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Nick Komiya 03-08-2015 07:16 AM

Fake signed flags gallery
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I see that the damage caused by a Japanese faker of flags is spreading now world-wide, so I am putting up a gallery of his work here for you to study. These are mostly flags that have appeared here on the WAF done by the same guy. To a Japanese eye he has a very neat and unique handwriting extremely easy to identify. The handwriting may not be so identifiable at a glance to a non-Japanese, but if you see them all together in this way I'm sure you can see the consistency. Unlike other fakers in Japan where 3 fakers work together to introduce varied handwriting on their flags, this man always works alone, so the entire flag is done in one hand. The flags he uses seem all to be cotton ones, as far as I know.

Nick Komiya 03-08-2015 07:18 AM

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Nick Komiya 03-08-2015 07:19 AM

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Nick Komiya 03-08-2015 07:24 AM

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He also has done navy rising sun flags that have been featured on the forum with shipboard slogans like "Keep clean, tidy and hygenic" or something similar. He is also diversifying into "captured flags", as we have seen.

Nick Komiya 03-08-2015 07:25 AM

It would help collectors avoid these fakes, if this thread could be pinned.

Marcel Banziger 03-08-2015 09:10 AM

Thanks for pointing this faker out to the public.

JCB 03-08-2015 09:14 AM

Nick, We're grateful for the heads up! Some of those would have fooled me.


Ryukyutunnelrat 03-08-2015 09:40 AM

Nick, excellent postthumbsup.

Rod G 03-08-2015 11:15 AM


Originally Posted by Nick Komiya (Post 6836280)
It would help collectors avoid these fakes, if this thread could be pinned.

And examples added as they become known.

Thanks so much Nick!

It's easy to fool western collectors for a quick buck but it diminishes everyone involved. Especially in my opinion it tarnishes the memories of those who gave everything 70+ years ago.

Regards, Rod

Geoff Ward 03-08-2015 11:42 AM

Great thread Nick! I agree it should be pinned,at least that way there will be some Markers in the minefield.Regards,Geoff

Nick Komiya 03-08-2015 11:45 AM

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Here's the typical navy version from the faker. This one will glow under the black light.

Paul G 03-08-2015 02:12 PM

Thanks Nick! I hope this gets pinned, as a quick reference guide. You are right, to the western eye, these look good!


Nick Komiya 03-08-2015 02:29 PM

They are good to Japanese eyes as well, just too good. The point is whether non-Japanese will now be able to recognize his hand or not.

JCB 03-08-2015 06:39 PM

US signed fake
You know who did this one....





I'm open to correction.....

Nick Komiya 03-09-2015 04:53 AM

That one is not his handwriting

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