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Japan (Empire): Order of the Golden Kite. 7th Class breast badge. In silver and gilt



Struck during Showa era - pre 1945

Fitted with original silk 'moire' riband, complete with typical hook & eye fittings for mounting on the reverse of the stitched riband

The decoration is sold with its lacquered hinged case of issue with the name of the decoration in gilt Japanese characters on upper lid

The Order of the Golden Kite was instituted on 12 February 1890 by Emperor Meiji, and was officially abolished 1947 by the Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers (SCAP) during the occupation of Japan, after World War II

The Order of the Golden Kite was an exclusive military award, conferred for bravery, leadership or command in battle, and awarded in seven classes. Enlisted rank soldiers were eligible for the 7th–5th classes, non-commissioned officers 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

It is estimated that a total of 1,067,492 Order of the Golden Kite awards were made over the history of the order, most of them in the two lower 6th and 7th classes. Only 41 of the 1st class and 201 of the 2nd class were awarded.

The estimated awards by conflict are:

- First Sino-Japanese War: 2000
- Russo-Japanese War: 109600
- World War I: 3000
- Manchurian Incident: 9000
- Second Sino-Japanese War (1937–1941): 190000
- Pacific War (1941-1945): 630000

A nicely age toned piece. Choice!

Condition: About EF

Code: 20355

SOLD


Japan (Empire): Red Cross Medal. Special Membership Medal, with silk rosette on riband. In case of issue

Showa era (Emperor Hirohito)

The reverse of the original silk 'moire' riband complete with original hook and eye suspension fittings as issued

Sold together with lacquered silk-lined rio-nuri hinged & gilt titled case of issue, including silk lapel riband, as-issued

Condition: EF

Code: 19868

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Japan (Empire): Order of the Rising Sun. 8th Class. Silver breast badge



An item of insignia from the Showa era (reign of Emperor Hirohito)

The reverse of the silk 'moire' medal riband retaining the original hook and eye fittings as issued

Complete with silk lapel riband and contained within its original rio-nuri lacquered hinged case of issue, with name of the award in gilt calligraphy on lid of case.

A choice example of the Order of the Rising Sun

Condition: EF

Code: 19870

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Japan (Empire): Red Cross Order. Silver grade Order of Merit. Silver & enamel breast badge


Showa era (Emperor Hirohito)

The reverse of the original silk 'moire' riband complete with original hook and eye suspension fittings as issued

Condition: EF

Code: 19869

75.00 GBP


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Japan (Kingdom): Kyoto Fire Brigade. Award of Merit. Silver & enamel breast badge


Dimensions of the badge are approx 38mm (H) x 30mm (W)

Obverse: Crossed firefighters axes and lantern, the traidtional emblems of Japanese Fire Brigades. This with spray of leaves on either side. On top is a 'Rsing Sun' emblem indicating an early issue badge when the Fire Brigade was still under the jurisdiction of the Japanese Army military police

Reverse: Japanese characters on 2 x lines, with silver 'Mint' hallmark. The badge retaining it's original hinged pin and clasp fittings as issued

Scarce.

Condition: GVF

Code: 17811

45.00 GBP


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Japan (Kingdom): Army Fire Brigade. Award of Merit. Gilt & Silvered breast badge


Dimensions of the badge are approx 43mm (H) x 31mm (W)

Obverse: Japanese characters flanked either side by a wreath of leaves and flowerss On top a single 'Gilt Star' indicating a military award

Reverse: Japanese plain. The badge retaining it's original hinged flat broad pin and clasp fittings as issued

Condition: GVF

Code: 17810

30.00 GBP


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Japan (Empire of Japan): 2,600th National Foundation Anniversary. Committee Members Special Merit 'Purple Ribbon' badge


The badge retaining it's original bow ribbon with reverse hinged pin and clasp fittings attached as issued

The insignia was issued in 1940

Condition: GVF

Code: 17806

12.00 GBP


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Japan (Empire of Japan): Red Cross Society. Pre 1941 Silver 'Members' medal


Medal riband fitted with reverse hook and eye clasp fittings as issued

A pre 1941 silver issue

Condition: EF

Code: 17893

15.00 GBP


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Japan: Red Cross Medal


No ribbon

Condition: EF

Code: 11399

10.00 GBP


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