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  1. These are real.
  2. Nice piece. Austrian style ribbon I`d say somewhere around 1900-1910.
  3. Fake badge with fake silver marks. Original marks VS.
  4. "was going through my miscellaneous Japanese collection and ran across this beautiful ..." (copyright©Richard LaTondre) ... original Great East Asia War Medal. Hopefully Brian gonna like this one
  5. I am sure that many of you are familiar with this piece Obverse Reverse
  6. Unidentified 809616 Магомет Гирей Лоов — Черкесский конный полк, всадник. За отличие в бою 31.05.1916 во время конной атаки на с. Окно, когда в рукопашной схватке увидел взводного офицера и двух всадников, окруженных неприятелем, бросился на них и всех изрубил, чем и спас жизнь своего офицера. Unidentified
  7. This is of course an army uniform.
  8. This is 2nd class merit badge from the patriotic women's association
  9. Quite possible. Another possible scenario: original recipient (or even officials) gave it to him (as a token of appreciation, memento, etc) because of shortage/unavailability of contemporary awards (or by some reason he couldn't be qualified for them). Best, Nick
  10. This is not a "Beiyang Government Medal Type 1", but a Wuhan Commemorative Medal 武漢紀念章 I think our boy has a bronze version It was issued by Yuan-Hung after the Wuhan uprising against the Ching Imperial Army somewhere around 1912. Regards, Nick P.S. It is also known as "Li Yuan-hung Merit Medal"
  11. Nice original 2nd type of Naval War College (海軍大学校 Kaigun Daigakkō) graduation badge.
  12. Sorry but I don`t see any problems with this one either. Do you?
  13. Simply ask him for the photos of other fakes that he made and we`ll see
  14. Original piece. Congratulations to your friend/
  15. A few possible scenarios 6th class rising sun order or sacred treasure order + China incident medal + 2600th National Anniversary medal + Red cross medal will do it.
  16. Not quite common, but not super rare Best, Nick
  17. It was awarded to merchant seamen who (1) becamе a model of seamen; (2) made a useful invention or improvement; (3) demonsrated 30 years of excellence onboard of a ship.
  18. Second type of seaman's excellence badge from the ministry of communications. It was introduced in July 1943.
  19. Simply google 中朝友谊纪念章 1954 and see for yourself. Chinese analogue of mondvor site doesn`t exist.
  20. Reverse reads 中朝友谊纪念章 1954 China - DPRK Friendship Medal But unfortunately this is a modern chinese fake.
  21. I think photo was made somewhere between 1906 and 1909
  22. He died January 11, 1920 Looks like lieutenant-colonel.