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    A Few More Ribbon Bars

    A few I picked up from Alan G last week (the original thread was lost of course)

    Bars 24th June.JPG

    The 'Vanity Bar' with unofficial veteran's awards is obviously it's from about 1933 and before the introduction of the Honour Cross. I bet the owner was gutted to have his fancy 6 placer replaced with a 3.

    Ian.

    #2
    Very nice group!!

    Regards
    Mike
    My spanish volunteer blue division collection: http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/foru...d.php?t=506288

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      #3
      Very nice Ian,

      I really like the Weimar era vanity medals even though they're aren't valued as much as the official decorations. Particularly like the Honor Legion medal.

      James

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        #4
        Originally posted by Mike TM View Post
        Very nice group!!
        Cheers Mike.

        Originally posted by Sevrin View Post
        Very nice Ian,

        I really like the Weimar era vanity medals even though they're aren't valued as much as the official decorations. Particularly like the Honor Legion medal.
        Thanks James. I have just two true Vanity Bars, shown here with the reverse of the Kyffhausserbund award

        Kyffhauser 1.JPG

        The reverse ..

        Kyffhauser reverse.JPG

        And the device details ... the Kyffhausser has a unique sword device of it's own.

        Kyffhauser.JPG

        Kyffhauser device.JPG

        And the 2 different Honour Legion devices I have .. 1 pin-on..

        Honour Legion Device 1.JPG

        and 1 sew-on ..

        Honour Legion Device 2.JPG

        Cheers, Ian.


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          #5
          Nice Vanity items Ian. I'm also a fan and pick them up whenever I can. Just wondering...Are the 3 Hanseatic crosses considered vanity medals as well or are they more like the Schlesischer Adler and the Baltic cross because I've seen some on TR medal bars?

          Take care

          JC

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            #6
            Pretty sure the 3 Hanseatic crosses fall under the official category, similar to the German state merit/EK equivalent medals. IMO, those are among some of the most attractive decorations of the time. Beautiful medal bar from Tom Y.'s collection:

            James
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              #7
              Thanks James and perfect example photo. You are right: attractive crosses and It wouldnt be worn with the Hindenberg Cross if it were a vanity medal

              JC


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                #8
                Hi JC (and you James) the Hanseatic Crosses were retained under the post-1934 regs alongside the Silesian Eagle and Baltic Cross. I guess they were counted as awards of the German States in the same way as Prussia, Baden, Bavaria etc etc ?

                Ian

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Ian Hulley View Post
                  Hi JC (and you James) the Hanseatic Crosses were retained under the post-1934 regs alongside the Silesian Eagle and Baltic Cross. I guess they were counted as awards of the German States in the same way as Prussia, Baden, Bavaria etc etc ?
                  Yes; the Hanseatenkreuz was an official award jointly instituted by the senates of the Hanseatic City-States of Hamburg, Bremen and Lübeck in 1915.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by HPL2008 View Post

                    Yes; the Hanseatenkreuz was an official award jointly instituted by the senates of the Hanseatic City-States of Hamburg, Bremen and Lübeck in 1915.
                    Thanks for the confirmation.

                    Ian

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                      #11
                      Don't mean to hijack your thread Ian, but on the subject of vanity bars, I was wondering if someone could verify what the end blue Maltese cross on this bar is exactly. It was described as a 'railway' veterans award.

                      Thanks!

                      James
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                      Last edited by Sevrin; 06-29-2020, 07:07 PM.

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                        #12
                        I am reading the intials " D E K " on the blue Maltese-style cross at the end. I'll take a shot in the dark and suggest it might be a decoration issued by the Deutscher Evangelischer Kirchenbund which was founded in 1918. This would not be the first time I see a decoration issued by a religious organization on a Weimar era medal bar, particularly on one that has no official military awards from the Kaiserreich. I'm probably way off base, however.
                        Last edited by Gardereiter; 07-01-2020, 04:12 PM.

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                          #13
                          It's the first-type Erinnerungskreuz [Commemorative Cross] of the Reichsbund Deutscher Eisenbahner-Kriegsteilnehmer 1914-18 e.V. (an association of railway personnel who had participated in WW I).

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                            #14
                            Thanks for the help; I appreciate it very much!

                            James

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                              #15
                              More nice bars, Ian, and a good array of awards! You’ve scored a lot of bars lately; cabinet drawers filling up fast!!!

                              Congrats.

                              Collecting Luftwaffe officer & general rank of high quality/condition, and Luft ephemera. Currently seeking uniforms, headgear, & ribbon bars. Please contact me if you know of any, or to say hi!

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