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"Class gap" between orders on one man chest

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Well, this forum certainly looks like dead in the water  :catjava:

 

Anyway, friend of mine recently asked me about how often do you see cavaliers with orders that have more than one class gap between two awards?  

That is how often do we see a guy with a 6th or 5th Class RS and a 3rd Class ST, or a 6th Class RS and no ST?

Well, it certanly happens.

Let`s take a look ;)  

 

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So this "more than one class gap" is (more or less) a normal thing ;)

 

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Interesting topic, something that I've wondered about as well.  Here's another example, Army colonel I think.

Looks like a 6th class Rising Sun with those elongated rays.

Tim

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Almost like a twin brothers :) 

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Looks like a 6th class Rising Sun with those elongated rays.

Most likely 5th class.

Although 6th class is also theoretically possible.

Let`s not forget that rays became elongated only around 1940 ;)

 

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earlier 6th classes looked exacly like 5th classes (except for the gilding)

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Official poster from "before 1936" period of time :beer:

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Most likely 5th class.

Although 6th class is also theoretically possible.

Let`s not forget that rays became elongated only around 1940 ;)

 

Yes, I suppose that's true, forgot they changed so it was easier to differentiate between the two levels.  Sometimes its hard to really tell based on the photo.

We really need a good discussion thread on medal/ribbon bars; make up, materials used, how the bars were put together, etc.  I've seen bars that have medals sewn together on flat metal bars, most with those folded bars, some riveted, some not, stitching around the medal's suspension to hanger....

So many variations, how do you tell what's period authentic and recent put together? :speechless:

Tim

 

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 We really need a good discussion thread on medal/ribbon bars; make up, materials used, how the bars were put together, etc. 

 

 

I guess one of these days we will have it ;)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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