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    This buckle is a German made buckle used by Chinese Expeditionary troops around the time of the Boxer Rebellion.
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    Very nice buckle!
    Very intresting time and subject.
    I remember having something of the Belgian expeditionary corps... I think uniform buttons!
    cheers
    |<ris
    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    A first for me Kirby, never seen one! Interesting piece
    Ben

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    A first for me as well.....looks quite interesting! Thanks for sharing!

    Rob

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    Whilst "Imperial" is not really my forte, I do have a slight soft spot for this Chinese Expeditionary buckle. I understand that the roundel design does have both overt and symbolic significance. It is quite a rare buckle, although examples do appear for sale on occasions and overall, a somewhat specialised and somewhat under rated genre. A super buckle in my eyes and one which is of course documented, to include that in the Catella publication.

    Regards,

    David
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    Great buckle. Rare one.

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    Hello all,
    This is one of my favourite buckles. I have three, all different makers and sizes. I also have some pics of it in wear by Chinese troops. I have read that these, as well as swords with the dragon on them, were made for export to Imperial Chinese troops. They seem to have also been worn by Chinese auxiliaries to the German troops during the Boxer Rebellion. The buckles were probably popular as souvenirs with the German troops at the time, judging by the fact that they sometimes surface in Germany.

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    Quote by shinyemon View Post
    Hello all,
    This is one of my favourite buckles. I have three, all different makers and sizes. I also have some pics of it in wear by Chinese troops. I have read that these, as well as swords with the dragon on them, were made for export to Imperial Chinese troops. They seem to have also been worn by Chinese auxiliaries to the German troops during the Boxer Rebellion. The buckles were probably popular as souvenirs with the German troops at the time, judging by the fact that they sometimes surface in Germany.
    Any chance of seeing thise pictures, it a periode I fancy as Belgium also had expeditionary troops over there at that time .
    |<ris
    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    Last edited by kirby; 05-08-2015 at 10:21 PM.

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    Quote by stuka f View Post
    Any chance of seeing thise pictures, it a periode I fancy as Belgium also had expeditionary troops over there at that time .
    |<ris
    My pics can be seen on the above-mentioned WAF site

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