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Hi All, 

I don’t know if this is the correct forum for identifying Japanese shoulder boards but maybe someone could help me with these.

Any information will be greatly appreciated!

Thank you all very much,





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You see Tom, in case of these shoulder boards the devil is in the details.

On the left we see assistant police inspector shoulder boards.

But your variant is on the rigth :Cat-Scratch:





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I am afraid the regulation № 2539 from June 21, 1935 is not the correct one for your shoulder board.

Simply imagine these two chaps meet each other.

"You have wider galloon?!"

Quite offensive  :rolleyes:




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Luckily for them the chances for such meeting are next to zero.

One is wearing shoulder boards for 警部/Keibu/Police inspector that were in use between 1908 and 1935 (your case).

Another decorated himself with shoulder boards for 警部補/Keibuho/Assistant police inspector that were in use between 1935 and 1946.


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4 minutes ago, DRB 1643 said:

 You certainly are a treasure to this board!

Probably even bigger than that.

A very precious treasure of national, regional and world heritage.







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