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Hello everyone,

I have a question about the ferrets (sometimes called "pencils") on the French fourragere.  I have some with brass/bronze ferrets and some with silver ferrets.  Is there a significance to the different colors/materials used?

Thanks for any help.

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Hello all

I have some fourrageres with fancy ferrets, rather than the plain one. Are these prescribed by certain regiments or strictly at the discretion of the receipient, or possibly for officers?

Also, what is the significance of the (usually) 2 single strands? 

Thank you in advance for any information,



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these are older ones, non-official ones.

watch this http://www.deutsche-gesellschaft-fuer-ordenskunde.de/DGOWP/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/ausgabe78.pdf , Picture 10

and this http://fourrageres.blogspot.de/


Maybe you do not have a fourragere ferret, you do have a ferret of an aiguillette. These are worn on the other shoulder an are no Croix de guerre decoration.





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