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Bonjour,

A interesting Colonial ribbonbar, with some rare clasps :

- 1914 EK-II,

- Militär Ehrenzeichen 2. kl,

- Sachsen Meiningen mit Schwerter Spange "Afrika" (about 20 awarded), without the medal,

- Landwehr DA 2. kl,

- DA 15 Jähre,

- Kolonial Denkmünze mit Spange "Deutsch Neuguinea 1913",

- DSWA Denkmünze mit Spange "Grossnamaland" u. "Hereroland".

Crdl

Thierry

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Bonjour,

A interesting Colonial ribbonbar, with some rare clasps :

I was thinking the same thing...thinking just how wonderfully interesting this bar is! :D

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Hello Thierry,

very nice and rare medal bar from an NCO, could You please post a better photo

from the Afrika Spange from Sachsen Meiningen ?

KR

Andreas

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Bonjour,

I found on the internet, but I don't remembers more or, but I will seek.

Crdl

Thiery

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Bonjour,

I found on the internet, but I don't remembers more or, but I will seek.

Crdl

Thiery

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Andreas Thies, collection Blass auction No. 2 ?!

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Andreas Thies, collection Blass auction No. 2 ?!

"got it in one."

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Fantastic spange, and indeed a rare combo. I have a colonial award from Sachsen-Altenburg with the schwerterspange without date on a pre-war spange.

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Thierry, sorry I am really late to this discussion. I was wondering how you know that the Afrika bar is from Saxe-Meiningen. I am not disputing you, just wondering how you can tell which of the Saxon duchies the bar came from. Thanks for any help you can give me.

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Actually, I would like to know this as well, as I've seen the bar for China, but never one for Africa.

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I'd like to see the China bar too. I think these colonial awards are just so interesting. Rarely awarded many times for actions not really documented anywhere.

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I was wondering how you know that the Afrika bar is from Saxe-Meiningen. I am not disputing you, just wondering how you can tell which of the Saxon duchies the bar came from. Thanks for any help you can give me.

The difference between Sachsen-Meiningen and Sachsen-Altenburg are the following:

Sachsen-Altenburg had no lettering (for example Afrika)

and note also the swords handles! Those swords of Sachsen-Altenburg look more like sabers...

...or rather the swords handles are curved and those curved swords handles are outside of the clasp plate.

Perhaps VtwinVince can post his nice Sachsen-Altenburger-colonial-medal-bar for demonstrating the last point.

Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha had only swords on the ribbon. For example Sergeant Spittel:

So the discussed "Ernestiner" on the nice colonial medal bar in this thread is definetly an award from Sachsen-Meiningen

Best wishes

Karsten

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Thanks Karsten, that is helpful. I will try and find the Schnalle you are thinking of.

Thanks a lot that would be helpful.

Here is the SDA-Link with your bar:

http://h1797427.stratoserver.net/public_html/wbb3/board3-3/board9-deutsche-auszeichnungsgruppen-und-ordensschnallen-bis-1918/58429-hilfe-mit-restaurieren/

Best wishes

Karsten

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I just went to your link on the German medals website and saw the medal bar owned by Vtwin Vince. That is such a great and rare medal bar. Congratulations on that piece.

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Hello guys, Cheston Davis here. New to the club/forum.. I was surfing the net and saw this Southwest Afrika/ colonial German page and was fascinated. I have in my collection which to me was a mysterious item that I picked up  over ten years ago. As per reading your discussions about a similar clasp to saxe-meiningen. I attaching a picture of it now. By what I gather from your conversations, it's a clasp for service in Afrika, but mine has no swords attached; so would this be for a non-combatant? Look forward to more information. 5a2357d840919_unknownafrikaclasp.png.28d9356236cc48a6e7d74977fa56a243.png5a23586825ca1_unknownafrikaclaspBACK.thumb.png.ddfa57415769b9d342fdcf3a82bb2a13.png

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On ‎12‎/‎2‎/‎2017 at 19:53, cwdts said:

Hello guys, Cheston Davis here. New to the club/forum.. I was surfing the net and saw this Southwest Afrika/ colonial German page and was fascinated. I have in my collection which to me was a mysterious item that I picked up  over ten years ago. As per reading your discussions about a similar clasp to saxe-meiningen. I attaching a picture of it now. By what I gather from your conversations, it's a clasp for service in Afrika, but mine has no swords attached; so would this be for a non-combatant? Look forward to more information. 

 

Hello Cheston;

Welcome to GMIC!  Thanks for showing your clasp.  You correctly linked the "Afrika" clasp with the Sächsische Herzogtümer medal.  This medal also had a sword clasp for "China" service.  According to DOE (Deutsche Orden und Ehrenzeichen 1800-1945 by Nimmergut) both of these clasps came with swords.  There was no known "no sword" clasp version.

I have my doubts about your clasp, not just because there are no swords, but because the kerning is different from known examples.

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thank you,i'm not familiar with the term kerning, is it the crosshatch? or the curve? regardless it's a nice oddity for me...cwd

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Hi cwdts,

"kerning" is a typographical terms and denots the distance between letters and/ or words (in short and simplified terms), so that the distances between them look the same and thererfore pleasant to the eye though due to the different width of the letters the gaps between them are not all the same.

GreyC

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THANKS GREYC, I'D NEVER HEARD THAT TERM BEFORE.      CWD

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