Lot 700

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(1901-1989) The Emperor Showa, 124th Emperor of Japan. Presided over the country during Japan's militarization, involvement in World War 2, and unconditional surrender. Rare letter of state in Japanese kanji [untranslated], 3pp., folio, [Tokyo], [n.d.], The gold-trimmed document, in Japanese kanji, is signed by both HIROHITO and an unknown Ministerial countersigner in Japanese. Moderately toned, with beautiful trim and calligraphy, and purple ribbon and seal intact. Light folds, very good. Signature is superb.

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January 21, 2010 10:00 AM EST
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