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  1. JapanX

    red cross miniature

    Nice pick up but quality of photos is quite terrible. Mini and medal are milky and blurred. I don`t think so. Even the ribbons are different As for the inscription Made by lacquerware workshop Kobayashi, Tokyo Stay cool Mickey.
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    Unknown chinese/korean medals

    Source. Hope you are well Hsin
  3. JapanX

    A Japanese Badge

    After war fire brigade badge. Issued in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of municipal fire service.
  4. Yes, looks like all the names are there. Although they are sound something like Joruju Antowānu etc Regarding the number of the japanese doc - as for today no database is available for futher research. Best, Nick
  5. Yes, I know Patrick I was talking about number of japanese doc 3 381. Japanese docs issued for foreigners have special separate numbering system. The number on french athorization doc 31 212 Regards, Nick
  6. Very interesting article about Georges de Tressan by Minami Asuka that was published 8 years ago in Arts Asiatiques Source. Arts Asiatiques Année 2010, 65 pp. 167-180
  7. Great! The number of this doc is only 3 381 (this is a special numbering for foreign recipients).
  8. Thanks! Superb group! Did you check rising sun for marks (at the rim including the part of the sun rim that is hiding under suspension leaf)? Will it be ok with you if I`ll show your group to our russian colleagues? Regards, Nick
  9. Very interesting group and cavalier! Congrats! If possible, please make close ups of french permission document, order obverse and reverse and photo where he is wearing rising sun order. Best, Nick
  10. JapanX

    Tanto help red

    Yep, looks like you are right. 天正九 = 1581 So it couldn`t be Ichihara Nagamitsu. 長光道 can be read as Nagamitsu Michi. This fragment looks like 光定 - Kōjō (?)
  11. JapanX

    Tanto help red

    Looks like this sword was made by Ichihara Nagamitsu (1886-1960). See https://www.japaneseswordindex.com/naga.htm 長光道 where 長光 - Nagamitsu 道 - most likely from 剣道 - kendō/way of the sword
  12. JapanX

    The Order of the Sacred Treasure 7th Class

    Nice sacred treasure. It was made by Osaka Mint in 1930s.
  13. JapanX

    Russian Medal?

    China https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_Friendship_(China)
  14. JapanX

    Japanese rank slide??

    Could be a veteran do-it-yourself style souvenir.
  15. Let’s have a little talk about this mysterious “Merit Medal”. This so-called Chinese Republic Merit Medal which is also known as Merit Medal of the Republic Silver Merit Medal of the Republic Medal for Military Merit Original inscription on the medal obverse (this could be translated as “Medal of the Republic of China”)
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    How to read Japanese certificates masterclass ! !

    This is because there is no such thing as "bravery level". 勲三等功五級 , where 勲 = merit = sacred treasure or rising sun order 功 = meritous service/deed (in fact 功 is simply an alternative form of 勲) = golden kite order. as for 等 = 級 = grade/class
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    Chinese or Japanese Decoration

    At obverse (most likely) Deng Keng https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/鄧鏗
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    Chinese or Japanese Decoration

    Reverse reads 廣東國護第一軍 - First Army of National Defense Guangdong 三等獎章 - 3rd class medal 氏國六年 - 6th year of the Republic (1917)
  19. This thread (and several others) was created as continuation of this thread http://gmic.co.uk/index.php/topic/46394-florence-nightingale-medal/ ............................................................................................................................................................. At last! I find some nice examples of this rare award from different time periods. Let’s take a close look at these beauties. First will be this nice old piece from 1931 awarded to Maria Modrgenska. I wasn’t able to find any info on this Lady.
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    Japanese “collabortors” armband

    Sounds like a valid study!
  21. JapanX

    Manchukuo Empire: Enthronement Commemorative Medal

    Now that`s a darn rare and sweet price for this medal. Quos Deus perdere vult dementat prius
  22. JapanX

    Manchukuo Empire: Enthronement Commemorative Medal

    And this medal without ribbon was sold for190 dollars (actually pretty high price for a medal in such condition). So, as mentioned previously, this medal not realy that rare and its not really that pricey,
  23. JapanX

    Manchukuo Empire: Enthronement Commemorative Medal

    "Quite a high price" for a what? That is the question. For a medal that has 4 of 5 on scarcity scale? Rare manchukou medals gonna cost you thousands. By the way, what makes you think that a "fair price" for this "rarity" is 200 euros or even 300? Without the box it will be more like 200 dollars or less. For example this set of medals was sold for 300 dollars.
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    Manchukuo Empire: Enthronement Commemorative Medal

    Nonsence For example https://www.jauce.com/auction/h302260891 http://buyee.jp/item/yahoo/auction/e264365160?lang=chs https://www.jauce.com/auction/k302696760 https://buyee.jp/item/yahoo/auction/o223156168?lang=chs Etc, etc, etc... It certainly doesn't look that rare.