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eMedals-Japan. A China Incident War Medal, c. 1939

Item: EG1574

Japan. A China Incident War Medal, c. 1939

Sale Date: November 29, 2017 Hammer Price


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Japan. A China Incident War Medal, c. 1939

In bronze, unmarked, measuring 30 mm, original ribbon with hook and eye, spotting, near extremely fine.

Footnote: On July 7, 1937, an incident at the Marco Polo Bridge near Peking set the stage for the further invasion of China. This undeclared war, called an ""incident"", spread over most of China, cost hundreds of thousands of lives, and was finally terminated by the Japanese surrender in 1945. The medal was established by Imperial Edict No. 496 of July 27, 19139, amended by Edict No. 418 of 1944 and abolished by Government Ordinance No. 177 of 1946. It was not to be awarded to those who received the Great East Asia War Medal, but was given to soldiers departing for China until the summer of 1945. 

This offering is a part of the "Dr. Albert Goodwin Collection", a preeminent assemblage of world Orders, Medals, and Decorations composed solely by Dr.Goodwin between 1946-1967. Dr. Goodwin had a successful career as an educator and prominent physician in New York as well as actively serving in both World Wars with the United States Medical Corps. He acted as both President and Vice-President of the Orders and Medals Society of America (OMSA) and is responsible for organizing their first convention in 1960. He maintained further membership with the American Society of Military Collectors, the International Orders Research Society, and the American Numismatic Society. His knowledge and passion for history and awards is evident in this meticulously compiled collection that is now available in its entirety for the first time exclusively on

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