Kriegsverdienstkreuz (war merit cross) – Spanish production!
In light worn conbdition!
Very rare to find!
This is a so called “Spanische Fertigung” (Spanish production) of the Kriegsverdienstkreuz.
Collectors consensus tells that these medals were made for, Spanish veterans (being former volunteers) of the wartime Spanish Blue Division, a unit of Spanish volunteers and conscripts who served in the German Army on the Eastern Front of the Second World War.
It is not exactly known when and by whom these medals were made, but it is most likely (obviously) that these poorly made/cast medals are post war made. Either way, although they are crudely made and lack the detail that the German made wartime KVK’s have, they are very rare to find and missing from most collections. While i can’t verify it, the maker is thought to be “Casa Flandez group” of Calle Mayor 11 in Madrid. This information comes from the Warrelics forum and i think it needs to be investigated further in the future. It is however interesting information and i think it should be mentioned here.
The here offered medal is in excellent condition for what it is and comes with the typical Spanish clasp on top of the ribbon.
Despite its crude appearance and post war production it’s a rare medal to find!