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Spot on, Ed :)

Since we were very late to abandon the embroidered stars (1909), these were often mounted on a silver plate (cheaper than ordering a privately made all metal version, I guess...) to ease moving them to other uniforms.

/Mike

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I've always been a fan of the Dannebrog because of its distinctive and beautiful design, but, in this case, I'm cataloging a collection from a US Army brigadier general who was a collector while posted in Copenhagen in the 1950s. He obviously liked the order as well because he left 3 grand cross breast stars, four commander's crosses, 3 knight first class badges (FVII, CIX and FVIII) and a silver cross (FVII). [This is part of a collection of roughly 400 pieces of worldwide orders, decorations and medals].

Working with Stevnsborg's book and a Danish-English dictionary (and the kind assistance of our forum members), I've learned a fair amount about Dannebrog insignia. That's the fun part of the job.

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