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PDR Afghanistan ribbon bars


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First to surface from a bunch just in, some lovely (bizarre) PDR Afghan ribbon bars. Order of mounting is, well, flexible. Just a few of these plastic wonders.

1: Medal for Excellent Service, Medal for Excellent Service, Order of the Sun (?); Long Service Medal, Long Service Medal, Long Service Medal

2: Order of the Red Banner; Medal for Excellent Service, Medal for Distinguished Military Service; Medal for Gallantry, 10th Anniversary of the Saur Revolution, 70 Years of Independence (?)

3: ???; ???, Medal for Friendship between Peoples (?), ???; ???, Order of the Star, Long Service Medal; Medal for Excellent Service, Medal for Gallantry, 70 Years of Independence (?); 70 Years of Independence (?), 10th Anniversary of the Saur Revolution, Long Service Medal

4: 10th Anniversary of the Saur Revolution, 70 Years of Independence (?)

Much to learn. And more to come.

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And a few singles.

--- ???, Order of the Red Banner

--- Medal for Distinguished Military Service, the same but narrow

--- ???, ???

--- 10th Anniversary of the Saur Revolution, State Medal of Malali the Heroine of Maiwand

All with the same tin and safety-pin reverses.

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And, actually, a few in cloth.

1- Order of the Saur Revolution (first type), Faid Djamanudin Afghania

2- National Medal of Ghazi Muhammad Akbar Khan, Literacy Medal

3- Medal of Ghazi Muhammad Ayub Khan, State Medal of Malali the Heroine of Maiwand

4- State Medal of Mullah Meshach the Learned, Long Service Medal

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Quite interesting, Ed. Thank you! Have you seen any fabric or plastic-coated paper ones?

Other than the cloth singles I show above, I haven't seen any cloth "combo" bars. I have't seen the paper ones (what I think of as "DDR-style") in Afghanistan, but who knows.

Do you know whether the Sun Order has been reinstated?

I have heard rumors to that effect, but have no solid news. Many things have used that name and it is hard to sort them out. I know the late king used to award the old royal order (against payment), but have no idea whether Ahmad Zahir still awards it after his father's death.

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