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1930’s Japanese Patriotic Army Figure A very nice pre WW2 Japanese ceramic figure. The small patriotic figure is of a slightly rounded Imperial Army soldier holding the Japanese national flag. The soldier is dressed in the Imperial Army uniform along with helmet. The bottom of the figure is dated ‘March 1938’. The figure is in very good condition and measures 8.5 cm tall by 6 cm at the widest point. Charming pre war item.
1930’s Japanese Patriotic Navy Figure A very nice pre WW2 Japanese ceramic figure. The small patriotic figure is of a slightly rounded Imperial Navy sailor saluting. The sailor is dressed in the Imperial Navy uniform along with cap. Circa 1930’s. The figure is in very good condition and measures 8.5 cm tall by 6 cm at the widest point. Complete with original card box. Charming pre war item.
1934 German Worker Day Tinnie Pin Badge A German 1934 Tag Der Arbeit (Workers Day) pin badge. Introduced in 1933, the NSDAP declared May 1st the ‘Day of National Work’ as an official state holiday to celebrate labourers and the working classes. The labour day event ran from 1933 up until the outbreak of war in 1939. The badge has a pin fastening to the rear. 3.5cm diameter.
19th Century Powder Flask An early 19th century powder flask made by ‘G & J W Hawksley‘. The flask has a copper body in the traditional powder flask pear shape with a brass rim and neck. The flask was adjustable from 2 1/4, 2 1/2 and 2 3/4 drams. The original owner has fixed the measure to 2 1/2 drams. The release spring coil works perfectly and the flask has some minor light dents. Overall good condition and with a very nice patina. The flask measures 20 cm tall by 8 cm wide.
Admiral Togo Russo War Commemoration Piece A very interesting Japan - Russo war Admiral Togo commemorative piece. The circular dish / plaque is made from copper and is embossed with an image of Japanese Naval hero Admiral Marquis Togo Heihachiro. The central figure is surrounded by a beautifully worked dragon, chrysanthemum and paulownia. The piece is very effectively gilt and black in colour and dates to the early 1900’s. The relief work is superb. Togo was a ‘gensui’ or admiral of the fleet in the Imperial Japanese Navy and one of Japan's greatest naval heroes. As Commander-in-Chief of the Combined Fleet during the Russo-Japanese War, he successfully confined the Russian Baltic Fleet to Port Arthur before winning a decisive victory over a relieving fleet at Tsushima. Togo was termed by Western journalists as ‘The Nelson of the East’. The piece has a diameter of 12 cm A very unique and interesting item.
Antique Japanese Kusarigama A very nice early Japanese Kusarigama. The kusarigama (chain-sickle) is a traditional Japanese weapon that consists of a kama, the Japanese equivalent of a sickle, with a metal chain (kusari) and a heavy iron weight at the end. The kusarigama is believed to have been developed during the Muromachi period (1336 to 1573). Attacking with the weapon usually entailed swinging the weighted chain in a large circle over one's head, and then whipping it forward to entangle an opponent's weapon, or immobilising his arms or legs. This allows the kusarigama user to then rush forward and strike with the sickle. This example is believed to be from the late Edo / early Meiji period. The overall condition is good with some of the original paint present on the wooden shaft. The sickle measures 16” tall and the chain length is 54”. A good original example and a superb display piece. Wooden stand included. *****UK SHIPPING ONLY*****
Edo Period Samurai Menpo A very nice late Edo period (1603 - 1868) Samurai ’menpo’. The ‘ressei’ (fierce) menpo is made of iron with a black lacquered outside and a red lacquered inside. The mask has a removable ‘hana’ or nose piece. The moustache is made from horse hair, and the open mouth has gold painted teeth exposed with an angry expression. The neck protector or ‘guruwa’ is made of 2 rows of lacquered metal fastened by silk cord, this is attached to the mask with a decorative silk. The chin has a sweat drainage hole on its underside. A very nice late Edo period example in good condition and a superb display piece. Please email me for further pictures
Edo Period Samurai Yoroi A Japanese Edo period samurai Yoroi or armour. The armour is for the chest (Do) and is complete with the kusazuri, which protect the hips, groin and posterior. The top of the armour has its original neck and shoulder padding and is fastened with 2 toggles over each shoulder. The main body of the armour is made of a series of steel plates with smaller lacquered metal plates woven together with a silk cord. The armour opens with a simple metal hinge on the left hand side. The kusazuri are made from layers of metal plates attached to the main body with silk cord, these hang freely allowing the wearer manoeuvrability. The inside of the armour is lined in black leather. The rear of the armour is missing its 'gattari' which enabled the mounting of a flag to the back. This example dates to the mid Edo period and is in overall sound condition. A superb display piece. Please email me for further pictures.
Imperial Japanese 1920 Census Medal A very good Imperial Japanese 1920 census medal in original presentation box. The reverse of the medal reads ‘Japanese Census Medal, Taisho 9‘. The medal was issued to the official census takers. The 30 mm medal has the traditional Japanese hook and eye fixing. Nice example.
Imperial Japanese Army 2 Place Medal Ribbon Bar An Imperial Japanese 2 place medal ribbon bar 1930’s. The bar has ribbons for: Manchuria Incident (1934) Order Of The Sacred Treasure 7.5 cm long by 1 cm tall.
Imperial Japanese Army Artillery Sake Cup An Imperial Japanese Army ceramic sake cup. The smaller sized ochoko shaped cup has a fantastic hand painted war flag on the interior. The cup celebrates an end of service of a soldier named ‘Kamioka’ from the Imperial army artillery. The cup has a diameter of 5.3 cm and stands at 2.8 cm tall. The cup has no chips or cracks and is a very nice example.
Imperial Japanese Army Cavalry Officer Figure 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.
Imperial Japanese Army China Incident Sake Cup A beautiful Imperial Japanese Army ceramic sake cup. The cup commemorates the China Incident. The helmet or Ochoko shaped cup has a fantastic hand painted interior with the Japanese national flag and an imperial army helmet above cherry blossoms. The exterior of the cup has embossed cherry blossoms along with a military poem. The cup has a diameter of 5.4 cm and stands at 2.8 cm tall and has no chips or cracks. A very nice example.
Imperial Japanese Army ID Book 1920’s A very nice pre WW2 Imperial Japanese Army Identification book or ‘Guntai Techo’. This early example is in good condition and is named to Infantry Private 1st class ‘Yoshikichi Hirao’. Born In February 1899 and enlisted in 1920, Pte Hirao served in the Imperial Japanese Army’s 18th Division with the 48th Regiment, 11th Company. This style or type of Imperial Japanese ID book was issued from 1912 to 1930. Tucked away in the back of the ID book is a 1930 dated 12 hour leave pass. The pass allowed Pte Hirao to leave the garrison on the 5th July between 06.30 to 18.00 hours. The sandy coloured canvas covered ID book has no damage and measures 12.4 cm tall by 8.6 cm wide. The 12 hour pass is in very good condition and measures 8 cm wide by 11.5 cm tall. A very interesting item. Please email for further pictures.
Imperial Japanese Army Imperial Guards Sake Tray A very unusual Japanese Imperial Guards sake tray. The red lacquered tray shows the Imperial Army star beside the Imperial Guards barracks and a network of telegraph communication poles. The raised sides of the tray are finished with a gold paint. The Imperial Guard of the Imperial Japanese Army was formed in 1867 and disbanded after WW2 in 1945. The tray reads ‘Imperial Guards 1st Telegraph Regiment’ and is named to a soldier ‘Hishida’. The tray measures 21 cm by 21 cm. Very interesting item and in good condition.
Imperial Japanese Army Metal Sake Cup An early Imperial Japanese Meiji period metal sake cup. The cup commemorates the End of Service for a soldier in the Imperial Japanese Army. The Sakazuki shaped cup reads ‘Dismissal Memorial’. The centre of the cup shows the star of the Imperial Japanese Army above a wreath. The cup has a diameter of 7.1 cm and stands at 2 cm tall. A good early metal example.
Imperial Japanese Army Metal Sake Cup A very early Imperial Japanese Army Meiji period metal sake cup. The Sakazuki shaped cup is plain in design with 2 Imperial stars on the outside. Circa late 1800’s. The non magnetic metal shows pitting and is in good solid condition with no damage. The cup has a diameter of 7.1 cm and stands at 2.6 cm tall. A very good early metal example.
Imperial Japanese Army Officers Sash A very nice Imperial Japanese Army officers dress sash. This sash would have been worn by officers up to the rank of Major. The red and 3 white striped sash is secured with a brass sliding buckle. A superb display piece in good condition.
Imperial Japanese Army Officers Water Bottle An early Imperial Japanese army officers water bottle. This model of canteen was in service from 1912 through to 1930. The canvas covered aluminium bottle is complete with original cork stopper and brass cap / cup. The canvas pouch the bottle sits in is complete and without holes. It is secured by 2 popper buttons either side of the canteens neck. The cover has very faint kanji script written on the front, this is almost certainly the officers name. The leather carry strap is present and complete. These earlier Japanese canteens are smaller than their post 1930 / WW2 successors. A good complete early example.
Imperial Japanese Army Sake Bottle An Imperial Japanese Army sake bottle. The blue ceramic bottle has an Imperial Japanese Army star painted inside a cherry blossom on one side and a tree mounted scroll on the opposite side. The bottle commemorates the ‘End Of Military Service’ to an infantry soldier named ‘Ohashi’. He served with the 13th Infantry Regiment. During WW2 the 13th Infantry Regiment saw action in the Solomon Islands. The bottle stands at 15 cm tall and is 6.3cm at it it’s widest point. Very good condition with no chips or cracks.
Imperial Japanese Army Sake Bottle A very nice Imperial Japanese Army sake bottle. The hexagonal white ceramic sake bottle commemorates the ‘End of Military Service’ for a soldier from the ‘41st Infantry Regiment’. The beautifully painted bottle shows cherry blossoms alongside the Japanese war flag with a rifle, all beneath the Imperial Army star. The bottle stands at 15 cm tall and is 6.4 cm wide. Good condition with no chips or cracks.
Imperial Japanese Army Sake Bottle An Imperial Japanese Army sake bottle. The blue ceramic bottle has an Imperial Japanese war flag beneath raised cherry blossoms on one side and a tree mounted scroll on the opposite side. The bottle commemorates the ‘End Of Military Service’ to an army doctor. The bottle stands at 15 cm tall and is 6.3cm at it it’s widest point. Good condition with no chips or cracks.
Imperial Japanese Army Sake Bottle A very nice Imperial Japanese Army sake bottle. The green ceramic bottle commemorates ‘Participation in large exercises’ and ‘Retirement memorial’ for a soldier in the 19th Infantry Regiment. The bottle shows painted chrysanthemums and leaves with a banner. The sake bottle stands at 14.5 cm and has a diameter of 6.5 cm. Good condition with no chips or cracks.
Imperial Japanese Army Sake Cup 20th Infantry Regiment A very nice Imperial Japanese Army ceramic sake cup. The Sakazuki shaped cup has a hand painted war flag and Imperial Army star on the interior. The cup celebrates the ’End of service’ for a soldier from the 20th Infantry Regiment. During WW2 the 20th Infantry Regiment was action in the Philippines, notably in the battle of Leyte. The cup has a diameter of 7.5 cm and stands at 3.1 cm tall and has no chips or cracks. A nice example.
Imperial Japanese Army Sake Cup 28th Infantry Regiment An Imperial Japanese Army ceramic sake cup. The Sakazuki shaped cup has a hand painted Imperial army star and the national war flag on the interior. The cup celebrates the ’End of service’ for a soldier named ‘Kuroda’ from the 28th Infantry Regiment. The cup has a diameter of 7.6 cm and stands at 3 cm tall and has no chips or cracks. A nice example.
Imperial Japanese Army Sake Cup 33rd Division A beautiful Imperial Japanese Army ceramic sake cup. The helmet or Ochoko shaped cup has a fantastic hand painted war flag with helmet and rifle on the interior. The cup celebrates a ‘Triumphant Memorial of the 33rd Division’. The outside of the cup has a raised Imperial Japanese star and the cup stands on 5 small feet, which form the shape of a cherry blossom. The 33rd Division was Involved in the First Battle of Changsha in China 1939, The Battle of Yenangyaung in Burma 1942 and The Battle of Imphal in Northern India 1944. The cup has a diameter of 5.5 cm and stands at 2.7 cm tall and has no chips or cracks. A very nice example.
Imperial Japanese Army Sake Cup 38th Infantry Regiment A fantastic Imperial Japanese Army sake cup. The finely turned wood and red lacquer cup shows a gold painted Order of the Rising Sun and is linked to the Imperial Japanese 38th Infantry Regiment. The Sakazuki shaped cup celebrates the end of service of a soldier in the 38th Infantry Regiment. The 38th Infantry Regiment originated in Nara. Nara is the capital city of Nara Prefecture in the Kansai region of Japan. The cup has a diameter of 9 cm and stands at 3 cm tall. A nice piece and in good condition.
Imperial Japanese Army Sake Cup 40th Infantry Regiment A very nice Imperial Japanese Army ceramic sake cup. The Sakazuki shaped cup has a hand painted national and war flag on the interior. The cup celebrates the ’End of service’ for a soldier from the 40th Infantry Regiment. The cup has a diameter of 6.5 cm and stands at 2.8 cm tall and has no chips or cracks. A nice example.
Imperial Japanese Army Sake Cup 41st Infantry Regiment A very nice Imperial Japanese Army ceramic sake cup. The Sakazuki shaped cup has a hand painted war flag and cherry blossom on the interior. The cup celebrates the ’End of service’ for a soldier named ‘Mitsui’ from the 41st Infantry Regiment. The 41st Infantry Regiment formed in 1888 and were involved in the First Sino-Japanese War, Boxer Rebellion, Russo-Japanese War and WW2. The cup has a diameter of 7.4 cm and stands at 3.2 cm tall and has no chips or cracks. A nice example.
Imperial Japanese Army Sake Cup 61st Infantry Regiment A beautiful Imperial Japanese Army ceramic sake cup. The helmet or ochoko shaped cup has a fantastic hand painted interior with a scroll, cherry blossoms and the imperial star. The exterior of the cup has a rural scene with a house and trees. The cup celebrates a soldiers ’Retirement Memorial from the 61st Infantry Regiment’. The 61st Infantry Regiment were involved in extensive fighting in the Philippines in 1944. The cup has a diameter of 5.3 cm and stands at 2.7 cm tall. No chips or cracks. An unusual example.
Imperial Japanese Army Sake Cup 61st Infantry Regiment A fantastic Imperial Japanese Army sake cup. The finely turned wood and red lacquer cup shows a Japanese Imperial Army star above gold painted crossed national and war flags. The Sakazuki shaped cup celebrates the end of service of a soldier in the 61st Infantry Regiment. The 61st Infantry Regiment originated in the city of Osaka, Japan 1888 with battle honours in the First Sino-Japanese War, Russo-Japanese War and fought extensively in WW2 (notably in the Philippines). The cup has a diameter of 8.4 cm and stands at 2.8 cm tall. A nice piece and in good condition.
Imperial Japanese Army Sake Cup 63rd Infantry Regiment A very nice Imperial Japanese Army ceramic sake cup. The ceramic helmet or Ochoko shaped cup has a fantastic hand painted Chrysanthemum and Imperial Japanese Army gold star on the interior. The cup celebrates an end of service of a soldier from the 63rd Infantry Regiment. The outside of the cup has raised cherry blossoms and a green base. The cup has a diameter of 5.5 cm and stands at 3 cm tall. The cup has no chips or cracks and is a very nice example.
Imperial Japanese Army Sake Tray A very nice Imperial Japanese Army sake tray. The black lacquered tray shows an artillery piece beneath the imperial star with a beautifully painted cherry blossom tree. The raised sides of the tray are finished with a gold paint. The tray reads ‘Retirement Memorial’ for a soldier named ‘Yamanishi’ from the Artillery. The tray measures 23 cm by 23 cm. Very good condition.
Imperial Japanese Army Shanghai Occupation Sake Bottle A very nice and uncommon shaped Imperial Japanese Army sake bottle. The green ceramic bottle commemorates the ‘Triumphant Memorial’ of the ‘Battle of Shanghai’ in 1937. The battle for Shanghai lasted 3 months in 1937 and was one of the largest and bloodiest battles fought between China and Imperial Japan. The bottle shows a painted furled Japanese war flag and an army helmet between 2 chrysanthemums. The sake bottle stands at 14.5 cm and has a diameter of 6.5 cm. Good condition with no chips or cracks.
Imperial Japanese Manchuko Foundation Merit Medal 1933 A Manchukuo National Foundation Merit Medal. The medal was established in 1933 to celebrate the birth of a new nation ‘Manchuko’, which was a puppet state of Imperial Japan. Manchuko was founded in 1932 after the Japanese invasion of Manchuria and remained under Japanese rule until the end of WW2 in 1945. The black lacquered bronze medal reads ‘National Foundation' and shows 2 stalks of grain tied with a bow. The reverse of the medal reads ‘Great Manchukuo National Foundation Merit Medal 1933’. The medal has the traditional Japanese hook and eye fixing and comes in its original presentation box. Good example.
Imperial Japanese Manchurian Incident Medal An Imperial Japanese Manchurian Incident medal. The Manchurian Incident or Mukden Incident was an event staged by Japanese military personnel as a pretext for the Japanese invasion in 1931 of northeastern China, known as Manchuria. The 30 mm bronze medal was awarded to those who served in the 1931-34 Manchurian Campaign. The medal was established in 1934 and abolished in 1946. The medal has the traditional Japanese hook and eye fixing and comes in its original presentation box. Good complete example.
Imperial Japanese Manchurian Incident Medal An Imperial Japanese Manchurian incident medal. The Manchurian Incident or Mukden Incident was an event staged by Japanese military personnel as a pretext for the Japanese invasion in 1931 of northeastern China, known as Manchuria. The 30 mm bronze medal was awarded to those who served in the 1931-34 Manchurian Campaign. The medal was established in 1934 and abolished in 1945. The medal has the traditional Japanese hook and eye fixing. Nice example.
Imperial Japanese Manchurian Incident Medal An Imperial Japanese Manchurian Incident medal. The Manchurian Incident or Mukden Incident was an event staged by Japanese military personnel as a pretext for the Japanese invasion in 1931 of northeastern China, known as Manchuria. The 30 mm bronze medal was awarded to those who served in the 1931-34 Manchurian Campaign. The medal was established in 1934 and abolished in 1946. The medal has the traditional Japanese hook and eye fixing and comes in its original presentation box. Good complete example.
Imperial Japanese Military Reservists Badge An Imperial Japanese military reservists badge. The Japanese military reservists association was founded in 1910 and originally an exclusively army organisation. In 1914 naval personnel were allowed to join. The organisation was dissolved at the end of WW2 in 1945. The pin back metal badge shows crossed swords and an anchor with an imperial army star. The badge measures 2.8 cm tall by 1.8 cm wide.
Imperial Japanese Navy Graduation Book 1939 A WW2 Imperial Japanese Navy graduation book. The black covered hardback book is dated for 1939 and is from the Yokosuka Naval Training Academy. The book has over 100 pages each with multiple pictures. The pictures show the basic training and then the specialist training and passing out parades with multiple class photographs. Each page has a glassine protective sheet to protect the images printed beneath. A very interesting insight to the Imperial Navy training. Overall good condition with no missing pages or damage. The book measures 22 cm wide and 15.5 cm tall with a depth of 2.3 cm.
Imperial Japanese Navy Mail Envelope An Imperial Japanese Navy mail envelope. The 1930’s paper envelope shows a Naval war flag alongside several battleships. The front reads ‘Imperial 10 Battleships’ The envelope measures 10 cm wide by 15 cm tall. Nice original example.
Imperial Japanese Navy Postcard An original Imperial Japanese Navy postcard. The post card shows Marshal Admiral Prince Fushimi Hiroyasu. The postcard reads ‘Your Highness Hiroyasu Fushimi‘. Prince Fushimi Hiroyasu served as chief of staff of the Imperial Japanese Navy from 1932 to 1941. The postcard measures 14 cm wide by 9 cm tall.
Imperial Japanese Navy Postcard An original Imperial Japanese Navy pre war postcard showing a patrol boat in rough seas. The front of the post card reads ‘Our Navy’s 1Mt Class’. The postcard measures 14.3 cm wide by 9 cm tall.
Imperial Japanese Navy Sake Cup An Imperial Japanese Navy sake cup. The fine ceramic Sakazuki shaped cup has a naval anchor between crossed Japanese national and war flags painted on the inside. The text reads ‘Navy sailor maturity memorial’. The underside of the cup shows the recipient sailors name ‘Masakiyo Nishikori’. The cup has a diameter of 7 cm and stands at 3 cm tall with no cracks or chips.
Imperial Japanese Navy Sake Cup An interesting early Meiji period (1868 - 1912) Imperial Japanese Navy sake cup. The very fine ceramic Ochoko cup has a beautiful wave and anchor scene painted on the inside. Above the image are early Japanese Kana symbols. The outside of the cup has painted vertical stripes in light and dark blues. An unusual and early Japanese Naval sake cup. The cup has a diameter of 5.2 cm and stands at 3 cm tall with no cracks or chips.
Imperial Japanese Navy SNLF Graduation Book 1938 A WW2 Imperial Japanese Navy Landing Forces (SNLF) graduation book. The black covered hardback book is dated for 1938 and is from the Kure Naval Training Academy. The book has 50 pages each with multiple pictures. The pictures show the basic training and then the specialist field training and passing out parades. Each page has a glassine protective sheet to protect the images printed beneath. A very interesting insight to the SNLF training. Overall good condition with no missing pages or damage. The book measures 29 cm wide and 19 cm tall with a depth of 2 cm.
Imperial Japanese Order Of The Rising Sun Medal 4th Class A superb Imperial Japanese Order of the Rising Sun 4th class medal. The Order of the Rising Sun was Japan’s first decoration, being instituted by Council of State Decree on 10 April 1875. The solid silver medal was awarded in eight classes with the class awarded depending on the rank of the recipient. The higher classes of the medal were usually reserved for officers. 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 nice example.
Imperial Japanese Order Of The Sacred Treasure Medal 6th Class 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.
Imperial Japanese Order Of The Sacred Treasure Medal 7th Class A very nice early Imperial Japanese Order of the Sacred Treasure 7th 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 nice early example.
Imperial Japanese Patriotic Military Haori A very nice Imperial Japanese civilian patriotic ‘Haori’. The Haori is worn over the Kimono as an extra layer. This example dates from the 1930’s early 1940’s and is a brown material with military images in the lining. The images show Japans military might at that time in the form of battleships, war planes, tanks and marching soldiers. A superb original item in good condition.
Imperial Japanese Russo War Medal 1904 1905 A fantastic boxed Japanese Russo - Japan war medal. The Russo-Japanese War was fought during 1904 and 1905 between the Russian Empire and the Empire of Japan over rival imperial ambitions in Manchuria and Korea. The war ended with a victory for the Japanese empire. The gilded bronze medal has the traditional Japanese hook and eye fixing. Good example in original box.
Imperial Japanese Russo War Medal 1904 1905 A nice Japanese Russo - Japan war medal. The Russo-Japanese War was fought during 1904 and 1905 between the Russian Empire and the Empire of Japan over rival imperial ambitions in Manchuria and Korea. The war ended with a victory for the Japanese empire. The gilded bronze medal has the traditional Japanese hook and eye fixing. Good example.
Imperial Japanese Russo War Medal 1904 1905 A fantastic boxed Japanese Russo - Japan war medal. The Russo-Japanese War was fought during 1904 and 1905 between the Russian Empire and the Empire of Japan over rival imperial ambitions in Manchuria and Korea. The war ended with a victory for the Japanese empire. The gilded bronze medal has the traditional Japanese hook and eye fixing. Good example in original box.
Imperial Japanese Russo War Metal Sake Cup 1905 An early Imperial Japanese Meiji period metal sake cup. The cup commemorates the Japanese victory over Russia in the Japan - Russo war of 1904 to 1905. The Sakazuki shaped cup reads ‘Victory And Triumphant Return’. The centre of the cup shows a Grand Cordon Of The Supreme Order Of The Chrysanthemum. The Supreme Order of the Chrysanthemum is Japan's highest order. The cup still retains some of its gilt finish on the interior. The cup has a diameter of 7.6 cm and stands at 2.1 cm tall. A good early metal example.
Imperial Japanese Russo War Sake Cup Set 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.
Imperial Japanese Sake Cup A fantastic Imperial Japanese sake cup. The finely turned wood and red lacquer cup shows a gold painted Paulownia. The details in the leaves are beautifully done. This design of the Paulownia is also the design of the ‘Order of the Rising Sun’ medal. The Paulownia tree, or ‘Kiri’ in Japanese, has a traditional significance in Japan where it is considered a symbol of good luck, and of life. The cup has a diameter of 8.9 cm and stands at 3.1 cm tall. A nice early example in excellent condition.
Imperial Japanese Showa Enthronement Medal 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.
Imperial Japanese Showa Enthronement Medal 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 good example.
Imperial Japanese Showa Enthronement Medal 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’ A very good example.
Japan Russo War Dead Incense Burner A very nice Japanese Russo war (1904 - 1905) war dead incense burner. The brass incense burner bowl stands on 3 legs with a chain around its circumference and an anchor at the front. The underside of the bowl reads ‘Memorial’. The burner measures 5” tall with a 4” diameter. A very nice piece.
Japanese 1914 - 1915 War Medal A uncommon Imperial Japanese 1914 - 1915 war medal. Awarded to Japanese troops who fought alongside the British to capture the German port of Tsingtao, China, and to Japanese Naval Forces who captured German ports in the South Seas. Often confused with the 1914 - 1920 War Medal. The reverse of the medal reads ‘Taisho 3 - 4 (1914-1915) War Service’. A good example.
Japanese 1914 - 1920 War Medal A very nice Japanese 1914 - 1920 war medal in original presentation box. There was an earlier and nearly identical 1914-15 medal that commemorated the Japanese capture of Tsingtao, but then the dates were extended to cover Japanese deployment to Siberia to counter the Bolsheviks at the end of WWI. The reverse of the medal reads 'Taisho 3 - 9 (1914-20) War Service’ The dark metal medal has a diameter of 30 mm. Very good condition and in original presentation box.
Japanese China Incident Sake Bottle An unusual Imperial Japanese Army sake bottle. The ceramic brown flecked effect bottle celebrates the ‘China Incident Memorial’. The front of the bottle has yellow kanji around a yellow imperial army star. The neck of the bottle has red kanji. The bottle stands at 15 cm tall and has a width of 6 cm at the widest point. Good condition with no cracks or damage.
Japanese Manchuria Incident 3 Place Medal Ribbon Bar An Imperial Japanese Manchuria incident 3 place medal ribbon bar. The bar has ribbons for (right to left): Manchuria Incident (1931) Order of The Rising Sun Order of The Sacred Treasure Original item in good condition. 11 cm long by 1 cm tall.
Japanese Order Of The Sacred Treasure Medal 8th Class A very nice Japanese Order of the Sacred Treasure 8th 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. The medal has the traditional Japanese hook and eye fixing. A very nice example.
Japanese Samurai Kabuto Helmet On Pillow A very nice Japanese samurai ’Kabuto’ or helmet ornament on pillow. These helmets were made in a variety of sizes from miniature to full size to celebrate the annual ‘Boys Day’ in Japan on the 5th May. The heavy blackened metal helmet has a brass kuwagata at the front along with silk string ties. The Kabuto sits on a gold and red silk pillow with paulownia leaf decorations and green corner ties. The helmet measures 9” across and 7” tall and weighs 1.2 kgs. The pillow measures 9” wide by 7” deep and just under 2” tall. A good example and superb display piece.
Japanese Taisho Enthronement Medal 1915 A Japanese Taisho enthronement medal. The Taisho Emperor ascended to the throne upon the death of his father in 1912, the ceremonies were held in 1915. The front of the medal shows a golden chrysanthemum and imperial banners with the word ‘Banzai’ written on them. The reverse of the medal reads ‘Taisho 4 (1915) November, Enthronement Commemorative Medal’. The medal has the traditional Japanese hook and eye fixing. Good example.
Japanese WW1 Victory Medal A Japanese WW1 victory medal. The 36 mm bronze medal was issued to Japanese soldiers that served in the First World War. The medal was established in September 1920. The rear of the medal is missing it’s hook, but the eye fixing is present. Complete with original ribbon. Good example.
Korean War RAF Thermos Flask 1951 An RAF Korean War thermos flask dated for 1951. The black crinkle effect flask is complete with its original cork stopper. The base of the flask is stamped with a broad arrow and dated ‘1951’. The flask is in good condition with the majority of the instruction sticker still present. The glass interior is in good condition with no cracks or damage. These are almost exactly the same as the WW2 RAF flasks with only a couple of minor differences. The flask stands at 25 cm tall and has a diameter of 12 cm.
M1 Garand Clip 8 x .30-06 An M1 Garand clip of 8 x .30-06 deactivated rounds as used in the U.S M1 Garand rifle. Great display or re-enactors item. *****UK SHIPPING ONLY*****
Meiji Period Samurai Hanging Scroll A beautiful Japanese Meiji period hanging scroll. The paper backed silk scroll depicts a Japanese samurai in full war armour. The scroll is signed ‘Yoroi Musha’ which translates as samurai armour. The colours in the picture are stunning. The height of the scroll is 6 feet, while the silk picture itself is 4 ft 2” tall by 14” wide. A very nice piece of antique art.
Original WW2 ‘B32 Dominator’ Aircraft Recognition Poster 1945 An original WW2 aircraft recognition poster dated January 1945. The poster shows an American B-32 Dominator bomber printed by Fosh & Cross Ltd. Shows the silhouette of the bomber from the front, underside and side. Has been folded and has some tears and dog-eared corners etc. These would have been used in training schools and also found in Mess huts on active RAF bases. 38 cm wide by 56 cm tall. These would look fantastic framed. Original wartime poster.
Pair Of Imperial Japanese Russo War Commemorative Trays A pair of Imperial Japanese Army Russo war commemorative pin trays. The pair of copper trays are identical and show the crossed Japanese national and war flags alongside the imperial army star. The kanji reads ‘Leaving Military Service Commemoration’. The trays both have fantastic detailing and a nice patination. Each tray measures 11 cm wide by 8 cm tall.
Pair WW2 Japanese Parade Flags A pair of WW2 Japanese paper and bamboo parade flags. The rice paper flags are the Japanese national emblem (Hinomaru), white with a red ink centre circle. Each flag is attached to a piece of bamboo. The naively made flags are complete and show considerable age with foxing and signs of storage but are complete and without damage. The paper flags each measure 27 cm across by 20 cm tall. The bamboo sticks measure 53 cm each. A nice surviving pair.
Pre WW2 Hitler Youth ‘Metallarbeiter‘ Magazines A very interesting group of 10 pre WW2 Hitler Youth Metallarbeiter (Metal Worker) magazines. The original magazines are all dated from 1934 and 1935. The black and white publications were printed in Berlin and are full of photos and propaganda of the time, all aimed at the Hitler Youth. The group consists of editions: 21 July 1934 18 August 1934 24 November 1934 1 June 1935 8 June 1935 15 June 1935 29 June 1935 20 July 1935 3 August 1935 14 September 1935 All magazines are individually sleeved and are in good condition with age related browning to the paper. Each magazine measures 24 cm tall by 16.5 cm wide. Very nice glimpse into the prewar German Hitler youth.
Pre WW2 Imperial Japanese Navy Postcard An original Japanese pre war postcard showing a line of battleships in rough seas. The front of the post card reads ‘The voyage of the main battleship fights the angry waves’. The postcard measures 14.3 cm wide by 9 cm tall. Nice original item.
Pre WW2 Imperial Japanese Navy Postcard An original Japanese pre war postcard showing the Imperial Navy ship ‘Hiei’. The Hiei was a Kongo class battlecruiser and among the most heavily armed ships in any navy when built. The postcard reads ‘Battleship Hiei, Special Naval Review 1936’. The Hiei was sunk following the Battle of Guadalcanal in 1942. The postcard measures a touch under 14 cm wide by 9 cm tall.
Royal Navy Commodores Flag A very large old Royal Navy Commodores broad pennant flag. The large cotton flag is panel stitched and has its original bronze Inglefield clips. The hoist is stamped ‘Commodore 8 BDTH’ indicating its size of 8 breadth. 8 breadth flags are used by the Royal Navy for its largest ships, aircraft carriers and amphibious warfare ships. The flag shows some considerable age, but without any date stamps it’s hard to date it exactly. The fabric, stamp font and older style Inglefield clips place it from anywhere between the early to mid 1900’s. The flag measures nearly 12 feet long by 6 feet tall with no holes and is in good condition for its age. Very large and uncommon flag. Stunning display piece. Please email for further photos.
Samurai Jingasa A very nice Meiji period samurai jingasa. The jingasa, or camp hat, was a type of headdress worn by Japanese warriors when traveling or encamped. Jingasa’s were typically made of straw, canvas or wood and then lacquered, making them especially lightweight and waterproof. This example has its original lining, which is often missing, along with a family mon or crest. The hat has a diameter of 42 cm. Nice example in good complete condition.
Samurai Kote A pair of late Edo period samurai ’Kote’. The Kote (iron sleeves) are one of the principle parts of the samurai armour. They typically extend from the shoulder to the hand with some variants only covering the arms. These kote cover the full length from the shoulder to the hands. These examples are made from a green linen with a stitched chainmail covering and iron plates for added protection. The inner elbow area has less chainmail to aid movement. The kote are in good overall condition with age related wear. Each kote measures 68 cm long. Nice examples.
Soviet AK AMP 69 Rifle Grenade (Inert) A vintage Soviet Hungarian AK AMP 69 rifle fired grenade for use with the AKM assault rifle. The grenade is marked ‘GYAKORLO’ which is Hungarian for ‘practice’, along with ‘1-77-33’. The projectile measures 40 cm long and weighs just over 600 grams. Superb collectors or display piece. *****UK SHIPPING ONLY*****
Soviet F1 ‘Limonka’ Hand Grenade (Inert) An inert Soviet F1 fragmentation grenade. The Soviet F1 hand grenade is an anti-personnel fragmentation grenade. It is based on the French F1 grenade and contains a 60-gram explosive charge of TNT. Due to the grenades shape it was nicknamed ‘Limonka’ (lemon) by the soviet soldiers. The F1 was introduced during World War II and subsequently redesigned post-war. It has a steel exterior that is notched to facilitate fragmentation upon detonation. The inert black grenade is complete with screw in fuse assembly with fly off lever and ring pull, along with a transit plug. Very nice collectors piece. Would also look great on a desk or as a paper weight. *****UK SHIPPING ONLY*****
Swiss M57 Bayonet A Swiss SIG Stgw (Sturmgewehr) 57 assault rifle bayonet. These were manufactured from 1957 to 1983 by Wenger, the same company that manufacture Swiss army knives. The ricasso is serial numbered ‘167629’. Blade length is 24 cm and overall length is 37 cm. A good example. OVER 18'S ONLY *****UK SHIPPING ONLY*****
Victorian Military Kit Bag Lock A very well made Victorian kit bag lock by S. W. Silver & Co, London’. The heavy brass D shaped lock is a noticeable step up from the more common examples. S.W. Silver & Company began in the 18th Century as Colonial and Army agents, clothiers and outfitters principally to those in the Army and Colonial Service, as well as acting as shipping agents for such people travelling overseas. The company was renamed in 1898. This dates the item at anywhere from 120 to 180 years old. 12 cm long by 8 cm tall. Very nice item.
Vintage 1977 British Military Martindale No2 Golok A vintage 1977 dated British military No2 Golok or machete by ‘Martindale of Birmingham’. The Golok was the standard British forces tool for jungle warfare and training. The vintage Golok is marked ‘Martindale, Birmingham, Made In England’ along with its etched crocodile ‘Registered’ logo. The other side of the blade is marked with a broad arrow and the date 1977 with a stores ref: 20 / 9242. The Golok comes with its original sheath which is leather covered. The Golok handle is also leather wrapped and has a good solid lanyard. The leather and stitching is of good quality. The item shows age but still holds a keen edge and is very usable today. Overall length 47 cm and blade length 33 cm. Sheathed weight 740 grams. OVER 18'S ONLY *****UK SHIPPING ONLY*****
Vintage Polish 7.62mm Drill Rounds A very interesting vintage box of 20 Polish 7.62 mm plastic tipped drill or training rounds. The rounds all have a copper washed and fluted jacket with a plastic percussion cap. The rounds headstamp reads ‘21 77’. Which is factory code ‘21’ and the year 1977 ‘77’. The drill rounds come in an old cardboard box with the number ‘23’ stamped next to the word ‘Treningowe’ which translates from Polish says Training. These would have been used for training soldiers on the Mosin Nagant rifle. An interesting item. *****UK SHIPPING ONLY*****
WW1 German Deer Foot Trench Knife Solingen A WW1 German deer foot trench knife or ‘kampfmesser’. The ricasso still has the ‘Solingen’ mark partially visible Along with some very faint makers marks. The knife still has a very sharp edge with no nicks or chips with light blackening of the blade. The cross guard still has its original felt band. These early Solingen hunting knives were very popular with German and Austrian soldiers during WW1. The leather scabbard is complete with no holes. The blade measures 4.5” long and the overall knife length is 9.25”. A very good example. OVER 18'S ONLY *****UK SHIPPING ONLY*****
WW1 German Granatenwerfer Mortar Round A very nice WW1 German Granatenwerfer mortar round. The inert mortar round is complete with its original nose fuse and tail fins. These large rounds were fired from the portable "Granatenwerfer 16", which was introduced in 1916. The Granatenwerfer 16 was a German grenade thrower which bridged the gap between hand-thrown grenades and the light mortar. Granatenwerfer translates in English to ‘Grenade Launcher’. The round measures 28 cm long by 11 cm at its widest point. 1.6 kg in weight. A very good example. *****UK SHIPPING ONLY*****
WW1 Lee Enfield Mk4 Oil Bottle A WW1 Lee Enfield Mk4 brass oil bottle. The oil bottle was manufactured by ‘J.J.B.’ for J & J Bent of Birmingham. JJB manufactured Enfield oil bottles for the duration of the war from 1914 to 1918. This is the earlier JJB bottle with a box around the makers name, later in the war a simplified version without the box was produced. The bottle has a good clear broad arrow stamp and is complete with leather washer and spoon.
WW1 Royal Artillery Cap Badge A nice original WW1 Royal Artillery cap badge with slide attachment. The badge shows a kings crown above a wheeled artillery piece. OR’s non rotating wheel. In 1916 an unpierced ‘economy’ version was introduced. The unpopular economy version was replaced in 1917 with a wire strengthener to the rear of the crown. Good original WW1 badge.
WW2 Axis Forces Pencil A WW2 German made pencil made for the Japanese Army. The black unsharpened pencil is marked: ‘Kriegs Bedarf No 259 O.M.P’ (followed by the Japanese Army star and in Japanese kanji) ’Army’. ‘Kriegs Bedarf’ from German to English translates as ‘War Needs’. I have searched extensively and can find no reference to, or pictures of similar items. A very interesting and unique item. The pencil measures 17.5 cm long.
WW2 British 30th Corps In Germany Booklet 1945 An original WW2 30th Corps in Germany Booklet. The 1945 dated booklet contains 80 pages including photographs and pictures along with a colour folding map of occupied Germany. The booklet explains 30th Corps history and battles, from Alamein to Cuxhaven to its occupational role in Germany. The book is complete and solid with some foxing. The book measures 23 cm wide by 15 cm tall. Fantastic original item.
WW2 Browning M1917 Heavy Machine Gun Booklet An original 1942 dated M1917 Browning Heavy Machine Gun booklet printed in Aldershot, England by Gale & Polden Ltd. The booklet is written with the needs of both students and instructors in mind, and is designed so that it can be referred to directly while the gun is at the reader's side. Illustrated with photographs the booklet has chapters on field stripping, stoppages, tripod mounting etc. Overall very good condition with light browning of the paper and some rust to the staples. The booklet measures 19 cm tall by 12.5 cm wide. A good original example.
WW2 Era Imperial Japanese Navy Ship Nagara Postcard An original Japanese wartime postcard showing the Imperial Navy ship ‘Nagara’. The Nagara was a light cruiser and the lead ship of her class. The Nagara was torpedoed and sunk by the USS Croaker in 1944. The postcard measures a touch under 14 cm wide by 9 cm tall. Nice original item.
WW2 German 1942 Police Day Badge A WW2 German Police Day badge dated for 1942. The zinc badge was a Third Reich fund raising item for the ‘Tag der Polizei’ or Police Day. The rear of the pin fastened badge is maker marked ‘G4’. Very good condition. The badge is 2.5 cm tall by 3 cm wide.
WW2 German Parade Trumpet Banner A WW2 German parade trumpet banner. The thick multi panel stitched banner is double sided. On one side, a swastika is embroidered onto a white circle and a German Cross embroidered on the top left. The reverse of the banner has an embroidered German National tri-colour shield. The banner has 3 cord attachments on its top. The piece has no holes and shows some fading of colour. This piece was originally from a school in the German Sudetenland in northern Czechoslovakia. The banner measures 47 cm tall by 47 cm wide. Please email for further pictures.
WW2 Imperial Japanese 3 Place Medal Ribbon Bar A very nice WW2 Imperial Japanese 3 place medal ribbon bar. The bar has ribbons for (right to left): Red Cross Medal China Incident Medal (1939) Order of The Rising Sun Original item in good condition. 11 cm long by 1 cm tall.
WW2 Imperial Japanese Army Captain Dress Shoulder Boards A fantastic pair of WW2 Imperial Japanese Army officers dress uniform shoulder boards in original case. The high quality boards are of a heavy braided bullion design and each have 3 stars signifying the rank of Captain. 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 4.5 cm wide. Very good set with original case.
WW2 Imperial Japanese Army Ceramic Bowl A WW2 Imperial Japanese Army ceramic rice bowl. The ceramic bowl would have been used in an army mess hall and has the army star on the bowls front. This is an uncommon larger sized bowl and is in very good condition with no chips or cracks. During WW2 the Japanese government unified each of its districts kilns and gave each a control number. This example was produced by the ‘Shida Porcelain Co’ from the ‘Saga’ prefecture of Japan. The bowl has 17 cm diameter and stands at 7.5 cm tall with a weight of 400 grams. A very good larger sized and undamaged example.
WW2 Imperial Japanese Army Combat Boots 1944 A pair of WW2 Japanese Army combat boots. The boots are complete with their original laces and have no holes or damage. Both pull tabs are present. The inside top of each boot is numbered ‘10.7’ indicating the size in Japanese, this is the equivalent of a European size 40. The soles both have the army stamp and date the boots to ‘Showa 19’ (1944). A very nice complete pair.
WW2 Imperial Japanese Army Field Cap A WW2 Imperial Japanese army enlisted man / NCO’s field cap. The green wool cap has a cloth Imperial army star sewn to its from along with its leather chinstrap. The chinstrap is secured with metal buttons. Both sides of the cap have 3 ventilation holes and the rear has its is original cord tie. The cap is complete with its leather sweatband and has had its liner removed. A good solid example in field worn condition.
WW2 Imperial Japanese Army ID Book A WW2 Imperial Japanese Army Identification Book or ‘Guntai Techo’. This example belonged to an Imperial Guards cavalry soldier named, ‘Yoshimi Daita’. Yoshimi joined the army in January 1941 and served with the Imperial Guards cavalry in the Eastern 4th unit where he rose fairly quickly through the ranks. The last promotion recorded in the book is of Yoshimi being promoted to the rank of Colour Sergeant in 1944. C/Sgt Yoshimi survived the war. The green canvas covered ID book is in good condition and measures 12.5 cm tall by 8.5 cm wide. A good example.
WW2 Imperial Japanese Army Leather Gaiters A fantastic pair of WW2 Japanese leather gaiters. The dark brown leather gaiters are complete with both straps and buckles present on each one. The sizing number ‘62’ is stamped below the top buckle of both gaiters. They are named on the inside of both gaiters to a ‘Sergeant Hamabe’. Each gaiter measures 32 cm tall. A very nice solid pair.
WW2 Imperial Japanese Army Lieutenant Dress Shoulder Boards A fantastic pair of WW2 Imperial Japanese Army officers dress uniform shoulder boards in original case. The high quality boards are of a heavy braided bullion design and each have 2 stars signifying the rank of Lieutenant. 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 4.5 cm wide. Very good complete set with original case.
WW2 Imperial Japanese Army Mail Card A WW2 Japanese army mail card. The mail card was sent by a soldier named ‘Suguru Iyo’ from Korea back to family member ‘Seijiro Iyo’ of the Okayama prefecture, Japan. Dated 1st February 1942, the card reads: ‘How are you all? I'm fine. The climate here is getting warmer little by little. I think Japan is the same. Take care of yourself. Goodbye’. The card has an Imperial Army stamp on the front showing a mounted Samurai along with ‘Army Internal Affairs Department’ printed in red. The card measures 14 cm tall by 9 cm wide. A good example.
WW2 Imperial Japanese Army Mail Card Group A WW2 Japanese army mail card group. The group of 3 mail cards were sent by a soldier named ‘Osamu Futai’ stationed in the Philippines back to family members ‘Masue (mother) and Ryuji (brother) Futai’ in Kyoto city, Japan. The first card, dated 26th January 1944, reads: I'm sorry for the letter after a long absence. I'm fine so don't worry about me. I will definitely do my best for the country. I pray for everyone's health. Goodbye. The second card, dated 20th March 1944, Osamu asks after his father and states his sadness at how how he missed him seeing him off at the station before leaving for the war. The last card, undated, Osamu writes that he hopes his mother is looking and feeling well. And expresses his surprise at his brother (Ryuji) being drafted into the army. The cards have the Imperial Army star on the front along with ‘Army Internal Affairs Department’ printed in red. Each card measures 14 cm tall by 9 cm wide. A very nice and uncommon group.
WW2 Imperial Japanese Army Major Dress Shoulder Boards 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.
WW2 Imperial Japanese Army Medical Warrant Officer Shoulder Boards A pair of WW2 Imperial Japanese Army Medical Warrant Officers dress uniform shoulder boards. The boards are of a heavy braided silver and gold bullion design. 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. Each board measures 14 cm long by 4 cm wide. Nice original pair.
WW2 Imperial Japanese Army Medics Armband A very uncommon WW2 Japanese Army medics armband or patch. Unlike the European and American medics the Japanese field insignia was not technically an armband, it was a cloth patch that was attached with safety pins to the top of the arm of the uniform. This original example is a cotton rectangle with a red cross sewn onto the centre. The top right of the insignia shows the military stamp. The item measures 18 cm long by 12 cm tall. A very nice original piece.
WW2 Imperial Japanese Army Mess Tin A good complete WW2 Japanese Army ‘Hango’ or mess / rice cooker set. The aluminium set comprises of the main mess tin, small tray insert and lid. The main container has its metal carry handle. The front of the rice cooker has a metal loop for attaching to the army backpack. Interestingly this example was originally named to a ‘Matsumoto’, which has been scratched over and a different name of ‘Niijima’ has been written. This has presumably been reissued later in the war. Some of the original khaki paint is visible on the lid and sides while the rest of the body is blackened from field use. The set is dated for ‘Showa 17’ (1942). A good complete example in field used condition with no holes, dents or damage.
WW2 Imperial Japanese Army Mess Tin A good complete WW2 Japanese Army ‘Hango’ or mess / rice cooker set. The aluminium set comprises of the main mess tin, small tray insert and lid. The main container has its metal carry handle. The front of the rice cooker has a metal loop for attaching to the army backpack. This example is named to a soldier named ‘Kodaira’. Most of the original khaki paint is present with only the base blackened from light field use. The set is dated for ‘Showa 16’ (1941). A good complete example in very good condition with no holes, dents or damage.
WW2 Imperial Japanese Army Mess Tin A good complete WW2 Japanese Army ‘Hango’ or mess / rice cooker set. The aluminium set comprises of the main mess tin, small tray insert and lid. The main container has its metal carry handle. The front of the rice cooker has a metal loop for attaching to the army backpack. This example is named to a soldier named ‘Ishizuka’. Some of the original khaki paint is present with the sides and the base blackened from field use. The set is dated for ‘Showa 17’ (1942). A good complete example in good condition with no holes.
WW2 Imperial Japanese Army Mess Tin A good complete WW2 Japanese Army ‘Hango’ or mess / rice cooker set. The aluminium set comprises of the main mess tin, small tray insert and lid. The main container has its metal carry handle. The front of the rice cooker has a metal loop for attaching to the army backpack. Most of the original khaki paint is present with the sides and the base blackened from field use. The set is dated for ‘Showa 18’ (1943) and manufactured in Osaka. A good complete example in good condition with no holes.
WW2 Imperial Japanese Army Officers Map Case A very nice WW2 Japanese army officers leather map case. The brown leather case is complete with its original undamaged leather strap. The main body of the case consists of 2 compartments with an internal leather divider. The rear of the case has a single flap closed pocket. The front has 2 sets of holders for pens and pencils. Above the main securing strap on the front of the case is a stitched Imperial Army star. The case measures 20 cm wide by 27 cm tall and 5 cm deep. The leather has a fantastic rich brown patina. A very good example in good condition with no rips or damage.
WW2 Imperial Japanese Army Officers Sword Tassel A superb WW2 Imperial Japanese Army Officers Gunto sword tassel. The brown and blue tassel is for a company grade officer from the rank of Lieutenant to Captain. Excellent original example in very good condition.
WW2 Imperial Japanese Army Officers Type 5 Canteen An original WW2 Imperial Japanese Army officers canteen / water bottle. The type 5 water bottle was introduced in 1930 and was continued until the end of the war in 1945. The bottle has its original screw cap / cup with cork and the canvas jacket the bottle sits in is complete with its 4 press stud fasteners and carry strap. One of the best examples I’ve seen.
WW2 Imperial Japanese Army Officers Uniform A WW2 Imperial Japanese Army officers Type 3 uniform. The Type 3 was an officers only uniform and was introduced in 1943. It was similar to the Type 98 uniform and reintroduced cuff insignias consisting of stripes of dark green or brown braid on the cuff to indicate company, field or general officers. This example belonged to a 2nd lieutenant indicated by the collar insignia. The field worn example consists of tunic and breeches. Both the tunic and breeches have all the original buttons and fixings. Both items have small moth holes and field usage from the war. Superb display item.
WW2 Imperial Japanese Army Raincoat A WW2 Imperial Japanese Army enlisted mans / NCO’s raincoat. The raincoat has its original wooden button fixed hood along with all front closure buttons. The coat is date stamped 1944 and manufactured in Tokyo. A good example with no holes or rips.
WW2 Imperial Japanese Army Sake Bottle A WW2 Imperial Japanese Army sake bottle. The ceramic bottle is hand painted with cherry blossoms and an Imperial Japanese Army war flag. The bottle commemorates the ‘End Of Military Service from 21st Infantry Regiment’. The 21st Infantry Regiment was part of the Imperial Japanese Armies 5th Division. With its combat experience and record in China, the 5th Division was considered one of the best units in the Imperial Japanese Army. On 12 October 1940 it was placed under the direct control of Imperial General Headquarters and saw extensive service in the Pacific theatre of WW2. The bottle stands at 14.5 cm tall and is 6 cm at it it’s widest point. Very good condition with no chips or cracks.
WW2 Imperial Japanese Army Sgt Majors Collar Tabs A pair of WW2 Japanese Army Sgt Majors collar insignia / tabs. The Sgt Major rank is indicated by the 3 stars on a yellow stripe with red backing. Late war bevo style. Both tabs are in field worn condition with some fading. Nice original pair.
WW2 Imperial Japanese Army Shussei Nobori A large WW2 Imperial Japanese Army Going To War Banner (Shussei Nobori). The silk banner shows the Imperial Japanese Army Star along with the crossed national and war flags of Japan above a hand written message. The bottom of the banner has a silk fringe. The hand written message reads: ‘Congratulations Departure Kikumatsu Furuike From Kunizo Fukuhara’. These banners were used to celebrate the entry of young men into the military and displayed at the going away party. The fine silk banner has some light foxing and no holes and is in good condition. The banner measures 6 feet tall by 2 feet wide. A good larger sized example and superb display piece.
WW2 Imperial Japanese Army Tropical Mittens A pair of WW2 Japanese Army tropical mittens. The green canvas mittens were designed for covering the hands and wrists to protect from mosquito bites in tropical climates. Both mittens have fold back finger and thumb panels to enable normal use of the hands. The inside shows a military stamp and dates the mittens to 1944. Very good condition with no holes or damage.
WW2 Imperial Japanese Army Trousers A pair of WW2 Imperial Japanese Army enlisted man / NCO’s wool trousers. The trousers are complete with all the original wooden buttons and waist belt. Manufactured in Osaka and dated 'Showa 18' (1943). 2 side pockets. Good condition with no rips, repairs or holes.
WW2 Imperial Japanese Army Type 45 Officers Service Cap A WW2 Imperial Japanese Army officers type 45 peaked service cap. The khaki coloured cap has red piping and a red band with the Imperial army star at the centre. The leather chinstrap is secured with 2 cherry blossom design buttons and is complete without damage. The internal leather sweatband and silk lining are both complete and show age related wear. The black silk lining is decorated with a cherry blossom design. There are some small moth holes and the hat is in overall good condition. Good display piece.
WW2 Imperial Japanese Army Type 99 Backpack 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.
WW2 Imperial Japanese Killed In Action Badge A WW2 Japanese Killed In Action (KIA) or Bereavement Badge. These were given to families who lost a loved one in, or as a result of injuries from the war. The pin fastened medal bears a cherry blossom on the front and the reverse reads ‘Military Bereavement Award’. In addition to the badge the bereaved family received a pension and funeral expenses along with help for school tuition for school-age children. The wooden presentation box has a yellow suede interior and measures 12.3 cm tall by 6.5 cm wide and 2.1 cm deep. Both the badge and presentation box are in very good condition. A very interesting piece.
WW2 Imperial Japanese Killed In Action Badge A WW2 Japanese Killed In Action (KIA) or Bereavement Badge. These were given to families who lost a loved one in, or as a result of injuries from the war. The pin fastened medal bears a cherry blossom on the front and the reverse reads ‘Military Bereavement Award’. In addition to the badge the bereaved family received a pension and funeral expenses along with help for school tuition for school-age children. The wooden presentation box has a yellow suede interior and measures 12.3 cm tall by 6.5 cm wide and 2.1 cm deep. Both the badge and presentation box are in very good condition. A very interesting piece.
WW2 Imperial Japanese Killed In Action Badge A WW2 Japanese Killed In Action (KIA) or Bereavement Badge. These were given to families who lost a loved one in, or as a result of injuries from the war. The pin fastened medal bears a cherry blossom on the front and the reverse reads ‘Military Bereavement Award’. In addition to the badge the bereaved family received a pension and funeral expenses along with help for school tuition for school-age children. The wooden presentation box has a yellow suede interior and measures 12.3 cm tall by 6.5 cm wide and 2.1 cm deep. Both the badge and presentation box are in very good condition.
WW2 Imperial Japanese Killed In Action Badge A WW2 Japanese Killed In Action (KIA) or Bereavement Badge. These were given to families who lost a loved one in, or as a result of injuries from the war. The pin fastened medal bears a cherry blossom on the front and the reverse reads ‘Military Bereavement Award’. In addition to the badge the bereaved family received a pension and funeral expenses along with help for school tuition for school-age children. The wooden presentation box has a yellow suede interior and measures 12.3 cm tall by 6.5 cm wide and 2.1 cm deep. Both the badge and presentation box are in very good condition.
WW2 Imperial Japanese Military Wound Badge A very nice WW2 Japanese military wound badge. The badge was issued in two versions, Senshou (wounded in battle) and Koushou (wounded in public service). This is the 1938 - 1945 Senshou award for wounded in battle. The badge is a gilt silver with deep red enamel. The reverse of the badge reads ‘Military wound badge’ and is fixed by a double pin fastening. The badge is in very good condition.
WW2 Imperial Japanese Navy Bento Box A fantastic WW2 Imperial Japanese Navy Bento or food tin. The IJN used the aluminium bento boxes throughout WW2 for both ships crews and the SNLF (special naval landing forces) both on ship and when ashore. The top of the box is embossed with an anchor and the kanji beneath reads ‘Department of Navy’. The bento box measures 19 cm long by 14 cm wide and 5.5 cm tall. A very uncommon item.
WW2 Imperial Japanese Navy Cap Tally A WW2 Imperial Japanese navy enlisted mans cap tally. The early printed style cap tally has faded slightly but is complete and without damage. The cap tally reads ‘Dai Nippon Teikoku Kaigun’ which translates to ‘Navy of the Greater Japanese Empire‘. Good original example.
WW2 Imperial Japanese Navy Ink Stamp A very nice WW2 Imperial Japanese Navy Hanko or ink stamp. The hanko comes in a green tin with the imperial Japanese war flag painted on the lid. The inside of the tin lid is printed the Imperial rescript to soldiers and sailors: Should be loyal Should be polite Should be brave Should be faithful Should be frugal The tin contains 2 compartments with ink and 2 compartments for the stamps. The smaller red stamp is not present. The larger black stamp has the sailors number printed on the back ‘17239’. The tin measures 8.5 cm long by 5.5 cm wide and 1.5 cm tall.
WW2 Imperial Japanese Navy Officers Cap (Cased) A superb Imperial Japanese Navy officer’s visor cap complete with original storage case. The blue wool cap has its original removable summer cover. The cap is in good condition with no moth holes. The front of the cap has the bullion Navy badge above the visor and chinstrap secured with IJN buttons. The inside of the cap has the silk lining and leather sweatband both complete and in very nice condition. Under the sweatband shows the officers name ‘Murakami’. The cap comes with its hard case with side clasps. A very good example with summer cover and case.
WW2 Imperial Japanese Navy Officers Field Cap A WW2 Imperial Japanese Navy officers field cap. The blue material peaked cap has 2 white rings stitched to the outside indicating an officer rank. The chinstrap is complete and secured with brass Imperial Navy buttons. The inside of the cap is lined and has a leather sweatband. Overall good condition.
WW2 Imperial Japanese Navy Officers Summer Uniform A WW2 Imperial Japanese Navy officers summer uniform. The uniform consists of a white tunic and trousers. The uniform belonged to a Sub Lieutenant as indicated by the 2 cherry blossoms on the shoulder boards. The uniform was manufactured by ‘Cho Jiya M. Koyagi’ and the tunic is complete with golden coloured IJN buttons and vented armpits. The trousers are complete with all the original buttons and fixings. Both the the tunic and trousers are named. A very nice set in good condition with no holes or damage.
WW2 Imperial Japanese Navy Officers Tropical Sun Helmet A WW2 Imperial Japanese navy officers tropical sun / pith helmet. The tan khaki covered cork helmet has an early IJN copper badge on its front. Either side of the helmet are 2 ventilation holes along with the top ventilation cap. The helmet has its original liner / sweatband and the manufacturers mark ‘Taico Quality’ made in Japan. The inside of the helmet has another mark which reads ‘Tropical Helmet’ and a size 7. No chinstrap. A good untouched example.
WW2 Imperial Japanese Navy Postcard A WW2 Imperial Japanese navy postcard. The postcard shows Japanese battleships travelling from right to left. The front of the postcard reads ‘Fleet View’. The reverse of the postcard reads ‘Ministry Of The Navy Censored’ The postcard measures 14.3 cm wide by 9 cm tall. Nice original item.
WW2 Imperial Japanese Navy Rank Insignia A set of WW2 Imperial Japanese Navy rank insignia for a Superior Petty Officer (Boatswain). The set includes the Superior P.O.’s sleeve insignia along with a good conduct chevron (both worn on the right sleeve), and an advanced specialist training badge (worn on the left sleeve). A very nice original set.
WW2 Imperial Japanese Navy SNLF Graduation Book 1939 A WW2 Imperial Japanese Navy Landing Forces (SNLF) graduation book. The green covered hardback book is dated for 1939 and is from the Sasebo Naval Training Academy. The book has 50 pages each with multiple pictures. The pictures show the basic training and then the specialist field training and passing out parades. Each page has a glassine protective sheet to protect the images printed beneath. A very interesting insight to the SNLF training. Overall good condition with no missing pages or damage. The book measures 27 cm wide and 19 cm tall with a depth of 2.3 cm.
WW2 Imperial Japanese Navy Tunic A very nice WW2 Imperial Japanese Navy enlisted mans blue wool tunic / jumper. The tunic is in very good condition with no holes or damage. The right sleeve has the rank insignia for a Seaman 1st class in the Naval Aviation branch as indicated by the blue metal cherry blossom. The inside of the tunic has the Imperial Navy label showing the garment was made in the Yokosuka Naval Department. An uncommon example and in very good condition.
WW2 Imperial Japanese Order Of The Sacred Treasure Medal 4th Class A WW2 Imperial Japanese Order of the Sacred Treasure 4th 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. The higher classes of the medal were usually reserved for officers. The medal has the traditional Japanese hook and eye fixing and is complete with its lapel badge and original black lacquered presentation box. A fantastic complete wartime example.
WW2 Imperial Japanese Order Of The Sacred Treasure Medal 5th Class A WW2 Imperial Japanese Order of the Sacred Treasure 5th 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. The higher classes of the medal were usually reserved for officers. The medal has the traditional Japanese hook and eye fixing and is complete in its original black lacquered presentation box. A fantastic wartime example.
WW2 Imperial Japanese Order Of The Sacred Treasure Medal 7th Class A WW2 Imperial Japanese Order of the Sacred Treasure 7th 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. The medal has the traditional Japanese hook and eye fixing. Complete in its original box. Good wartime example.
WW2 Imperial Japanese Order Of The Sacred Treasure Medal 8th Class A WW2 Imperial Japanese Order of the Sacred Treasure 8th 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. The medal has the traditional Japanese hook and eye fixing and is complete in its original black lacquer presentation box. A good wartime example.
WW2 Japanese 2600th Year Medal 1940 A Japanese medal celebrating 2600 years of the Japanese Empire. In 1940 an effort to bolster national spirit celebrated the 2600th anniversary of the founding of the Japanese Empire. The front of the medal shows a chrysanthemum, the symbol of the Imperial family above Nijubashi bridge that leads into the Imperial Palace in central Tokyo. The rear of the medal reads ‘2600th year of the Imperial Era Celebration Commemorative Medal, Showa 1940’. The medal has the traditional Japanese hook and eye fixing and comes in its original presentation box.
WW2 Japanese 2600th Year Medal 1940 An Imperial Japanese medal celebrating 2600 years of the Japanese Empire. In 1940 an effort to bolster national spirit celebrated the 2600th anniversary of the founding of the Japanese Empire. The front of the medal shows a chrysanthemum, the symbol of the Imperial family above Nijubashi bridge that leads into the Imperial Palace in central Tokyo. The rear of the medal reads ‘2600th year of the Imperial Era Celebration Commemorative Medal, Showa 1940’. The medal has the traditional Japanese hook and eye fixing. A good clean example.
WW2 Japanese Army Bunchin A WW2 Japanese Army Bunchin or paper weight. The bunchin was used to hold the paper in place during writing. This brass patriotic example shows a large bomb with a Japanese type 90 helmet with the Imperial Army star. The kanji on the bomb reads ‘Japan will rule the skies’. The item measures 5” long and 2” at its widest point. Fantastic patina.
WW2 Japanese Army Bunchin A WW2 Japanese Army Bunchin or paper weight. The bunchin was used to hold the paper in place during writing. This metal patriotic example shows a Japanese 7.7mm bullet set on a horse shoe with the Imperial Army star. The kanji reads ‘Memorial’ and the words are by Sadao Araki. Baron Sadao Araki was a very influential general in the Imperial Japanese Army leading up to WW2. The item measures 7.5 cm long and 6.2 cm at its widest point.
WW2 Japanese Army Houkou Bukuro 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 ‘Tomishige Sekikawa’. 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 with no holes and has its original drawstring. Measurements are 30 cm tall by 21 cm wide. A great display piece.
WW2 Japanese Army Houkou Bukuro 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.
WW2 Japanese Army Houkou Bukuro 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 brown hessian bag has the Imperial Japanese military zig-zag symbol across the top below the drawstring. This bag is named to a ‘Shigeharu Yato’. 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.
WW2 Japanese Army Internal Affairs Hand Fan A very interesting WW2 Imperial Japanese Army hand fan. One side of the card fan shows the Japanese national flag (Hinomaru) and the opposite side reads ‘Loyalty’. The flag is marked ‘Army Internal Affairs Department’ and was produced for the military. When opened the fan measures 45 cm wide by 18 cm tall. The fan is in very good condition. Fantastic display piece.
WW2 Japanese Army Liaison Officer Armband A WW2 Japanese army Liaison Officer armband. The armband reads ‘Liaison Officer’ in English with kanj reading ‘Messenger’ beneath. The cotton armband has an Imperial Japanese Army regiment red stamp. The armband would have been worn in a Japanese controlled internment camp with English speaking captives. One of the largest of these was the Shanghai International settlement which Japanese forces occupied in 1941 until the end of the war. The armband still has its original safety pin fixing. 18.5 cm long by 9.5 cm tall. A unique item.
WW2 Japanese Army Type 99 Water Bottle A WW2 Japanese army Type 99 enlisted mans / NCO’s water bottle. Dated ‘Showa 18’ (1943). The water bottle has the cork and aluminum ‘Model C’ stopper, which was introduced in 1942. The body of the canteen still retains most of its original paint and without holes. The bottle is housed in a ‘Model C’ harness which was an all webbing version without the leather and buckles of the previous Model B variant. Good complete example.
WW2 Japanese Army Type 99 Water Bottle A WW2 Japanese army Type 99 enlisted mans / NCO’s water bottle. Dated ‘Showa 17’ (1942). The water bottle has the cork and wood ‘Model B’ stopper, which was introduced in 1942. The body of the canteen still retains most of its original paint and without holes. The bottle is housed in a ‘Model A’ harness which was an all webbing version with a leather and buckle strap to secure the stopper. Good complete example.
WW2 Japanese China Incident Medal 1937 - 1945 A Japanese WW2 period China incident medal. The 30mm bronze medal was issued to Japanese soldiers that served in the Japanese 1937 to 1945 war with China. The medal was created in 1939 and abolished after the war in 1945. The detailing on the medal is superb with the bar reading ‘Military Service Medal’. The rear of the medal has the traditional Japanese hook and eye fixing. The medal is complete with original ribbon and box, all in excellent condition. Nice complete example.
WW2 Japanese China Incident Medal 1937 - 1945 A Japanese WW2 period China incident medal. The 30mm bronze medal was issued to Japanese soldiers that served in the Japanese 1937 to 1945 war with China. The medal was created in 1939 and abolished after the war in 1945. The detailing on the medal is superb with the bar reading ‘Military Service Medal’. The rear of the medal has the traditional Japanese hook and eye fixing. Nice example.
WW2 Japanese China Incident Medal 1937 - 1945 A Japanese WW2 period China incident medal. The 30mm bronze medal was issued to Japanese soldiers that served in the Japanese 1937 to 1945 war with China. The medal was created in 1939 and abolished after the war in 1945. The detailing on the medal is superb with the bar reading ‘Military Service Medal’. The rear of the medal has the traditional Japanese hook and eye fixing. The medal is complete with original ribbon and box, all in good condition. Nice example.
WW2 Japanese China Incident Medal 1937 - 1945 A Japanese WW2 period China incident medal. The 30mm bronze medal was issued to Japanese soldiers that served in the Japanese 1937 to 1945 war with China. The medal was created in 1939 and abolished after the war in 1946. The detailing on the medal is superb with the bar reading ‘Military Service Medal’. The rear of the medal has the traditional Japanese hook and eye fixing. The medal is complete with original ribbon, box and paper wrap. The paper wrap reads: ‘China Incident, Dispatch Medal, Japan Mint’. Nice complete example.
WW2 Japanese China Incident Medal 1937 - 1945 A Japanese WW2 period China incident medal. The 30mm bronze medal was issued to Japanese soldiers that served in the Japanese 1937 to 1945 war with China. The medal was created in 1939 and abolished after the war in 1946. The detailing on the medal is superb with the bar reading ‘Military Service Medal’. The rear of the medal has the traditional Japanese hook and eye fixing. The medal is complete with original ribbon, box and paper wrap. The paper wrap reads: ‘China Incident, Dispatch Medal, Japan Mint’. Nice complete example.
WW2 Japanese Civil Defence Air Raid Hood A WW2 Japanese Boku Zukin or civil defence / air raid hood. The Boku Zukin dates back to the time of the samurai to protect the head and neck. They were used in the later stages of WW2 in a civil defence role to protect the public from falling objects and debris along with heat from the American bombings of Japan. Made from thick indigo cotton and a thicker internal wadding, the hood is secured with a tie around the neck. The hood protects the both the head and shoulders. This example has been made with patriotic red rising sun rays on the hoods inside. Very nice original item. Good condition.
WW2 Japanese Conscripted Labourer Badge A very uncommon WW2 Japanese conscripted labourer cloth patch / badge. The conscripted labourers patch was introduced in Japan in August 1943 by the Ministry of Welfare. These were issued to workers conscripted into wartime production service. The square silk backed cloth badge measures 8 cm by 8 cm. A nice original item.
WW2 Japanese Golden Kite Medal 5th Class A very uncommon WW2 Japanese Order Of The Golden Kite medal 5th 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. 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 solid silver and enamelled medal is complete with its original black lacquered presentation box. The medal has the traditional Japanese hook and eye fixing. A scarce wartime cased example.
WW2 Japanese Golden Kite Medal 6th Class A very nice WW2 Japanese Order Of The Golden Kite medal 6th 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 gilt 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. Good complete wartime example.
WW2 Japanese Golden Kite Medal 7th Class 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 wartime example.
WW2 Japanese Golden Kite Medal 7th Class 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 nice complete wartime example.
WW2 Japanese Golden Kite Medal 7th Class A 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. Some loss of gilt to the eagle. The medal has the traditional Japanese hook and eye fixing.
WW2 Japanese Great East Asia War Medal A WW2 Japanese Great East Asia War medal. The medal bar reads ‘War Medal’, the reverse is inscribed with ‘Great East Asia War Medal’. The Great East Asia war medal was originally established in 1944 to commemorate the later stages of WW2. The medal has the traditional Japanese hook and eye fixing.
WW2 Japanese Great East Asia War Medal A WW2 Japanese Great East Asia War medal. The Great East Asia war medal was originally established in 1944 to commemorate the later stages of WW2. The medal bar reads ‘War Medal’, the reverse is inscribed with ‘Great East Asia War Medal’. The medal has the traditional Japanese hook and eye fixing and is complete with original presentation box and paperwork.
WW2 Japanese Great East Asia War Medal A WW2 Japanese Great East Asia War medal. The Great East Asia war medal was originally established in 1944 to commemorate the later stages of WW2. The medal bar reads ‘War Medal’, the reverse is inscribed with ‘Great East Asia War Medal’. The medal has the traditional Japanese hook and eye fixing and is complete with original presentation box and paperwork.
WW2 Japanese Hinomaru Flag A wartime imperial Japanese silk Hinomaru flag. The flag shows a red disk on a white background. The hoist end of the flag still have the triangular leather corner reinforcements and ties. The flag is in good condition with no holes and only age related browning. The flag measures 35” long by 29” tall. A superb wartime display piece.
WW2 Japanese Hinomaru Flag A wartime imperial Japanese Hinomaru flag. The linen flag shows a red disk on a white background. The hoist end of the flag still have the triangular leather corner reinforcements and ties. The flag is in good condition with no holes and only age related browning. The flag measures 35” long by 28” tall. A superb wartime display piece.
WW2 Japanese Honour Cord A WW2 Japanese Kokumin Fukugirisho or Honour Cord. The honour cord was not an official award but privately purchased to be worn with the Kokumin Fuku for ceremonies. The Kokumin Fuku was the men's civil attire introduced in Japan in 1940 during WW2. Some examples carry the family crest in the centre of the badge. The badge is a thick purple braided silk design with a button hole at either end. They were worn from the right pocket of the tunic. The reverse of this example reads that it was manufactured in the Aichi Prefecture, Japan. The box has the famous Japanese WW2 slogan Hakkou Ichiu (all the world under one roof) on the lid. The original instructions of how to wear the badge are also in the box. A very nice item.
WW2 Japanese Honour Cord A WW2 Japanese Kokumin Fukugirisho or Honour Cord. The honour cord was not an official award but privately purchased to be worn with the Kokumin Fuku for ceremonies. The Kokumin Fuku was the men's civil attire introduced in Japan in 1940 during WW2. Some examples carry the family crest in the centre of the badge. The badge is a thick purple braided silk design with a button hole at either end. They were worn from the right pocket of the tunic. The reverse of this example reads that it was manufactured in Kyoto, Japan. The box has the famous Japanese WW2 slogan Hakkou Ichiu (all the world under one roof) on the lid. The original instructions of how to wear the badge are also in the box. A nice example.
WW2 Japanese Kempeitai Group An Imperial Japanese army Kempeitai group. The Kempeitai were the military police arm of the Imperial Japanese Army from 1881 to 1945. It was both a conventional military police and a secret police force. In Japanese occupied territories, the Kempeitai arrested or killed those who were suspected of being anti Japanese. The group consists of 4 documents and a medal all named to a ‘Kondo Shikazou‘. The first item is a rank promotion certificate awarded to Imperial Army Military Police Sergeant-Major Kondo Shikazou dated December, Showa 11 (1936). The second pair of items are an award for bravery in the China Incident along with the 6th Class Order of the Rising Sun medal with accompanying certificate. Dated September, Showa 13 (1938). By this time Kondo Shikazou had been promoted to the rank of 2nd Lieutenant. The third item is a Yasukuni Shrine Enshrinement ceremony invitation card. Given to the family of deceased Imperial Army Military Police 2nd Lieutenant Kondo Shikazou. Dated September Showa 15 (1940). A very uncommon group.
WW2 Japanese Marksmanship Badge An early WW2 Imperial Japanese Army marksmanship badge. The badge shows a cherry blossom with crossed rifles and is a copper colour with gold edges. The metal marksmanship badge was awarded in 4 classes with this example being a 3rd class. This is a pre 1941 example as the marksmanship badge was manufactured in aluminium from 1941 until the end of the war. A nice example.
WW2 Japanese Medal Group A WW2 Japanese medal group on bar of 5 awards. The medal bar consists of, from right to left: Red Cross Medal 2600 Medal China Incident Medal Sacred Treasure 8th Class Rising Sun 8th Class Both the Sacred Treasure and Rising sun medals are solid silver. A very nice original group.
WW2 Japanese National Defence Women’s Association Tasuki A very nice Imperial Japanese National Defence Women’s Association Tasuki (Sash). The Association started in 1932 and grew out of the ‘Osaka National Defence Women's Association’, which was formed to give send offs to troops to Manchuria, and to welcome them on their return. The association grew in size thanks to activities carried out mainly by housewives and working women, such as raising money for national defence, recycling discarded goods, and collecting other donations. In 1942 it was finally absorbed into the ‘Great Japan Women's Association’ which continued its efforts until the end of WW2. The white very finely woven sash reads ‘ Greater Japan National Defence Women's Association’. This example is from the ‘Asahikawa Headquarters’ in Kamikawa Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan. The sash measures 60 cm long by 6.5 cm wide. A very nice display piece.
WW2 Japanese Nomohan Incident Medal 1939 A very uncommon WW2 Japanese Nomohan incident medal. The Battles of Khalkhin Gol were the decisive engagements of the undeclared Soviet–Japanese border conflicts fought among the Soviet Union, Mongolia, Japan and Manchukuo in 1939. In Japan the decisive battle of the conflict is known as the Nomonhan Incident after Nomonhan, a nearby village on the border between Mongolia and Manchuria. The battles resulted in the defeat of the Japanese Sixth Army. The medal has the traditional Japanese hook and eye fixing and is complete with its original red presentation box.
WW2 Japanese Order Of The Rising Sun Medal 7th Class A WW2 Imperial Japanese Order of the Rising Sun 7th class medal. The Order of the Rising Sun was Japan’s first decoration, being instituted by Council of State Decree on 10 April 1875. The solid silver medal was awarded in eight classes with the class awarded depending on the rank of the recipient, primarily granted to private soldiers and non-commissioned officers. The medal has the traditional Japanese hook and eye fixing and is complete with its original black lacquered presentation box. A very nice wartime example.
WW2 Japanese Order Of The Rising Sun Medal 8th Class A WW2 Imperial Japanese Order of the Rising Sun 8th class medal. The Order of the Rising Sun was Japan’s first decoration, being instituted by Council of State Decree on 10 April 1875. The solid silver medal was awarded in eight classes with the class awarded depending on the rank of the recipient, primarily granted to private soldiers and non-commissioned officers. The 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 nice complete wartime example.
WW2 Japanese Patriotic Hand Fan A very nice WW2 Japanese patriotic hand fan. The thin paper fan shows the national flag along with the words ‘Enhance The Prestige Of The Country’ on one side. The reverse is blank. The main wooden end piece of the fan is marked for a military facility in the Kagawa Prefecture in Japan. When opened the fan measures 16” long by 9” tall. The fan is in very good condition. Fantastic war time example.
WW2 Japanese Pilots Winter Flight Suit A WW2 Imperial Japanese Army pilot’s winter flight suit. The one piece suit is entirely fur lined. The suit has a working zip fastening from the crotch to the neck along with a concealed buttoned crotch opening. Both the leg and sleeves have zip closures and zipped side entry pockets at the waist. The pockets, sleeve and leg zips have seized but are repairable. The suit has a couple of period field repairs and some light staining. Overall good solid condition with no holes or rips. The waist is secured with an adjustable belt. The flight suit is dated for ‘Showa 18’ (1943). A nice example of an uncommon item and an excellent display piece. For non U.K. residents please email for shipping costs. *****Please email for more pictures*****
WW2 Japanese Senninbari 1000 Stitch Belt A WW2 Japanese soldiers 1000 stitch belt or ‘Senninbari’. The 1000 stitch belt was a Japanese good luck item worn during battle. It was traditionally worn by soldier’s around the waist under the uniform. Senninbari were most commonly made from white cloth with 1000 red stitches. This is seen as a very lucky colour combination in Japan. The Senninbari was made by females, traditionally by a man's mother, sister, or wife if married. This example has the stitching on the inside length of the belt. When unfolded the stitches form the kanji which reads: Tamoten Hakusan Ookami Imari Ookami These are all traditional Japanese guardian deities. The belt is in very nice condition and measures 93 cm (not including the ties) with a height of 9.5 cm. A very good example.
WW2 Japanese Senninriki A not often seen WW2 Japanese Senninriki belt. Similar to the Senninbari or 1000 stitch belt the Senninriki has writing as opposed to stitching. The word ‘chikara’ or power / strength is hand written over a 1000 times by over 1000 individuals. The Senninriki belt was a Japanese good luck item worn during battle. The concept of over a 1000 written wishes of power and strength would give the soldier good fortune during the war. This silk example, when unfolded, measures 34 cm tall by 80 cm long. An uncommon and worn example in good condition with no holes or rips.
WW2 Japanese Telescopic Parade Flag 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.
WW2 Japanese Telescopic Parade Flag A fantastic WW2 Japanese telescopic parade flag. The flag comes in its original silk bag. 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 silk and shows the national Hinomaru red circle on a white background. The corners of the flag at the hoist end are both reinforced with silver card. When fully extended the flag stick measures 36 cm and when closed 13 cm. The silk flag measures 30 cm long by 22 cm tall. The silk bag is white in colour and reads ‘Yachiyo National Flag’. Couple of small holes to the bags rear. The bag measures 15 cm long by 4 cm wide. A good used example.
WW2 Japanese Tiger Senninbari 1000 Stitch Belt A fantastic WW2 Japanese soldiers 1000 stitch belt or ‘Senninbari’. The 1000 stitch belt was a Japanese good luck item worn during battle. It was traditionally worn by soldier’s around the waist under the uniform. Senninbari were most commonly made from white cloth with 1000 red stitches. This is seen as a very lucky colour combination in Japan. The Senninbari was made by females, traditionally by a man's mother, sister, or wife if married. This very fine silk example shows a tiger created from the stitches between the Japanese war and national flags. The flag reads ‘Battle Luck, Long Lasting’. The Senninbari measures 82 cm long by 34 cm tall and is in good condition. A superb example.
WW2 Japanese Type 4 Hand Grenade A WW2 Japanese Type 4 hand grenade. The Type 4 hand grenade was a last ditch weapon produced at the later stages of WW2. The Type 4 is also known as the “ceramic grenade” because it was made of porcelain or terracotta. These were materials which could be found at the end of the war when more traditional grenade materials were in short supply. The Imperial Japanese Navy Technical Bureau introduced the idea as it was easier to make and cheaper to produce than traditional grenades with Japans dwindling resources. Traditional Japanese ceramic and pottery factories were used to produce the grenades. When filled with explosives the grenades would weigh around the 450 gram mark making them easy to transport and throw. The grenade was detonated with a simple fuse system with a 4 to 5 second delay. These grenades were used by the Japanese in both the Battle of Okinawa and the Battle of Iwo Jima. This example was manufactured by the ’Sigara’ ceramics company. The grenade has a diameter of 8 cm and stands at 9.5 cm tall. Good solid condition with no cracks and one small nibble to the top.
WW2 Japanese Type 4 Hand Grenade A WW2 Japanese Type 4 hand grenade. The Type 4 hand grenade was a last ditch weapon produced at the later stages of WW2. The Type 4 is also known as the “ceramic grenade” because it was made of porcelain or terracotta. These were materials which could be found at the end of the war when more traditional grenade materials were in short supply. The Imperial Japanese Navy Technical Bureau introduced the idea as it was easier to make and cheaper to produce than traditional grenades with Japans dwindling resources. Traditional Japanese ceramic and pottery factories were used to produce the grenades. When filled with explosives the grenades would weigh around the 450 gram mark making them easy to transport and throw. The grenade was detonated with a simple fuse system with a 4 to 5 second delay. These grenades were used by the Japanese in both the Battle of Okinawa and the Battle of Iwo Jima. This example is in excellent condition and with the harder to find white body. The grenade has a diameter of 7.5 cm and stands at 8.5 cm tall. Good solid condition with no cracks or damage.
WW2 Japanese Type 4 Hand Grenade A WW2 Japanese Type 4 hand grenade. The Type 4 hand grenade was a last ditch weapon produced at the later stages of WW2. The Type 4 is also known as the “ceramic grenade” because it was made of porcelain or terracotta. These were materials which could be found at the end of the war when more traditional grenade materials were in short supply. The Imperial Japanese Navy Technical Bureau introduced the idea as it was easier to make and cheaper to produce than traditional grenades with Japans dwindling resources. Traditional Japanese ceramic and pottery factories were used to produce the grenades. When filled with explosives the grenades would weigh around the 450 gram mark making them easy to transport and throw. The grenade was detonated with a simple fuse system with a 4 to 5 second delay. These grenades were used by the Japanese in both the Battle of Okinawa and the Battle of Iwo Jima. The grenade has a diameter of 8 cm and stands at 8.5 cm tall. Good solid condition with no cracks or damage.
WW2 Japanese War Dead Enshrinement Badges A very uncommon pair of Yasukuni shrine war dead enshrinement badges. These were given to the family members when their loved ones were enshrined. The enshrinement ceremonies were held twice a year, in spring and autumn. The number at the top is a registration number and the numbers can be matched to the Yasukuni record books (published twice a year through the war years). This way the recipient's name and hometown can be established. The pair of badges are dated for 1940. A very interesting set.
WW2 Japanese Wounded Soldiers Door Badge A WW2 Japanese wounded soldiers door badge / plate. These were attached to the doors of wounded military personnel during the second world war to show people of the soldiers service. The rectangular aluminium badge has a red shield at its top with a cherry blossom and the word ‘Wounded’. Written below this is ‘Member of the Imperial Japan Wounded Soldier Association’. The badge measures 15 cm tall by 3.5 cm wide. An unusual and interesting item.
WW2 Japanese Yosegaki Hinomaru Good Luck Flag A very nice WW2 Japanese Good Luck flag. The good luck flag, also known as a ‘Yosegaki Hinomaru’, was a traditional gift for Japanese servicemen being sent to war. The flag that was given to a soldier was a national flag signed by friends and family, often with short messages wishing the soldier victory, safety and good luck. This example was given to a ‘Katakiri Iwao’. The flag is made of white silk and has a printed red sun with the recipients name on the right hand side. Across the top of the flag reads ‘Good Fortune In War’ with signatures and good luck messages written around the centre. The two corners on the hoist side of the flag each have leather fittings with the tie cords. The flag is in good condition with no holes and age related discolouration. The flag measures 85cm long by 70 cm tall. A very nice example and superb display piece.
WW2 Japanese Yosegaki Hinomaru Good Luck Flag A very nice WW2 Japanese Good Luck flag. The good luck flag, also known as a ‘Yosegaki Hinomaru’, was a traditional gift for Japanese servicemen being sent to war. The flag that was given to a soldier was a national flag signed by friends and family, often with short messages wishing the soldier victory, safety and good luck. This example was given to a ‘Kinichi Saito’. The flag is made of white silk and has a stitched red sun in the centre with the recipients name on the right hand side. Across the top of the flag reads ‘Congratulations Expeditionary’ with multiple signatures and good luck messages radiating around the centre. The hoist side of the flag still has its top and bottom tying cords. The flag is in good condition with one small hole and age related discolouration. The flag measures 80 cm long by 70 cm tall. A nice example and display piece.
WW2 Periodical Notes On The German Army Pamphlets 1941 A pair of original WW2 Periodical Notes On The German Army pamphlets. The pamphlets are No. 34 dated January 1941 and No. 35 dated February 1941. Both pamphlets are in good condition with some rusting to the staples. The pamphlets contain information about German tactics, formations and even the psychology of German soldiers. No. 34 is 20 pages in total and No. 35 has 16. Each pamphlet measures 21.5 cm tall by 13.5 cm wide. Good original items.
WW2 Royal Army Service Corps Egypt Souvenir 1942 A very nice WW2 British Royal Army Service Corps Egypt souvenir. The rectangular cloth piece is made from velvet and has a white fringe border. The hand stitched piece reads ‘To My Darling Wife, Souvenir Of Egypt 1942’ and shows an RASC badge surrounded by palm trees, a camel and the pyramids. These would have been hand made by the local Egyptians and sold to the soldiers stationed there during the war. The fabric is in good condition with no holes or rips. The fringe stitching has some minor loss in 2 places, which can easily be repaired. 85 cm long by 39 cm tall. A nice original item.
WW2 Royal Observer Corps Lapel Badge A WW2 Royal Observer Corps large lapel badge. The pre 1941 badge has a blue enamel ring with the words ‘Forewarned is Forearmed, Observer Corps’. The badge shows an Elizabethan coastwatcher holding a flaming torch and scanning the horizon. The reverse of the badge has the makers mark ‘ Phillips Aldershot‘. 28mm diameter. A pre 1941 example as the word ‘Royal’ was awarded to the Observer Corps in April 1941. This was in recognition of service carried out by Observer Corps during the Battle of Britain.
WW2 Spot Them In The Air Booklet A fantastic original WW2 booklet from the Daily Mirror newspaper. The small 32 page booklet has 27 drawings and descriptions of British and German aircraft and is in excellent condition. The item measures 14 cm long by 10 cm tall.
WW2 U.S. Thompson SMG 20 Round Magazine by Seymour An original WW2 American .45 Thompson sub machine gun 20 round magazine. Manufactured by ‘Seymour’. The magazine is stamped ‘THE SEYMOUR PRODUCTS CO. SEYMOUR CONN.’ Fantastic original example. *****UK SHIPPING ONLY*****
WW2 U.S. Thompson SMG 30 Round Magazine by Seymour An original WW2 American .45 Thompson sub machine gun 30 round magazine. Manufactured by ‘Seymour’. The magazine is stamped: ‘THE SEYMOUR PRODUCTS CO. SEYMOUR CONN.’ Fantastic original example. *****UK SHIPPING ONLY*****
WW2 US BAR .30 - 06 Magazine A WW2 US BAR (Browning Automatic Rifle) 20 round magazine. The .30 - 06 calibre magazine is unopened and still in its original paper factory wrapping. *****UK SHIPPING ONLY*****
WW2 US Soldiers Guide To The Japanese Army Booklet An original WW2 fully illustrated 182 page US Army manual to teach important information about the Japanese Solider and his fighting ability. The 1944 dated booklet covers everything from webbing and weapons to tactics and defences. The book was printed on 15th November 1944 by the American Military Intelligence Service, War Department, Washington D.C. The book is complete with no tears or missing pages and only age related browning. The booklet measures 20 cm wide by 12.5 cm tall and 1 cm deep. A good complete example.