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  • GERMANY - RIBBON BAR - ONE PLACE - HINDENBURG CROSS

    GERMANY – RIBBON BAR – ONE PLACE – HINDENBURG CROSS

    SKU: 02-357

    $5.00

    GERMANY – RIBBON BAR – ONE PLACE – HINDENBURG CROSS This is a one-place ribbon bar for the Hindenburg Cross for Combatants. The ribbon bar measures ⅝” x 1 ¼.” A combatant’s crossed swords are superimposed over the ribbon, indicating its combat status. The ribbon is in poor condition. FOR MORE ITEMS RELATED TO THIS RIBBON BAR: CLICK HERE

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  • BADEN - RIBBON BAR - TWO PLACE

    BADEN – RIBBON BAR – TWO PLACE

    SKU: 02-372

    $50.00

    BADEN – RIBBON BAR – TWO PLACE This is an extremely fine two-place ribbon bar, most likely worn by a native son of the Grand Duchy of Baden. In the first place to the left we see a ribbon and crossed swords for the Knight’s Cross with Swords of the Order of the Zähringer Lion in 1st or 2nd Class, an officers-only level decoration. The actual decoration is one of the Imperial German Period’s most handsome decorations. The two place ribbon bar is yellow and green, with gilt, crossed swords and black and white for the 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class. It has a dark-blue felt backing. It shows a moth nip or two, which indicates honest age. The ribbon bar measures 2″ x 2 ½”. The condition of the obverse’s ribbons is excellent.

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  • PRUSSIA - RIBBON BAR - TWO PLACE

    PRUSSIA – RIBBON BAR – TWO PLACE

    SKU: 02-411

    $25.00

    PRUSSIA – RIBBON BAR – TWO PLACE This is a two-place ribbon bar. On the left is the Combatants 1870-1871 Franco-Prussian War ribbon. The right side displays the yellow Kaiser Wilhelm I Centennial Medal ribbon. Both ribbons show substantial staining as the ribbons are more than one-hundred-years-old plus. The bar’s reverse reveals that the pin for securing the ribbon bar to a uniform is missing. The catch, however, is in place. In spite of this fault it remains suitable for display, especially considering its very reasonable price.

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  • SAXONY – RIBBON BAR – THREE PLACE – OFFICERS

    SKU: 02-365

    $65.00

    This is an officer’s-level ribbon bar with three places on it. The bar measures 3/4″ x 1 3/4.” From left to right, the following medals appear on the bar. *1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class. *Hindenburg Cross with Swords for Combatants. *Saxe-Ernestine Knight’s Cross 1st or 2nd Class with Swords. This was awarded by one of the smaller Saxon Duchies. The ribbon is magenta, with two narrow green stripes. A pair of crossed gilt swords is attached to it. This is a rather unusual combination. It is definitely an officer’s-level, as the Knight’s Cross was an officers-only decoration. The ribbon bar is in excellent condition.

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  • SOUTHWEST AFRICA - RIBBON BAR - TWO PLACE

    SOUTHWEST AFRICA – RIBBON BAR – TWO PLACE

    SKU: 02-273

    $95.00

    SOUTHWEST AFRICA – RIBBON BAR – TWO PLACE Over sized two-place ribbon bar, measuring 3″ x 1 10/16.” The ribbons displayed are for the Southwest African Campaign Medal and the Kaiser Wilhelm I Centennial Medal. It comes complete with a red backing and a pin with which to attach it to a garment. TO SEE MORE ITEMS RELATED TO THIS RIBBON BAR – CLICK HERE  

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  • VIVAT RIBBON – GENERAL von MÜLHAUSEN

    SKU: 34-43

    $50.00

    This is a silk Vivat Ribbon. It measures 15 1/2″ x 2 1/2.” The ribbon is pink. It celebrates the successes of General von Mülhausen, who commanded the VII. Armeekorps during the first days of WW I. This ribbon specifies the date of 10 August 1914. The ribbon features a portrait of von Mülhausen, a 1914 Iron Cross, and French troops being routed from the battlefield. The ribbon was issued by the German Red Cross (Deutsche Roten Kreuze). It is in excellent condition.

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  • VIVAT COLLECTING ALBUM

    SKU: 36-73

    $250.00

    If you ever thought of seriously collecting Vivat Ribbons, we have an album that offers you the perfect way to display these ribbons. This is a custom album that was designed SPECIFICALLY for the Vivats. The album measures a massive 19 1/2″ x 14.” On the cover, we see the title “Vivatbänder aus großer Zeit. (Vivat Ribbons from a Greater Time)” It is very possibly a period WW I album. If it is not from the Great War Era, it dates no later than the 1920’s or 1930’s. As you look through the album, you will see it employs a unique method of securing the ribbons without harming them. A slide- through device exists at the top and the bottom, with inserts on either side of the ribbon for securing it. This arrangement will protect your Vivats from damage, yet allow you to enjoy them as you flip through the album. The first page has space for one of the over-sized Vivats. After that initial page, each of the other pages will hold three Vivats in a neat and orderly manner. [NOTE from the photographs following this description that we show you how each different page type looks with a Vivat present]. Special Offer!! Buy any TEN Vivats and you may have this custom album for $50.00!! This is a wonderful opportunity to start a collection of these interesting ribbons and to have the ideal way to preserve and display them.

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    IRON CROSS – 1870 – 2nd CLASS – NON COMBATANTS WITH TWENTY-FIVE-YEAR OAK LEAVES MOUNTED ON TRI-FOLD RIBBON

    SKU: 09-960 XTZ

    $1,395.00 $1,195.00

    This is a consignment item. In 1895 Kaiser Wilhelm II authorized the award of Twenty-Five-Year Oak Leaves for the 1870 Iron Cross. This was for veterans who were awarded the 1870 EK during the Franco-Prussian War and the subsequent years, as awards caught up with all those deemed worthy. Furthermore, they remained in the reich’s service. This 1870 Iron Cross is in very fine condition, both on its obverse and reverse. I believe it was not an issued piece, but instead was sold as a full rig with the Twenty-Five-Year Oak Leaves attached. Its paint is even and just beginning to “crinkle,” as we so often see on 19th Century Iron Crosses. The “25” year device sports a fine, frosted-silver finish. What makes this Iron Cross special is all about the ribbon. The ribbon boasts a wide, white, central panel flanked by two thinner black bands, which means it is for Non Combatants. The ribbon’s other distinctive feature is that it is a tri-fold. Although Austrians folded their ribbons in this manner, they did NOT participate in the Franco-Prussian War. Thus, the ribbon most probably was for a soldier from Saxony. The ribbon makes the Iron Cross quite distinctive, as well as quite scarce. Both ribbon and cross are in top condition.

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  • PRUSSIA – ATTILA – SERGEANT MAJOR – HUSAREN REGIMENT Nr 3 – WACHTMEISTER

    SKU: 15-649

    $2,995.00

    This is an absolutely first-rate Husaren-Regiment von Zeiten (Brandenburgisches) Nr 3 regimental Wachtmeister’s (Sergeant Major) Interim Attila. [Although we are selling it separately, the correct belt for a Prussian Husaren NCO or enlisted man’s attila is available as item number 15-561. We would prefer to see the two go together]. The incredible tunic comes from one of THE oldest Prussian Husaren-Regiments. It was founded in 1730 (during König Friedrich der Große’s reign), eleven years before the next three Husaren-Regiments were founded. It was garrisoned at Rathenow and attached to the III. Armeekorps. First, I want to address the tunic owner’s rank. In the Imperial German Army, the term “Feldwebel” was often used. Any sergeant might be referred to as a “Feldwebel.” In fact, the German Army contained three sergeant levels. The lowest rank was “Sergeant,” the middle rank was “Vizefeldwebel,” and the highest was simply “Feldwebel.” In the U.S. these ranks, from lowest to highest were “Buck Sergeant,” “Sergeant 1st Class,” and “Sergeant Major.” Next, I have another interesting tidbit to share. In the Infanterie, a Sergeant Major was known as “Feldwebel.” The Kavallerie had a different term (like Rittmeister instead of Hauptmann, which was “Wachtmeister” (it was “Vizewachtmeister” for the 1st Sergeant’s equivalent). I have taken the time to explain these gradients so you would better understand this attila’s significance, as well as realizing that the Wachtmeister was the Regiment’s most important NCO. He did not report to Leutnants, Oberleutnants, or Rittmeisters. He was responsible to the Regimental Commander…

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  • SAXONY – RIBBON BAR – FOUR PLACE

    SKU: 02-190

    $60.00

    This is a four-place ribbon bar. From left to right are the following: 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class Friedrich August Medal – Saxony Hindenburg Cross with Swords for Combatants Regimental Long Service Ribbon. It is a fine ribbon bar, reasonably priced.

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  • GERMANY – RIBBON BAR – SEVEN PLACE

    SKU: 02-390

    $95.00

    This is a topnotch seven-place ribbon bar featuring ribbons for assorted WW I and post war decorations. The ribbon bar, which measures 4 1/8″ x 3/4,” displays a 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class’s ribbon, along with six other WW I and post WW I ribbons. It is in very fine condition.

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  • SAXE-COBURG-GOTHA – RIBBON BAR – SEVEN PLACE

    SKU: 02-185

    $375.00

    This is an officer’s-level seven-place ribbon bar. Included in the ribbons are the 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class for Non Combatants, Kriegshilfekreuz, Red Eagle Order, Crown Order, Officer’s Long Service Award, Kaiser Wilhelm I Centennial Medal, and a medal from Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. This was most likely a ribbon bar for a doctor. Seldom do we see the Iron Cross 2nd Class with the Non Combatants ribbon.

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  • GERMANY – HINDENBURG CROSS – COMBATANTS – MATCHING ONE-PLACE RIBBON BAR

    SKU: 05-1424

    $45.00

    This is a Hindenburg Cross with Swords for Combatant. The decoration has the correct ribbon attached. Also, accompanying the decoration is the one-place ribbon bar. The crossed swords for the decoration are attached to the ribbon bar…  

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  • WÜRTTEMBERG – FRACK BAR – THREE PLACE – HIGHLIGHTED BY KNIGHT’S CROSS 2nd CLASS WITH SWORDS

    SKU: 02-393

    $850.00

    This is a three-place “Frack Bar” highlighted by the Kingdom of Württemberg’s Friedrich Order Knight’s Cross 2nd Class with Swords. It is a marvelous three-place “Frack Bar.” [Two characteristics separate a Frack bar from a medal bar. The first visually different feature is that the Frack bar is set at a slight diagonal that generally skews from left-to-right. The second is that the medals are listed in importance from the right-to-left, rather than the medal bar’s more common left-to-right ranking. Also remember that medal and Frack bars typically begin with the Iron Cross 2nd Class]. Going from right-to-left, the decorations on this “Frack Bar” are listed below. * 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class – Prussia. * Knight’s Cross 2nd Class with Swords – Württemberg. The decoration was awarded from 1870 through 1918. It features a white enamel center displaying Friedrich’s gilt-crowned royal cypher. A pair of crossed gilt swords is attached in two places on the medal’s top. A single jump ring is then attached to the swords’ center so that a medal/Frack bar’s ribbon can be attached as needed. * Hindenburg Cross for Combatants with Swords. The award was authorized after Paul von HIndenburg’s 1930’s-era death. It came in three classes: combatant’s, non combatant’s, and next-of-kin. The medals, the ribbons, and the bar itself are in excellent condition.

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  • SAXONY – FRACK BAR – THREE PLACE

    SKU: 02-226

    $550.00

    This is a three-place Frack Bar. From left to right, it features the following decorations: Nine-Year Long-Service Award for NCO’s/Enlisted Men Saxony. 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class Military Heinrich Medal in Silver – Saxony. (This is one of the lower classes of the Military Heinrich Order, which includes Breast Stars, Knight’s Crosses, etc. It is NOT an easy decoration to find. It is made of SILVER). The medals and ribbons are in very good condition. When you look at the Frack Bar, you will see exposed metal on the frame. This occurred as the bar was produced. When one wore the bar with a suit coat, it was pushed under the lapel and was not visible.

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  • VIVAT RIBBON – BATTLE OF MONTMÉDY

    SKU: 34-47

    $50.00

    This is a silk Vivat Ribbon. It measures 16″ x 2 1/2.” The ribbon is a light green. It celebrates the Battle of Montmédy in 1914. The ribbon features a Hussar charging with drawn sword across the battlefield. The ribbon was issued by the German Red Cross (Deutsche Roten Kreuze). It is in excellent condition.

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  • VIVAT RIBBON – KAISER WILHELM II AND CZAR FERDINAND OF BULGARIA

    SKU: 34-32

    $55.00

    This is a silk Vivat Ribbon. It measures 153/4″ x 21/2.” The ribbon is green. It celebrates the alliance between Germany and Bulgaria. Both Kaiser Wilhelm II and Czar Ferdinand of Bulgaria are depicted. The date 18 January is also shown. Perhaps the ribbon was issued to commemorate a meeting in the field on this date. The ribbon was issued by the German Red Cross (Deutsche Roten Kreuze). It is in excellent condition.

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  • BRAUNSCHWEIG – RIBBON BAR – FOUR PLACE

    SKU: 02-320

    $50.00

    This is a four-place ribbon bar. From left to right we see the: *1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class. *Military Service Cross 2nd Class for Combatants – Braunschweig. The ribbon has some staining on it. It could be rust or even blood. *Hindenburg Cross with Swords for Combatants. *Kaiser Wilhelm I Centennial Medal. The ribbon bar’s reverse shows that the pin and catch are intact.

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  • SAXONY - RIBBON BAR - THREE PLACE - FRIEDRICH AUGUST

    SAXONY – RIBBON BAR – THREE PLACE – FRIEDRICH AUGUST

    SKU: 02-222

    $45.00

    SAXONY – RIBBON BAR – THREE PLACE – FRIEDRICH AUGUST This ribbon bar accompanied the 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class, Saxon Friedrich August Medal, and the Hindenburg Cross for Combatant’s with Swords.

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  • GERMANY - RIBBON BAR - ONE PLACE

    GERMANY – RIBBON BAR – ONE PLACE

    SKU: 02-304

    $10.00

    GERMANY – RIBBON BAR – ONE PLACE This is a one-place ribbon bar for the Hindenburg Cross with Swords for Combatants.

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  • BAVARIA / BADEN – RIBBON BAR – FOUR PLACE

    SKU: 02-382

    $50.00

    BAVARIA / BADEN – RIBBON BAR – FOUR PLACE This is a four-place ribbon bar. From left to right, the medals represented by the ribbons are listed below: *The Bavarian Military Merit Cross, (most likely for the 3rd Class award level). *The 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class. *The Baden Service Medal. *The Bavarian Long Service Award for an Enlisted Man/NCO. These ribbons are in very fine condition, overall.

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  • PRUSSIA - RIBBON BAR - TWO PLACE

    PRUSSIA – RIBBON BAR – TWO PLACE

    SKU: 02-170

    $75.00

    PRUSSIA – RIBBON BAR – TWO PLACE This is a unusual ribbon bar that is set-up for the Hindenburg Cross, with the Landwehr Long Service Award superimposed over it. It makes a fine presentation. You may also like: PRUSSIA – TUNIC – GENERALARTZ – M-1915 – FELDBLUSE – FELDGRAU

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  • PRUSSIA – DRAGONER-REGIMENT NR 6 – VETERAN’S MEDAL COMMEMORATING FIFTY YEARS

    SKU: 01-876 XRV

    $75.00

    PRUSSIAN – DRAGONER-REGIMENT NR 6 – VETERAN’S MEDAL COMMEMORATING FIFTY YEARS. It is a veteran’s medal that commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of Dragoner-Regiment Nr 6’s establishment. The Prussian regiment was founded in 1860, and the medal was produced in 1910. The medal is set up as a one-place medal bar. The medal is gilt-toned and measures 1 ½” in diameter. Its obverse features its regimental chef and patron’s crowned royal cypher contained within a wreath of laurel leaves. It also features the dates 1860-1910 and a “6.” The medal’s reverse displays an eagle with outspread wings, along with information about the regiment and regimental number. The medal sports a small jump ring at its top that hooks onto a blue and black ribbon that is set up as a medal bar. A pin on the reverse allowed the medal to be attached to a uniform, or a civilian’s suit if the man no longer belonged to the regiment. It is a fine veteran’s piece that exhibits just a touch of wear to its ribbon. This is a consignment item.

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  • SAXONY – TUNIC – FAHNENJUNKER – IDENTIFIED – INFANTERIE-REGIMENT Nr 181 ‘S

    SKU: 15-493

    $995.00

    This is an identified pre WW I Fahnenjunker’s tunic from Königl. Sächs. 15. Infanterie-Regiment Nr 181. It was the next-to-last of the “old-line” Saxon Infanterie Regiments created before WW I’s big build up. The Regiment was raised in 1887. Bataillon Nr 1 and Bataillon Nr 2 were garrisoned at Chemnitz, while Bataillon Nr 3 was based at Glauchau. The Regiment was attached to the XIX. Armeekorps. The tunic is the prewar dunkel-blau (dark-blue) color used before feldgrau. Its body is made of fine, dark-blue wool. A single row of eight gilt-toned buttons goes down the center. Its collar is red, with matching red cuffs. A narrow line of red piping runs down the tunic’s center, parallel to the buttons. Each cuff boasts a further two gilt buttons. A small set of red, sewn-in, ribbon bar loops appears on its left breast. (Based on the loops’ width, the ribbon bar held one or two ribbons). The shoulder straps are dark-blue trimmed in red with the regimental number stitched in yellow. The shoulder straps are sewn-in, and sport a small gilt button with NO Kompagnie Number. The reverse vent flap is trimmed in red, with two gilt and two silver-toned buttons. Inside the tunic is a fine silk liner, which provides further evidence it was a privately-purchased tunic rather than depot-issued. It gets even better. Inside the pocket is a tailor’s label from a firm in Dresden. The soldier’s name was “Thüm,” and he acquired the tunic on 7 February 1914. The…

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  • PRUSSIA – TUNIC – GENERALARTZ – M-1915 – FELDBLUSE – FELDGRAU

    SKU: 15-490

    $5,995.00

    We are always pleased to bring you feldgrau tunics. It is an especially good day for us when we offer an example that once belonged to a General. This example is a very different sort of tunic. It was once the property of a “Generalarzt,” that is, a doctor who was also a General Officer. I can assure you, the German Army, did NOT have many Generals who were doctors. A man in this rank would have been assigned at a very high level, perhaps at an Armee or Armee Gruppe. He might also have been on staff at the high command. It would not have been for a man out in the field. He would have overseen medical services at a very high level. The tunic is a M-1915 Feldbluse. This tunic is completely different from other tunic types (including the M-1910) in that all of its center buttons are hidden from view behind a flap. This presents a smooth exterior. A total of six gray buttons hides beneath the flap. The cuffs feature no adornment, either. The tunic does not have conventional General officer’s kragenspiegel mounted on a different shade of (darker) gray collar. Instead, the kragenspiegel are silver and bullion, with a dark-blue background trimmed in red. The shoulder boards are quite large. They are of the subdued M-1915 variety for use on feldgrau tunics. They consist of silver bullion interwoven with black cords. Their centers boast gilt caducei. The shoulder boards’ underlays are the same blue…

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  • SAXE-COBURG-GOTHA – MEDAL BAR – TWO PLACE

    SKU: 02-322

    $595.00

    This is a very interesting two-place medal bar from Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. It has an unusual decoration combination, one of which requires a special interest and appreciation. From left to right we see these medals: *Long Service Award 2nd Class – Twelve Years Service. Three levels exist for enlisted men and NCO’s Long Service Awards. The 1st Class is for fifteen years and is cross-shaped. The circular 2nd Class is for twelve years and is gilt. The 3rd Class is also circular and silver-toned. Each one has the Saxon Coat-of-Arms on the obverse. On the reverse, each sports its numbers of years in Roman numerals. This medal is indeed gold-toned and displays “XII” on the reverse. The green ribbon is for Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. *Silver Herzog Carl Eduard Service Medal. The silver medal from this Duchy was the 2ndClass award as there was a Gold level of this award. It was awarded both before and during WW I. During WW I it was awarded with swords and/or clasps for the various years of WW I. The magenta and green ribbon again indicates Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. It is a fine medal bar. The unusual part about it is the Twelve-Year Long Service award. While not always the case, the twelve-year award usually was for police officers and officials, not for the military. The military award was typically for either nine or fifteen years. It is possible that this award was awarded to a military NCO. It is just another detail for appreciative speculation. Both medals and their…

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  • SAXONY – MEDAL BAR – TWO PLACE

    SKU: 02-416

    $185.00

    This is a very clean two-place medal bar. On the left we see a Friedrich August Medal in gold. [This was the Kingdom of Saxony’s Iron Cross equivalent. On the right is a 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class from Prussia. The medal bar was the property of a Saxon soldier. We can tell this because Saxony’s Friedrich August Medal takes the superior position on the medal bar’s left. The decorations and ribbons are in excellent condition, and thus the medal bar also is in excellent condition. It sports a light-blue felt backing on its reverse.

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  • GERMANY – FRACK BAR – TWO PLACE

    SKU: 02-399

    $150.00

    This is a two-place Frack Bar. A Frack Bar differs from a military medal bar in that it was worn on a civilian suit and was angled rather than horizontal. Frack Bars are much rarer than conventional military medal bars. Its medals are listed below from left to right. 1). War Service Medal. This decoration was given for service during WWI. For the most part it was given to civilians on the home front for service to the Reich. On the obverse it says “Für Kriegs Hilfsdienst.” On the reverse we see Kaiser Wilhelm II’s royal cypher. 2). Hindenburg Cross for Non Combatants. When Adolf Hitler authorized the Hindenburg Cross in 1934 after Reichspräsident (and former Generalfeldmarschall) Paul von Hindenburg’s death, it came in three types: Combatants, Non Combatants (offered here), and Next-of-Kin (a.k.a. the “Widow’s Cross”). Our Non Combatants Cross does not have the swords extending through its center as does the Combatants. The two medals’ ribbons are in fine condition. The Frack Bar’s reverse sports a white backing, with a fine pin for securing it to a garment. Minor moth nipping traces appear on the white backing.

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  • PRUSSIA – MEDAL BAR – TWO PLACE – ORDER OF RED EAGLE 4th CLASS AND CROWN ORDER 4th CLASS WITH FIFTY-YEARS LONG-SERVICE BUTTON

    SKU: 02-387

    $995.00

    This is a most unusual medal bar combination of the two medals listed below. *Order of the Red Eagle 4th Class – Prussia. The Red Eagle’s hand-painted center is in flawless condition. The decoration is not hallmarked for a maker. *Crown Order 4th Class with the Fifty Years Long-Service Button-Prussia. The decoration is in first-class condition. Its blue/gold enameled center is flawless. The fifty-year button is mounted on the decoration’s jump ring. The six o’clock arm’s edge reveals a “W” hallmark for one of the House of Hohenzollern’s premiere house jewelers. It is a superb medal bar. Both the medals and their ribbons are crisp and clean. The bar was probably awarded to a civilian, who was most-likely in his seventies when he wore it.

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  • BADEN / PRUSSIA / SAXONY – MEDAL BAR – SIX PLACE

    SKU: 02-239

    $995.00

    This is a delightful, six-place medal bar. It has an unusual combination of decorations that makes it a must-have for any medal bar collection. From left to right, we see the: *1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class – Prussia. *Silver Medal of the St. Henry Military Medal – Saxony. *War Effort Medal – Baden. *Albert Cross with Swords – Saxony. *Hindenburg Cross with Swords for Combatants. *Kaiser Wilhelm I Centennial Medal 1797-1897 – Prussia. All of the decorations are in very fine condition. The ribbons are all clean and quite pleasing. The large medal bar measures 2″ wide. It is an unusual combination for a soldier who served in the military for more than twenty years during the 19th and 20th centuries

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  • IRON CROSS - 1914 - RIBBON - 2ND CLASS - RIBBON - NEW/OLD STOCK 6" SECTION

    IRON CROSS – 1914 – RIBBON – 2ND CLASS – RIBBON – NEW/OLD STOCK 10″ SECTION

    SKU: 09-1045

    $40.00

    IRON CROSS – 1914 – RIBBON – 2ND CLASS – RIBBON – NEW/OLD STOCK 10″ SECTION We have acquired a small hoard of NOS 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class ribbon. We can offer you a 10″ section . We suggest that you contact us and not use our shopping cart so that we can give you reduced shipping. IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR ANY OTHER REPLACEMENT RIBBONS PLEASE CONTACT US.  WE MAY HAVE THEM FOR YOU.

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  • IRON CROSS - 1870 - 2nd CLASS - SPANGE

    IRON CROSS – 1870 – 2nd CLASS – SPANGE

    SKU: 09-1023

    $495.00

    IRON CROSS – 1870 – 2nd CLASS – SPANGE The 1870 Iron Cross received two additions (rendered in two stages) after the initial awards of approximately 50,000 examples. A “Jubilee” was proclaimed by Kaiser Wilhelm II in 1895, wherein its awardees were authorized to add oak leaves with a “25” to their Iron Crosses. This was known as the Jubiläumsspange. This was either added as a device to the jump ring area, or attached directly to the top of the ribbon. A further honor was granted to the original 1870 Iron Cross 2nd Class winners when WW I began. [Remember that 1914 was nearly forty-five years after the 1870-1871 Franco-Prussian War. Most of the surviving awardees had reached their sixties, so a certain number of the original 50,000 had died]. Another spange was created that was slipped onto the EK 2’s ribbon. It featured a 1914 Iron Cross against a pebbled background. The bulk of the awarded pieces came from the workshops of Wagner & Söhne, one of Kaiser Wilhelm II’s leading Court Jewelers. Our offering today is a Jeweler’s/Wearer’s copy from another of the Kaiser’s House Jewelers, C.E. Juncker. It measures ¼” x 1 ¼.” The spange’s reverse reveals a depression where it was pushed in to secure it to the ribbon. The reverse also features their hallmark as listed below. C.E. Juncker Berlin S.W. This spange is in very fine condition and can be added to an existing 1870 Iron Cross 2nd Class with the “25-Year” Oak Leaves.

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    IRON CROSS – 1914 – 2nd CLASS – PRIVATELY-PURCHASED – ORIGINAL PRESENTATION CASE

    SKU: 09-1020 XMB

    $450.00 $350.00

    IRON CROSS – 1914 – 2nd CLASS – PRIVATELY-PURCHASED – ORIGINAL PRESENTATION CASE This is a consignment item. It is a striking 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class in the original presentation case. The red leatherette case measures 1″ x 2 ½” x 3 ¾.” Some scuffing on its surface indicates honest age. The interior’s upper half is covered with white silk. Stretched across that white silk is a white and blue ribbon that is embossed with an Iron Cross’s outline. The dates 1914 and 1918 flank the Iron Cross on either side. This band’s white and blue colors lead me to believe it was manufactured in Bavaria. The silk band permits the EK’s ribbon to be stored behind it. The case’s bottom half is lined in with burgundy velvet that was NOT fitted to hold the EK’s pin. The Iron Cross itself is a very high-quality example. The paint on its obverse is quite pleasing and rates at 98%. The cross’s frame features an excellent patina. A hallmark appears on the jump ring, but I cannot decipher it. The ribbon attached to the cross is well used, with significant shredding/running in its silk. This handsome 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class and presentation case’s quality indicates that it is a privately-purchased, post WW I example.

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  • WÜRTTEMBERG – ÜBERROCK – GENERAL der INFANTERIE À LA SUITE – GRENADIER-REGIMENT KÖNIG KARL (5. WÜRTTEMBERGISCHES) Nr 123

    SKU: 15-551

    $2,995.00

    The überrock was a frock coat (longer in length than a conventional tunic) that was used until 1910 (approximately) when it was phased-out by tunics. At first glance it looks like a pre WW I dark-blue tunic. Instead of ending at or near the midriff however, it continues to the knee area. In any event, it is a much longer tunic. Today we are offering an überrock from Grenadier-Regiment König Karl (5. Württembergisches) Nr 123. The Regiment was founded in 1799. It was garrisoned at Ulm and attached to Württemberg’s XIII Armeekorps. This überrock is quite simple. Its body is dark-blue. A double row of five (ten-total) gilt buttons run down its center. (Its reverse boasts four more large gilt buttons at the vent flap). Its collar is red and red material trims its cuffs. Its second buttonhole sports a prinzengroße-sized Iron Cross ribbon. As the tunic is clearly pre 1910 (indeed, it is from much earlier), the ribbon is for an 1870 Iron Cross 2nd Class. I have saved the best detail for last. Its shoulder boards are for a General der Infanterie! The shoulder boards show that the silver bullion areas’ chevrons are red and black, confirming that they belonged to a Württemberg General. Next, we see the two rank pips that indicate a General der Infanterie. You will note they are silver, although the silver wash has disappeared from several small places, revealing the underlying brass. In their centers is König Karl’s crowned, royal cypher. He was…

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  • VIVAT RIBBON – BATTLE OF WILNA

    SKU: 34-59

    $55.00

    This is a silk Vivat Ribbon. It measures 15 1/2″ x 2 1/2.” The ribbon is a light green. It commemorates the Battle of Wilna, which took place on 19 September 1915. The ribbon was issued by the German Red Cross (Deutsche Roten Kreuze). It is in excellent condition.

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  • VIVAT RIBBON – BATTLE OF EROBERUNG AND BREST-WTOWSK

    SKU: 34-57

    $55.00

    This is a silk Vivat Ribbon. It measures 15″ x 2 1/2.” The ribbon is yellow. It commemorates the Battle of Eroberung and Brest-Wtowsk on 26 August 1915. The ribbon was issued by the German Red Cross (Deutsche Roten Kreuze). It is in excellent condition.

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  • VIVAT RIBBON – BATTLE OF ARGES 2-3 DECEMBER 1916

    SKU: 34-37

    $50.00

    This is a silk Vivat Ribbon. It measures 153/4″ x 21/2.” The ribbon is blue. It celebrates the Battle of Arges on 2-3 December 1916. The ribbon was issued by the German Red Cross (Deutsche Roten Kreuze). It is in excellent condition.

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  • VIVAT RIBBON – CHAMPNEUVILLE-COTE de TALOU ACTION 27 FEBRUARY 1916

    SKU: 34-36

    $50.00

    This is a silk Vivat Ribbon. It measures 153/4″ x 21/2.” The ribbon is a dusty rose. It celebrates the Battle of Champneuville-Cote de Talou on 27 February 1916. The ribbon was issued by the German Red Cross (Deutsche Roten Kreuze). It is in excellent condition.

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  • VIVAT RIBBON TUTRAKAN AND SILISTRIA ACTION 6-10 SEPTEMBER 1916

    SKU: 34-34

    $50.00

    This is a silk Vivat Ribbon. It measures 153/4″ x 21/2.” The ribbon is dark green. It celebrates the Battle of Tutrakan and Silistria on 6-10 September 1916. The ribbon was issued by the German Red Cross (Deutsche Roten Kreuze). It is in excellent condition.

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  • VIVAT RIBBON – BATTLE OF GRODNO

    SKU: 34-56

    $50.00

    This is a silk Vivat Ribbon. It measures 15 3/4” x 2 1/2.” The ribbon is yellow and commemorates the Battle of Grodno on 4 September 1915. The ribbon was issued by the German Red Cross (Deutsche Roten Kreuze). It is in excellent condition.

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  • VIVAT RIBBON COMMEMORATING BATTLES – BULGARIA

    SKU: 36-82

    $50.00

    This is a Vivat Ribbon commemorating battles in Bulgaria. These battles included Brza Palanka, Ljubicevac, and Kladovo on 26 October 1915. The ribbon is green in color and measures 15 ½” x 2 ½.” Vivat Ribbons generally were issued under the auspices of the German Red Cross. The ribbon is in excellent condition.

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  • VIVAT RIBBON CELEBRATING -BATTLES – VAUX AND THIAMONT

    SKU: 36-81

    $50.00

    This is a Vivat Ribbon commemorating the Battles at Vaux and Thiamont. These battles took place 2-24 June 1916. The ribbon is light pink and measures 15 1/4″ x 2 ½.” Vivat Ribbons generally were issued under the auspices of the German Red Cross. The ribbon is in excellent condition.

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  • VIVAT RIBBON – BATTLE OF PRASZNYSZ

    SKU: 36-04

    $50.00

    This is a silk Vivat Ribbon. It measures 15 1/2″ x 2 1/2.” The ribbon is purple. It commemorates the Battle of Prasznysz on 15 July 1915. The ribbon was issued by the German Red Cross (Deutsche Roten Kreuze). It is in excellent condition.

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  • VIVAT RIBBON – BATTLE OF LYCK

    SKU: 36-03

    $50.00

    This is a silk Vivat Ribbon. It measures 16″ x 2 1/2.” The ribbon is a light green. It commemorates the Battle of Lyck on 12 September 1914 and 14 October 1914. The ribbon was issued by the German Red Cross (Deutsche Roten Kreuze). It is in excellent condition.

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  • VIVAT RIBBON – BATTLE OF ST. QUENTIN

    SKU: 36-84

    $50.00

    This is a Vivat Ribbon commemorating the Battle of St. Quentin, which took place on 27 August 1914. The ribbon is dark green in color and measures 15 1/2″ x 2 1/2.” Vivat Ribbons generally were issued under the auspices of the German Red Cross. The ribbon is in excellent condition.

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  • VIVAT RIBBON – BATTLES OF DOUAMONT AND HARDAUMONT

    SKU: 36-88

    $60.00

    This is a Vivat Ribbon commemorating Battles at Douamont and Hardaumont. These were French forts at Verdun that fell to the Germans. The fort at Douamont was victoriously entered by a German hauptmann, who was then awarded the Pour le Mérite. [We were privileged to offer and sell his PLM, Urkunde, as well as many other documents and decorations several years ago]. The ribbon is orange in color, and measures 15 3/4″ x 2 1/2.” Vivat Ribbons generally were issued under the auspices of the German Red Cross. The ribbon is in excellent condition.

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  • VIVAT RIBBON – BATTLE OF MONASTIR

    SKU: 36-87

    $50.00

    This is a Vivat Ribbon commemorating the Battle of Monastir, which took place on 4 December 1915. The ribbon is pale yellow in color, and measures 15 1/4″ x 2 1/2.” Vivat Ribbons generally were issued under the auspices of the German Red Cross. The ribbon is in excellent condition.

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  • VIVAT RIBBON FOR BATTLE OF DIXMUIDEN

    SKU: 36-159

    $75.00

    This lovely Vivat Ribbon commemorates Belgium’s Battle of Dixmuiden. Vivat Ribbons were produced mostly in the early years of WW I, to help boost patriotic support and to help efforts of the German Red Cross. The pale blue/red ribbon is made of silk and measures 2 ½” x 15 1/4.” Embossed on the ribbon in black is the Belgian city of Dixmuide with a small Iron Cross. Below that within a wreath is a Hohenzollern Eagle and the caption, “Vivat 20 October 1914 Dixmuiden.” Mention is made of “Die Jungen Regimenter.” The area was the site of some of WW I’s most vicious fighting, including Yser. The Vivat is in very fine condition. [PLEASE NOTE: we have a very special period collector’s album that was designed specifically to house Vivat Ribbons. Click here to visit our Vivat Page to see it and our many other fine Vivat Ribbons].

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