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Japanese Badges/Medals.........

Article about: Hi all ! Lately, I've had a yen (pun intended !) to collect Japanese medals, badges and 'smalls'. The hard part is determining what is from the WWII era and earlier, although 'common' pieces

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    Quote by tomp View Post
    A great online resource is the website, There is a fantastic site map that has a ton of medal/badge examples from the common to the uber rare. Lots of great history in that collection you have!
    Great link, Tom - Thanks.........!



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    No worries, I am happy to be of help. Rich, the creator of the website, is a good guy and is active in updating the website with new examples of badges, medals, etc. I always find something interesting whenever I peruse the site map, especially medals/badges focused on Manchukuo.


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    Some very nice examples Steve , love the Sacred Treasure box and medal .

    We are the Pilgrims , master, we shall go
    Always a little further : it may be
    Beyond that last blue mountain barred with snow
    Across that angry or that glimmering sea...

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    Those are very nice! The Scared Treasure is my favorite!

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    Thanks guys. They are very finely crafted and become more
    ornate with higher grades. More to come.........


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    Very nice Steve, please do post more.
    I only have a few myself for display purposes as I do not know very much about them either.
    Searching for anything relating to, Anton Boos, 934 Stamm. Kp. Pz. Erz. Abt. 7, 3 Kompanie, Panzer-Regiment 2, 16th Panzer-Division (My father)

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    Hi Guys,

    The era of issue is often determined by an examination of the award features. For example, with Kites, the length of the top three rows of wing feather tips and their relationship to each other, will help indicate the era of manufacture. In the case of the Rising Sun award one looks at the length and width of the white rays. The kanji on award cases often differs slightly and can be of great assistance.

    May I suggest that any of you wishing to delve into Japanese awards consider purchasing these two books...

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    very nice collection

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    Been wanting one for quite a while, and in the mail today
    I received this 'Order Of The Golden Kite', 7th Class :
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    Congrats! Tis a good looking medal!

    Just got a pair of Sacred Treasure medals myself. Haven't been able to nab a Golden Kite yet.

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