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Ribon bar with Zahringer Swords and Oakleaves, opinions needed

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Hi all,

Any thoughts on this ribbon bar?

Construction wise; it's a half eight style bar
with brass backing and no device holes. The order of precedence of the ribbons
is odd; eastern front medal after the long service medal and the Bulgarian medal
in between the two Romanian medals...

Regards,

Pieter

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Are U sure, that this bar is a period one?

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I’m unsure of order ? I think eastern front medal is out of place should be before civil LS award as a combat award ?

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Dear Scottplen,

the ost-medaille is not a combat-award. It only requires one to have spend atleast so much time (depending on your occupation) in Russia during 1941-1942. Although this award officially comes fifth in the precedence it was often worn behind the Hindenburgcross (FEK, which was placed 25nd in the precedence). Rick Lundstrom already noted this when he was writing about the final order of precedence for awards which were put in place around 1942, when the Ost-medaille had just been instated. 

Although I am personally not so sure of the bar (it gives me bad feelings in my belly, a bad sign for a collector) I do not necessarily see something wrong with the order of precedence of this ribbonbar. First we have German decorations for bravery (EK, KVK, ZL) followed by German commemoration and long service awards (FEK, TD, Ost) after that come the foreign decorations for bravery.

Kind regards, Laurentius

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Stitching seems sloppy & ribbon wear maybe inconsistent?   I'd blacklight this. 

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Hi all.

Thanks for all the feedback. I have finally had time to blacklight this which I did thoroughly. It is UV negative, front and back.

Regards. Peter

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