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Monday, December 5, 2011

JAPAN-1923-A Partial Set of Imperforate Postage Stamps-Illustrated

Illustrated below are four of the stamps issued in Japan in 1923. Part of a set with values from a Half Sen (grey) to 20 Sen (blue). For the Half Sen to 8 Sen the design was as illustrated below. For the 10 Sen (brown) and 20 Sen (blue) values the design was the Imperial Chrysanthemum set above two dragonflies facing the Moon . On some of the stamp edges can be seen the red dots for pinpricking the stamp to remove it from the sheet. A detail of the 3 and 5 Sen appears below the first illustration. With the 10 Sen (brown) and 20 Sen (blue) below that.

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