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Help! Is This A Stamp At All? Old Japan "Revenue" Stamp.

 
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Posted 11/26/2019   06:07 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add lostandfound to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I just had to have it as it was advertised as Old Japan Revenue Large. Iv been looking all day and can only find one other pic of it and that says the same thing?


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Posted 11/26/2019   07:54 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rmatossian to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yamagata Prefecture revenue stamp. I'll guess from the 1930s. It will be fun when somebody who actually knows about it comes on to correct me.

I think of prefectures as kind of like states here in the U.S. States often issued agricultural inspection stamps as a way of, well, showing that agricultural products were inspected.

Here's another one (Googled Yamagata Prefecture revenue stamp):

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Posted 11/26/2019   09:34 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add perf12 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
There seem to be many different types of silk inspection (certificate) stamps.I gleaned a few from internet..
https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/j...n/l546709458

https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/j...n/g385552472

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Posted 11/26/2019   1:49 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add lostandfound to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Those are interesting links perf12, what a beautiful object the bottom one is. yes it appears that what maybe listed as stamp might just be an inspection tag/label for export? (cant wait to be corrected by some knowledgeable person on this subject too matossian). I emailed the University at Yamagata. As if they have nothing better to do than answer me! Awaiting some type of reply. Curiosity may have killed the cat, but satisfaction bought it back..
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Posted 11/26/2019   8:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
From my collection (Hope you can read it)
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Posted 11/26/2019   11:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add lostandfound to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thats great! thank you rod. You do have a remarkably ecclectic collection.
I really like the presentation. I think it's half the mystique, the story behind each item.

I much prefer your nishiki -ishi red jasper/agate label! swap?

This is quite a large item, measuring approx (no calipers) 68mmx52mm (frame inclusive) and 60x45mm for just the printed area. thats fairly adequate for a 'label'.

I fear that because its predominantly english that it is after the 40's? again supposition... corrections s'il vous plait!
and one last glorious shot showing dimensions next to a well used coin


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Posted 11/26/2019   11:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
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your label is one of the nicest I've seen, power to you.
The Bird in the label is possibly a Crane, a bird held in high regard in Japan, and appears on many postage stamps of Japan.

Orizuru
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A very small orizuru
The orizuru or paper crane, is a design that is considered to be the most classic of all Japanese origami. It is a representation of the Japanese red-crowned crane that is referred to as the "Honourable Lord Crane" in Japanese culture. The Japanese culture believed that its wings carried souls up to paradise.[2] It is often used as a ceremonial wrapper or restaurant table decoration.[3] A thousand orizuru strung together is called senbazuru meaning "thousand cranes". Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes is a classic Japanese work that talks about the significance of a thousand paper cranes. It is said that if one folds a thousand cranes, one wish is granted to him/her.
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Posted 11/28/2019   8:36 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add lostandfound to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Well then I shall retain with approval. And will find out how one measures a stamp and what the various areas are called before I mention frames or print etc. I can feel the cringing from here.
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