The gold cross with, center black enamel swastika grades Near MINT/MINT showing virtually no wear/age to the cross or cornflower blue ribbon. Red leatherette, two-piece case grades EX++ showing only minor wear, with a few tiny scuffs, but no rips or tears to the red leatherette. Exterior lid features an impressed, gilt number “40” surrounded by a gilt oak leaf border. Interior lid of case is covered in padded white satin with the lower fitted portion of the case covered in burgundy flocking. The 1st Class Cross is normally found in a hinged case, however the lid of this two-piece case shows no sign of ever having been hinged. Nice veteran estate obtained example.