07-13-2016, 09:55 PM
07-13-2016 09:55 PM
07-23-2016, 09:51 AM
07-23-2016, 10:27 AM
Very nice pieces, Ladis!
By the way, when I started this thread, it was intended to show the Ehrenkreuze from my own collection, but the very nice contributions from other members sharing their own examples are much welcome and appreciated. The more variants we can show, the better.
(In fact, when I made that first post, I wasn't really expecting the thread to grow and last like this. Half a decade on, we have now arrived at a respectable 182 posts on 19 pages. Not bad.)
07-23-2016, 04:14 PM
It's funny how that works. My thread on Imperial irons crosses was supposed to be a way for me
to introduce myself when I first joined up. It's taken on a whole life of it's own.
I enjoy checking in on this thread. You have some very nice pieces and they are nicely presented.
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07-27-2016, 09:05 PM
09-08-2016, 06:26 PM
09-19-2016, 11:58 AM
Just in is another ribbon bar, found on eBay and acquired for a good price.
It's not in the best condition, but I had to have it as it is a "grand slam" bar: In addition to the combatants' versions of the German, Austrian, Hungarian and Bulgarian awards, this one also has the Tiroler Landesdenkmünze 1914/18 [Tyrolean State Commemorative Medal 1914/18].
The latter is far less common than the other four, as it was only awarded to soldiers who either were from Tyrol or had fought on Tyrolean territory, and a bar with all five of these awards is fairly rare. (For a lapel bow with the ribbons for these five decorations, see post # 126 on page 13 of this thread.)
Obverse and reverse views:
Unfortunately, the green stripes on the ribbon of the Tyrolean medal have faded to such a degree that they are hardly discernible on the obverse side, especially on photographs. They are more clearly visible on what little is exposed of the ribbon on the bar's reverse side:
09-27-2016, 07:05 PM
09-28-2016, 02:50 PM