the timeline of the badges cannot be exactly confirmed, the sequence when the badges
appeared can be stated as follows (according to my best knowledge):
I assume that this one (black on white ground) and …
… this next one (white on black ground) are perhaps
the very first Star badges ever – and they are very rare
to find today!
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 drum kits 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 version (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 photo of the respective drum kit where the badge/s is/are missing.)
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.
This round/ silver badge then substituted the tonneau-shaped/
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.
Moreover, Star directly offered their drums under two further brand names, too. Below please find the
apparently sole Bollero- and DrumMate-badges:
At least, here are two further special badges, which obviously appeared on Star’s percussion instruments,
(Note: All badges on this page are not shown true to scale.)