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  1. 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 (?)
  2. 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
  3. JapanX

    The Order of the Sacred Treasure 7th Class

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

    Russian Medal?

    China https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_Friendship_(China)
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    Japanese rank slide??

    Could be a veteran do-it-yourself style souvenir.
  6. 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)
  10. 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!
  12. JapanX

    Manchukuo Empire: Enthronement Commemorative Medal

    Now that`s a darn rare and sweet price for this medal. Quos Deus perdere vult dementat prius
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    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,
  14. 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.
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    Japanese “collabortors” armband

    To tell you the truth I don`t see any connections with collaborators,
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    Manchukuo Empire: Enthronement Commemorative Medal

    According to the statute this medal was awarded to those who were invited to Enthronement or performed official duties during Enthronement. Also prime minister office could award anybody at its own discretion. The exact number is not known (as per today), but at least 16 000 were issued. Quite likely the total number is much higher . It`s not very rare. It was made by japan mint. You will find its marks at the rim.
  18. JapanX

    Help identifying this medal

    It was issued to the member of some unidentifiable martial club for participation in Kaigeiko. These are not very rare.
  19. JapanX

    Help identifying this medal

    和昭四年 - 1929 寒稽古 - cold training See https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/寒稽古 and
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    Mint mark M – timing analysis

    Let’s go back to the question of mint marks (to catch up with the beginning of our discussion you should go to http://gmic.co.uk/index.php/topic/51243-order-of-the-sacred-treasure) and mark M in particular. Allow me to remind you that according to Dieter hypothesis mark M was created in 1929 and was in use only for a short period of time. Osaka mint used this mark as proof of identity (this issue became especially important after medal scandal). That’s why we couldn’t find mark M on all specimens from 30s and first half of 40s. And that’s why we couldn’t find this M mark on after WW II pieces.
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    Mint mark M – timing analysis

    It was 7 years ago I bought a couple speciments with M mark in lower classes since then. I simply don`t post anything new here. That`s it.
  22. In elaboration of these threads http://gmic.co.uk/index.php/topic/55052-japanese-officers-with-korean-awards/ http://gmic.co.uk/index.php/topic/55062-japanese-officers-with-chinese-qing-dynasty-and-warlords-period-awards/ We`ll start with the heavyweights 40th Prime Minister of Japan Hideki Togo
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    Taisho document case....soldier name ? Help !

    大正 三六年戰役 - Military service 3-4 years Taisho 陸軍少兵軍曹 - Imperial Army Sergeant 永健一 Kenichi Nagaya Yes.
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