This is a Kriegsverdienstkreuz (KVK) citation map with two citations, artillery shoulderboards and a War Merit Cross. The cover of the map shows a picture of a War Merit Cross on the upper side.
All from one soldier: Hauptwachtmeister Trischberger from Stabsbatterie Beobachtungs Ersatzabteilung 4.
Quite special is that the citation itself is very early, from 20 november 1940, issued for actions in the period of 1 september till 14 september 1939 in Poland (start of World War 2).
Knowing that the Kriegsverdienstkreuz was only instituted on 18 oktober 1939, makes this one of the earliest crosses.
The group itself with the large custom made map is very rare, having the Original shoulderboards and war Merit Cross of Trischberger all still present makes it very very rare!
A nice little group of historical value that you won’t find again soon.
In good condition!