Jump to content
Gentleman's Military Interest Club
Martin2

Japanese “collabortors” armband

Recommended Posts

Good afternoon to all.

this is my first posting so please bear with me. At the weekend I bought a few pieces of Militaria from a lovely old gentleman that were brought back by his uncle who had landed in Normandy.

as I was leaving he asked if I was interested in Japanese Militaria, i saidI would have a look and he fetched the arm band that I hope you can see below.

the only similar item I can find on the net is a miniature reproduction which is identical and listed as a collaborators arm band.

has any one come across one of these in the past ? And any ideas on value ?

my thanks in anticipation 

Martin 2

p.s I’ve just tried to add the picture but the file is to big but it’s white nylon I think with rising sun no rays coming outwards just a red blob if you like

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Martin : Take a look into :  worthpoint. com /worthopedia/ ww2 japanese army kempeitai style armband

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank you bayern

i will have a look

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Afternoon Gents

ive now managed to sort the photo 

upload problem I was having .

this is the Japanese “ collaborators “ arm band next to a desert spoon for scale  , any thoughts or comments appreciated 

martin2

DA955B37-F01E-432F-99B2-CB42882964EB.jpeg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

To tell you the truth I don`t see any connections with collaborators,

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi japan x

i only Going on what I saw on eBay 

i recently went down to the monthly Militaria fair at Chatham in Kent , I asked around and everyone pointed me to this one dealer who was hot on Japanese.

he said that the material was right and that he did not doubt the authenticity.

many thanks

Martin

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sounds like a valid study!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

hi martin my 2 cents worth most period Japanese military armbands are of a fairly heavy material with hand ties or holes for hand ties at either end also the red sun is usually printed (silkscreened) not sown and all of the ones I have are marked with identifying numbers or characters on them the only genuine collaborator item I have seen was a saki cup and I have noticed the word collaborator is becoming popular with sellers to me the material just doesn't seem right I might be wrong it may be some type of late war item but I have my doubts

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks Japan x and Mickey,

its certainly proved to be a controversial piece , from adamant fake to adamant genuine from a number of “in the knows”

at the end of the day an interesting piece from a genuine source that I payed a fiver for

one of those that we will never know for sure pieces I think

thanks again

martin

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

×