|This site is only to show some images of the Japanese etched stamps which
I have been collecting for about 30 years.
And if possible I try to show the characteristics of the plates of them for your
To collect Japanese etched stamps is very interesting, but on other hand
there are so many forgeries, so I show some examples of forgeries of each of the stamps.
To collect Japanese classic forgeries are also very interesting, but I feel some of the forgeries are made very elaborately , you don't misidentify them as genuine.
The biggest problem in collecting the genuine etched stamps is they are so
expensive, but recently the prices of them are gradually going down, so if you
want, you can get at least 48mon Dragon (The first issue of japanese stamps).
Since I got 48mon 30 years ago, I have been fascinated by the beauty of Japanese etched stamps. (H)
If you want to study about Japanese etched stamps, please read following bibliographies.
|1||The Postage Stamps of Japan and Dependencies by A.M.Tracy Woodward 1923 （）|
|2||The Dragon Stamps of Japan 2nd edition 1971 by Dr. Ichida
（） Booklet of English explanation attached
|3||The Cherry Blossom Issues of Japan 1872-1876 1st edition by Dr Ichida Soichi 1957 <Japanese> （）|
|4||The Cherry Blossom Issues of Japan 1872-1876 2nd edition by Dr. Ichida Soichi 1965 <English> (）|
|5||１sen Blue (Native Paper) by Dr. Ishida Soichi 1970
|6||6 sen Violet-Brown (Native Paper) by Dr. Ichida Soichi 1968
|7||Photo of F.J. Peplow's Sheets 1971
||Reprint of Peplow Sheets 2002
04 will be published by Narumi Co.Tokyo
|8||Gallery of Japanese Stamps Vo.2 Hand -Engraved Stamps 1990 JPS
|9||The Specialized Catalogue of Japanese Hand Engraved Stamps 6th
edition 1997 by The Study Group of Hand Engraved
|10||Japanese Stamps Specialized Catalogue 2002 JPS
|11||Japans ｋlassiske FORFALSKNINGER 1981 by Kr. Wilhelmsen|
|12||Forgeries of The
Dragon, Cherry Blossom And Koban Postage Stamps of JapanCD-ROM 2nd edition
by Thomas L. Zane, Ron Casey and Lois M. Evans-de Violini
Forgery Cancellations of Classic Stamps of Japan
The Chrysanthemum Stamps of Japan
Mack Strathdee's Site