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Good evening Gentlemen,

I have recently bought the following WW1 Chinese medal (see pictures in attachment).

.... BUT I am not too sure about the ribbon though... !

I gather it should be the usual 5-striped-Chinese-flag-like ribbon (black-white-blue-yellow-red).

Could anyone of you confirm?

Regarding this ribbon, does anyone know which medal it is related to?

Cheers,

Jean-Sam.

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Correct ribbon should looks like this one

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I didn't know about this WWI medal. What was the award criteria?

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I frankly do not know. Since China did not take an active part in WW1, I could only guess that its ruler actually issued this medal on the same basis as Governement of Panama issued the Solidaridad medal... But this is just my guess...

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By the way, does anyone of you know where I could buy the "correct" ribbon or who is likely to sell one ? Even a modern issue would do the job...

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Hi

It was created in November 1918 to celebrate the Allied victory. According to A. Laslo, its greatest abundance occurs in Beijing on November 28, 1918, during a ceremony commemorating the armistice (the Forbidden City '). Attributed to a very limited number of employees, military and civilian, (diplomats) Chinese or foreign, is one of the rarest medals on this topic.

Lambert

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I didn't know about this WWI medal. What was the award criteria?

I knew of the existence of this medal, the Medal of Panama and this, I have not. ..

Lambert

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Good evening Gentlemen,

I have recently bought the following WW1 Chinese medal (see pictures in attachment).

.... BUT I am not too sure about the ribbon though... !

I gather it should be the usual 5-striped-Chinese-flag-like ribbon (black-white-blue-yellow-red).

Could anyone of you confirm?

Regarding this ribbon, does anyone know which medal it is related to?

Cheers,

Jean-Sam.

Rare ... very rare.

Congratulations on your purchase!

Lambert
Edited by lambert

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Yes, thank you Lambert for your information.

Let's hope other people will bring their own bits and pieces of valuable infos to complete this still scatered jigsaw ...

Post tenebras lux.

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Thanks Lambert for the info.

I'm pretty sure reproduction or even genuine ribbons (they were used for many medals during the Early Republic period) are readily available in China and may appear from time to time on ebay.

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Hello Gavin.

I do not think one existed Ribbon Replacement for this medal, it was a very limited edition. perhaps from a similar, but it is quite difficult.

Lambert

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I do not think one existed Ribbon Replacement for this medal,

Of course it is ;)

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This ribbon was the qiite popular during early days of republic.

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+ there are newly made ribbons (at least they look like being newly made)

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To say nothing about terribly made replacement ribbons ...

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Thanks JapanX for the tip!

I'll do my best to get that Hungarian medal... even though I am only a mere amateur in chess !

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You are quite right about the ribbon.

By the way, here are two of my "Wu Peï Fu" medals, with matching original ribbons.

Although looking globally similar to your medal (see #18), how many different types and models of these were made...?

Cheers,

Jean-Sam.

Edited by j-sk

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Thanks JapanX for the tip!

I'll do my best to get that Hungarian medal... even though I am only a mere amateur in chess !

I'll play chess with you for the medal you keep the ribbon. :cheeky:

That's nice to find a matching ribbon and this one would really look good on the medal.

IMO I prefer my medals to have ribbons on them. Original if possible, but repros if necessary.

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Fair enough: you get the medal and I keep the ribbon... provided we split the costs in two ;-)

Unless someone turns up with an original one in the mean-time...

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