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      1. Great Britain: Orders, Gallantry, Campaign Medals

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      • Greg,   Very nice! congratulations!   Philip.S
      • Hi Nacho, here's an interesting set of photos, I bought this knife about 40 years a go, I thought it looked like an HJ knife, it has German maker markings on the blade, with a missing diamond in the handle, one could hope, I thought, I'll let you have a look and a think, and then I'll tell you what I found out about it, cheers Cameron .
      • Greetings,   Something different for my Otani Women’s Buddhist Association collection: a director’s badge.    The badge is circular with a 30 mm diameter. It is 2 mm thick. The central design is of a cherry blossom with the inscription 法, hō for “Dharma/Teachings of Buddha” in the center of the blossom. The obverse is enameled as such: the cherry blossom is red with an olive green border and 法 is also olive green with a gold border. The background is white and the entire obverse design is bordered with what looks to be a very thin gold painted outline. The circumference of the badge has a 1 mm gold border. The 2 mm thick edge and reverse are gold, with the latter finely sandblasted. The reverse pin back is of the “safety pin” variety, and it is threaded through an 11 mm tube that is attached to the reverse of the badge. The obverse inscription is as noted above. The reverse inscription is in three rows of very stylized kanji. The top row is 派谷大宗真; the second row is 會話法人婦; the third row is        章員役. Thus, “Otani Sect of Shinshu Women’s Dharma Association Director’s Badge”.   The box is made of wood and it is 49 mm wide x 50 mm long x 17 mm high. On the lid in purple stamped ink are two horizontal rows of kanji and one vertical row of kanji centered under the second horizontal row. The top row is 派谷大宗真 for “Otani Sect of Shinshu”; the second row is 會話法人婦 for “Women’s Dharma Association”; the vertical row is 役員章 for “Director’s Badge”. There is a white medalbed but it is not recessed for the shape of the badge. On the top edge of the box is a purple ink stamped cherry blossom for alignment of the top and bottom of the box.   This badge has a pleasing appearance. It makes a wonderful addition to my collection.   All the best,   Tracy   Obverse:     Reverse:     Box lid:     Sakura alignment stamp:  
      • Nacho, cheers for the warning, I'll give cork a miss then, it did sound like a good idea, but I'll bow to your experience, cardboards the way to go then I think, when I next buy a new frame, I'll give it a go Cheers Cameron 
      • Hey all, added a Gold and Bronze Armed Forces to the collection.   Now to find the silver grade.   Stay well my friends    Greg    
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