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A Study of Ribbon Bars and Their Charm


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#1 Captainofthe7th

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Posted 18 November 2019 - 05:10 AM

I have been trying to update my website with content relevant to collectors and not just with material from my collection.  This weekend I compiled some ribbon bars and covered a bit about varieties and use.  While I try to focus on only attributed items, I still pick up ribbon bars on their own and I always consider why it's a piece of collecting that I am always drawn to.  I think this could easily be a long and detailed piece, but I tried to keep it trim.  Because of that, though a second part is already brewing.

 

https://www.rcmcolle...eatured-ribbons

 

Hopefully this is informative and interesting.  I am always happy to make changes per any suggestions!

 

Thanks,

Rob



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Posted 19 November 2019 - 08:41 AM

I enjoyed your write up, I dont collect ribbon bars but I can certainty see the draw of those that do. Thank you for sharing 1 of your collecting passions.

Edited by MMcollector, 19 November 2019 - 08:42 AM.


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Posted 19 November 2019 - 10:45 AM

Rob,

Great site with many interesting aspects to it.

You have some great uniforms and Korean War bring backs are super rare.

Really enjoyed it and thank you for doing it,

Peter

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Posted 19 November 2019 - 01:37 PM

Hey Rob,

Very well done, and thanks for sharing! Also reminded me to browse your site again. Really love your tributes you've put together, and the site flows so nicely.



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Posted 19 November 2019 - 09:34 PM

Nice work Rob!

 

This is such a vast area of US Medal collecting.

 

No let's see a Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard page.



#6 Captainofthe7th

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Posted 20 November 2019 - 04:45 PM

Thank you all for the compliments and feedback.  Rocco - that might be a part 3!  A few things kept me from including more Navy/USMC/USCG - mostly I just do not have many with original ribbons.  I have had to restore many of the USMC coats and Navy jumpers I have and the Navy men are either officers with direct sewn ribbons or only the two corpsmen I featured - and I have NO USCG!  So it may be a case of showcasing some unattributed stuff and have that flow more with what I plan for Part 2 with construction, patent drawings, etc.

 

Thanks,

Rob




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