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Thanks for your compliments

Paul

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The bar with the 10 and 15 year NSDAP long service devices is a nice, rather uncommon, one.  beer.gif

Thank you! biggrin.gif

I like it a lot too... even though the ribbons are out of order laugh.gif

Thank you for the compliments!

Paul

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Speaking of which... I have never seen your collection before, Rick. Please show us yours.

PAul

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Mine hasn't fit into one frame in 35 years! I used to have FOUR boxes full of them... am now back "up" to 2 1/2, with revival since coming online in 2001. MOST of the WW2s are gone, so what is left are the ones with WW1 awards.

Mostly these get shown by "theme" such as

"Hohenzollern House Order recipients known"

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"Hohenzollern House Order recipients unknown"

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or "NSDAP long services"

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or "with Westwall Medal" or whatever comes up as a subject

My main passion is identifiable bars, or barring that. sets to the same recipient like these two:

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I assure you, Generals and Admirals are PURELY coincidental to being able to TRACK them down by Rank Lists!

Though it IS nice when I can get several sets to one of THEM, too! German Cross in Gold winner Vizeadmiral zS Joachim Lietzmann (1894-1959)

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Generalmajor Johannes Hahn (1889-1970)

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Generalmajor zV Hugo Kiehl (1884-1944)

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Generalstabsarzt Prof Dr med et phil Ernst Koschel (1878-1961)

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Sometimes they're not even perfect-- whether Knight's Cross with Oakleaves and Swords and German Cross in Gold winner General der Infanterie Hans von Obstfelder (1886-1976) had his swastika'd devices removed as a POW or twisted off by some flea market twit, I dunno

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Generalleutnant Erwin von R?mer (1885-1948)

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Vizeadmiral zS Karl Topp (1895-1981) commander of the "Tirpitz" 1941-43

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But I collect pretty devices too

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So beeeeewaaaaaaaare! It's a bottomless pit! (Imperial is much, much "worse" speechless1.gif )

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...and you didn't go anywhere near St. Tammy! shame.gifbiggrin.gifbeer.gifCat Scratch.gif

and I like the way you just slid right by the sigrunen on the LS ribbon while talking about NSDAP bars. blush.gifwink.gif

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Thank you! biggrin.gif

I like it a lot too... even though the ribbons are out of order laugh.gif

Thank you for the compliments!

Paul

Yipes... That's what happens when I post when I am running low on my sacred caffeine. Didn't even notice that little quirk. rolleyes.gif

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Might have to start collecting bars in my old age jumping.gif It will be here soon rolleyes.gif More stuff to collect off topic.gif

don

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I definately need more!!!!! My God, Rick! I would be happy with one ID'ed bar!(for the time being) LOL

Those IDed bars... Did you discover who they belonged to or were they known pieces when you bought them?

Thank you for sharing them!!!

Paul

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Nope, all anonymous until I found them.

Even ("Taaaaammy! Taaaaaaammy! Tammmmmmmy's in love!" theme song playing quietly in background. If you have to ask, you are Too Young. tongue.gif ) these Georgian Tamara bars turned out to be definitively identifiable SOLELY because-- of all things-- of the ADDITION of one and then a second plain blue long service ribbon.

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and this guy was only a Reichs Labor Service Lieutenant Colonel...

it just comes down to being ABLE to track Imperial officers easier than any other variety.

There is, BTW, a FOURTH ribbon bar Out There to this officer:

http://gmic.co.uk/index.php?showtopic=1032...indpost&p=14610

and now I am hearing the theme song from the Daniel Day Lewis version of "The Last Of The Mohicans."

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While I am happy with what I have, I am kinda bummed that there is no way to trace any of them... How do you come across such great bars? PPPPLLLEEEEAAASSSEEE dont tell me that you find them at yard sales for a dollar!

Best regards

Paul

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Wellll, I remember when they averaged $1.50 per ribbon! ninja.gifcheeky.gif

But THOSE days are gone! Most of my admirals and generals were acquired in the 1980s... Golden Age, that was. The Germans were THROWING this stuff away then... dumb Americans want it, good! Better than paying the trash man to dump it! speechless1.gif

THOSE days are... almost gone.

Now if it is very very good, it is going to cost.

But this pair DID come from Lowell this past January (from my 30 years back former high school French teacher-- so you kiddos be nice, because You Never Know!). THOUGHT I had him ID'd but nope. blush.gif

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Still was happy to get a good deal (I was such a good kid tongue.gif ) ... and remain hopeful of an eventual ID.

PS See what I mean about Imperial versus Third Reich? Two WW2 ribbon bars to the same guy and only ONE ribbon on one bar is WW2! rolleyes.gif

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That is a beautiful Bar!

I generally perfer to collect mixed WW1/WW2 ribbon bars. I love the many variations these combination bars offer.

Best regards

Paul

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Paul, beautiful collection of bars! While not fancy, Riker Mounts really display these smaller pieces well.

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Thanks Rick... Maybe with your help, I will have even more awesome bars! tongue.gif

Best regards

Paul

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Hello,

I have got 3 ribbon bars with WW1 and WW2 ribbons.

The first one belonged to Hauptmann Ritzert.

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