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1871 Japan Dragons Imperferate

 
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Posted 08/09/2022   05:45 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Pshann to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi all
Can you help with this stamp?
Not sure it's real
Colour also seems strange
Would appreciate any help
Thanks
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Australia
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Posted 08/09/2022   07:11 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like the 48 mon Brown of 1871
You shall need specialists to comment on authenticity, beyond me.
My image does not show the two characters, alongside the bottom character.



The dragon (Naga in sanscrit)
(One of the four sacred animals)

The dragon is supposed to be of 5 kinds,
these appear to be "The scaled dragon"
that is supposed to ascend to the heavens in rain.

The Greek fret is a pattern for the symbolic motion of a heavenly body

The Greek border has been universally used.

"Japanese Postage Stamps" Yokiti Yamamoto.

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Edited by rod222 - 08/09/2022 07:13 am
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Posted 08/09/2022   07:30 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Pshann to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thankyou
I have been researching the 100 mon.
Maybe that's my mistake.
I agree the 2 characters either side of the bottom symbol - I can't find anywhere.
Hopefully, someone can shed some light.
Much appreciated
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Posted 08/09/2022   09:16 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gmot to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This is a forgery - those characters are "sanko", or "reference". This site has additional info.

https://isjp.org/introduction/

~Greg
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Posted 08/09/2022   2:33 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Solved, great
Thanks Greg.
Nice link.

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Posted 08/09/2022   4:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Pshann to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thankyou Greg
Much appreciated
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Posted 08/09/2022   6:14 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cephus to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
This is a forgery - those characters are "sanko", or "reference".


Yup, early Japanese collectors need to be very familiar with the "sanko" marking. There are people who collect forgeries, but they are everywhere in the early issues.
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