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    Always looking for Imperial German medal bars, related to the former colonies!

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  1. Gents, Are there any serious collectors of Japanese Fire Department Badges (mixed areas / epoch)? I was asked by a friend for help clearing an estate of a huge collection (several hundreds item). Before considering an Auction House, I'd like to check with you guys here. Further information via pm please! BR, Chris
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    Chinese Badge

    I would go with your idea, that this badge could be post ww2. Thanks for your help! BR, Chris
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    Chinese Badge

    According to my friend, it's non-magnetic, tombak / nickel plated. BR, Chris
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    Chinese Badge

    Thanks a lot anyhow! Could it be 亲爱精诚", as another member guessed? School motto of the famous Huangpu Military Academy in China? But the combination (HK music club) and any Military Academy doesn't make sense... BR, Chris
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    Chinese Badge

    Gents, A friend asked me for my support for attached badge. Although I can read Japanese characters, I'm suffering in identifying this inscription. Based on my limited knowledge, I would assume that this badge could be kind of Sympathy Badge with respect to the Kuomintang (judging the design of the middle star). Could it be in relation to the Chinese Huangpu Military Academy / some Hongkong Association? I’d appreciate any feedback, which might help identify this badge. Thanks and br, Chris
  6. Thanks a lot, Gunner 1! I found the British Battles and Medals (7th edit) for a very fair price and ordered it.
  7. Gents, Any recommendation on British Campaign Medals? I only know following sources: British Campaign Medals 1815-1914 from Peter Ducker (2008) British & Empire Campaign Medals - Volume 1 & 2 from Stephen-Philip Perkins. Are these books worth it? Any other (recent) sources? Thanks and regards, Chris
  8. Gents, This one puzzles me- any ideas? Could it be oriental or asian nature? Sorry, there are no pictures from the inside. BR, Chris
  9. Hi Chris, my name is Tom Foster and I saw your post in the Japanese section on the Crown Prince Voyage to Korea medal. I just want to let you know that I'm very interested in this medal if you ever decide to sell it.

     Thank you very much for your consideration.


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      Hello Tom!

      Thanks for your message. This medal was the final one in my collection of Japanese war- and commemorative medals. Now I have it all complete.

      Once I'm "fed-up" with, I'll keep your contact in mind.

      Best wishes from Germany,


    2. DRB 1643

      DRB 1643

      Chris, thank you very much for your reply and consideration.

      If you ever "get tired of it" please contact me.

      Thanks again,


  10. Gents, Here is my contribution. I am not sure about the first ribbon as it could be a MEZ, a RAO, a KO or an EKII. Unfortunately (for me), nothing related to China. But a lovely bar with two battle clasps. BR, Chris

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    Gents, For my PhD, I’m looking for all possible items (documents, photos, letters, postcards, etc.), which are related to the former Commander of the East Asian Marine Detachement (“OMD”, “Ostasiatisches Marine Detachement”). Kuhlo served in the former German leasehold Tsintao and became Japanese POW after the capitulation in November 1914. He came back to Germany in December 1919. Every items related to him are highly appreciate! Thanks in advance and br, Chris


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