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This is how original 4th class kite looks like with non-original ribbon

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But something tells me that Chris isn`t really interested in order ribbons...

Only medals ;)

Well, if there are replacement ribbons for medals, than they have the same characteristics as modern replacement ribbons for orders.

Cheers,

Nick

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But one should always remember that cavalier could bought replacement ribbon for his order or medal.

Anytime he or she felt like doing so.

Here how this replacement ribbons (and original pockets for them) looked like.

That is a great photo - collection of replacements with pockets!

Here comes a nice example.

Is this really light blue? :)

Well, I'd call it a bluish-grey. The rosette is more of a light blue! :whistle:

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That is a great photo - collection of replacements with pockets!

Courtesy of Nick Komiya ;)

Well, I'd call it a bluish-grey. The rosette is more of a light blue! :whistle:

Different colors of rosette and ribbon ...

Usual story with sacred treasure!

Different manufacturers (very likely scenario)?

Nice piece! :cheers:

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Here are a couple of interesting 1874 ribbons - old style eye, "new" style hook attached in ribbon fold! I think these are replacment ribbons.

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Yep, I am familiar with these two specimens ;)

The right one definitely has a replica ribbon.

The left one is more promising, but it could be a later replacement (but pretty old one)

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Nick, great job! Highly appreciate your overview! :beer:

But something tells me that Chris isn`t really interested in order ribbons...

Only medals ;)

Don't listen to "something" :P

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How about your thoughts about below photo of this ribbon?

There are one (big) point, I'm wondering about, but won't tell you yet.

BTW, it's a ribbon of a Const. Medal.

BR, Chris

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BTW, it's a ribbon of a Const. Medal.

No prompting! :lol:

How about your thoughts about below photo of this ribbon?

I don't think that this is original ribbon.

But the gear came from the right period.

Somebody tried to do his/her best while attaching this old gear to the ribbon :lol:

Moire is wrong + original ribbon has small red stripes at the sides.

Cheers,

Nick

Edited by JapanX

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Moire is wrong + original ribbon has small red stripes at the sides.

Bingo! That was my same thought! ;)

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Just in case.

Two examples of modern replacement ribbons for sacred treasure order

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By the way, not only early ribbons of Sacred Treasure show color instability, but even early official posters :whistle:

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Thank god, I have a red-green blindness :cool:

With famous "burning test" around who needs these colors anyway :whistle:

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