hc8604

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  1. Saw this a few weeks ago and noticed the size was 7.5 cm. Did they come this small?
  2. Hi Wendell, thanks for the information! I assume the medal was lost long ago? Anybody know if Special Breast Order is what class? I am guessing 8th or 9th?
  3. I have always wanted to make a database for the Order of the Cloud and Banner as it seems relatively many survived as being awarded to foreigners. It will include class, serial number, manufacturer, date awarded (if available), name (if available), source found. Let me know if anything else should be added or removed. Medal manufacturer names will be included later since I don't have the Chinese name for them yet. There is some other auctions to go through later. If you want to submit a serial number and/or picture post it below and I will add it to the list. Please include the source. 1st Class 2nd Class 495 - NM,ebay:Aug 2010 3rd Class 73 - GMIC:Irish 4th Class 5th Class 361 - NM,ebay:Apr 2011 6th Class 184 - WAF:Allan H. 473 - LaGallerie:Jan2008 513 - usmilitariaforum:Dave,LtCol. Tom Gibbons! 888 - militaryaviationartifacts 1271 - NM,Affliated Auctions(liveauctioneers):Dec2010,1947Nov15,MSgt Ralph O. Loving 2156 - GMIC:hugh 2213 - usmilitariaforum:Jack's Son,LtCol. Elgin B. Rittenberry! 2910 - flyingtigerantiques 3691 - NM,MBA Auction(liveauctioneers):Apr2012,1946Dec23,Name? 3696 - flyingtigerantiques 7th Class 15 - coinarchives.com 274 - NM,ebay:Jun2011 910 - WAF:helmetbuyers 1043 - usmilitariaforum:coberry731,Capt. Elmer Berry 1408 - usmilitariaforum:Jack's Son 2245 - NM,ebay:Mar2011 8th Class 127 - flyingtigerantiques 449 - usmilitariaforum:manayunkman, PFC Raymond A. Comfort 563 - LaGallerie:Nov2012,1946Aug??, TSgt Carl H. Weber 9th Class 551 - WAF:Paul V 876 - usmilitariaforum NM= Manufacturer mark is not available ! with names means rank was awarded after the award.
  4. Good observations.. I know there are really bad fakes, but either could be real or genuine, not to sure..
  5. Also, get a medal bar. From what I can tell, I don't see a strings to attach medals though.
  6. Thanks for the information. Good to know. Seems confusing a bit, but I understand what they are for now.
  7. I never understood how they arranged their ribbon bars or the medals that they represent. I think there is somewhat of a pattern, but not really? It seems that every one I see, it looks all the same medals being awarded (multiple times).
  8. This is an interesting one. I know the details aren't that great. Although they are starting to mimic the specks in the enamel in which I seen real ones have at times. It also has the similar silver color like the large fake/fantasy breast badges they are making.
  9. I think thats Iranian or something.
  10. I have always wanted to create a database of these things as there are dozens of designs out there. Not sure if worth much effort
  11. Their translation of it is way off from what I can read. Its anti/fight Japanese badge. I know the first couple words on the 2nd line says 3rd war zone/area. Not sure where they got a "5" from. Soldier has his rifle pointed at the "rising sun." Like the others said, fakes or fantasies of badges to sell to tourists.
  12. I believe the tip is to help reduce the recoil. When the rifle is fired, the recoil forces it to go up. As the gas leaves the barrel, the bottom tip part diverts the gas to leave from the top forcing the rifle to go down. Both forces try to balance out and thus reducing recoil and improves aim while firing. Its a beautiful AK by the way!
  13. I believe its 6th class Order of the Cloud and Banner.
  14. To me it looks like 紀念章, which just means Commemorative medal. Usually these warlords are always commemorating something
  15. I am not sure on medal bars in this post.. ..but I was surprised to see this 1st lt. with a "7th" class Sacred Treasure. His hat looks lighter, probably a Imperial guard or something, forgot the name.
  16. The top gold one is from the 1950s. The one with the Red ribbon and white ribbon are coins. Damaged coins, so not worth much. One is one yuan silver coin, the other is 10 cash copper coin painted silver. You also have a Victory medal from the 1970s and a Taiwan period Air force Exemplary Medal. A hat badge from 1940s it seems.
  17. Oh wow... I assume silver or silver-like metal plated. Getting closer, but the enamel and other mistakes are horrible.
  18. Yeah probably polished, the high points are worn down.
  19. I haven't seen any Chinese fakes replicate the exact same font. They use modern font to stamp the medals. Both have the manufacturer marks circled in red. You did point out that the Brilliant Star and Cloud and Banner use the same base layer, didn't realize that, so it could be either one.
  20. Somebody must be bored.. thats an Order of the Cloud and Banner.. or was..
  21. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/property/interiorsandshopping/antiques/9075120/Mystery-over-51m-sale-of-Chinese-vase.html Bidder refused to pay the 20% fee of £8.3 million. Total sale was over £51 million. The most expensive bidder remorse? http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2263411/20m-Chinese-vase-finally-paid-solicitor-half-50m-went-auction.html Sold for half the price about 2 years later after much drama.
  22. I can't imagine what the auction house is going through right now and how to recover that painting. Maybe they have it insured...
  23. More than medals breaking records.. http://news.yahoo.com/chinese-cup-auctioned-record-breaking-36m-065323364.html?bcmt=1396971763735-8cabdf4c-6c39-4c7a-9545-e263f2c83654
  24. Not may have access to YJ auctions. And third party bidding companies can limit your bidding at times too. Need to try to persuade them why you want to bid 2,500,000+ yen and they may want to see if you can put a deposit maybe.
  25. I have seen them from the Chinese sellers for $1 with free shipping from China a year back, haven't really noticed any right now. There are a bunch from Israel for $5...