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    Hi, I've recently aquired an unusual ribbon bar - unusual because of its size (9 x 3 cm). I've photographed it with two normal sized ribbon bars for comparison. It doesn't appear to be a converted medal bar - has anyone seen any similar? Thanks Terry
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    It is not converted, but looks to be possibly home-made or non regulation,
    where the medals were once sewn on.

    Bits of thread are still visible on the reverse. It is not that uncommon
    to see medals sewn directly to the ribbon.
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Thanks, I've had a closer look and its definitely home-made - the curved plate it is on has never had any fittings on it and the the EK ribbon has an old repair beside the loose thread. You are right about it being a sewn on medal bar - I moved the safety pin and low and behold there were loose threads in the middle of the Wurttemburg and Hindenburg medals! I Don't know how I could have missed them Thanks again Terry
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    Terry, Steve is quite right about this bar, I have seen many bars and clasps with "safety pins" attached instead of the correct pin assembly most being homemade affairs, these would be worn by a veteran on civilian clothing, (jacket/coats)..still a nice original item !
    Prost ! Steve.
    "The German Army is the perfectly adapted, perfectly running Machine. The difference is that the Germans are organised with a view to War...with the cold, hard, practical and business-like purpose of winning victories."
    G.W. Steevens - The Daily Mail (1897)

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    Quote by tbk0000 View Post
    Thanks, I've had a closer look and its definitely home-made - the curved plate it is on has never had any fittings on it and the the EK ribbon has an old repair beside the loose thread. You are right about it being a sewn on medal bar - I moved the safety pin and low and behold there were loose threads in the middle of the Wurttemburg and Hindenburg medals! I Don't know how I could have missed them Thanks again Terry
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    I have seen many 'homemade' types similar to this one, as well as one ribbon bar
    where the base was made of wood ! We have to remember there was a
    depression in the 30's and people could not always afford
    'store bought'. They simply made-do.


    It would not be a crime to re-attach the correct medals.
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Quote by Walkwolf View Post
    It would not be a crime to re-attach the correct medals.
    I totally agree......
    Prost ! Steve.
    "The German Army is the perfectly adapted, perfectly running Machine. The difference is that the Germans are organised with a view to War...with the cold, hard, practical and business-like purpose of winning victories."
    G.W. Steevens - The Daily Mail (1897)

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    Thanks Steve and Steve, I was thinking the same thing - and almost got there lol. Cheers Terry
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    Yes, your just missing this one...
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    Terry, that looks great !...you just need a Wurttemburg Military Merit Medal, (WÜRTTEMBERG. Silberne Militärverdienstmedaille), 1892-1918 issue, to finish it off !.....heres mine so you know what to look for, a common medal, cost about £30.
    Prost 1 Steve.
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    "The German Army is the perfectly adapted, perfectly running Machine. The difference is that the Germans are organised with a view to War...with the cold, hard, practical and business-like purpose of winning victories."
    G.W. Steevens - The Daily Mail (1897)

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    Quote by darrenj40 View Post
    Yes, your just missing this one...
    Very easy to find.............!
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    Regards,


    Steve.

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