A Fake Japanese Flag on eBay

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  1. Shinpachi

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    #1 Shinpachi, Aug 10, 2010
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    Yesterday, a friend of mine in US asked me if the antique flag on eBay is real or not.

    I immediately answered "it's a fake!"
    In case of the vertical writing of Japanese letters, no Japanese wrote and write them from the left to the right. I attach an image of my correction in below. There are so many errors of Chinese characters, contents and date too.

    Be careful.
     

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    Nice catch Shinpachi!
     
  3. Shinpachi

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    Thanks vB!
     
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    Sweet catch!
     
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    wow, I never would have caught that in a million years. nice eye!
     
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    Only thing I would have caught was the reading right to left. Good call!!
     
  7. Shinpachi

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    Thanks guys:)

    Writing can be read -
    "May your attack on Pearl Harbor at three o'clock tomorrow morning be successful. Do your best."
     
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    Well done Shinpachi! :thumbright:
     
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    Thanks Shinpachi-sama, I also saw this flag previously and thought it is questionable. I see thousands of such (real) flags still exist and personally I don't like any of the flags be sold in such a manner, but at the same time I understand that to sell and buy, giving a flag some measurable value, shall be the only way the flags be preserved (by somebody) into the future.

    How about this one? I found while searching photos of the B-24. I can't remember where it had been on but the signature on the lower right on the flag seems like "Hideki Tojo."
     

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    Hello, ppopsie:)

    That is an interesting item.
    May I discuss it with my local guys here?
    Thanks!
     
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    Glad you picked it as a fake Shinpachi...but I bet someone payed big bucks for it.....or will...?
     
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    Feel bad for the guy who payed 810 dollars........
     
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    Shinpachi-sama, please go ahead. I am building a 1/48 B-24 Liberator kit this summer.
     
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    Good catch shinpachi!
     
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    Glad you spotted it as a fake Shinpachi
     
  16. Shinpachi

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    Thanks everyone for your concern about this topic!

    The flag that ppopsie has introduced is also considered fake.

    1. All letters are thought writen by a person because writing style is all same.
    2. The two red seals on the top makes no sense.
    3. The handwriting by "Hideki Tojo" does not match his own style for signature at all.

    Thanks!
     

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    #18 Shinpachi, Aug 11, 2010
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    In addition, the Chinese character for "ki" of "Hideki" is close to the modern simplified Chinese.
    Total atmosphere of the flag is different from Japanese.....

    Oh, thanks Capt. Vick for your comment!
     
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    Well done Shinpachi-sama. :thumbright:
     
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    Thanks Wurger.

    I have known there are not a few fakes in the market.
    Attached is also a fake. Very poor handwriting with wrong letters and no autograph:|
    Sad.
     

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