Private Souvenir Sheet of the 500 Mon Invert

Private Souvenir Sheet of the 500 Mon Invert 500 Mon Dragon, Plate 1, Position 8  Inverted Value Characters in Black Where this stamp had been for the first eighty years of it life will never be known.  A young man from Pennsylvania inherited this stamp from his...

Official Dragon Reproductions

Official Dragon Reproductions Dragon Reproductions   The 1896 Official Reproduction of the 1872 1 sen & 2 sen Dragon Stamps Five hundred copies were produced  for mounting in the book, Dai Nippon Teikoku Yubin Kitte Enkakushi.   Subtitled in English...

Dragons: 500 Mon and 5 Sen Blue Green

Dragons: 500 Mon and 5 Sen Blue Green Genuine Issued 1871 & 1872 Scott #4 & 8 and Sakura #4 & 8. Size is 19.5 x 19.5 mm. 500 Mon, Plate 1 500 Mon, Plate 2 5 Sen – only one plate Vignette plate same as 200 mon, plate 2. Only center value new....

Red Sankō Overprints

Red Sankō Overprints Red Sankō Overprints   At the time of the publication of the ISJP CD-ROM, the red sankō overprints had been found only on Cherry Blossom forgeries produced by Hirose. Recently, examples of these overprints were discovered on three Hirose Dragon...