Old Koban: 8 Sen Violet Brown

Genuine

Issued 20 November 1877 – Scott #61 and Sakura #70
Old Koban: Genuine 8 sen

Genuine: Unused

Genuine & Forgeries with and without  Sankō

 

Maeda: 8 sen with sankō

Maeda

Lithographed

 Sankō  on either side below top group of characters in oval band.

Wada: Plate 7 with sankō & printed cancel state 1

Wada: Plate 7, State 1

Fine Engraving

Both sankō and printed cancels.  State I has initial fine engraving.

Wada: Plate 7 with sankō & printed cancel state 2

Wada: Plate 7,  State 2

Engraved

Both sankō and printed cancels.  State 2 has major and crude retouching.

Wada: Plate 22, no sankō. with printed cancels, lithographed

Wada: Plate 22

Lithographed

Six different printed cancels.

Wada: Plate 7, state 1 engraved

Wada: Plate 7

Fine Engraving

State 1: sankō with six different vignettes and six printed cancels that all seem the same.

Wada: Plate 7, engraved, state 2, major retouching

Wada: Plate 7, Crude Retouching

Engraved

State2: sankō with six different vignettes and six printed cancels that all seem the same.

Wada: Plate 22, lithographed with printed cancels

Wada: Plate 22

Lithographed

No sankō with six different vignettes and six different printed cancels.