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Republic of China Ceremonial Dagger + Photo + Medal


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Greetings Al.

I am a collector and seller.  I have an opportunity to buy a lot of Republic of China, which includes a ceremonial dagger, a photo of an ROC soldier and some type of medallion.  I know nothing about these.  If you know what they are and which era, that would be great info.  I am also curious about what it says on the reverse of the photo, as well on either side of the dagger.

Any and all info would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.  Linas

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The letter is dated 1950, which doesn't represent the photo of Chiang's (it looks like him to me) uniform which is from the Northern Expedition period. I don't know if his signature is his or not as aides would sign in his name at times too when he has them write down notes.

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