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Japan 1874 Revenue - Rare?

 
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Posted 02/14/2021   3:18 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Bloemzee to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi, I got this Japanese stamp, probably a 1874 revenue stamp. It's quite a big one! It's one of the few Asian revenue stamps I have and I wonder if it's a common one. Not sure about the stuff at the top, it seems another piece of paper was once on top of it. As usual with many of my stamps it's got some brown toning of the tips of the perf unfortunately, though for it's age it's not as bad as some of the others.
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Posted 02/14/2021   6:24 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Very common, but fascinating stamp.
It is a hand engraved document revenue from 1873 .
Invoices and Payments
The black markings are cancellation "chops"

Shimomura catalogue is best for ID.
Listed in Forbin Catalogue, free on "Stampsmarter"

Search this forum for Japanese revenues for many queries on this item.

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Early Japan (?) ID Please here at SCF (Author PoStat4evR)
Dashed if it will come up on "search"

Try
http://goscf.com/t/57369&whichpage=3#501873 br /
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Edited by rod222 - 02/14/2021 6:37 pm
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Posted 02/16/2021   11:34 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bloemzee to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Rod, very useful, will continue some digging.
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Posted 03/07/2021   5:49 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bcantin to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Bloemzee - I started collecting Japanese revenues some years back after my first visit to Japan.. I have always been fascinated with the country, its culture, etc - and always had an interest in their stamps as well. When I discovered how inexpensive many Japanese revenues were, I decided to start collecting them. I've got a small collection of a couple hundred or so (some are just varieties) and I've spent next to nothing on them.

As Rod said, the Shimomura catalogue is pretty much the standard for Japanese revenues although you may have better luck finding a copy of John Barefoot's "Southeast Asia Revenues", which includes Japan as well. It's not as detailed as Shimomura but has all the more common issues. (There is also Hasegawa, which appears to be more recent, but is only in Japanese - and even though I can read some Japanese, I don't think I could use that catalogue without the constant use of a translator.)

Btw there are several issues in the design you posted, that is the most common but many interesting varieties exist as well!
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