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  1. mickey

    Flight Suit Patch?

    hi mike its naval the navy ensigns have 16 rays and the offcenter red sun maybe flight suit patch but never seen one cant help with dating
  2. mickey

    red cross miniature

    as always many thanks nick
  3. mickey

    red cross miniature

    hi all picked up this very common red cross special membership medal but it had the less common miniature medal with it which is very well made and includes the reverse nicely made wooden case with some writing on the back just wondering if these sets were specially made
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    Japanese Flag

    interesting as most of the writing is sideways maybe it was hung in a downwards position it certainly gives meaning to the word yosegaki (sideways writing)
  5. 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
  6. military reservist assoc badges the 4 coloured ones are for officers the blue one is the highest rank the orange one the lowest, the star over the anchor on these badges usually indicates reservist items the small badge with the rising sun and anchor with the pink cherry blossom is a naval institute special member badge
  7. rhodesian stocks of camoflage uniforms were worn by the zimbabwe army until 83/84 then replaced by a new design featuring green and brown vertical stripes on a khaki background for the dry season and a pale green background for the wet season in the 1990s zimbabwe reintroduced the rhodesian brushstroke pattern but with brown printed over green as chris correctly noted as a collector of bush war items i have never seen the vertical stripe pattern for sale it may well be in storage or destroyed i have heard some references call it the monkey hand pattern
  8. hi all i have a number of japanese ship launching items all if which i have been able to trace their history except this one japanese mint made medal for the cargo liner akatsuki maru launched in 1936 kobe yard(mitsubishi) just unable to find any history of this ship using the usual references i have been through the us navy records of japanese ships sunk during ww2 but no joy mind you many ships sunk were unknown if anyone has any info it would be appreciated, note there were 2 other ships named akatsuki a destroyer and a tanker both sunk during ww2 just to confuse things (thanks rich catalano for translations)
  9. mickey

    japanese document

    Hi Nick many thanks for taking the time on a translation it is very much appreciated
  10. Looks very much like a European copy of the. British made Webley known as the bulldog based on the well known Webley ric revolver many of these copies were made in Belgium some of ok quality and some downright dangerous calibers varied from 32 to 45 the Webley made revolvers are of superb quality and have the winged bullet Mark on the body some of these copies were made in the UK and this style of revolver was very popular carry gun due to its size and heavy calibre
  11. mickey

    japanese document

    hi all just wondering if this document is related to the imperial army airforce not looking for a translation but if anyone could pick up anything related to the airforce it would be appreciated it comes with a series of detailed japanese military maps
  12. hi jim the lugs on the wheel rim are for rope placement in case the gun was in a position that had to be manhandled ie stuck in mud or in a position that did not allow a vehicle to move it a hook was placed in the hook ring and the rope wound around the lugs which made it easier for the wheel to turn and be pulled manually
  13. Dear mickey

    I am a Japanese award document collector, Could I ask do you have some Japanese award documents want to sell?

    Best Wish 


    1. mickey


      hi moran i have a number of documents in my collection but none for sale sorry, regards mickey 

    2. Moran James

      Moran James

      That's OK, Thank you. Best Wish Moran

  14. rhodesian general service medal issued to members of the security forces and the police (bsap) for service during the bush war which ended in 1980 the pr prefix and number indicates his national service number the pr prefix fell away after the 100000 number was reached cant help with his unit
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