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GERMAN ORDERS, MEDALS & DECORATIONS

BREAST STARS & DECORATIONS
 
The Order of the German Eagle Grand Cross set was awarded by the Third Reich to foreign heads of state and diplomats, as well as a select few in the Nazi hierarchy. This outstanding, museum-quality set represents the highest grade of the award, with gold breast star, full sash, and double sided enameled sash badge. The sash badge measures two inches wide, while the breast star measures more than three inches wide. Both badges are rendered in gilt and white enamel. The breast star features a heavy-duty flat pin on the reverse. The sash badge is two sided, identical on both sides. The sash is worn over one shoulder, with the badge hanging at the wearer's side. Notable recipients of the award included Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini, Bulgarian King Boris, Romania's Marshal Antonescu, and Hungary's Admiral Horthy. Top Nazis receiving the honor included SS Chief Heinrich Himmler and Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop. Our high-quality reproductions measure 3.25 inches tall by 3.25 inches wide.

Meritorious Order of the German Eagle
Grand Cross Set


GRR780....$129.95

 The Meritorious Order of the German Eagle was established in 1937, and was the first national order for Germany since the nation’s defeat in 1918 resulted in the demise of German Imperial orders and decorations. The order was awarded to top political leaders of countries allied with Germany, and came in several grades. The 1st Class decoration was worn on below the breast pocket The decoration features an eight-pointed white enameled cross pattee, trimmed in gilt, with party eagles between the arms, and crossed gilt swords superimposed on the cross. Our high-quality reproduction measures 3.25 inches tall by 3.25 inches wide.

Meritorious Order of the German Eagle Grand Cross
Meritorious Order of the German Eagle
Grand Cross Breast Star

with swords, pin-back.
GRR689....$49.95

The 4th Class decoration features an eight-pointed white enameled cross pattee, trimmed in gilt, with party eagles between the arms, and crossed gilt swords superimposed on the cross. This pin-back decoration was worn on the left breast pocket. Our high-quality reproduction is an impressive piece, measuring two inches tall by two inches wide. The reverse is fitted with heavy-duty hinged flat pin-back with “C” catch.

Meritorious Order of the German Eagle 4th Class
Meritorious Order of the German Eagle 4th Class
flat pin-back and “C” catch
GRR691....$94.95

The German Order was awarded to Nazi Party leaders and high-ranking military officers, and was intended as the highest order for Germans. Only 10 were awarded in the various classes. Many of the recipients, including Fritz Todt and Reinhard Heydrich, received the honor immediately following their deaths, resulting in the colloquial reference for the decoration as the “Order of the Dead.” This museum-quality reproduction of the 3rd Class decoration is produced in black, red and white enamels and gold-colored gilt. The design is a cross pattee with the senior party badge at the center, and the national eagle and swastika between the arms of the cross. The reverse of our reproduction is fitted with a heavy-duty flat pin-back and “C” catch, along with a manufacturer’s hallmark. German Order - 3rd Class ("Order of the Dead")
German Order - 3rd Class
("Order of the Dead")

flat pin-back and “C” catch
GRR692....$64.95

The German Social Welfare Decoration, which was issued in several grades, was established on May 1, 1939. It superseded the decorations that were issued by the German Red Cross. The new decorations encompassed not only Red Cross work but the wider field of social welfare. Our high-quality reproduction is the 3rd Class version. This piece is exquisitely executed in black and white enamels, and trimmed in gold-colored gilt. Our reproduction cross measures two inches tall and two inches wide, and is of two-piece construction. The red and white ribbon passes through a loose-ring suspension. German Social Welfare Decoration - 3rd Class
German Social Welfare Decoration - 3rd Class

GRR693....$63.95

   

 


 

ORDRE POUR LE MERITE 
(The Famous "Blue Max")

Ordre pour le Mérite

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   The military cross of the Ordre pour le Mérite  was Imperial Germany's highest decoration for valor. This blue and gold neck order has long been considered one of the most beautiful decorations ever designed. 

  The award was nicknamed "the Blue Max" after Max Immelmann, who was one of the first airmen to receive the honor

   Although the order was discontinued after 1918, those who had earned this coveted distinction proudly wore it the rest of their lives. Among the famous World War II personalities to do so were Hermann Göring, who won his flying with the Richthofen Geschwader, and Erwin Rommel, whose military daring as a young lieutenant resulted in the capture of over 1000 Italian soldiers at Caporetto in 1917. 

The last man entitled to wear the Blue Max was best-selling German author Ernst Jünger, who earned his in the trenches of the Western Front and died in 1998 at the age of 101.
 

Enameled on both sides, like the original
GRR282....$.25.95

 



 


THE IRON CROSS
GERMANY’S HIGHEST AWARD FOR VALOR

   

   The traditional German order for bravery was the Iron Cross, established during the Napoleonic Wars in 1813 and re-instituted for the wars of 1870, 1914, and 1939. The pertinent date appears prominently on the lower front of the cross.

   From 1813 until 1939, the Iron Cross was worn on a black and white ribbon and consisted of two classes, First and Second. A special class added later was the Grand Cross, a larger decoration worn at the throat. Fewer than ten awards were made for each war, all to high-ranking generals. An even higher special award was the Star of the Grand Cross. Only two of these were ever awarded: one to Field Marshal Blücher after Waterloo in 1815, and the other to Field Marshal Hindenburg in 1918.

   When the Iron Cross was reinstituted in 1939, the design was modified by the addition of the swastika in the center of the cross, and the changing of the ribbon to the national colors of red, white, and black. The most common award was the Iron Cross Second Class, which was worn on a ribbon through the third button hole of the tunic; it was standard practice to wear only the ribbon. The next level was the Iron Cross First Class, a pin-back award without a ribbon worn on the left breast pocket.

   At the same time, the order was filled out by the addition of two important classes: the Knight's Cross, which became Germany's highest award for military achievement, and the Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves, indicating a second award. As the war progressed, more classes were added to the Knight's Cross: Oak Leaves and Swords, then Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds, and — with a single award to Stuka pilot Hans Rudel — Gold Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds. The only 1939 Grand Cross was awarded to that master collector of trinkets, Hermann Göring.

   Bullion embroidered crosses were private purchase items popular with pilots and panzer crews who had trouble with the metal crosses snagging on cockpits and tank hatches.

   Recipients of the Iron Cross First and Second Class who had previously won the award in World War I wore their 1914 cross or ribbon with a distinctive 1939 eagle and bar device to indicate the multiple award.

 

WORLD WAR II  IRON CROSSES

Our reproduction Crosses are high quality white metal die-castings, taken directly from original specimens. At ordinary viewing distance, they are virtually indistinguishable from the genuine article. All Knight’s Crosses come with a 10" neck ribbon. Both Iron Crosses and Knight’s Crosses fit in the presentation cases listed for them.

 

Grand Cross Breast Star of the 1939 Iron Cross


Grand Cross Breast Star 
of the 1939 Iron Cross

GRR558....$65.95

German Cross in Gold

German Cross in Gold
GRR289.... $34.95

German Cross in Silver
GRR712....$34.95

German Cross in Gold Embroidered Bullion
German Cross in Gold
Embroidered Bullion
GRR345.... $21.95

German Cross in Silver
Embroidered Bullion

GRR346....$21.95


Additional ribbon for 1939 Grand and Knight's Crosses is available in 24" lengths 
(.50/inch)

GRR422....24" $12.00



1939 Knight's Cross 
GRR007.....$22.95



1939 Knight's Cross 
with oak leaves 

GRR006.....$23.95

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1939 Knight's Cross 
with oak leaves 
& swords 

GRR005.....$24.95


1939 Knight's Cross 
with silver oak leaves, swords & diamonds

GRR004.....$37.95



1939 Grand Cross
of the Iron Cross 
GRR002....$41.95




 1939 Iron Cross 
First Class

(pin back)
GRR008....$16.95


1939 Iron Cross Second Class 
GRR009.....$16.95

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1939 Iron Cross 
First Class 

(silver bullion embroidered)
GRR347....$14.95



1939 clasp 
for 1914 Iron Cross 

(cross not included)


GRR202....$16.95



 1914 Iron Cross
First Class
with 1939 clasp

GRR284....$21.95


 Iron Cross
Second Class
with
1939 clasp

GRR203....$16.95

Presentation Case for German 1939 Knight's Cross
Economy Presentation case for 
1939 Knight's Cross 

(cross not included)
GMP005....$25.95

HONOR ROLL CLASPSS
Awarded to holders of both 1st Class and 2nd Class Iron Cross for distinguished action in combat. Attached to a length of 2nd Class ribbon it was worn in the second button hole of the uniform tunic. 
Nicely made. less expensive alternatives to the fine quality German made cases. Correctly made & covered in black leatherette, embossed on top in silver with the proper logos. Inside top lined in padded white satin with a fitted reccessed bottom flocked in black.


Honor Roll Clasp
Army

GRR230....$16.95


German Honor Roll Clasp Navy


Honor Roll Clasp
Navy

GRR231....$16.95


German Honor Roll Clasp Luftwaffe


Honor Roll Clasp
Luftwaffe

GRR232....$16.95


Presentation case for German 1939 Iron Cross First Class
Economy Presentation case for 1939 Iron Cross 
First Class
(cross not included)
GMP004....$19.95

 


 

WORLD WAR I - 1914
 


Grand Cross Breast Star 
of the 1914 Iron Cross

GRR557....$65.95



 1914 Iron Cross 
Grand Cross 

(neck ribbon)
GRR003....$23.95


 1914 Iron Cross 
First Class 

(pin back)
GRR010...$16.95


 1914 Iron Cross 
Second Class 

GRR011....$16.95


FRANCO-PRUSSIAN WAR - 1870
 
 
1870 Iron Cross 
Grand Cross 

(neck ribbon)
GRR283....$22.95


 1870 Iron Cross 
First Class 

(pin back)
GRR285....$16.95

 


 1870 Iron Cross 
Second Class

GRR286....$16.95

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1870 Iron Cross
2nd Class
with 25 year oak leaves

GRR700....$20.95

 

NAPOLEONIC WARS- 1813
 
German Grand Cross Breast Star of the 1813 Iron Cross


Grand Cross Breast Star 
of the 1813 Iron Cross
Blucher Star

GRR556....$65.95


 1813 Iron Cross 
Grand Cross 

(neck ribbon)
GRR365....$23.95


 1813 Iron Cross 
First Class
 

(pin back)
GRR287....$16.95


 1813 Iron Cross 
Second Clas

GRR288....$16.95


 

 


WAR MERIT CROSSES

The Knight’s Cross of the War Merit Cross  was awarded for contributions to the war effort. It could be earned for a wide variety of service, ranging from munitions production to work in the propaganda department. The decoration was one in a series of War Merit awards, and was established on Aug. 19, 1940. The medal is composed of a silver or gold cross patee, with or without crossed swords between the limbs of the cross. At the center is a swastika inside a wreath. On the reverse, the central wreath encloses the date 1939. The medal is suspended from a metal loop that is attached to an inverted “V,” which in turn is attached to the upper limb of the cross. The decoration was worn at the throat, suspended from a neck ribbon. Our high-quality reproduction is made of nickel, measures two inches wide, and comes with 10-inches of ribbon. The pin back decoration was worn on the left breast pocket.
 

German 1st Class War Merit Knights Cross with Swords

1st Class War Merit Knights Cross
with swords
GRR220....$23.95

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German 1st Class War Merit Knights Cross

1st Class War Merit Knights Cross
no swords
GRR221....$23.95


 

German 1st Class War Merit Cross with Swords, pinback



1st Class War Merit Cross
with swords, pinback
GRR200....$16.95


 

German 2nd Class War Merit Knights Cross with Swoards
2nd Class War Merit Knights Cross
with swords
GRR290....$23.95


 

German 2nd Class War Merit Knights Cross
2nd Class War Merit Knights Cross
no swords
GRR364....$23.95


 

German 2nd Class War Merit Cross pinback



2nd Class War Merit Cross
no swords, pinback
GRR201....$16.95


 

German 2nd Class War Merit Cross with Swords
2nd Class War Merit Cross
with swords
GRR708....$16.95

Not Currently Available
War Merit Cross Second Class

The War Merit Cross Second Class with Swords was awarded to German military personnel for non-combat bravery. The medal is composed of a Maltese Cross with a swastika encircled by an oak wreath at the center, intersected by crossed swords. On the reverse, the wreath encircles the date 1939, the year of the award’s institution. The decoration was created at Hitler’s direction, to recognize actions that furthered the war effort but not sufficient for the award of the Iron Cross. Our high-quality reproduction is struck in bronze, and is suspended by a length of red, black and white ribbon. The cross measures about two inches high and wide.

 

 


 


CAMPAIGN MEDALS & ORDERS
 



Italian & German African Campaign Medal
The Italian/German Campaign Medal in Africa was awarded by the Italian government to German soldiers who participated in the North African campaigns. The medal was not awarded to Italians. The medal was first awarded in early 1942, and was authorized for wear by German troops. After Italy’s withdrawal from the war in 1944, this authorization was rescinded. The obverse design depicts two gladiators, representing Italy and Germany, wrestling with a crocodile, representing the British, and prying its jaws open. The reverse shows the Italian Feleni Arch, flanked by the Italian fasces and the German swastika, all surrounded by an inscription. The green, white, red and black ribbon, a combination of the two countries’ national colors, further signified Italian-German cooperation. The angular suspension device atop the medal is the standard Italian design. Our high-quality reproduction is made of bronze, measures less than an inch-and-a-half in diameter, and comes with five inches of ribbon material.

GRR223....$17.95


 


West Wall
 Medal

The West Wall Medal was awarded by the Third Reich for service to build or to man the Siegfried Line defensive fortifications prior to May, 1940. The medal was revived in 1944 and awarded for work on Germany’s western defenses. Established in 1939, the bronze oval medal depicts a bunker, a crossed sword and shovel, and the Nazi eagle. The reverse displays the legend: “Fur Arbeit zum Schutze Deuchlands,” meaning “For Work for the Protection of Germany.” 





GRR550....$16.95




1941/42 Eastern Winter 
 Campaign Medal

The medal is awarded for service against the enemy between November 15, 1941 & April 15, 1942 for a minimum of 14days in combat,  30 combat missions in the Luftwaffe, 60 days uninterupted service in the combat zone or receiving a frostbite wound that qualified for the wound badge.



GRR222....$17.95


 




Blood Order
The Blood Order was awarded to those who participated in the unsuccessful Beer Hall Putsch on Nov. 9, 1923 in Munich, which resulted in Hitler’s imprisonment. The order was established upon Hitler coming to power in 1933. From May of 1938 until the middle of 1942, the medal was awarded for service to the Nazi Party. The obverse features a eagle perched atop a wreath bearing the date 9 Nov. In the field is the inscription: “MUNCHEN 1923-1933.” The reverse of the medal shows the Feldherrnhalle Museum in Munich, a key location in the attempted putsch, topped by a swastika and an inscription in German reading: “And yet you have conquered.” The medal was worn from the right breast pocket. Our high-quality Reproduction German German is made of nickel, and measures slightly more than an inch-and-a-half. It comes with five inches of ribbon material.
 

GRR148....$17.95


 

 

 



Anschluss Medal
for 13 March 1938

The Anschluss Medal was awarded to Germans and Austrians involved in the unification of the two nations on March 13, 1938. The Anschluss, or union, was achieved on that date when German troops marched into Austria and the country was incorporated into the German Reich. The medal was awarded to the German soldiers who entered Austria, and to Austrian Nazis who worked for the union. The medal depicts two male figures, one bearing the Nazi flag, representing Germany, the other wearing a broken chain, representing Austria. Below is the Nazi eagle. The reverse displays the date of the Anschluss, along with the legend “Ein Volk, Ein Reich, Ein Fuhrer.” Our high- quality reproduction comes complete with a length of the correct ribbon.
 

GRR755....$16.95



Occupation of Czechoslovakia
w/Prague bar

The Occupation of Czechoslovakia Medal commemorates the Nazis’ bloodless invasion of that country. The Germans initially occupied the Sudetenland portion of Czechoslovakia on Oct. 1, 1938, and the rest of the nation on March 14, 1939. The medal was established shortly after the occupation of the Sudetenland, and was awarded both to German troops who entered that portion of the country and to Germans in the Sudetenland who had agitated for union with Germany. After the rest of Czechoslovakia was occupied in 1939, those who already possessed the medal received the distinctive “Prague Castle” bar, which was attached to the ribbon drape. Our high-quality reproduction features the bar. The medal depicts two male figures, one bearing the Nazi flag, representing Germany, the other wearing a broken chain, representing the Germans in the Sudetenland. Below is the Nazi eagle. The reverse displays the date of the occupation of the Sudetenland, along with the legend “Ein Volk, Ein Reich, Ein Fuhrer.”
 

GRR757....$16.95



Memel District Medal
The Memel District Medal commemorated the return of the district from Lithuania to East Prussia on March 22, 1939. About 160,000 people lived in the district, with around 60 percent being German. Hitler demanded the return of the territory to Germany, and the transfer was made peacefully. This medal was awarded to German troops and police who entered the district, as well as Nazis in the district who worked for its return to Germany. The medal depicts two male figures, one bearing the Nazi flag, representing Germany, the other wearing a broken chain, representing Germans in the district. Below is the Nazi eagle. The reverse displays the date of the return along with a legend. Our high-quality reproduction comes complete with a length of the correct ribbon.

 

 

GRR756....$16.95

 

 

 

SPANISH CROSS
The Spanish Cross in Gold was awarded to members of the German Condor Legion for acts of bravery during the Spanish Civil War of 1936-39. The award was instituted by Hitler on April 14, 1939. Issued in bronze, silver and gold, the award was not progressive. The class of the award received depended on rank or the nature of the action. The decoration was composed of a Maltese cross with a swastika at the center. Between the arms of the cross were crossed swords and Luftwaffe eagles. However, the award was bestowed on Army and Navy personnel as well. The award was worn on the right breast pocket. Our high-quality reproduction measures about two-and-a- half inches in diameter. The reverse is fitted with a hinged pin-back.

1st Award
Bronze
pin back
GRR528....$16.95

2nd Award
Silver
pin back
GRR529....$16.95

3rd Award
Gold
pin back
GRR530....$16.95


 


 

Army & SS Long Service Awards

The SS 4 and 8 year Long Service medals were awarded to members of the SS for years of service. Long service medals for the SS were established on Jan. 30, 1938.The obverse features the SS runes inside an oak leaf wreath. The reverse bears the inscription "Fur Treue Dienste in Der SS", which translates as For Faithful Service in the SS. This legend is superimposed on a large numeral for the years of service. The medal has a ring suspension and a solid blue ribbon. Our high-quality reproduction medal measures about an inch- and-a-half in diameter, and comes with five inches of ribbon.


Armed Forces
18 year Long Service Medal

GRR709....$18.95
Not Currently Available

Armed Forces
25 year Long Service Medal

GRR710....$18.95
Not Currently Available
The SS 12 and 25-Year Long Service medals were awarded to members of the SS for 12 or 25 years of service. Long service medals for the SS were established on Jan. 30, 1938. The Third Reich lasted only 12 years, yet it was possible to qualify for the award, as the SS was founded in 1923, and war service counted double, as did service during the period from 1925 to 1933. This medal, in silver or gold color, is composed of a bordered, cut-out swastika. The obverse features the SS runes inside a wreath superimposed on the swastika. The reverse bears the inscription "Fur Treue Dienste in Der SS", which translates as For Faithful Service in the SS. The medal has a ring suspension, and solid blue ribbon, to which is affixed an SS runes device, which is silver or gold like the medal. Our high-quality Reproduction medal measures an inch-and-a-half tall and wide, and comes with five inches of ribbon.

SS 4 Year
Long Service medal

GRR225....$16.95

SS 8 Year
Long Service medal

GRR226....$16.95

SS 12 Year
Long Service medal

GRR146....$18.95

SS 25 Year
Long Service medal

GRR147....$18.95

 



 

GERMAN OLYMPIC MEDALS

Awarded to those who did the organizing work for the 1936 games in Berlin. This museum-quality reproduction is the 2nd Class version, of which 3,364 were awarded. It is made of white enamel and gilt, and measures 2-1/2” tall and slightly more than 2“ wide and suspended from the same moiré pattern weave ribbon German Olympic Games Decoration Second Class
German Olympic Games Decoration
2nd Class

GRR678....$64.95
The German Olympic Commemorative Medal was awarded to both Germans and foreign nationals who worked to produce the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games. The award was not given to athletic participants, but rather to those who organized and operated the games. Authorized by Hitler on July 31, 1936, there were 54,915 of these medals awarded. The obverse features a pylon supporting the Olympic rings logo, fronted by the German state eagle and swastika, with the date 1936. The reverse has the legend, in German, “For Meritorious Cooperation in the Olympic Games 1936.” Our high-quality reproduction of this medal has a silver oxide finish and excellent details. The medallion measures an inch-and-a-half in diameter, and has a ring suspension. The medal comes complete with a length of the correct red, white and black ribbon, produced in the original moiré pattern weave, adding authenticity to this historic reproduction. German Olympic Commemorative Medal
German Olympic Commemorative Medal
GRR638....$17.95

 


 

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