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1874 War Medal: Close look

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I wonder, as a matter of opinion - for collectors of the war medals - is this the holy grail, or would it be an original Great East Asia War medal?

If you could only have ONE or the OTHER - which would it be? (Don't you hate questions like that!? :lol: )

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I wonder, as a matter of opinion - for collectors of the war medals - is this the holy grail, or would it be an original Great East Asia War medal?

If you could only have ONE or the OTHER - which would it be? (Don't you hate questions like that!? :lol: )

They are both quasi rare, but I think the Great East Asia War medal is slightly more rare (but less attractive ;)) ...

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What we were missing is a nice close ups of document for this medal.

Well, thanks to Pieter now we have these close ups ;)

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This document was issued for Army Soldier (Rikugun Heisosha) Fujii Seizo.

Regards,

Nick

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Time to take a close look at chests decorated with these beaties ;)

Japanese Admiral and Count Kabayama Sukenori (1837-1922)

He was the very first Japanese Governor-General of Taiwan.

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Now something really interesting (I bet Rich will like this ;))

Later photo. Here we see French Legion of Honor Order (on first place!), then 1874 medal and 25th wedding medal.

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Can you believe it?! :lol:

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1874 medal, 1895 medal, Taisho enthronement (!), Legion of Honor (!), 25 wedding, Constitution medal.

This is one strange order ;)

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Another cavalier of 1874 Medal.

General Tani Tateki (1837-1911)

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Another interesting photo.

Really like the way he wear this (100% Hirato) Rising Sun breast star!

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Please note how the catching hook was sewn on...

All original ribbons came without any gear ;)

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Additional examples of this rare medal

Thanks for this one Pieter :cheers:

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