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General Philatelic/Identify This? : Is this a Chinese, Korean or Japanese revenue stamp?

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capetown
08 Feb 2019
11:51:40am
IS THIS CHINESE, KOREAN, JAPANESE REVENUE? Please let me know. Thanks, capetown

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08 Feb 2019
01:43:18pm
re: Is this a Chinese, Korean or Japanese revenue stamp?

My guess is that it is from South Korea (Republic of Korea), because the writing in the lower left corner looks Korean to me.

(With the exception of the lower-right, the rest of the writing is in kanji.)

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08 Feb 2019
03:03:01pm
re: Is this a Chinese, Korean or Japanese revenue stamp?

Adding to my own post, the currency symbol for the won is W, and for a period of time (1953-1962, according to Wikipedia), so I would bet the HW shown in the lower right value tablet would pin down the revenue to that period.

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bobgggg
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08 Feb 2019
03:44:25pm
re: Is this a Chinese, Korean or Japanese revenue stamp?

If this is the same person, its KoreanImage Not Found

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08 Feb 2019
05:19:56pm

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re: Is this a Chinese, Korean or Japanese revenue stamp?

It is Korean. Probably a revenue. I do not know from when. It could be from the Korean Empire (before 1910) or from the Japanese occupation period. Most of the writing is in Hanja, the Korean version of Chinese characters. This used to be very common next to the Hanggul script that is now used, but it gradually disappeared after the 2nd world war. According to what I read, in North Korea it is forbidden to use it. In South Korea it has become very old fashioned.

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08 Feb 2019
05:40:57pm
re: Is this a Chinese, Korean or Japanese revenue stamp?

I should have been clearer in my post. It is a revenue, not a postage stamp. And I still think it was issued during the "hwan" currency period, which was 1953-1962.

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capetown
08 Feb 2019
08:06:41pm
re: Is this a Chinese, Korean or Japanese revenue stamp?

many thanks to all that responded to my query. best wishes, capetown

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09 Feb 2019
12:58:01pm
re: Is this a Chinese, Korean or Japanese revenue stamp?

The Barefoot revenue catalogue lists this as #53 issued in 1953.

Bobggg's stamp is #46 from the set issued in 1952.

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