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I found similar badge pictures on Rich Catalano’s awesome site under Imperial Maritime Association.

This badge however was not pictured so I’m assuming it is a higher class. Can someone please let me know what class this is and what these badges were awarded for?

Thank you all again (especially Nick)!

Tom

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帝国海事協會 - Imperial Marine Association

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参等功勞章 - 3rd class merit badge

 

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義勇艦隊建設 - construction of Volunteer Fleet (not simply "fleet construction" or another wrong translation "dutiful and brave fleet construction").

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Regarding this "Volunteer fleet".

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The pin of this badge should bear the inscription

参等功労章 

Let`s take a look at the reverse ;)

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Thanks for posting this badge, I haven't seen a photograph of it before.  Here's a composite of 3 badges from the same organisation.  Also, 4 separate shots of a 6th Class badge.  If possible, could you post some "square on" pictures of your badge - front, rear, in case and case lid?  That would be good. 

勇艦隊

Volunteer Fleet Construction

六第功

6th Class Merit Award

帝國海事協會

Imperial Naval Association

 

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and the 7th Class

 

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Volunteer ship construction memorial badge (including manufacturer's label)

Rear

 

勇艦設記念章

Volunteer ship construction memorial badge

Case

記念章

帝國海事協會

Commemorative Medal

Imperial Naval Association

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Nice badges.

David, please post the separate photos of the badge made by Seishukan workshop and 7th class badge (one of 4 separate shots of a 6th Class badge is in fact 7th class inside the case).

P.S. Pictures were added while I was typing this :)

 

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Imperial Maritime Association

Supporting Member Badge

帝國海事協會  賛助員章

Imperial Maritime Association

Regular Member Badge

帝國海事協會  常會員章

Imperial Maritime Association Badges - Supporting Members above and Donations Badges below

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Imperial Maritime Association Merit Badge.
Given for donations of 300 yen or more.

Imperial Maritime Association Merit Badge.
Given for donations of 100 yen or more.

 

Imperial Maritime Association Fleet Construction Badge.

Black Badge

Bronze Badge

Brown Badge

Silver Badge

Gold Badge

 

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Given for donations of

1 yen or more.

Given for donations of 5 yen or more.

Given for donations of

10 yen or more.

Given for donations of 15 yen or more.

Given for donations of

30 yen or more.

 

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Imperial Maritime Association Fleet Construction Gold Badge.
Given for donations of 30 yen or more.

Imperial Maritime Association Fleet Construction Silver Badge.
Given for donations of 15 yen or more.

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Imperial Maritime Association Fleet Construction Brown Badge.
Given for donations of 10 yen or more.

Imperial Maritime Association Fleet Construction Bronze Badge.
Given for donations of 5 yen or more.

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Imperial Maritime Association Fleet Construction Black Badge.
Given for donations of 1 yen or more.

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Thank you guys for these photos.

The main manufacturer of "simple" badges was Tokyo workshop Gyokuhō.

It is interesting to note that they used old style kanji for 3 (in seal script) at the lid of the case

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but modern style at the pin 

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  • 11 months later...
On 17/01/2021 at 23:21, DRB 1643 said:

Can someone please let me know what class this is and what these badges were awarded for?

Thank you all again (especially Nick)!

Tom

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Tom, take a look at recently discovered evidence regarding 3rd class  https://asiamedals.info/threads/merit-badges-of-imperial-marine-association.21666/

 

Unfortunately I think the enamel was re-laided.

 

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Best,

Nick

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Nick, I agree with you. The enamel work definitely does not look like it's up to the usual Japanese high quality standards. From your website was the enamel work originally blue on the third class badge?

Tom

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9 minutes ago, DRB 1643 said:

From your website was the enamel work originally blue on the third class badge?

 

It sure looks that way. 

Even scratches are "continuous". 

 

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