Thank you for the information. Was it common that two flags would be prepared for the same person?The two flags were presented to the same person 小林政雄 Kobayashi Masao.
The recipient of the white envelope and the owner of the green notebook and two bags are 小林國雄 Kobayashi Kunio, who lived in 新潟県長岡市袋町 Fukuro town, Nagaoka city, Niigata prefecture. He would be most likely the father of Masao.
A word 遺髪在中 "deceased's hair" is written on the white envelope in the picture Flag 2, and another word 遺言書 "will/dying words" is written on the two papers between the two flags, so Masao had died.
Thank you. Do these two flage appear to be authentic? By authentic, I mean not of post war production and not signed by the same person? I have read reports that there are many reproductions being passed off as originals from the war period and earlier. And that in at least one case, these reproductions have been signed over and over again by the same person.It's possible if presenters were in different organizations, areas, groups, etc.
Thank you for your help.From information like names, relatively-detailed address, a fact that Kunio or Masao was a graduate of 新潟県立長岡商業学校 Niigata Prefectural Nagaoka Commercial School (today's 新潟県立長岡商業高等学校 Niigata Prefectural Nagaoka Commercial High School), etc.