Jump to content

Recommended Posts

I bought this bar a while back and this weekend I plan to take out my old 1932 Reichsheer 'housewife thread set" and restore this bar.

The first medal is obvious and easy to sew in place (I think).

However, I am wondering about the medal in third place. My original thought is that it was a centennial medal. However, given the slight 'orangish' cast to the ribbon, I am wondering if it might be a Baden Verdeinst medal on the civil band.

I would suppose given the Baden precedence that it would argue for it being the civil merit medal, yet we know from photos that the Prussian Centennial medal was sometimes/often placed in chronological order, ahead of the 1902 Jubilee medal.

Respectfully, what do you all think i should do?

What medal should I sew in to restore this bar?

I would be grateful for your opinions and reasonings thereunto.



Link to comment
Share on other sites

I would agree that the small silver verdeinst medal would be more appropriate. If a Centennial medal was tied into the fold it will not hang in appropriate alignment with the rest of the bar.

Also, is that a white thread sewn into the yellow ribbon? About level with the top of the "F" on the medal to the left? If so, further confirmation for me that a Centennial medal wouldn't fit. Or it could just be a piece of fuzz.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Ah, you bought that bar ... ;)

It's for an Centennial for sure. Stogieman, what small silver merit medal are you refering to? The silver merit medals are huge - and out rank the long service award. The precendece here may have a mistake as a Baden NCO should wear the Baden 1902 medal in front of the Prussian 1897 - unless he made it to an officer's rank, then this precendece would be fine. Possible he made that? I don't know ...

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Create New...