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GERMAN ORDERS, MEDALS & DECORATIONS

BREAST STARS & DECORATIONS
 
 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....$119.95

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....$74.95

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....$49.95

Our high-quality reproduction is the 2nd Class version. This piece is exquisitely executed in black and white enamels, and trimmed in gold-colored gilt. Our reproduction measures two inches tall and two inches wide, and is of two-piece construction with pin back. Honor Cross for German Welfare - 2nd Class
Honor Cross for German Welfare - 2nd Class
pin back

GRR736....$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
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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.....$20.95



1939 Knight's Cross 
with oak leaves 
GRR006.....$23.95

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1939 Knight's Cross 
with oak leaves 
& swords 
GRR005.....$23.95


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....$23.95
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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.
German Honor Roll Clasp Army


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
 
  German 1870 Iron Cross Grand Cross
1870 Iron Cross 
Grand Cross 
(neck ribbon)
GRR283....$22.95

German  1870 Iron Cross  First Class


 1870 Iron Cross 
First Class 
(pin back)
GRR285....$16.95

German  1870 Iron Cross  Second Class
 1870 Iron Cross 
Second Class
GRR286....$16.95

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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

German 1813 Iron Cross Grand Cross
 1813 Iron Cross 
Grand Cross 
(neck ribbon)
GRR365....$23.95

German 1813 Iron Cross First Class


 1813 Iron Cross 
First Class 
(pin back)
GRR287....$16.95

German 1813 Iron Cross Second Class
 1813 Iron Cross 
Second Class 
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....$21.95


German 2nd Class War Merit Knights Cross
2nd Class War Merit Knights Cross
no swords
GRR364....$19.95


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

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
This medal was created in the anticipation of the Allied defeat in Africa. In fact this never came and the medal was never issued.




GRR223....$16.95



West Wall
 Medal
Awarded for meritorious service in the design & building of the protective fortifications in western Germany. 





GRR550....$14.95

Not Currently Available




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....$16.95





Blood Order
Awarded for outstanding service during the Munich Beer Hall Putstch in November 1923.





GRR148....$16.95


 

SPANISH CROSS
Awarded to volunteers of the "Condor Legion"  for service or bravery in the 1936-1939 Spanish Civil War.


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

Armed Forces
25 year Long Service Medal
GRR710....$18.95
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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