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The Star Badges
Although the timeline of the badges cannot be exactly confirmed, the timeline when
the badges appeared can be stated as follows (according to my best knowledge):

01_badge_Star_oval_silver
02_badge_Star_oval_black
03_badge_Star_oval_black
06_badge_Star_rectangular_silver
07_badge_RoyalStar_tonneau_black
08_badge_Star_round_silver-MIJ
09_badge_Star_round_silver
10_badge_ImperialStar_round_silver
11_badge_RoyalStar_round_silver
04_badge_SwingStar_oval_black
12_badge_RoyalStar_round_black

I assume that this is perhaps the very first Star badge
ever, and it’s rare to find.

This oval/ black badge could have been the next one.
It was used approximately in the middle of the 60’s and
is nowadays more rare to find on the shells.

This oval/ black badge was the next one.
Definitely it was used often during the 60’s for all drums.

The rectangular/ silver badge came up in the late 60’s, for
all types of drumsets as well.

The tonneau-shaped/ black badge was used for those
drums featuring high quality hardware details (in the late
60’s to early 70’s).

This round/ silver badge then substituted the rectangular/
silver type (note: the missing wording ‘Made in Japan’).

This round/ silver badge substituted the rectangular/ silver
type as well. It’s the most common version of the round
badges.
(Note: a replica of this Star badge is available on request.
You may email me with a picture of the respective drumset.)

This round/ silver badge was used at the high quality snare
drums only (note: it’s written ‘Star’ wording dates it perhaps
a little bit earlier than the other two round badges above).

The round/ silver badge then substituted the tonneau/ black
shaped type.

The oval/ black badge was used in the last years of STAR as an additional badge.

This round/ black badge is very rare and probably came up
in the very last year of STAR.

Until today it’s not clear, whether or not different Star badges appeared at the same
time of production.


Furtheron, Star offered their drums under two further brand names, too.
Below please find the apparently sole Bollero- and DrumMate- badges:

13_badge_Bollero 14_badge_Drummate

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