Hello Collectors, once in a while they are popping up like flowers in the dessert. Hard to spot and even harder to get them. This very nice example was found by a German collector in a little estate in Germany. Nice condition and no signs of wear or scratches. The inner core still in full black paint. The ribbon was with the cross but sadly no paper bag. The marker is L/18, which stand for the company B.H. Mayer Kust und Prägeanstalt.
It was for sale in the WAF for small money, so some collectors weren`t sure that ist was an original. So the owner removed it from the sales section, posted it in the iron cross section for confirmation. Quick the positive confirmation came and the cross was sold. Lucky buyer, I think he closed a gap in his collection by bringing in a nice and rare iron cross 2nd class with that rare maker in the ring.
If you find rare iron crosses in the internet, let me know and I will bring it in the blog.
TC & GH