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A very nice WW2 Japanese Order Of The Golden Kite medal in 7th class.
The Order of the Golden Kite was an exclusively military award for bravery, leadership or command in battle.The Golden Kite medal was established in 1890 by Emperor Meiji and was officially abolished in 1947.
The order consisted of 7 classes. Enlisted soldiers were eligible for the 7th–5th classes, NCO’s were eligible for the 6th–4th classes, Junior Officers for the 5th – 3rd classes, Field Grade Officers for the 4th-2nd classes and General Officers for the 3rd-1st classes.
The solid silver medal is complete with its original black lacquered presentation box and lapel badge. The medal has the traditional Japanese hook and eye fixing.
A very fine complete example.
A fantastic pair of WW2 Imperial Japanese Army officers dress uniform shoulder boards in original case. The high quality boards are of a heavy double braided bullion design and each have 1 star signifying the rank of Major. The boards both have a plain gold coloured button at one end.
The undersides of the boards are lined in black wool with hinged metal sliders.
The shoulder boards come in their original metal case with a red velvet lining and central divider.
Each board measures 14 cm long by 5.5 cm wide.
Very good set with original case.
A very nice early Imperial Japanese Order of the Sacred Treasure 6th class medal. The Sacred Treasure award was established in 1888 and is the only Japanese medal that has a triangular fold in the ribbon.
The solid silver medal was awarded in eight classes, from 8th up to 1st for long and/or meritorious military service. In 2003 the 7th and 8th classes were abolished.
This example is from the Meiji period (1868 - 1912) and is complete with its original black lacquered presentation box.
The medal has the traditional Japanese hook and eye fixing.
A very fine early example.
A early 1900’s patriotic ceramic figure of a Japanese officer on horseback. The painted figure shows an officer of the Imperial Japanese Army mounted on a white horse.
The figures original paint has worn over time and the item has no damage.
The figure stands at11.5 cm tall by 10 cm wide.
A great desktop piece.
An Imperial Japanese Showa Enthronement Medal. Emperor Hirohito (the Showa Emperor) actually ascended to the throne in 1926 but the enthronement ceremonies were held in 1928.
The 30 mm diameter medal shows the Imperial throne with the word 'Banzai' written below. There is a small gold coloured metal Chrysanthemum seated in the centre.
The reverse shows cloud shapes and reads ‘Showa Enthronement’
The medal has the traditional Japanese hook and eye fixing and comes in its original presentation box.
A very good example.
A WW2 Imperial Japanese Army service bag or ‘Houkou Bukuro’. The Houkou Bukuro was issued to all servicemen and was used to carry all military documentation and paraphernalia.
The small green hessian bag has the Imperial Japanese military zig-zag symbol across the top below the drawstring.
This bag is named to a ‘Masami Imura’.
The reverse of the bag has a list of the official contents to be carried in it. The list includes:
1. Military Paybook (guntai techo), Medals and Decorations
2. Certificates of Qualifications, Military Specialist Certificates.
3. Draft or call up papers.
4. Other items: savings books etc.
The bag is in good condition and has its original drawstring. Measurements are 33 cm tall by 22 cm wide.
A great display piece.
A fantastic WW2 Japanese telescopic parade flag. The flag comes in its original cardboard box. The flag stick is a 3 piece telescopic example in black and white plastic. The top of the stick has a gold painted ball finial. The flag itself is cotton and shows the national Hinomaru red circle on a white background.
The corners of the flag at the hoist end are both reinforced with leather. When fully extended the flag stick measures 33.5 cm and when closed 12 cm.
The cotton flag measures 35 cm long by 22 cm tall.
The original cardboard box is burgundy in colour and has clouds decorating the exterior.
The box is titled ‘National Pride’ and the sides read ‘Flexible, Convenient, Portable Flag.
The box measures 13 cm long by 3 cm wide and 2 cm tall.
A very uncommon and complete item.
A very nice early set of 3 Imperial Japanese Russo war (1904 - 1905) sake cups. The set comes in its original wooden box complete with shop label.
The finely turned wood and red lacquer cups show a gold painted navy anchor with the imperial army star. The Sakazuki shaped cups celebrate victory for a soldier from Yokohama, Japan.
The wooden box has its original shop label from a shop called ‘Kuroeya’ in the Nihonbashi district of Tokyo.
The cups have diameters of 10.6 cm, 9.5 cm and 8.4 cm.
A very nice complete set with original box.
A very nice WW1 British wound badge. These sterling silver pin back badges were awarded to servicemen from the Great War who were discharged due to wounds.
Each badge has a serial number stamped on the reverse. This example is prefixed with a ‘B’ dating it to an issue date of 1918. The serial number is ‘B270601’.
Very good example.
A very nice original WW2 Imperial Japanese Army Type 99 backpack. The light green canvas backpack is nicely marked for 1941 and was manufactured in the Tokyo Army Garment Factory, Japan.
The Japanese soldiers nicknamed the Type 99 backpack the ‘Octopus’ due to all the straps and ties.
A good example with no holes or tears.
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