Japan 1876-1879 Definitives Old Koban Series

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Description[edit]

  • Issue Dates : 1876-1889 - see stamp images for details
  • Designed by : Edoardo Chiosso'ne
  • Printed by :
  • Print Process : Typography
  • Perforations : 8 to 14, Compound
  • Catalogue Michel N°s 40-56, Yvert between 47 & 66

Old Koban Series (旧小判切手). Text IMPERIAL JAPANESE POST or JAPANESE EMPIRE

Used stamps[edit]

5 rin slate issue 1889 Mi40b.
1 sen maroon issue 11 October 1879. Mi53.
2 sen (violet) issue 11 October 1879. Mi54.
3 sen orange issue 30 June 1879. Mi55.
4 sen
blue green
23 June 1876
4 sen blue green issue 23 June 1876. Mi43.
5 sen brown issue 23 June 1876. Mi44.
50 sen rose issue 30 June 1879 Mi56.

1877 issue[edit]

8 sen lilac-brown issue 20 November 1877, DC cancel. Mi46.
10 sen blue 29 June 1877 issue, DC cancel Mi47.
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15 sen yellow-green issue 29 June 1877
20 sen dark blue issue 18 August 1877, DC cancel Mi50.
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45 sen rose or carmine issue 18 August 1877