Asil76

Unknown

16 posts in this topic

Hi

I was wondering if someone would be able to tell more something about this medal, I can't seem to find in any any book or on line I think it is Japanese and WW2 but I'm not sure.  Thanks for your help.

UNADJUSTEDNONRAW_thumb_2579.jpg

UNADJUSTEDNONRAW_thumb_257a.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am afraid it looks rather like a modern ex-E-bay concoction

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

oh no really? :( It was in an actions lot there was a note it which said Asia Medal Commander 3rd Unit V Japanese WW2 Honourable and I could make out the last word... but when been looking it up I couldn't see anything about this on line.  hence why posted on here as unknown Japanese and WW2 as thats as about as much info I have. :( 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Their translation of it is way off from what I can read. Its anti/fight Japanese badge. I know the first couple words on the 2nd line says 3rd war zone/area. Not sure where they got a "5" from. Soldier has his rifle pointed at the "rising sun." Like the others said, fakes or fantasies of badges to sell to tourists.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Are not these sold by weight on eBay? :)

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Certainly produced by the bucket load in some collective in rural China

Paul

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

hmmmm this is all very interesting I guess my question is if its a fake what is it a fake of? i'm rather intrigued by it all.  I sent some images to an auction house to their military expert. He said he was stumped not seen one before either.  he did say lots of awards were mass produced at the time he thought it looked right so didn't think it was a fake, but had no idea of what it was off.  So it would be rather interesting to find out more.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was just writing exactly the same! :) It all just MADE UP, you see!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ahhh well thats very disappointing and a tad frustrating. oh well never mind.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have always wanted to create a database of these things as there are dozens of designs out there. Not sure if worth much effort :wacky:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think a database would be really helpful.  Although this forum site has to be the most helpful one I have found thus far.  I'm pleased I didn't spend loads as it was part of other items which I know I little bit more about.  you always hope for that rare find in the bottom of the box which means you can give up the day job... Still I have found it really interesting to find out about it and thank you for all your help.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi,

I don´t know if it is genuin or not, but I had the chance to have the writing translated by a chinese friend.

It says: Medal (or decoration) for the fight against japanese imperialism by the commander of the 3rd warzone Gu Zhutong [name of the commander].

GreyC

 

für den Kampf gegen den japanischen Imperialismus. Die untere Schriften bedeutet: von dem Befehlshaber der dritten Kriegszonen Gu, Zhutong (das ist die Name von dem Befehlshaber).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

HI Grey

Thank you for the translation is ealing interesting, been interesting to look up Gu Zhutong (made be made up name also).

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now