This is a wonderful research tool for collectors who want to identify ribbons from both the Imperial German Period and the Third Reich. It is a folio featuring small ribbon samples and the names of the appropriate matching decorations. Please note, it was produced during the Third Reich (1933-1945). It is a very rare research tool. I had heard about these before, but I have never actually seen one until now. It unfolds like a map, with a total of twelve panels upon which the ribbons appear. In addition to the German ribbons, small sections appear for Austria, Hungary, Bulgaria, Turkey, Finland, Spain, Russia (VERY small), and Italy. The ribbons are organized by state during the Imperial Period so one can compare the folio’s ribbons to those on the decorations. Its greatest use, perhaps, might be identifying ribbons on ribbon bars. This is an invaluable research tool. It is a pleasant touch that it comes from the time when these ribbons and decorations were actually worn.