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    Can anyone tell me anything about this stamp? It is made of glass, has some Japanese characters on one end and has a samurai or someone holding a sword etched onto the glass.

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    How about making a stamped impression of it so we can read it?

    --Guy

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    Hope this is clear enough.

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    Tokushige [toku-shee-gay]

    徳重

    徳重 (とくえ) Tokue [surname]
    徳重 (とくしげ) Tokushige [place, surname]
    徳重 (とくじゅう) Tokujuu [surname, given name]
    徳重 (のりえ) Norie [female given name]
    徳重 (のりしげ) Norishige [surname, given name]


    --Guy

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    looks like a Signature stamp... The chinese have these. After signing a document it is stamped.
    So it is in the old chinese culture.
    Wife is chinese. And my many trips to china as been an education.
    Just my thoughts.

    John
    I specialize in M1 carbines and Lugers.

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    this is a hanko, which is used as an official signature on any official documents in Japan. After my father-in-law passed away, his secretary, who was entrusted with his hanko, and several of his executives used his hanko to embezzle funds from his estate.
    BOB

    LIFE'S LOSERS NEVER LEARN FROM THE ERROR OF THEIR WAYS.

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    I had a hanko myself when I worked in Japan for a few years. It was one of the last things I turned in to my employer before leaving the country so they could close out accounts, etc.


    Tom

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    Bob, unfortunately your father-in-law's experience is an all too common thing in Japan. Seems that family members steal the money quite often. Fortunately it didn't happen to my wife because her father divested and divided everything while he was still alive. Oooooo..... stories I've heard! The division of family fortunes can be extremely bitter -- so much so, my father-in-law refused to participate when his mother died, and said his siblings etc could have the money. Of course his wife was not too understanding. Funny they don't use lawyers much over there.

    --Guy

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    Default 大黒天 ??

    Quote by bwheeler View Post
    ...has a samurai or someone holding a sword etched onto the glass.
    Can you show a photo of the image -- it sort of looks like one of the Seven Lucky Gods -- perhaps 大黒天 Daikoku-Ten, the patron saint of Farmers, Wealth, Food, and Good Fortune.


    --Guy

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