This is an interesting one-place ribbon bar. It features the ribbon for the Southwest African Campaign Medal. Mounted on the ribbon is a spange (bar) that reads “Kamerun 1900.” Campaign bars were used beginning with the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-1871. They showed the battles or campaigns in which a man participated. The practice was also used for service in the German colonies of Africa and China. This ribbon bar was worn on the tunic’s left breast. A pin on the reverse secures the ribbon bar to the wearer’s clothing. Bars from the various German colonial campaigns can be very difficult-to-find. Perhaps one of the rarest is the bar for “Peking” from the 1900 Boxer Rebellion. I have had a single bar offered to me for more than $1,000! This example is in very fine condition.