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Where can I find a 1914 Eisernes Kreuz single ribbon bar with wiederholungsspange?

Article about: Hey there Guys, I am looking for a 1914 Iron Cross single ribbon bar with wiederholungsspange for a while now. And I only found 1 for sale: WWII GERMAN 1939 SPANGE DEVICE ON SINGLE 1914 IRON

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    Aaaaaah, this was on the website: This is the large 1 inch type ribbon bar that has been removed from a longer ribbon bar and now has no pin back attachment.

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    very perfect and complete description
    Quote by HPL2008 View Post
    It's no wonder that such a bar is extremely hard to find.

    Consider its meaning: The combination of the 1914 EKII ribbon with the 1939 clasp meant that the bearer had served in both world wars, i.e. at some point during the 1914-1918 period and again at some point during the 1939-1945 period.

    However, anybody with a 1914 EK II was also eligible for the 1914/18 Ehrenkreuz des Weltkrieges which was instituted in 1934.

    So, who would need a single ribbon bar for the 1914 EK II with clasp?

    I can only think of two possible scenarios:

    1.) A very modest veteran who did not even bother to apply for the 1914/18 Ehrenkreuz or who deliberately chose not to actually wear it.

    2.) A veteran in whose case the administrative proceedings for the Ehrenkreuz award took so long that WWII came about with his award of the 1939 clasp occuring before he was awarded the Ehrenkreuz (not wholly implausible in the case of the many Austrian, Sudeten German or Memel German veterans who only became eligible after their territory's respective annexations in 1938/39) AND who hadn't won any other medals before or during WWI or the years between 1918 and 1939.

    Neither is impossible but no doubt, the number of such cases was not huge...
    Kind Regards

    I'm looking for EK II 1939: B.H.Mayer: A and B core,mm L/18 and schinkel type ,[123],,EK1 Round-3 with Deschler frame and Friedrich Sedlatzek pin and SB variant

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