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Old 11-01-2005, 01:47 AM   #1
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Default Oddball Weimar-era ribbon bar

I'd like to put this wonderful bit of Weimar-era discombobulation up here for discussion...



From what I can tell:

1. ???? (no idea)
2. Finland Cross of Liberty 2nd Class
3. DSWA
4. Dutch Order of Oranje-Nassau
5. Finland War of Independence Commemorative
6. Prussian War Merit Cross
7. Lippe-Detmold KVK2 for combatants

Finding out what the first ribbon might be could potentially blow my theory to bits. However it seems that the bar was put together completely ignoring the nationalities of the medals. Bravery decorations first (I wonder if an EK was worn on the buttonhole, or if there were some other pinback decorations), "been there" decorations next (perhaps implying that the Oranje-Nassau came from having served in a regiment with a Dutch chief), and then the "behind a desk" decorations.

Perhaps I'm trying to hard to make sense out of the nonsensical...

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Old 11-02-2005, 12:58 AM   #2
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Tis interesting if nothing else.

What does the back look like?

By colors alone #1 could be either (or neither) of the following:

Nassau - Cross of Merit (Civil & Military)

Prussia - Long Service Medal (Soldiers), 21 yrs

If original it fits Rickys 'ugly' category.
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Old 11-02-2005, 01:00 AM   #3
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Well I thought of nassau to, but as it dissolved in 1866 and thi person sow action during WWI, I wondered how he could have been in the army for such a long time....
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Here's the reverse:

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Old 11-03-2005, 02:46 PM   #5
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Hmmm...sorry, but...

Just my 2 cent;
I think this bar is too weird to be o.k.
I do especially not like the backing. That zig-zag stuff does not at all fit.
I THINK that somebody played a bit around with old ribbons and came out with this experiment.

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Originally Posted by Daniel Krause
Hmmm...sorry, but...

Just my 2 cent;
I think this bar is too weird to be o.k.
I do especially not like the backing. That zig-zag stuff does not at all fit.
I THINK that somebody played a bit around with old ribbons and came out with this experiment.

Best regards

Daniel
Just got the bar in hand. Judging by the wear patterns and the fading, if someone played with this bar - it appears that they did so quite a while back. Who knows, this could have been the product of an apprentice tailor learning how to sew a ribbon bar.
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Old 11-30-2005, 01:54 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by Daniel Krause
Hmmm...sorry, but...

Just my 2 cent;
I think this bar is too weird to be o.k.
I do especially not like the backing. That zig-zag stuff does not at all fit.
I THINK that somebody played a bit around with old ribbons and came out with this experiment.

Best regards

Daniel
I just about fell out of my chair when I stumbled across this picture in another completely unrelated thread.



Apparently Heiko has the sibiling to my bar.

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Old 11-30-2005, 04:47 PM   #8
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hehe - brothers in arms....
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hehe - brothers in arms....
So, what's your best guess as to the identity of the first ribbon?
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Old 12-01-2005, 01:29 AM   #10
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Interesting...

Just found out that the Nassau Cross of Merit was still awarded by Duke Adolphe of Nassau while in exile from 1866-1890, and then from 1890 to the present as a decoration of Luxemburg.

Also found out that there is a Dutch Red Cross decoration with the same ribbon as #2.

I think I need an asprin.

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