Jump to content
JapanX

Golden Kite Order Replicas and Fakes

Recommended Posts

Yea, I know.

Nothing new ...

Simply new colouring...

But check out the size of this badge (vs. authentic 5th class)!!! :speechless1:

Edited by JapanX

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So, here's another one with a case with that "plain" hardware. This is a current Yahoo! Japan auction. I see no indication that the medal itself is fake or replica. I believe it is, would you guys agree that this is an authentic medal? If so, what period would you out this into, roughly WWII era?

This type of case doesn't seem to be all that uncommon. Is the consensus indeed that these are post-war/modern replacements? I believe at least Nick believes so and I'm 99.999% in agreement, but anybody else have an opinion? Could these be perhaps a simpler version of the case introduced late into the war up until the abolishment?

http://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_08_2012/post-6375-0-90854800-1343851262.jpghttp://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_08_2012/post-6375-0-63899100-1343851275.jpghttp://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_08_2012/post-6375-0-38020400-1343851277.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So, here's another one with a case with that "plain" hardware. This is a current Yahoo! Japan auction. I see no indication that the medal itself is fake or replica. I believe it is, would you guys agree that this is an authentic medal? If so, what period would you out this into, roughly WWII era?

This type of case doesn't seem to be all that uncommon. Is the consensus indeed that these are post-war/modern replacements? I believe at least Nick believes so and I'm 99.999% in agreement, but anybody else have an opinion? Could these be perhaps a simpler version of the case introduced late into the war up until the abolishment?

http://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_08_2012/post-6375-0-90854800-1343851262.jpghttp://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_08_2012/post-6375-0-63899100-1343851275.jpghttp://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_08_2012/post-6375-0-38020400-1343851277.jpg

The piece is original piece from late 30s-early 40s.

No doubts about it!

As for the box - I really like inscription style...

Unfortunatly we don`t see the interior :(

As for "plain" hardware as exlusive post-war feature ...

Hmmm...

Give me some time ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

without examining the interior it is indeed difficult to determine whether the case is late war or postwar. But looking at the characters on the lid I suspect it is postwar because the late war cases would be in silver and the earlier cases have a thicker gold lettering. For what its worth.

Pieter

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

without examining the interior it is indeed difficult to determine whether the case is late war or postwar.

Very true!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I can't even recall if there was an interior case picture in the auction, maybe? Oh well, too late now! I would certainly love to figure out just how post-war these are. 60s? 70s? 80s? I wonder if the intent was simply to replace missing cases for the "medal market" or to try to make cases for actual veterans/families that owned the medals, which I'm guessing would make them earlier post-war like 60s or 70s?

Edited by Dieter3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yep, the box is definitely a post war replica ;)

I should really enlarge pictures :lol:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Any ideas on time frame of manufacture Nick?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Judging by materials and box gear looks I'd say very recent ...

00s?

Edited by JapanX

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Now something new.

New manufacturer.

New (much higher) quality.

6th class

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice move!

Someone bought this piece (posts # 91-95) as replica at Japan Yahoo and now reselling it as original piece (naturally straight from WW II :lol:) at american eBay

http://www.ebay.com/itm/VTG-1930s-WWII-JAPANESE-MILITARY-6th-CLASS-GOLDEN-KITE-MEDAL-army-navy-marine-/120977950067?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1c2ad90573

Looks like this piece is quite popular :whistle:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I see the seller has added comments at the bottom that he/she was given comments that it is a fake!! Do you know how much they paid for it on Yahoo! Japan?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Must be a shy seller :lol:

Unfortunately I missed the end of the Yahoo auction ...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice opportunity for close examination one of these "straight" breast star replicas

Edited by JapanX

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...