Definitive Stamps of Japan

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  1. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    I have to start with an apology: I have by no means all definitives of Japan.
    But will try to give a oversight as good as I can.
    Japan issued the first stamps in 1871.The first 39 stamps till 1876 are all
    quite expensive and were forged extensively.There is a big number of varieties,
    so a collection of these is more than sufficient for the life time of a collector,even
    if he has the "big money".
    Of these classics I have very few,shown already in the thread classical stamps.
    So here just a short version:
    x Japan 16III.jpg
    issued 1873
    x Japan 25.jpg
    issued 1875 X Japan 33.jpg
    issued 1875
    x Japan 34 3.jpg
    issued 1875
     
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  2. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Japan 41.jpg
    Koban-issue (old Kobans) issued 1876/77. (part I of 2)
    Of the 13 stamps of the set I can only show 8.
     
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  3. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Japan 47.jpg
    Top value of the OLd Kobans is the (rather expensive 45 Sen stamp.
    Out of my reach.
     
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  4. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Japan 55.jpg
    Upper 3 Sen is one of three values issued 1879 in new colours.
    The lower three stamps were issued in UPU colours on Jan.1st,1883.
    Japan joined the UPU in 1877.
     
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  5. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Japan 60.jpg
    "New Kobans" (new colours and additional values),
    issued May 6th,1892 (3 Sen),March 10th,1888 others.
    (part I of 2)
     
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  6. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Japan 82.jpg
    (part II of 2)
    Issued March 10th,1888 (20 & 50 Sen),April 28th,1888 (25 Sen,1 Yen).
     
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  7. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Japan 75.jpg
    Chrysanthemum or Kiku - defintives,
    issued Jan.1st (2,4 Sen),April 1st,( 5 Rin,1,3 Sen),Oct.1st,1899 (5 Sen).
    (part I of 3)
     
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    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Japan 81.jpg
    Chrysanthemum or Kiku - defintives,
    issued Jan.1st (10 Sen),Oct.1st,1899 (others).
    Two different shades of the 15 Sen.
    (part II of 3)
     
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  9. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Japan 86.jpg
    Chrysanthemum or Kiku - defintives,
    issued Oct.1st,1899 (50 Sen,1 Yen).
    Additional values:
    1 1/2 Sen blue,issued Oct.1st,1900
    1/2 Sen,issued March 27th,1901
    1 1/2 Sen lilac,3 Sen carmine,issued May 15th,1906
    (a scan of the 1 1/2 Sen will follow)
    6 Sen,issued Aug.20th,1907
    (part II of 3)
     
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  10. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Japan 94.jpg
    The missing 1 1/2 Sen.
     
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  11. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Japan 97.jpg
    High values.issued Feb.20th,1908.
     
  12. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Japan China Korea.jpg
    Fron Jan.1st 1900 onwards Japan issued overprinted stamps for
    their post offices in China and Korea.
    I own by far not all of them,but will show some nevertheless.
    Japan China Korea b.jpg
    Upper overprint is for p.o. in China,the lower one for p.o. in Korea.
     
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    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

  14. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Japan China 16.jpg
    Addditional values.The 10 Yen has the smallest printing quantity
    of all P.O.in China stamps: 5000.Highest is the 3 Sen with slightly
    more than 14.000.000 overprints.
     
  15. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Japan Korea 9.jpg
    Just 3 out of 14 stamps issued Jan.1st,1900 for the japanese post offices
    in Korea.The 1 1/2 Sen has a forged overprint !
    The overprints were used till April 1st,1901.From then on,and as
    concurrently before,japanese stamps without overprints were used
    till 1949,when Korea was liberated from japanese rule.
     
  16. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Japan Korea 15.jpg
    Not a definitive,but a commemorative,celebrating the wedding of the
    later emperor Yoshihito,when crown-prince and princess Sadako.
    It´s the only commemorative,what was overprinted for use in China
    and Korea.Shown is the one for Korea,issued April 28th,1900.
     
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