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I have this 4-place medal bar featuring an Anhalt FA cross 2nd class. Could a person with such a medal bar have earned the 1st class Anhalt FA cross as well? I'm considering buying a 1st class FA cross, but only if it will go with this medal bar

Thanks!

Scott

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I thought the 1st class FA wasn't an official award.

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.......... and there's no way to ever confirm. Would look nice together, but no way you'll ever know for sure!

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. . . and, in the absence of evidence, isn't this close to manufacturing a group? Seems a nice group as it is, even with phaleristic Viagra?

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Ah, the 1st class wasn't an official award - I wasn't aware of that. I'll pass on it then.

Thanks!

Scott

(?Phaleristic Viagara?)

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(?Phaleristic Viagara?)

Making a group artificially larger to satisfy obscure needs. :P

Edited by Ed_Haynes

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Hmmm. I used to have a 1914 EK1 for every single officer's medal bar I had, because they looked nice--and all had one originally. Then I decided that was crazy, since I was turning into an EK1 collector instead of a medal bar collector...

sold I sold off a spare EK1, and another, then another, then some more...

until suddenly I realized that with several dozen medal bars, I was down to something like SIX 1914 EK1s.

:speechless1:

So much for installing a giant glass case on the living room wall with "typical groups" for display.

NOW my poor de-EK'd medal bars must take TURNS coming out for display.

They look "naked" without their accompanying EK1s. :rolleyes:

And, of course, 1st Classes look very nice, appropriately so (when there WAS a first class!) in such displays, which is also a way to get those old tucked away Wound Badges out of mothballs, too.

Real group (documented) =

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So lonely...

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Display group =

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Works for me without a prescription. :rolleyes:

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It's better in person if you can get past the point that RR is known to lick medal bars to test for authenticity.......

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okay....

well there goes dinner....

anyone want my leftover pasta????

the above bars are wondrous to look at. thanks!

joe

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C'mon, guys! Let's not be floggin' Reeeeeeekeeeeeeeee. He's had a long tough winter and besides, licking is an accepted, even if a tad eccentric, method to testing for silver content. ;)

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By the way, it was possible the guy had a 1st class:

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I'd love to see a real pin back version.

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By the way, it was possible the guy had a 1st class:

I believe that is a War Honor Cross for Heroic Deeds (Kriegsehrenkreuz f?r heldenm?tige Tat) from Lippe-Detmold.

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I believe that is a War Honor Cross for Heroic Deeds (Kriegsehrenkreuz f?r heldenm?tige Tat) from Lippe-Detmold.

And the medal bar has a Lippe War Merit Cross, not an Anhalt Friedrich Cross. Note the picture has turned the yellow center stripe almost as dark as the red side stripe, but the white edge stripes remain light.

Also, on both, the wreath goes all the way around the center, as on the Lippe award. The wreath on the Friedrich Cross only covers the left and right sides.

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David is quite correct....... Lippe-Detmold, not Anhalt.

If it's any consolation, I made the same quick mistake when I owned that very photograph! ;>)

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:P whoops.

What!

I am outraged!

I demand my money back!

:cheeky:

Nice avatar FK.

Edited by Ulsterman

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