Wonderful 1916 Iron Cross Paperweight for German U-Boat Visit to Baltimore MD
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Wonderful 1916 Iron Cross Paperweight for German U-Boat Visit to Baltimore MD

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Product Description

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We will be OUT OF THE OFFICE from February 10 through February 23 2020.

Thank you for visiting. We hope you will find some vintage artifacts of interest here, but please be advised that we are OUT OF THE OFFICE from Monday February 10th through Sunday February 23rd, and we will be UNABLE TO SHIP during that period. During this time we will be traveling to, and displaying at, the 2020 SHOW OF SHOWS. We will be returning to the office on Monday 24 February and will RESUME SHIPPING at that time.
Thank you, Ron & Kana

ARTIFACT: 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

VINTAGE: Circa 1916

SIZE: Approximately 2-7/8" x 32-7/8" x 1/2"

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Cast Iron and Copper

ATTACHMENT: None

MARKINGS: "9 JULI 1916. U-DEUTSCHLAND KAPITAN PAUL KONIG.

9 JULI 1916. ZUR ERINNBRUNG AN DIE ANKUFT DES ERSTEN HANDELS U-BOOTES. N. BALTIMORE.

ITEM NOTES: This is from an Imperial German Collectibles collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VAJJX17 LBDEX03/17

CONDITION: 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

GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.