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A friend of mine has been offered (for sale) a general officer tunic which includes the pictured sew-on ribbon bar.  It includes an unusual ribbon.  I have never seen such a ribbon.  It looks like two tiny EKII ribbons mounted side-by-side! May I have your opinion on this?

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It’s a princely Hohenzollern order but after reading your statement I now keep seeing two little EK ribbons

I don’t think the last ribbon for the Karl Troop Cross makes since to me because I would think he was a German officer, not Austrian, during ww1. Do you have a name to the tunic? 

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Wrong ribbon for Hohenzollern, but could be a 'Bastelarbeit' from the maker, but this doesn't explain the Austrian ribbon.

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D03851CB-137F-478E-9D4A-609ED8C1BEB8.thumb.jpeg.12d2fe092cd643135f73fd41affe38ef.jpegI think it’s close to the princely Hohenzollern  but the black stripes appear thick

Do you have more photos of the tunic?

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Looks like the Hohenzollern ribbon is the full-size version folded on itself over the middle black stripe?

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If the ribbon is folded, it is folded on the other side.  There is no "crease" on the front.  I have never seen a ribbon like this.

My buddy decided not to purchase.

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Probably for the best

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On 11/01/2020 at 12:49, Berlinerbummel said:

A friend of mine has been offered (for sale) a general officer tunic which includes the pictured sew-on ribbon bar.  It includes an unusual ribbon.  I have never seen such a ribbon.  It looks like two tiny EKII ribbons mounted side-by-side! May I have your opinion on this?

gebirgsbar.JPG

 

They made popular combinations like EKII and Honor Cross and EKII (39) and KVKII in a single weave.  Maybe they made the EKII (14) and the "war ribbon" in a single weave and some guy used that in this ribbon bar - just a thought.  There is no break in the center of that wierd ribbon.

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You mentioned that your friend was offered a general's tunic which included the odd ribbon bar pictured above.  But what about the tunic itself???  It looks like a nicely tailored gabardine tunic with red piping.  General's tunics don't come along everyday, so if the ribbon bar is a dud, just carefully remove it.    Simi.   

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