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    Neither 1920 or 1946...

    It was changed 1 jan 1947. The black international ribbon was added with white border stripes in order to be able to look diffrent then the ribbon for the Swedish Order of the North Star. And the Prussian eagels at the cross angels were exchanged for golden vases,


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    Thank you for that much appreciated information Micke. Fint som snus.

    January 1 1947 it is.

    I had made the assumption previously that the change to the ribbon (as you explained) was done when the Swedes assumed "control" of the insignia of their order.

    But, I had also assumed that the eagle replacement was an artistic interpretation of the "Vasa sheaves". 

    Perhaps vases/Vasa is a translation issue? 

    Thank you again for taking the time to reply! 


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