What Country Issued This One?

Discussion in 'World Stamps' started by Gunny, May 30, 2015.

  1. Gunny

    Gunny Retired Jarhead Moderator

    Anyone know what country issued this stamp? I can usually do a Google search and figure it out, but there isn't any searchable text on this one. I'm thinking China at this point. I've seen the central design before, but can't remember where.

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  2. Hochstrasse

    Hochstrasse Moderator Moderator

  3. Gunny

    Gunny Retired Jarhead Moderator

    OK, thanks for the info. The central symbol is the Rising Sun I'm assuming.
     
  4. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    No,Gunny,it is not a rising sun,but the Chrysanthemum.It is the seal of the tenno and with
    modifications that of other members of the imperial
    family.Although there is no such law,it is also used
    as the seal of Japan.
    Nearly all stamps of Japan till 1947 show the
    Chrysanthemum.
    Your stamp is from the 1899 regular series,
    incidently named Kiku (Chrysanthemum)-series.
    (Michel no.84,Sakura defs.no.115,Scott no.105).
    It is a cheap stamp.Damaged as the one above,
    it is worthless.
     
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  5. James-2489

    James-2489 Well-Known Member

    Hello Gunny,
    The central emblem is the Japanese chrysanthemum, this set first issued
    1899-04-01 with values of 5 RN (Rin) 1,2,3,4,5,8,10,15,20,25,50 SN (Sen) and 1 YN (Yen).
    There were re-issues in 1900 and 1907, many I think with overprints with the exception of 1½ Sen in pale blue.

    James
     
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  6. zararina

    zararina Simply Me! :D

    I first thought too that it was a Chinese stamp with the characters on it. Have not seen a Japanese stamp like that before. ;)
     
  7. Gunny

    Gunny Retired Jarhead Moderator

    Thanks for the information. Yeah, now that you say it is a Chrysanthemum, I've heard of that in relation to Japan before.
     
  8. tasha

    tasha Active Member

    I would not know how to check unless you get to see the denomination on the stamp but it also doesn't give much away so congrats to those who have figured it out!
     
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