This is a wonderful 1916 Iron Cross paperweight in commemoration of the U-Boat landing in Baltimore prior to the US participation in World War I. It is a hefty paperweight, with a picture of Paul Konig, Captain of the U-Deutschland of the German Merchant Navy. On the reverse of the paperweight is a faded picture of the U-Deutschland in the water. The piece is dated 9 July, 1916
Approximately 2-7/8” x 32-7/8” x 1/2”
Cast Iron and Copper
“9 JULI 1916. U-DEUTSCHLAND KAPITAN PAUL KONIG.”
“9 JULI 1916. ZUR ERINNBRUNG AN DIE ANKUFT DES ERSTEN HANDELS U-BOOTES. N. BALTIMORE.”
This is from an Imperial German Collectibles collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VAJJX17 LBDEX03/17 SBAJX8/17
7 (Very Fine): The cast iron is in good shape, but the copper has been worn down due to use, rendering some of the words as well as the picture on the reverse very hard to make out
As with all my items, this piece is guaranteed original, and of the period stated.