日本の手彫切手
The Etched Stamps of Japan


Reopen May.25,2003


Welcome To This Home-Page
Introduction

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
reference.
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.

※当サイトでは手彫り切手の英文表記を「Hand-Engraved Stamp」から「Etched Stamp」に変更しました。
これは当時、「腐食銅凹版」、Etchingの技術が使われ、「Etched」の表現がより相応しいと思われるからです。
詳しくは龍切手や桜切手の松田印刷で知られている松田玄々堂緑山(敦朝)をはじめ当時の印刷技術に付き
詳しい調査をされた生嶋功氏の論文(切手研究409-419号掲載)をご参照下さい。(05.02.10)


Bibliography

1 The Postage Stamps of Japan and Dependencies by A.M.Tracy Woodward 1923 (大日本及仝属国の郵便切手 杉浦孝明訳 1972 JPS
2 The Dragon Stamps of Japan 2nd edition 1971 by Dr. Ichida Soichi  <Japanese>
竜切手 市田左右一 著 1971) Booklet of English explanation attached
3 The Cherry Blossom Issues of Japan 1872-1876 1st edition by Dr Ichida Soichi 1957 <Japanese> (桜切手 日本語版
4 The Cherry Blossom Issues of Japan 1872-1876 2nd edition by Dr. Ichida Soichi 1965 <English> (桜切手 英語版
5 1sen Blue (Native Paper) by Dr. Ishida Soichi 1970  <Japanese> 
(青一 日本語版
6 6 sen Violet-Brown (Native Paper) by Dr. Ichida Soichi 1968 <Japanese>
(墨六 日本語版
7 Photo of F.J. Peplow's Sheets 1971
"ペプロウ” 日本手彫切手シート写真集 KK金井スタンプ商会
7'
Reprint of Peplow Sheets 2002 04 will be published by Narumi Co.Tokyo
ぺプロウ シート 復刻版 (株)鳴美 
8 Gallery of Japanese Stamps Vo.2 Hand -Engraved Stamps 1990 JPS  <Japanese>
日本切手名鑑 2 (手彫)
9 The Specialized Catalogue of Japanese Hand Engraved Stamps 6th edition 1997 by The Study Group of Hand Engraved Stamps  <Japanese>
手彫切手専門カタログ 1997 手彫切手研究会
 
10 Japanese Stamps Specialized Catalogue 2002 JPS <Japanese>
日本切手専門カタログ (JSCA) 2002
. (Forgeries)
11 Japans klassiske FORFALSKNINGER 1981 by Kr. Wilhelmsen
12 Forgeries of The Dragon, Cherry Blossom And Koban Postage Stamps of JapanCD-ROM 2nd edition 2002
by Thomas L. Zane, Ron Casey and Lois M. Evans-de Violini
. .

Link to
Forgery Cancellations of Classic Stamps of Japan
The Chrysanthemum Stamps of Japan
Mack Strathdee's Site