Manchukuo Enamel Star SOLDIER RELIEF BADGE

Another enamel star badge from Manchukuo.  This one is the Manchuria Soldier Relief Association Special Merit member badge, and it is quite an impressive item. I’m not sure exactly who received this badge, but it is probable that people who donated a large sum of money to the association got it. And perhaps upper officials in the group, but that’s just a guess.

A gold Army star is affixed to the enamel star. On either side are sorghum branches, a symbol of Manchukuo, and at the top is a symbol of Japan, the cherry blossom.

The reverse:

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