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Oakleaves, Swords And Diamonds | Klein Example From 1953 | Provenance

Oakleaves, Swords And Diamonds | Klein Example From 1953 | Provenance
Oakleaves, Swords And Diamonds | Klein Example From 1953 | Provenance
Oakleaves, Swords And Diamonds | Klein Example From 1953 | Provenance
Oakleaves, Swords And Diamonds | Klein Example From 1953 | Provenance
Oakleaves, Swords And Diamonds | Klein Example From 1953 | Provenance
Oakleaves, Swords And Diamonds | Klein Example From 1953 | Provenance
Oakleaves, Swords And Diamonds | Klein Example From 1953 | Provenance
Oakleaves, Swords And Diamonds | Klein Example From 1953 | Provenance

Oakleaves, Swords And Diamonds | Klein Example From 1953 | Provenance

Oakleaves, Swords & Diamonds by Klein

A stunning '935' silver set dating from 1953

 

Having produced the Oakleaves, Swords & Diamonds during the war, Klein continued to make a few further sets from 1953. It is believed this was prompted by Adolf Galland, enquiring if the Company would make a set of Oakleaves, Swords & Diamonds for him. In addition to the set Klein made for Galland, a few further sets were made for collectors.

A '935' silver set of Oakleaves, swords & Diamonds, manufactured by Klein in 1953. The Oakleaves, Swords & Diamonds constructed in three seperate sections, joined together and held with four small round head silver rivets. The entire piece jeweller fretted to accept the stones. Reverse of award has typical silver double loop for placement on the ribbon, and attachment of the Knights Cross. Reverese of one sword bears  the Klein logos, along with the '935' silver content number.

Condition report: The Oakleaves, Swords & Diamonds remaining in perfect condition. All stones present. Just slightest age patination.

Provenance: Auktionshaus Antik Babelsberg, Germany. Acquired for the Lionello Collection in 2009.

Background to Klein manufactured Oakleaves, Swords & Diamonds: Only twenty-seven Knights Cross holders received the Oakleaves, Swords & Diamonds, making it a very rare award indeed. 

The last set of allegedly pre-1945 manufactured  Oakleaves, Swords & Diamonds known to be sold, took place in 2004, reportedly selling for around £80,000. This was a so-called ‘B’ set in silver, as opposed to the so-called ‘A’ set produced in Platinum. 

Only twenty-seven Knights Cross holders received the Oakleaves, Swords & Diamonds, making it a very rare award indeed. 
The last set of allegedly pre-1945 manufactured  Oakleaves, Swords & Diamonds known to be sold, took place in 2004, reportedly
Selling for around 0,000. This was a so-called ‘B’ set in silver, as opposed to the so-called ‘A’ set produced in Platinum.. 
In 1990, the Deutsches Ordensmuseum published a list
of the known fate of pre-1945 manufactured examples of the
Oakleaves, Swords & Diamonds. Their list took into account the fact that some awardees received two sets (A set in platinum, and a B set in silver). Not every Brilliantenträger received the two sets. Ramcke, for instance, received just
one set. The set attributed to Marseille (which is on
display at the Luftwaffe Museum in Utersen) is a post-war manufactured piece,
and there is some question as to whether Marseille
actually received the Oakleaves, Swords & Diamonds before his death.
Others, like Adolf Galland, received more than two
sets.
According to the Deutsches Ordensmuseum, of all the pieces known to have been awarded, just two sets were unaccounted
for in 1990, both of these being platinum examples. 
Klein of Hanau produced most of the
wartime Oakleaves, Swords & Diamonds, and also continued to make further examples from 1953, for some years. Apparently, one of the first sets that Klein manufactured in 1953, was produced for the former fighter ace, Adolf Galland.
and sent over to Argentina, where Galland was living at that time.
Klein's 1953 Oakleaves, Swords & Diamonds were available to former holders of the award, but the Company would also sell them to collectors, if contacted directly. One could buy a set in silver with real
diamonds for just under 00, or a set in silver with simulated stones
for 0. One of the last sets known to have been produced by Klein, was in the 1970s, for the British medal specialist, Forman. This was a commissioned purchase for by Vern Bowen for £1,000.00
Sterling. Only twenty-seven Knights Cross holders received the Oakleaves, Swords & Diamonds, making it a very rare award indeed. The last set of allegedly pre-1945 manufactured  Oakleaves, Swords & Diamonds known to be sold, took place in 2004, reportedly Selling for around 0,000. This was a so-called ‘B’ set in silver, as opposed to the so-called ‘A’ set produced in Platinum.

In 1990, the Deutsches Ordensmuseum published a list of the known fate of pre-1945 manufactured examples of the Oakleaves, Swords & Diamonds. Their list took into account the fact that some awardees received two sets (A set in platinum, and a B set in silver). Not every Brilliantenträger received the two sets. Ramcke, for instance, received just one set. The set attributed to Marseille (which is on display at the Luftwaffe Museum in Utersen) is a post-war manufactured piece, and there is some question as to whether Marseille actually received the Oakleaves, Swords & Diamonds before his death. Others, like Adolf Galland, received more than two sets.

According to the Deutsches Ordensmuseum, of all the pieces known to have been awarded, just two sets were unaccounted for in 1990, both of these being platinum examples. 

Klein of Hanau produced most of the wartime Oakleaves, Swords & Diamonds, and also continued to make further examples from 1953, for some years. Apparently, one of the first sets that Klein manufactured in 1953, was produced for the former fighter ace, Adolf Galland. This set was sent over to Argentina, where Galland was living at that time. Klein's 1953 Oakleaves, Swords & Diamonds were available to former holders of the award, but the Company would also sell them to collectors, if contacted directly. One could buy a set in silver with real diamonds for just under £3000, or a set in silver with simulated stones for £600. One of the last sets known to have been produced by Klein, was in the 1970s, for the British medal specialist, Forman. This was a commissioned purchase in silver with simulated stones, for the author, Vern Bowen. The cost for this set was £1,000.

 

Price:

£ 2,750.00

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