Merit Badges of Navy League/海軍協會 功勞章

1st variation. Merit badge in pure silver made by Taishodo workshop.

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Reverse

功勞章 - Merit Badge

海軍協會 - Navy League

Marked 純銀 - pure silver.

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Nicely enameled badge.

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Original case.

功勞章 - Merit Badge

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Inside

海軍協會 - Navy League

大勝堂 銀座 - Taishodo, Ginza https://asiamedals.info/threads/badges-and-other-products-of-taishodo-watch-shop-tokyo.15302/

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Different position of the 純銀/pure silver mark.

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Original case together with outer cardboard box.

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2nd variation. Merit badge in metal made by Taishodo workshop.

Quality hot enamel. Unmarked.

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Original case.

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Note that inscription 大勝堂 銀座 - Taishodo, Ginza is made in black and not in silver. This is quite stable feature of the cases for not silver badges.

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Badge of 2nd variation with practically intact silvering.

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Enameling.

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3rd variation. Merit badge in metal made by Taishodo workshop in aluminium alloy.

Low quality late war badge.
Paint instead of hot enamel and aluminium alloy instead of silver or heavy metal.

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Case.

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It seems even the quality of insription has declined.

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Variation.

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Note that the hook and base of the pin are whole-stamped with the badge.

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Obverse details.

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Original case.

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This time no name of the workshop.
Only

海軍協會 - Navy League

in the left lower corner.

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Another cased example.

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Even in mint condition these badges look slightly seedy.

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Another color variation.

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Case.

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Curiously the badge is very late but the case inside has inscription 大勝堂 銀座 - Taishodo, Ginza printed in silver (which is more typical for cases with early silver-made badges).

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