This War Service Cross, 1st Class was picked up at an estate sale in the Bell Court area of our hometown here in Kentucky.   As such it has never been in a collection.  This piece is in nice condition, but appears to have been tunic worn during its service life and has some evidence of that.  There is still frosting to be found on the sword blades and in the low areas, but there is some wear to the outer finish to the high points, and on the swastika in particular.  This area appears to have possibly been period polished.  Sean has done a good job capturing this in the photos.  The pin and catch are intact and functional.  This cross comes with the original issue case.  The case has corner wear and scuffing to the finish and to the embossed representation of the award on the lid.  The hinge and catch are functional.  The interior of the case is marked for the Kerbach & and Oestholt firm of Dresden.  The Cross is marked on the reverse side of the pin “62”, also the mark of Kerbach & Oesterhelt, so a matched pair.   A nice, locally sourced piece, right out of the woodwork.