Old Koban: 6 Sen Orange

Old Koban: 6 Sen Orange Genuine Issued 29 June 1877 – Scott #60 and Sakura #69 Genuine: Unused Genuine: with Hiragana mihon (specimen) overprint Genuine & Forgeries with and without  Sankō The color of the forgeries varies greatly from orange to almost...

Old Koban: 8 Sen Violet Brown

Old Koban: 8 Sen Violet Brown Genuine Issued 20 November 1877 – Scott #61 and Sakura #70 Genuine: Unused Genuine & Forgeries with and without  Sankō   Maeda Lithographed  Sankō  on either side below top group of characters in oval band. Wada: Plate 7,...

Old Koban: 10 Sen Blue

Old Koban: 10 Sen Blue Genuine Issued 29 June 1877 – Scott #62 and Sakura #71 Genuine: Unused Genuine & Forgeries with and without  Sankō   Maeda Lithographed  Sankō on either side below top group of characters in oval band. Wada: Plate 8 Engraved No...

Old Koban: 5 Rin Slate

Old Koban: 5 Rin Slate Genuine Issued 17 May 1876- Scott #55 and Sakura #61 Genuine: Unused Forgeries with Genuine with and without Sankō   Maeda:  (reproduction) Lithographed Sankō on either side of oval below below stars in oval band. Spiro:  Type 1...

Old Koban: 4 Sen Blue-Green

Old Koban: 4 Sen Blue-Green Genuine Issued 23 June 1876 – Scott #58 and Sakura #67 Genuine: unused Forgeries with Genuine   Maeda Lithographed Sankō on either side in oval band below stars. Spiro Lithographed Type 1 & Type 2: No sankō – only 13...
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