Jump to content
JapanX

Original Great East Asia War Medal

Recommended Posts

"was going through my miscellaneous Japanese collection and ran across this beautiful ..." (copyright©Richard LaTondre)

... original Great East Asia War Medal.

Hopefully Brian gonna like this one :)

...who knows perhaps some day one of the members will actually find an original....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The ribbon is later replacement.

Let`s examine "water marks" ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What specifically gives this away as an original? I don't know that I'd trust one to be so unless a Japanese expert was specifically able to identify one as such. You're right about the ribbon!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't know that I'd trust one to be so unless a Japanese expert was specifically able to identify one as such.

Your fellow Russian expert identify this one as such :lol:

You're right about the ribbon!

Of course I am ;)

What specifically gives this away as an original?

Simply compare your post war replicas with this piece... and pretty soon you'll be an expert :whistle:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hmmmm. There is so much variation in all of these replicas. Help me out here! What specific parts am I looking at that I need to compare? What is distinctly different? I have no doubt they are there, but what to look for? Any differences aren't jumping out at me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There is so much variation in all of these replicas.

Not that many ...

We both know this ;)

What is distinctly different?

Try #15 and kanji style in #16 ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't know that I'd trust one to be so unless a Japanese expert was specifically able to identify one as such.

Until the arrival of specifically able Japanese expert ... :lol:

These two medals are originals too (although the photos are terrible)

http://gmic.co.uk/index.php/topic/19304-great-asian-war-medal/page__hl__+great%20+east%20+asia%20+medal#entry185985

http://gmic.co.uk/index.php/topic/48556-great-east-asia-war-medal/page__hl__%2Bgreat+%2Beast+%2Basia+%2Bmedal

Let's hope their owners didn't throw them away after discussion :lol:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Try #15 and kanji style in #16 ;)

Are my eyes working now? :lol:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Are my eyes working now? :lol:

What exactly Mr. Smile didn't like?

P.S. Talking about eyesight - the eyes and mouth of Mr. Smile are uneven :lol:

Edited by JapanX

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What exactly Mr. Smile didn't like?

It would appear that the "suspension" - or whatever we want to call the part that is attached to the medallion - has a distinctly different shape than the replicas - appears to be a bit longer and more curvy. No? Mr. Smile likes it! Unless he's wrong. ;)

P.S. Talking about eyesight - the eyes and mouth of Mr. Smile are uneven :lol:

That's my professional artistic ability manifesting thanks to the extremely advanced graphic design software I am using. :lol:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It would appear that the "suspension" - or whatever we want to call the part that is attached to the medallion ...

You get that right ;)

That's my professional artistic ability manifesting thanks to the extremely advanced graphic design software I am using. :lol:

Groovy! :lol:

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...