This is a very early Vivat Ribbon that commemorates a century of Hohenzollern rule in Germany. The mustard-yellow Vivat measures 2 ¼” x 12.” At its top we see the dates 1813-1913. Below Kaiser Wilhelm II appears in his Garde du Corps uniform and helmet. His great-grandfather König Friedrich Wilhelm III (1770-1840), who was Prussia’s König during all of the Napoleonic Wars’ phases, appears below him. Appearing below König Friedrich Wilhelm III are three other important Germans from his time period, including Generalfeldmarschall von Blücher, commander of all Prussian forces during the Napoleonic campaigns (including the Battle of Waterloo), and the latter’s Chief-of-Staff, General Gerhard von Scharnhorst.
[We also want to point out that we maintain a complete Merchandise Page featuring Vivat Ribbons (click here to see). We have a wide variety of these commemorative ribbons that salute Imperial Germany’s members of royalty and military commanders, as well as Germany’s WW I military victories. We even have a very special album that was created during WW I to specifically display Vivats. We will be happy to offer a very special price on the latter so that you may start and enjoy a wonderful Vivat collection].