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  1. For me it's books every time but I understand how having details on a phone etc can be useful when at Fairs

    I've used photo books in the past but waited until they were on offer, but as my collection got bigger it was too expensive

    Now I use Lulu for my two tsuba books that are for sale and a private book that combined my collection and the Birmingham collection

    This was much cheaper to produce than the photo books

  2. Ron

    I hope your selling gets better in the future especially now that you have voiced your comments

    You could put in something in your post stating items bought to be paid for in two days

    I try to pay in a few hours but once I did forget to pay and after a nice reminder paid ASAP



    Good luck


  3. Hi

    I wonder why no one else has said anything about the broken links

    At a start of 0.99p I'd be amazed if no other NMB member had checked them out




    If OK select the sellers other items for other sale otherwise please get back to me

    It will only show two as two were sold




  4. Well spotted Colin

    I had a reply from the Archive Assistant that gave me a link to all their tsuba which I went through over the last two days

    I've contacted a few museums before and never had a reply which can be annoying as one of there aims should be to show and educate

    I suppose the cutbacks where everything has to be done with nothing can't help but still think they are duty bound to reply to a request

    I've noted a few errors that if I can get to the Collections Manager I can pass on

    The two I posted I couldn't do myself and that is almost there

    It is one of the better described tsuba collections and I wonder when these descriptions were done

  5. Many thanks Steve for a great start

    All I've found out that Kotobuki is feminine name




    Okabe Tadamasa. H09100.0 
    Worked in Aizu in Iwashiro province and Choshu and Nagato Province
    Died around 1700
    Haynes states 旭翠軒 = Kokusuiken uses the ban 旭 which is unusual

    Not sure what is meant by Kokusuiken


    Any other help appreciated


  6. I am trying to see the tsuba that archived to the UK Wolverhampton Museum.

    Looking on their website most description look OK and it looks like that they have had help from the Nihon Bijutsu Hozon Kyokai at the Japanese Sword Museum in Tokyo


    They have two outstanding queries that are shown below

    One is the single kanji by the flowers


    The second is a translation of the mei – two images


    I was just hoping for a couple of ‘Brownie’ points if I ever get to see them all







  7. I have four tsuba on eBay starting at £0.99

    Irrespective of the price they will not be pulled from eBay


    Item number: 304165549919
    Kinai dragon


    Item number: 304165553334
    Rough and ready

    Item number: 304165555179
    A casting


    Item number: 304165551806
    Later copy but quite well done




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