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Asia/Other : Japan: stamp identification

 

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Wutindahell

12 Mar 2012
04:36:38am
Found a very cool old postcard of the S.S. Africa-Maru that was sunk by a torpedo in 1944 during WWII. I haven't had any luck figuring out the stamp that I thought wouldn't take me long to find at all. Well..... three weeks later and my forehead is beginning to form a dent from slamming into my laptop repeatedly after falling asleep, night after night, looking for this *$@
%& stamp! So I would appreciate any help identifying it, that is before I end up with brain damage caused by a stamp...lol!


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12 Mar 2012
04:56:22am

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re: Japan: stamp identification

looks like Japan Scott #132

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12 Mar 2012
03:05:16pm
re: Japan: stamp identification

Shaun:

In my "JAPANESE POSTAGE STAMP CATALOGUE" (1984) it is identified as a regular issue
of 31 October 1913, "Tazawa" series, unwatermarked; and, if I understand the hieroglyphics correctly,
1,000,000 were issued. This particular catalogue numbers the stamp as 101(regular issue) but it
could also be 112(regular issue) of 14 May 1920, with watermark, W1. The red colour of stamp 101
appears to be richer than that of stamp 112. In both cases, the mint stamp is valued roughly 2.75 times more
than the used stamp.

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12 Mar 2012
08:00:30pm
re: Japan: stamp identification

John,

Who is the publisher of your Japanese catalog?

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13 Mar 2012
12:48:02pm
re: Japan: stamp identification

Randy:

All it says in English is:

"Japanese Postage Stamp Catalogue, Coypright © 1984 Japan Stamp Dealers' Association
Printed & Published in Japan"



Acquired years ago for a dime at a garage sale. Would never have been able to sort out my Japan stamps without it.

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14 Mar 2012
11:53:32am
re: Japan: stamp identification

Jan-Simon is correct, it is most likely Scott #132, but the original scan is too grainy to be able to tell for sure that it is not #120. The difference is that #120 was issued earlier, in 1913 on plain unwatermarked paper.

#132 was issued May 20, 1914, making it the likelier choice for a stamp that is cancelled April 26, 1919. #132 was issued on watermarked granite paper (paper with coloured fibers embedded in it). It's these fibers that will prove positive id (without having to watermark a stamp on a postcard!), but as I said, the picture is too grainy to tell for sure.

Close inspection will provide the answer.

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Wutindahell

14 Mar 2012
01:59:45pm
re: Japan: stamp identification

First off, I am completely blown away at how much you all know and then realizing how little I do! Hours, days, and weeks I've been trying to find that stamp and it was a matter of minutes it took for you all! WOW!!! I apologize for the grainy scan and am trying to provide a better image. In the meantime I have two additional challenges for you stamp gods! Both of them I'm assuming are Japan and both are obviously unused. Let me know if it would help if I scanned the back of them as well. Thank you all and this top notch site for providing me with sanity!


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14 Mar 2012
02:32:42pm
re: Japan: stamp identification

The first one is Scott #329. I can't make out enough detail in the second one for identification.

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michael78651

14 Mar 2012
07:16:19pm
re: Japan: stamp identification

The stamp on the right appears to be a revenue.

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Wutindahell

12 Mar 2012
04:36:38am

Found a very cool old postcard of the S.S. Africa-Maru that was sunk by a torpedo in 1944 during WWII. I haven't had any luck figuring out the stamp that I thought wouldn't take me long to find at all. Well..... three weeks later and my forehead is beginning to form a dent from slamming into my laptop repeatedly after falling asleep, night after night, looking for this *$@
%& stamp! So I would appreciate any help identifying it, that is before I end up with brain damage caused by a stamp...lol!


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12 Mar 2012
04:56:22am

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re: Japan: stamp identification

looks like Japan Scott #132

Jan-Simon

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12 Mar 2012
03:05:16pm

re: Japan: stamp identification

Shaun:

In my "JAPANESE POSTAGE STAMP CATALOGUE" (1984) it is identified as a regular issue
of 31 October 1913, "Tazawa" series, unwatermarked; and, if I understand the hieroglyphics correctly,
1,000,000 were issued. This particular catalogue numbers the stamp as 101(regular issue) but it
could also be 112(regular issue) of 14 May 1920, with watermark, W1. The red colour of stamp 101
appears to be richer than that of stamp 112. In both cases, the mint stamp is valued roughly 2.75 times more
than the used stamp.

John Derry

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APS #213005
12 Mar 2012
08:00:30pm

re: Japan: stamp identification

John,

Who is the publisher of your Japanese catalog?

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The past is a foreign country, they do things different there.
13 Mar 2012
12:48:02pm

re: Japan: stamp identification

Randy:

All it says in English is:

"Japanese Postage Stamp Catalogue, Coypright © 1984 Japan Stamp Dealers' Association
Printed & Published in Japan"



Acquired years ago for a dime at a garage sale. Would never have been able to sort out my Japan stamps without it.

John Derry

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14 Mar 2012
11:53:32am

re: Japan: stamp identification

Jan-Simon is correct, it is most likely Scott #132, but the original scan is too grainy to be able to tell for sure that it is not #120. The difference is that #120 was issued earlier, in 1913 on plain unwatermarked paper.

#132 was issued May 20, 1914, making it the likelier choice for a stamp that is cancelled April 26, 1919. #132 was issued on watermarked granite paper (paper with coloured fibers embedded in it). It's these fibers that will prove positive id (without having to watermark a stamp on a postcard!), but as I said, the picture is too grainy to tell for sure.

Close inspection will provide the answer.

Roy
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Wutindahell

14 Mar 2012
01:59:45pm

re: Japan: stamp identification

First off, I am completely blown away at how much you all know and then realizing how little I do! Hours, days, and weeks I've been trying to find that stamp and it was a matter of minutes it took for you all! WOW!!! I apologize for the grainy scan and am trying to provide a better image. In the meantime I have two additional challenges for you stamp gods! Both of them I'm assuming are Japan and both are obviously unused. Let me know if it would help if I scanned the back of them as well. Thank you all and this top notch site for providing me with sanity!


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14 Mar 2012
02:32:42pm

re: Japan: stamp identification

The first one is Scott #329. I can't make out enough detail in the second one for identification.

Roy

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michael78651

14 Mar 2012
07:16:19pm

re: Japan: stamp identification

The stamp on the right appears to be a revenue.

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