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  1. Hsin C.

    Chinese Medals

    Thanks RIch. Here are some medals from the Qing Dynasty. Order of the Double Dragon 2nd class, Grade A and 3rd class, Grade A
  2. Your welcome! I just realized and didn't re-read my post earlier, but just to clarify myself, there are three box variations to the 1960s/70s awards. I can't remember if they were made by the same manufacturer on Taiwan. And to add, there are two serial number font variations that I know of so far. There are two pre-1949 variations in the ribbon styles (both used cloth bags, not boxes). I think the 2nd variation was used to make the 1970s types.. but I don't think I have pictures saved.
  3. Those are all copies/fantasies of actual medals. Usually called "tourist" medals because they were sold to foreign tourists in China. One of the pictured is the Order of the Cloud and Banner. Real ones that I have is pictured below 6th-9th class. I don't have one, but the one that is bar shaped with big V is pictured below of the reverse of an original one. Rarely, national Republic of China awards say Kuomintang (KMT) - 國民黨 or the Nationalist party. Only political party awards would have the name. Copies of ROC medals made under the communist rule will usually put KMT as I th
  4. From what I remember reading a while back, veterans had to request the medal through the ROC (not communist China) embassy. There were three versions that I know of. I have all three versions. Just to mention, there were two types of the pre-1949 version, I am not sure if any were awarded to US service members. There was a higher rank larger one that was awarded to a few US service members I think. The most common is a red/silver foil box with foam padding and the medal was attached to a card with ribbon bar. I believe the foil covered box was the first version. I have one that cam
  5. Hsin C.

    Chinese Medals

    Hi Owen, Sure. The order came in nine classes. Each class are grouped in three levels. Each level had the same layer colors, but only differentiated by the number of red stars for each class, up to three stars. First level, 1st-3rd class, has yellow and white layer (top to bottom), three stars represents first class, 2 stars- second class, 1 star- third class. The next level is made up of blue and white layers, same with star rankings. The last level is white and yellow layer, same with star rankings. Although I don't have it labeled, but in my picture I have a sixth cl
  6. Very nice items. You don't see these things often. A friend sent a wing to my house a while back to help ship it to him, as the seller didn't ship internationally. Similar to yours, bullion wings, but all metal center.
  7. Created in January 11, 1946, it was an organization to help the United States, Nationalist Chinese government (ROC), and Chinese Communists (CCP) to mediate post war peace. General Marshall represented the US side. The three rings represented each one. I know that the CCP made their own version of the pin, but it is almost similar to the US/ROC version. I find it odd to have seen these labeled as WWII or CBI theater related. Should it be? I know these things aren't cheap, but will listing it as WWII will help drive up the prices? I collect a lot of Chinese items, but even so many people hav
  8. This is what it looks like on the back for mine.
  9. Hsin C.

    ROC Hat badges

    1981-Present Some changes were made in 1981 to many insignias of the ROC armed forces. The army officer's hat badge had a slight change. The hat badge wasn't made out of thicker metal, thinner now, and used some plastic with felt material. The thinner wreath/plum flowers tries to mimic the bullion style. The middle is made out of two pieces and in plastic. The sun's size was reduced in size, but the blue sky is the same size. There are some that have the enameled sun version. There are also a few with all embroidered (no metal/plastic) examples.
  10. Hsin C.

    ROC Hat badges

    1950s-1980 Taiwan Era When the ROC set up the government on Taiwan, they slightly changed the hat badge and removed the red ring. Why did they remove it? The story goes, the red ring represented the communists and it surrounded the blue sky and white sun symbol and was bad type of "feng sui." They kept the rest of the design. With a smaller army and land mass, there was better quality control when producing the hat badges. The design was more formal with a thinner wreath and a standardized sun in relation to proportion size of rays and circle. The hat badges from what I have seen are stam
  11. Hsin C.

    ROC Hat badges

    I have been posting a few of these informational posts on facebook for a while back. There are times many Chinese items are listed incorrectly (most times trying to provide more info to sellers/dealers, which falls on deaf ears) and they end up selling on ebay for a lot of money. For this thread, post war hat badges will be discussed. 1946-1950 After the war, the Chinese army changed their uniform and insignia designs. However, they continued to use the previous ski caps and other uniform items even towards the very early 1950s. Officer hat badges were changed from the simple
  12. It could be real. I have the visor hat, I need to dig it out and see how the badge is.
  13. Reenacting is getting bigger in China. Ancient stuff is really big there.. although its kind of based on fantasy or on what they think they had. Modern stuff, like Qing new army, warlord is getting popular. WWII is much more represented, but at the cost of accuracy at times. 8th route army is very popular, but for obvious reasons. Winter clothing is newer for the last two years like what they are wearing. I am not aware of Korean War stuff much, but I mostly see some for WWII being sold lately. For that group picture, I think it could be stars from a TV drama over there
  14. These Chinese medals are what they called tourist medals. Sold to tourists as souvenirs for a cheap price. The suspension is different from actual ones. Some of these medals were just pins, and not medals at all. They were all made out of the same copper material.
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