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Posted 05/17/2019   07:48 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Cat Lady 193 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi Everyone,
I'm working my way through my Great Aunt's stamp collection and haven't been able to identify this one. Can anyone help me?
Thanks.
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Posted 05/17/2019   08:04 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Try Japan in the 1940.s

Peter
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Posted 05/17/2019   08:16 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Maiden to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I googled the image:

RYUKYU ISLANDS, Yaeyama District, 1948, 4s Dark Green
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Posted 05/17/2019   11:01 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cat Lady 193 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Both,

Many thanks for your help. It turns out to be Japan first issued in 1937 and used until 1944. No wonder I couldn't find it - I was looking in China!
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Posted 05/17/2019   1:42 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Cat Lady, the stamp was used quite a bit as an occupation stamp - all over SE Asia. When you see the stylized chrysantemum in the stamp you know it is Japan.

Peter
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