Peterson has a line drawing of this badge on page 93 of his book. Yet he doesn't
mention how exceedingly rare this badge is. One source I found claimed that only 21
were ever awarded, which would make this the scarcest IJN badge without a doubt.
The second version of this badge was instituted in 1911 and has a different design.
It is below.
The Model 1891 badge was instituted on June 2, 1891 and abolished (replaced by
the later badge) on September 30, 1911.
|Navy Staff College Graduation Badges
Models 1891 & 1911
Here is the 1911 model badge. Thanks for the pictures, Brenton!
The Model 1911 badge was instituted on September 30, 1911 and discontinued on October 23, 1922.
I don't think there was another badge to take its place, nor am I aware of why these badges were discontinued. I read in
one Japanese source that only 234 of these badges were ever awarded.
Model 1911 case