Old Koban: 45 Sen Carmine

Genuine

Issued 18 August 1877 – Scott #67 and Sakura #76

 

 
Old Koban: Genuine 45 Sen

Genuine

Old Koban: Genuine (sumiten)

Genuine with “black ink dot” (sumiten) specimen overprint

Forgeries with Genuine

 

Maeda: 45 sen Type1, State 1 with sankō
Maeda: Type 1, State 1
Lithographed

Sankō on either side in oval band below stars.

Maeda: 45 sen, Type 1, State 2 with sankō erased
Maeda: Type 1, State 2
Lithographed

With sankō erased

Wada: Plate 13 with sankō
Wada: Plate 13
Engraved

Sankō  in space between crest and sun, partially concealed by branches.

Wada: Plate 28, no sankō, printed cancels
Wada: Plate 28
Lithographed

No sankō –  with printed cancels

Different Wada Cancels 

 

Wada: Plate 28 with printed cancels
Wada: Plate 28 
Lithographed
With six different printed cancels

Note:  there is a second more normal cancel on two of the stamps

Wada: Plate 28 more normal cancels
Wada: Plate 28
Lithographed
 With six different more normal cancels