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1976 Philatelic Ad Postcard From Japan- Interesting Cancel

 
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Posted 04/06/2012   1:14 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add nitrolures to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Found this little beauty amongst a hodge podge. Not sure of value of stamps or card or cancels but love the use of card for selling japan stamps. Any additional info appreciated. I know I've seen a few japan covers go for really high sums but don't have the knowledge on the country to have a clue.

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Posted 04/06/2012   2:20 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nitrolures to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Edited title - Interesting the way they calculate based on emperors reign. The 7 cent (or equivelant to cents in japan) stamp is actually backed with what looks like another card. I would assume that is re use of an uncancelled stamp without taking the time to soak it off its originating pc. Guess glue sticks are international.
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Posted 04/06/2012   8:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tonymacg to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nitrolures, could you rotate the cachet on the front of the card right way up please, and perhaps give a closer scan. I developed a very sore neck trying to read the inscription on the pillar.

I ask because this looks rather curious. The town name in the big red cachet is Machida, and the only Machida I can find in my Japanese gazetteer is in Tokyo, but Hirakata is in Osaka.
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Posted 04/07/2012   01:27 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nitrolures to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
If not big enough I will rescan tommorow. Thought maybe that cancel was of a philatelic nature but its tied to main card stamp- possible used twice?
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Posted 04/07/2012   02:23 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tonymacg to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
After a bit of head-scratching, I worked out the Japanese inscription. It reads 'Historical marker: Takasaka Stone Age remains'. I tried Googling the Japanese, but couldn't find anything useful. In fact, the only place I found the entire Japanese phrase was in an online Japanese-English dictionary!

Given the different dates on the cachet on the 20 Yen stamp, and the others, I'd say the card has been reused: first time, in Tokyo; second time. for mail to Canada.
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