WW2 Imperial Japanese Navy 1941 Gunnery Award 1st Class
A WW2 Imperial Japanese Navy 1941 skill at arms 1st class gunnery award. From 1929 to the end of the war in 1945, the Japanese Navy introduced annual awards in the form of prizes for the highest scoring sailors. This new regulation stated that enlisted men and NCO’s who had participated in navy skills tests and maintained high scores throughout the year were to be awarded a citation and a prize... read more
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... read more
Imperial Japanese China Incident Photocard Set
A fantastic Imperial Japanese 1937 dated China Incident photocard set. The set comes with it’s original envelope and 17 photocards. The envelope reads ‘Patriotic Photocards’. The photo cards mostly show planes and infantry during the invasion.
Each card measures 9 cm by 7 cm.
A very nice and uncommon set.
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 Meiji period gilded bronze medal has the traditional Japanese hook and eye fixing.
Good example... read more
Imperial Japanese Russo War Metal Sake Cup
An early Imperial Japanese Meiji period metal sake cup. The cup commemorates the Japanese victory over Russia in the Japan - Russo war of 1904 - 1905.
The centre of the cup shows the Japanese Order of the Golden Kite medal surrounded by paulownia and chrysanthemum flowers. The Order of the Golden Kite was an exclusively military award, conferred for bravery, leadership or command... read more
WW2 USAAF Tunic 1944
A WW2 USAAF tunic. The 1944 dated tunic or ‘Ike’ jacket is complete with all its original insignia. The tunic is for the rank of Corporal as indicated by the 2 blue and green wool stripes on each of the arms. The left arm has the original USAAF wool patch along with 5 metal overseas service bars.
The collars each have a metal 2 piece screw back USAAF insignia and the chest has t... read more
Russian Artillery Flechettes Ukraine War 2022
Russian artillery flechettes (shrapnel darts). These were retrieved by residents of Irpin near Kyiv, Ukraine in February 2022.
They were discovered in the 1000’s by locals embedded in cars and walls littering the streets and gardens. The flechettes are believed to have been from Russian S-8S rockets.
Flechette shells are not banned, but their use in civilian area... read more
Russian Army 6B23 Body Armour Ukraine War 2022
Russian army 6B23 combat body armour. This VSR-98 flora camouflage pattern example was captured in Izium near Kharkiv, Ukraine in March 2022. The body armour is named to a ‘Nikulin’ and is marked to the unit ‘7 MCP’ which originates from south east Siberia.
The 6B23 body armour was first used by the Russian military in 2003 and is the predecessor of the current Ratnik 6b45 armour... read more
Imperial Japanese Army Mail Card Manchuria
An Imperial Japanese army mail card. The mail card was sent by a soldier named ‘Hasao Hatai’ posted in Manchuria back to family member ‘Yoshi Sahara’ of the Okayama prefecture, Japan.
The card has ‘Army Internal Affairs Department’ printed in red on the front.
The card measures 14 cm tall by 9 cm wide.
Imperial Japanese Army Manchuria Incident Sake Bottle
An Imperial Japanese Army sake bottle. The blue ceramic bottle has an Imperial Japanese Army star painted above a Type 11 machine gun on one side and a hanging scroll on the opposite side.
The bottle commemorates the ‘Manchuria Dispatch Commemoration’ and is named to an infantry soldier ‘Ika’.
The bottle stands at 15 cm tall and is 6.... read more