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  1. Jareth

    Rare Medal?

    Thanks. I'm a daily reader here but rarely post. If anyone wants to see anything in Japanese headgear just ask. Meantime I dont want to interfer with Japanese medals ;)
  2. Jareth

    Rare Medal?

    Interior of early star vent hole top helmet
  3. Jareth

    Rare Medal?

    Earliest variation without any insignia
  4. Jareth

    Rare Medal?

    OK. Here they are.
  5. Jareth

    Rare Medal?

    Headgear is my main area of interest especially navy/NLF items. As an artist I love Japanese medals but I have not yet jumped into those waters. Here's rest of helmet. Some call it "English" helmet, Siberian or Shanghai incident helmet. Only second example I'm aware of & mine is complete. I have three of the early vented top helmets if anyone is interested I'll post them
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    Army Pilot Badge Evolution

    Great post with terrific photos of some very rare badges! I call that brown finish "bronze". I believe these were issued as proficiency badges awarded upon completion of flight school. It is my understanding these were worn on service dress tunics only
  7. You'll get all the help you need on this fine board. Might need to register http://www.j-aircraft.org/smf/index.php
  8. Jareth

    U.S.M.C. & Japanese Grouping

    Picked this great U.S.M.C. & Japanese group off eBay. I bought it for the rare N.L.F. (navy landing force) officer's collar tab for paymaster. A good friend alerted me to the second signer of the additional document. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Goettge here's auction http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rt=nc&nma=true&item=200559853783&si=E6m8%252F8gAytIT1%252Bjks5Cz44MM5ds%253D&viewitem=&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWNX%3AIT
  9. Jareth

    U.S.M.C. & Japanese Grouping

    here's letter with Goettge's hand written signature
  10. Jareth

    Too Many Medals?

    That's a heavy tunic he's wearing.
  11. Jareth

    Using Manions to buy?

    Proceed with caution. Lots of reproductions & aged repros
  12. Jareth

    Hello and some red cross medals

    You can put it in a tupperware container with a cup of baking soda.
  13. Jareth

    Identified Japanese Militaria

    Great website http://www.jacar.go.jp/english/index.html
  14. Jareth

    Beautiful medal holder frame

    Very interesting!
  15. Jareth

    Biggest Regrets......

    Let me guess....cupman?
  16. Jareth

    Japanese Naval Proficiency Badge

    Nice score Paul! I'd of thought the badge without enamel was second class & not in that style of box? Also in your photos I see hand inscribed /scratched kanji on reverse.
  17. Jareth

    Thanksgiving Wishes

    Happy Thanksgiving to all!
  18. Jareth

    I've Just Got To Laugh....

    My main interest is in Japanese headgear. My collecting goal is to have one mint & one issued (named) example. I like both. When it comes to medals/orders I'd prefer mint condition items. Just because a medal is less than exc. & ribbon is soiled etc has no bearing it was actually an issued medal worn by a Japanese soldier.
  19. Jareth

    I've Just Got To Laugh....

    That enamal looks in exc. condition on that kite! The ribbon could always be replaced with an original from a lower class. My pet peeve are fantasy vet stories or any stories period! I judge an item on it's merits not any fancifull tales. I'd like to get a tatoo in gothic type along my arm that would say "buy the item not the story!" For instance we know the Japanese didn't wear medals into combat like the Germans but I see ratty Japanese medals sold as taken off a dead soldier etc when they're real just been poorly handled & stored.
  20. Jareth

    Thanksgiving Wishes

    Still Christmas weekend in New York! Merry Christmas!
  21. Jareth

    Two New Acquisitions

    Very nice!
  22. Jareth

    One of my favorite medals....

    Very nice medal ! what were these awarded for?
  23. Jareth

    Japanese Booni hats

    New member here & my first post. The style boonie cap you have was worn by army nurses as well as females working under army supervision. Difficult to prove who wore these but they are not rare. The model boonie that's rare & expensive is the navy/NLF marked examples. They have sewn in white interior labels. I only know of a few examples.