Altered Genuine Stamps

Altered Genuine Stamps Altered Genuine Stamps Two types of genuine Japanese stamps are known altered to make a more valuable stamp. Altered syllabics on Cherry Blossom stamp of 1874-1875. Erased specimen overprint called sumiten (black dot) to make a mint stamp....

Cherry Blossoms: 2 sen Yellow with Syllabics

Cherry Blossoms: 2 sen Yellow with Syllabics Genuine Yellow on native paper  Scott #28 and Sakura #22 with syllabics イ (i-1) and タ (ta-16) only. Yellow on foreign paper:  Scott #34 and Sakura #30 with syllabics イ (i-1).  ロ (ro-2),  ハ (ha-3),  ニ  (ni-4),   ホ  (ho-5), ...

Cherry Blossoms: 2 Sen Yellow with Ribbon

Cherry Blossoms: 2 Sen Yellow with Ribbon Genuine Issued August 1875 – Scott #54 and Sakura #50  on foreign wove paper Size 19 1/2 mm x 22 1/2 mm It is  interesting to note that there is controversy about the issue date of this stamp.  Sakura says it was issued...