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Here's a small tray of Japanese items. Not much but a historically interesting spread. Hope you enjoy them.

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Very nice medal bars Azyeoman!

Will it be possible for you to post HQ photos of obverses and reverses of two upper bars.

Cheers,

Nick

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Hello Azyeoman,

Thank you for posting photos of your collection it is most interesting indeed.

I too would like to see close up photos of your collection.

Regards

Brian

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You're welcome. They're not pristine as some like to collect; especially regarding Japanese medals, but they were worn and if only they could talk... ; )

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... but they were worn and if only they could talk... ; )

That's actually the best part ;)

De première qualité! :)

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You're welcome. They're not pristine as some like to collect; especially in Japanese medals, but they were worn and if only they could talk... ; )

Azyeoman:

I'll take a group of medals that were worn by the recipient over mint specimens any day.

Your medal collection is top notch in my opinion, well done.

I hope there is more to come and if so please let us see them.

Nick:

My eyes are not good enough to see close detail on the Golden Kite. Do you think this is an early issue, maybe Meiji or Tashio period? It looks early to me but I can't be sure from my computer screen.

Regards

Brian

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The Meiji era was from September 1868 through July 1912, so this is most likely a Russo-Japanese War award. Would you agree?

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The Meiji era was from September 1868 through July 1912, so this is most likely a Russo-Japanese War award. Would you agree?
The probability is pretty high ;)

But if this kite was issued for Tsingtao bases or Siberia expedition (which is possible) then this is even more interesting ...

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Nick,

What great possibilities for the issuance of the Golden Kite, considering both the Rosso-Japanese and the later WW I medals are present.

A very interesting group.

Regards

Brian

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Thanks for posting these Azyeoman.

We don't get to see Japanese medal bars very often. Most Japanese decorations are, like Brian said, in cases and look as though they were never worn. Yours really tell the story of the individual.

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Thanks for posting these Azyeoman.

We don't get to see Japanese medal bars very often. Most Japanese decorations are, like Brian said, in cases and look as though they were never worn. Yours really tell the story of the individual.

Thank you. I have to admit that I prefer something that was actually in the hands of the man who earned it. It's more exciting to me and seems more like a true piece of history. I'm glad to see others agree.

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Obverse; note the way the medals have been tied down so they don't move about. It's a very nice touch that you see on some medal bars.

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Reverses; note the kanji below the suspension on the Commander's Badge. Fakes don't have those (at the moment).

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Some are in enamel and some have material/fabric crosses like this one.

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I think that your groups are very impressive. I have never seen a memorial grouping like yours. What is the blue and white ribboned medal in the WW1 trio?

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