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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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    Thanks - What Grades/Classes did you get.........?
    Last edited by Walkwolf; 06-06-2013 at 07:59 AM.
    Regards,


    Steve.

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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 :

    Simply beautiful, Steve!

    What exactly was the Golden Kite earned for?

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    It is an exclusively military award for bravery, leadership
    or command in battle. Officially abolished in 1947.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Is this one Miji era whith that style wing and feathers Steve?
    I also like these but do not own any.
    Congrats on yours.

    Eric
    [h=3]e plu·ri·bus u·num[/h]

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    Not sure Eric. It's probably 1930's.

    I noticed most of the earlier ones I've seen have very faded ribbons,
    and the rosette is a miniature ribbon attached to a button - I believe
    these are Meji period.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Found this link that is close to what I remember reading, rather it is correct or wrong I am not sure................Google Image Result for http://www.xavierb.org/japan/medimg/gkite7th_meiji.jpg..................

    I agree about the ribbons.
    Eric
    [h=3]e plu·ri·bus u·num[/h]

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    Interesting link Eric - I think you are correct about how the style of
    the kite is supposed to be for the Showa period. The box has
    gold kanji on the lid and I've read that the 1930's/WWII
    era should be gold in colour, so maybe I have a
    mismatched set.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    That Order of the Golden Kite looks great.

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    Quote by Walkwolf View Post
    Interesting link Eric - I think you are correct about how the style of
    the kite is supposed to be for the Showa period. The box has
    gold kanji on the lid and I've read that the 1930's/WWII
    era should be gold in colour, so maybe I have a
    mismatched set.........
    I think the the kanji is always gold in color, but the earliest cases had six kanji written on them instead of the seven later issued cases have.I think you're spot on with it being Meiji era

    * Didn't see that last post, I got a 7th and 8th class medal

    John
    Last edited by Wolfe1165; 06-06-2013 at 05:17 PM.

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    Good stuff John. I have yet to pick up a 7th Cl. Sacred Treasure
    Medal, as they are gilt over silver and quite desireable.
    Most I see lately are over $50 cased.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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