RARE Deschler 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 blue-grey wool base. The reverse shows a glued on black paper backing that is tightly secured to the reverse. It is stamped in white “HS”. It measures approximately 2 15/16 inches tall and wide. Very Rare! You won’t find another!
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