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Ribbon for 1914-1915 Star.

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One of my great Uncles Pte George Frederick Fordham M2/114315 ASC has the ribbon missing from his 1914-15 star. How do I go about replacing the ribbon?129087519_1914-1915starforGFFordham.jpg.49be2e79aef05d3db3655e2a64806fd6.jpg

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MaxD

Any number of businesses will come up on a Google search that do replacement medal ribbons. £2.50 on one site chosen at random.

 

Max

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researchingreg

Max

 

Thanks for the reply I will try that

 

Geoff

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mancpal

Geoff,

 

you may also find an original ribbon on one of the auction sites which while more costly would be my preference, recently acquired a BWM ribbon in an antique shop for £1 so that may be another source,

good luck,

 

Simon

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researchingreg

Simon

 

Thanks for the info. I have taken Max's advice and ordered a new ribbon on e-bay, however I will look on one of the auction sites for an original ribbon. Are the auction sites easy to find?

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mancpal

eBay springs to mind, original ribbons do crop up

Simon

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researchingreg

I have now got a medal ribbon for my Great Uncle Pte George Frederick Fordham's 1914-15 Star. How do you attach it to the medal? It seems it has to be tapered where it is connected to the medal. There must be a knack.

 

Geoff

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depaor01

Roll the ribbon into a tube lengthways. Insert through the loop. Bring the two edges of the cut ribbon together at the top and a small adjustment around the loop will give the desired tapered shape.

Dave

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researchingreg
3 hours ago, depaor01 said:

Roll the ribbon into a tube lengthways. Insert through the loop. Bring the two edges of the cut ribbon together at the top and a small adjustment around the loop will give the desired tapered shape.

Dave

depaor01

 

Thanks for the information I will try that. Is there any particular length of ribbon?

 

Geoff

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depaor01

There is an official length (which I can't recall) for mounted medals, but for single ribbons it's not important. Personal taste really.

Dave

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peregrinvs
20 hours ago, depaor01 said:

Roll the ribbon into a tube lengthways. Insert through the loop. Bring the two edges of the cut ribbon together at the top and a small adjustment around the loop will give the desired tapered shape.

A nicely timed post - I have a set of WWII British campaign stars that need attaching to ribbons and I’d been wondering what the knack was. Thanks 🙏 

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36 minutes ago, peregrinvs said:

A nicely timed post - I have a set of WWII British campaign stars that need attaching to ribbons and I’d been wondering what the knack was. Thanks 🙏 

You're very welcome!

Dave

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Lawryleslie

Original WW1 Medal ribbons were made of silk and really make the medals so much more pleasing to the eye. You can still get the silk ribbons but at a greater cost obviously but well worth it. I replaced my Grandfathers WW1 Medal ribbons with authentic silk and though they cost much more than the cheaper polyester it was well worth it.

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