JAPAN #44628C Japanese All Silk Meatball Flag
The flag measures 36 inches by 24 inches. There are no tie strings on this flag and never were. I assume that it is meant to be draped over a table or something of this sort.
Extremely fine example here.
JAPAN #43471 Hinomaru Flag
This Hinomaru is in fine condition and measures 53 inches by 23. It is constructed of fine silk and is in nearly perfect, with only a few extremely minor age holes that can only be seen if the flag is held in front of a light.
The flag has a printed red sun in the center. At the hoist end of the flag there are silk string hanging ties.
A very nice example here, in choice condition.
Near Mint. $195.00
JAPAN #43096C Long Japanese Flag
This flag has a lot of inked Japanese characters spread throughout the field, as well as a Hinomaru (the so-called "meatball") and a Kyokujitsu-ki, or Rising Sun.
A very striking Japanese flag here; these are good looking pieces and a nice change from the rather boring German types.
JAPAN #43097C Long Japanese Flag
The banner is covered in flowers, and has both a Hinomaru (the so-called "meatball") and a Kyokujitsu-ki, or Rising Sun. There are also quite a few inked Japanese characters, presumably signatures.
A very good looking Japanese flag here, certainly more exciting than the usual red, black, and white NSDAP types.
JAPAN #43183 7th Class Order of the Golden Kite
The reverse of this example is totally blank.
The medal looks to be silver plated, and comes with the original green striped ribbon.
An attractive Japanese medal here.
Excellent Plus. $110.00
JAPAN #28392C Japanese Municipal Identification Card
I am told that his name is Tekuda Teizaburo. I'm not sure of what Tekuda-san's occupation was, but the card was issued by the "Chief of the Utsonomiya Transportation Business Office", who I am sure was an august personage.
An interesting ID card here; it's remarkable that it has come down the years intact.
Excellent Plus. $85.00
JAPAN #36936 Japanese Army Parade Saber
This Japanese Army Parade Saber has an all brass hilt. The pommel is a smooth oval at the top, and below it features floral designs with a chrysanthemum in the center. The rest of the backstrap is plain barring the two grip tabs which also are adorned with chrysanthemums.
The “D” guard loops to a small basket-style crossguard. The guard is pierced on the obverse and features a number of chrysanthemum flowers. The quillon turns downward in a teardrop and has curls engraved into the metal.
The grip appears to be produced of a hard black wood. The ribs are wrapped with a narrow triple skein of silver wire; the wire is still all there.
The scabbard is a steel example, which appears to have probably had a blue finish. Most of the blue is gone, and the metal has turned to a deep tone but it is not rusted.
The blade of this example measures about 29 inches. It looks very much like a European blade, having a narrow fuller and being silver plated. The plating is still in good condition and retains a good finish. It shows only minor age, and grades at Excellent Plus.
A good, basic Japanese Army Parade example here.
JAPAN #28379C Japanese Navigators Wrist Compass
I do not believe that the compass is working as the dials do not seem to be floating. The strap and compass itself show some wear indicative of use.
This is apparently a rather rare item.
JAPAN #33991C Japanese Type 90 Combat Helmet
Applied to the obverse of the helmet is a five pointed metal star. The original liner is missing from the helmet and there are two shards of material still attached that may have originally belonged to the headliner.
A very fine Japanese helmet here.
JAPAN #33997C Japanese Signal Flag
It has cotton material with separate colors sewn of blue, yellow and red. There is a canvas hoist as well as a couple of tie strings which are still with the flag.
The flag measures 21 inches by 30 inches.
Excellent Plus. $295.00
JAPAN #33998C Japanese Signal Flag
This flag is constructed of cotton material with separate colors sewn of blue, yellow and red. There is a canvas hoist as well as a couple of tie strings which are still with the flag.
The flag measures 21 inches by 30 inches.
Excellent Plus. $295.00
JAPAN #32776C Japanese Model 1937 Army Field Cap
This Japanese Army Field Cap is made of an olive drab color rip cord/wool material. There are three grommet style vents on each side. The center obverse area has a sewn on gold 5-point star with an olive drab background. The original olive color leather chin strap is in place. The brim of the hat is in matching wool color.
The inside is not lined and has a checker style pattern. The sweatband is still all there, although it shows some age and quite a bit of wear in the obverse area. The reverse of the hat is fitted with 6 grommets which have a pull string to be used with sizing. There are no holes in this hat or any mothing, it just has age and a little bit of crushing throughout. It could stand to be on a head rest which should smooth out some of the wrinkles over time.
JAPAN #32178 Japanese NCO Visor Cap
This Japanese Visor Cap is made of an olive drab cotton material. There is a strengthening material which runs around the circumference of the top of the cap which keeps it round and in firm condition. There are no insignia on the peak of the cap but on the band there is a gold five pointed star in the center. The cap band is a black patent leather having two adjustable leather slips. The cap cord is retained by small gold buttons both having a raised out flower.
The visor is a patent leather style and it has lots of age cracking across the surfaces but all of the material is still there. The inside visor is a black color with checkering and there is a black leather like sweatband inside which has one tear at the reverse. The inside of the cap is lined in a black fabric. This cap could use some straightening as the peck tends to sag down. All in all though a good conditioned Japanese visor cap.
JAPAN #30651C Japanese Cotton Bag and Small Book
This cotton bag is of a tan color, and it has two small holes in the bottom of it. There is a square box printed on one side which has many Japanese characters on it, and the other side has two lines of Japanese characters with some zigzag lines printed across the top.
The bag has a pull string to keep it closed. I do not know the purpose of this bag. Coming with the bag is a small book with dark brown oilskin type cover. There is gilded Japanese writing on the cover, and the book itself is filled with Japanese writing going straight up and down. I do not know the purpose of this book. The bag and book are sold as one unit.