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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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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

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