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  1. Wasn't Godet also a high end jeweler that also made awards and decorations?
  2. Brian very nice pick up!!!
  3. Brian fantastic! Hoping it works out! But I am no expert on these , so hopefully others will chime in. I see them on gunbroker, but this one came very cheap through my brother in law that I could not pass it up.
  4. Sarge I knew you would come through! A big thanks!! That fact that a artillery saber could end up in the hands of a Jager Zu is encouraging. I know the straw hat was worn only briefly by the Ost Asian Expeditionary Force before they switched hear gear in 1902 narrows it down for me.
  5. A bit of a jog into Imperial for me....trying to ID the Sword this man is carrying and ultimately his unit. Listed as a member of the Asiatic Expeditionary Corps and in pencil noted he is a Jager Zu Pferde, 1900-02. Sword looks to be an artillery model, vice one for the mounted squadrons....btw the saber knot was added in pencil at some point.
  6. Mike a big thanks for your kind words. The conservator was a long time artist for the Department of Defense, before he retired, doing a number of the Pentagon didpays. He was not cheap, but I trusted him to do it right. When I gave him the job he knew exactly what to do, and what backing to use, and told me why he was doing it the way he was going to frame it.
  7. Had this one for a number of years and had it framed professionally with UV Pexi. The conservator used fine threads to attach the flag to its backing. From what I was told of the translation: "Certain Victory Against the US and U.K. Enemy". The owner was Serigi Kawamura. Other lines include: "Good fortune in war." "Do your best for Japan", "Enhance national prestige" and of course there are a few family names on the flag. Sadly, although it came with a translation, the bring back story has been lost to time.
  8. Thanks Brian! My brother in law was able to get it very cheaply from a friend whose father bought it back. Like you a have a small Japanese collection.....now looking for a sword of some type
  9. Bill thank you as well! The liner is pretty pliable so I will look......but on my initial inspection the only marks I thought I saw on the pads was the name
  10. This is another Vet bringback....I believe it's a Type 14 Nagoya Second pistol. I think with a June 44 production date, and with its holster.
  11. And the capture papers....
  12. Rod thank you!!!! I was hoping someone could translate it for me! John had told me last year to look for a name under the liner, but I never did until today. He was right there was a name.
  13. John thank you! Will have to pst more items from the grouping!
  14. Thanks Dave! Since the vet is still with us I hope he will explain how he got it. That should be recorded for histories sake.
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