I have decided to list my WWII and Japanese antiquities collection. These items were brought back to the states after WWII. All of these items are completely original, authentic, and in museum grade condition. You can see more pictures (105 in all) over on Gunbroker.
The 1911 is the Holy Grail of 1911s and one of the rarest U.S. Govt. pistols you will ever see— it is a first year production (1914) Colt licensed Springfield Armory gun in the original finish. This one must be seen to be believed!
The Japanese items consist of a Yosegaki Hinomaru (WWII good luck flag), a 300 year old Edo period Nihonto (Japanese sword), the front half of an Edo period Do (cuirass), Jingsa (samurai hat) and kote (armor sleeves). The mon (crest) on the jingasa is called a maru-ni mitsubishi mon used by descendants of the Seiwa Genji clan. The second sword is a very crude, late “rebellion sword” dating to the 1870s Satsuma Rebellion, the samurai revolt against the Meiji government upon which the film “The Last Samurai” was based. There is also a 1930s Tanka wood block print by the famed artist “Shotei” and a framed letter of provenance on the armor and rebellion sword which previously belonged to a public figure. I am happy to answer any questions.
I do not wish to piece out this collection; it’s all or nothing. The whole collection is valued and insured at $16,000. Only selling to fund a major purchase. I could take credit/debit but it would be a 4.5% service charge.
As stated, more pictures and details on gunbroker. Pickup in Billings, MT.