We Buy Ryukyu Islands Philatelic Material.
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Ryukyu Islands
(Okinawa)


Ryukyu Stamps
General Issues   16 Series - Covers   16 Series - Last Day Use Covers  
16 Series - Forgeries   16 Series - Mint & Used   17 (100y Ovpt)  
44-53 Series   Sheets 20/50   Sets Under $10   Mihons (Specimens)   Display Mihons  
File Mihons   Unissued (Iriomote 4c)   Revenues   Tobacco Revenues   Postal Seals & Forms  
Unemployment Insurance Stamps   Sheets of 20/50   Provisionals   TB Seals

Ryukyu Postal Stationery
Single Cards   Message/Reply Cards   85s & 50s Surcharge Cards
Letter Sheets & Aeros   Mihon (Specimen) Cards   Unauthorized Mihon Cards
Official Business Philatelic Announcement Cards   Official Use Cards
Provisional Cards   Cash Registration Envelopes
Official Business Envelopes   Official Business Cash Reg Envelopes  
Election Cards   Commemorative/Scenic Cancels
Official Cachets   Yomitan Error Cancel

Ryukyu Covers
Commercial Covers   Amami Oshima Covers   Foreign Inbound Covers  
Paquebot Covers   First Day Covers   First Day Folders w Metal Engravings
Last Day Sale/Use B Yen Covers   Last Day Sale/Use Dollar Period Covers
First Flight Covers   Bulk Mail Receipts

Ryukyu Pre-War Material
Forms    Cancels and Postal Cards (Used)
Offical Documents (ca 1937 Land Related)

Ryukyu Miscellaneous
Martial Arts in Ryukyu Philately   Philatelic Announcements
Other Special Postal Services & Postal Forms   IRCs
Reference Books/Pubs   B Yen
Blackie the Photographer, Okinawa Photo-Essay Books
Grogan Photo Co Real Picture Post Cards   Commemorative Medal
Okinawa Related Stuff (Watercolors, License Plates)

Perry Expedition
Perry Expedition to Japan and Lew Chew (1852-4) -- Lithographs and Books

The Ryukyu Philatelic Specialist Society, Ltd.
(Highly Recommended Private Organization Devoted to Ryukyu Philately)
RPSS Web Page  New RPSS Publications

Remembering Okinawa
For a wonderful visual record of Okinawa during the late 1940s
to the early 1970s, I highly recommend Donn Cuson's Web Site.

I Buy Ryukyu Islands Philatelic Material. My buy list for stamps is here.

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All Stamps are MNH, F-VF Minimum, Unless Otherwise Noted. Prices are in whole dollars.  For example 10 means $10.00 US.

DISCOUNTS: Over $100-5%, Over $300-10%. Discounts are based upon the order actually filled. There is no discount on items
noted as "Net." However, they do figure into the total in determing the discount that will apply on other material ordered at the same time.

 
The listing of stamps below contains JSDA numbers. JSDA breaks down Ryukyu Islands stamps into the following categories:

  • "Reg" = Regular (definitive) Issue
  • "Comm" = Commemorative (special) Issue
  • "Air" = Airmail Issue & "SD" = Special Delivery

The standard reference numbers used below are from the Scott Specialized Catalogue of United States Stamps and Covers. Occasionally, specialized items are listed with the numbering system of the Ryukyu Philatelic Specialist Society (RPSS). Unless noted otherwise, these numbers are found in the RPSS catalogues which are cited and discussed here.

 
 

Ryukyu Islands - Stamps General Issues

Scott #                 Price   JSDA #       Comments
1-7//228, E1 (MNH)      $615                 Complete basic country, no 1a-7a or 17.
 C1-28                  (Net)                 Includes all airs, 122a, 195a-9a, 2009 Scott
 Mounted Collection                           $1320. Never Hinged in black Showgard
                                              hingeless mounts on White Ace pages & binder


        For a discussion and comparison of the 1st and 2nd
        printings of the 1st issue (Sc 1-7 & 1a-7a), click here.

1a-7a                   $350    Reg 1-7       1st Printing, 7a has light backing paper residue


1a,2a,3a,4a,6a IB/32    $285    Reg 1//6      1st Printing, 5s,10s,20s,30s,50s, bottom right corner
                                               inscription blocks of 32 (8 across - 4 down), 4 "Broken Stem"
                                               variety stamps in 2a block (postions 73, 78, 93, 98)


2 & 2a Variety -  For information on the "Broken Stem" Variety in the 10s (2 & 2a) stamp click here.

2a Variety               $12    Reg 2         1st Printing, 10am "Broken Stem," variety - single stamp, JSCA 2Ava


2a Variety               $15    Reg 2         1st Printing, 10s, "Broken Stem," variety - right stamp  
                                               in horiz pair, JSCA 2Ava


2a Variety               $15    Reg 2         1st Printing, 10s, "Broken Stem," variety - left stamp   
                                               in horiz pair, JSCA 2Ava


2a Variety               $18    Reg 2         1st Printing, 10s, "Broken Stem," variety - bottom stamp 
                                               in vertical pair, pos 83 & 93, bottom margin, JSCA 2Ava


2a Variety               $15    Reg 2         1st Printing, 10s,"Broken Stem," variety - bottom stamp 
                                               in vertical pair, JSCA 2Ava


5a Block/4             ~Sold~   Reg 5         1st Printing, 40s, Block/4


7a B/4 o               ~Sold~   Reg 7         1st Printing, 1y, block/4, used, Miyako 25.7.49 cxl
                                               Price on Request 
 

1-7  Bush Study        ~Sold~   Reg 1-7a      Bush Study of three printings of the 1st definitive set


1-7                      $15    Reg 1-7a      2nd Printing

1 Inscription  o         $15    Reg 1a        2nd printing, 5s, inscription single, canceled to order -
                                                no date (cto) with 50% of a Naha Minseifu cxl


1 o  x10                 $10    Reg 1a        2nd printing, 5s, 10 stamps each canceled to order -
                                                no date (cto) with partial Naha Minseifu cxl

1 B/4 o                  $15    Reg 1a        2nd printing, 5s, left margin block/4, canceled to order -
                                                no date (cto) with a Naha Minseifu cxl


2 Variety                $18    Reg 2a        2nd printing, 10s, "Broken Stem," variety, JSCA 2va


2 Variety                $20    Reg 2a        2nd printing, 10s, "Broken Stem," variety, - middle stamp 
                                               in horizontal strip/3, JSCA 2va


2 Variety +              $25    Reg 2a        2nd printing, 10s, "Broken Stem," variety, JSCA 2va,
                                                inscription/imprint single


2 Variety ++             $35    Reg 2a        2nd printing, 10s, "Broken Stem," variety, JSCA 2va,
                                                inscription/imprint single, bubble at bottom right


5 Variety o              $75    Reg 5a        2nd Printing, 40s, magenta line at left (cracked plate),
                                                used, RPSS s5:2a


7 shades (2)           ~Sold~   Reg 7a        2nd Printing, 1y, very light blue shade & dark blue shade


7 pos 2 in B/4         ~Sold~   Reg 7a        2nd Printing, 1y, block/4, position 2 has a blue dot on  
                                                the foot of the right character of 2nd set of characters
                                                perf separation, hinged in top selvage


7 pos 36 in Pr         ~Sold~   Reg 7a        2nd Printing, 1y, horizontal pair, extra vertical line in  
                                               3rd character from left in left stamp, JSCA 7Ava


7 pos 36 o               $25    Reg 7a        2nd Printing, 1y, extra vertical line in 3rd character
                                               from left, used, JSCA 7Ava


7+ on Miyako Cover       POR    Reg 7a        2nd Printing, 1y & 50s, mixed set with other stamps from
                                               first printing, unaddressed Miyako 49.9.16 cover 


7+ on Miyako Cover       POR    Reg 7a        Mixed printings, 10 stamps, most from 2nd printing including 1y,
                                               addressed to LT T.F. Kent, Miyako 49.9.17 cover, total franking
                                               is 3y which is correct franking for surface mail for Miyako>US  #1 


7+ on Miyako Cover       POR    Reg 7a        Mixed printings, 10 stamps, most from 2nd printing including 1y,
                                               addressed to LT T.F. Kent, Miyako 49.9.17 cover, total franking
                                               is 3y which is correct franking for surface mail for Miyako>US  #2 
  

8-13                     $45    Reg 8-13      2nd definitive set, 1950
8-13 B/4                $165    Reg 8-13         " blocks/4
8-13,8a B/4             $170    Reg 8-12         " blocks/4, includes 3rd printing of 50s (8a)

8-13 o                   $22    Reg 8-13         " used


8 Bush Study           ~Sold~   Reg 8          Bush study of 3 printings  


8 "White Sky" in B/9   ~Sold~   Reg 8          50s, White Sky" constant variety, center stamp


8 S/100                  $30    Reg 8          50s, sheet of 100 with "White Sky" (pos 76)


8a B/4 m/o               $10                   1958, 50s, third printing, blocks/4, mint and cto first day


8a S/100                 $25                   1958, 50s, third printing, white paper, sheet/100 


9-13 LH/NH Bush Study   ~Sold~  Reg 8-13       Bush study of 1st and 2nd printings


9-13o Bush Study         $50    Reg 9-13       Bush study of 1st and 2nd printings, 
                                                1st and 2nd of 9, 10, 12, 13, only
                                                1st of 11, used stamps 


9 pos 44                 $15    Reg 9          1y, pos 44 - "extra cloud" variety 


9 pos 80                ~Sold~  Reg 9          1y, pos 80 - "dot on finger" variety 


11, 12, 13 B/4          $140    Reg 11-3       3y, 4y & 5y, blocks/4


14                       $40    Comm 1         Ryukyu University


14 LH                    $20    Comm 1         Ryukyu University, lightly hinged

14 B/4                  $110    Comm 1         Ryukyu University, right selvage block/4,
                                                postions 35-5 and 39-40


14 IB/6                ~Sold    Comm 1         Ryukyu University, imprint/inscription block/6, w/ pos 49
                                                "triangular cloud over temple" variety (RPSS s14:1c), clean gum



14 Varieties.

14 Unlisted Var (pos 1)~Sold~   Comm 1          Ryukyu University, unlisted minor variety, crack in roof in
    B/4                                          same area as pos 38 crack, upper left corner margin block/4


14 Variety  (pos 38)   ~Sold~   Comm 1          Ryukyu University, block/4 with "cracked,
    B/4                                          roof" variety, good gum (RPSS s14:1a)


14 Variety (pos 47)    ~Sold~   Comm 1          Ryukyu University, block/4, pos 36-37 & 46-7, pos 47 with
   B/4                                           "Hole in Porch of the Roof" & "Dot" between "3" & "00"
                                                 variety (RPSS s14:1b), white gum?


14 Variety  (pos 49)   ~Sold~   Comm 1          Ryukyu University, imprint/inscription block/4 on FDC, addressed
                                                 "triangular cloud over temple" variety (RPSS s14:1c) 



15                       $30    Comm 2          Arbor Day, Tree


15 Insc                  $60    Comm 2          Arbor Day, Tree, imprint/inscription single


15 used                  $15    Comm 2          Arbor Day, used

15 used x2               $20    Comm 2          Arbor Day, 2 used stamps


15 x4                   $125    Comm 2          Arbor Day, Tree, 4 singles, nice gum

15 B/4                  $135    Comm 2          Arbor Day, nice gum, well centered, block/4


15 Varieties.  For information on the 8 key varieties of this stamp click here.

15 Variety  (pos 11)     $45    Comm 1          Arbor Day, position 11, white flaw above "Shoku"


15 Variety  (pos 61)   ~Sold~   Comm 1          Arbor Day, position 61, green dot in branches
                                                 left selvage attached 


15 Variety  (pos 68)     $45    Comm 1          Arbor Day, position 68, diagonal green line left of "Saion"



16 Series               Listed here.

  

17, 17a & 17b Distinguishing between the three basic type configurations on Scott 17 (9/9, 8/8 & 9/8). 17 ~Sold~ Reg 17 9 point/9 point (Scott 17) 17a VLH ~Sold~ Reg 17 8 point/8 point (Scott 17a), XF, very lightly hinged 17a o $1600 (Net) Reg 17 8 point/8 point (Scott 17a), VF, used/cto, on piece, Naha 13.10.52 17b ~Sold~ Reg 17 9 point/8 point (Scott 17b), VF+, never hinged, Price on Request
18 $75 Comm 3 No gum creases, bird 18 $60 Comm 3 Typical gum creases 18 o $15 Comm 3 used, Miyako 52.4.10, surface scrape 18 IB/10 POR Comm 3 Imprint/inscription block/10, typical gum creases - Price on Request 18 x4 $250 Comm 3 Clean gum, 4 singles, moinor gum creases 18 B/4 $275 Comm 3 Clean gum, only faint gum creases 18 B/4 $200 Comm 3 Creases, toned gum, one stamp disturbed gum 19-26 $36 Reg 16-23 Cultural Properties 19-26 VLH $22 Reg 16-23 " very lightly hinged 19-26 Used $18 Reg 16-23 " used 19-23, 24a, 25-6 B/4 $185 Reg 16-23 " blocks/4, 30y is Scott 24a 19 Nine Printings - For information on the 9 printings of this stamp click here. 21 Seven Printings ~Sold~ Reg 18 "3y, 7 printings, 8 stamps 19-23,24a,25-6 $70 Reg 16-23+ 30y is 3rd printing, white gum, smooth perfs 19-23,24a,25-6 $70 Reg 16-23+ 30y is 3rd printing, white gum, rough perfs 24a & 24 - For information on the differences between Scott 24 and 24a, click here 24a B/6 Smooth & Rough $375 Reg 21+ 30y, 3rd printing, B/6, white gum, distinct screening, JSCA 24a, smooth & rough perforations, mounted 24a B/4 Smooth & Rough $325 Reg 21+ 30y, 3rd printing, B/4, white gum, distinct screening, JSCA 24a, smooth & rough perforations, mounted on Bush page 24a B/6 Smooth Perfs ~Sold~ Reg 21+ 30y, 3rd printing, white gum, distinct screening, JSCA 24a, smooth perforations, top right margin block/6, unmounted 24a B/10 Smooth Perfs $350 Reg 21+ 30y, 3rd printing, white gum, distinct screening, JSCA 24a, smooth perforations, bottom left corner block/10 (2x5) 24a B/10 Smooth Perfs $325 Reg 21+ 30y, 3rd printing, white gum, distinct screening, JSCA 24a, smooth perforations, right margin block/10 (2x5) 24a Rough Perfs $40 Reg 21+ 30y, 3rd printing, white gum, distinct screening, JSCA 24a, rough perforations, unmounted 27-8 $10 Comm 4-5 Perry's Visit to Okinawa 27-8 B/4 $35 Comm 4-5 Perry's Visit to Okinawa, blocks/4 27-8 x10 $85 Comm 4-5 Perry's Visit to Okinawa, 2 B/4 & pair 29 $9 Comm 6 Chofu Ota, pencil 29 x10 $60 Comm 6 Chofu Ota, pencil, 10 singles 29 B/10 $65 Comm 6 Chofu Ota, pencil, block/10 29 B/4 $35 Comm 6 Chofu Ota, pencil, block/4 30 $8 Comm 7 Shigo Toma, pen 30 B/4 $30 Comm 7 Shigo Toma, pen, block/4 30 B/10 $65 Comm 7 Shigo Toma, pen, block/10 30 B/8 $60 Comm 7 Shigo Toma, pen, block/8 with inscription 31-3 $6 Reg 24,8-9 Handicrafts 31-3 B/4 $20 Reg 24,8-9 " blocks/4 31-3,36-8 B/4 $36 Reg 25-9 Handicrafts & Dancers, blocks/4 34 $9 Comm 8 Sweet Potato 34 Inscription $12 Comm 8 " inscription single 34 B/4 $35 Comm 8 " block/4 34 B/6 $50 Comm 8 " block/6 35 $8 Comm 9 Trees 35 B/4 $30 Comm 9 " block/4 35 B/10 $65 Comm 9 " block/10 35 B/4 $32 Comm 9 " block/4, margin - upper right corner 36-8 $5 Reg 25-7 Dancers, 1956 issue 36-8 B/4 $20 Reg 25-7 " blocks/4 36-8 B/8 $34 Reg 25-7 " blocks/8 36-8 Inscript B/10 $75 Reg 25-7 " Inscription blocks/10, 38 position 88 with white dot above the "4" variety (close-up here) 36-8 Bush Study ~Sold~ Reg 25-7 " Unmounted Bush study, 3 printings of 36, 1 printing & shade variety of 37, 2 printings of 38 w/Bush notes 39 $10 Comm 10 Phone, Dial system 39 B/4 $35 Comm 10 Phone, block/4 with inscription 39 B/4 $32 Comm 10 Phone, block/4, margin - upper right corner 39 B/4 $30 Comm 10 Phone, block/4 43 pad of 1000 $275 Comm 12 Stamp/stamp, pad of 1000 stamps (100 sheets of 10) in original postal service wrapper   44-53 $42 Reg 30-39 (10) Numerals, Issued without gum 44-53 Blocks/4 $135 Reg 30-39 (10) " Blocks/4 44-53 Blocks/4 $145 Reg 30-39 (10) " 10c & 25c - Asahido Variety 44-53 Blocks/4 $160 Reg 30-39 (10) " better include 45S1, 51Q1 & 53Q1, all off white paper 51a, 52a $22 Reg 37a,38a 25c & 50c, 1961 reissue with gum 51a, 52a B/4 $80 Reg 37a,38a 25c & 50c, 1961 reissue with gum, blocks/4 51a, 52a x5 $85 Reg 37a,38a 25c & 50c, 1961 reissue with gum, x5 sets 51a, 52a x10 $155 Reg 37a,38a 25c & 50c, 1961 reissue with gum, x10 sets 51a, 52a x15 $225 Reg 37a,38a 25c & 50c, 1961 reissue with gum, x15 sets 51a, 52a B/4 w var ~Sold~ Reg 37a,38a 25c & 50c bottom right corner blocks/6 with "White X" variety in pos 100, wrinkling on 52a 44-53 Series, Errors/Imperfs/Double Perfs/Varieties/Specialized 44b in S/10 $110 1/2c, one imperf between horizontal pair in strip/10, perf 10.8 x 11.1, strip folded between stamps 5 & 6 44b in S/5 $100 1/2c, one imperf between horizontal pair in right margin strip/5, perf 11.1 x 10.2 44c in S/10 $150 1/2c, one imperf between vertical pair in strip/10, perf 11.1 x 10.3, strip folded between stamps 5 & 6 44 Var $50 1/2c, pair with extra row of vertical perfs, stamps perfed 10.3 x 11.1, off-white (44S1) #1 44 Var $50 1/2c, pair with extra row of vertical perfs, stamps perfed 10.3 x 11.1, off-white (44S1) #2 45a $125 1c, horizontal pair, no vertical perfs between stamps 45c ~Sold~ 1c, vertical strip/3, no vertical perfs between all three stamps 45 Var $30 1c, compound perfs, bottom margin, Left: 10.8, Right 11.1, Top: 10.8, Bottom: 11.1 45 Var $25 1c, compound perfs, Left: 10.8, Right 11.1, Top: 10.8, Bottom: 11.1 45 Var $30 1c, compound perfs, top margin, Bottom: 10.3, all others 10.8 45 Var Pr $35 1c, compound perfs, pair, Left: 10.3, Middle 11.1, Right 11.1, Top: 10.8, Bottom: 10.8 45 Var $35 1c, compound perfs, Left: 10.3, Right 11.1, Top: 11.1, Bottom: 10.8 45 Var Pr $35 1c, compound perfs, bottom left margin horizontal pair, Left: 10.3, Middle & Right: 11.1, Top & Bottom: 10.8 45 Var Pr $25 1c, compound perfs, left margin horizontal pair, Left: 10.3, Middle & Right: 11.1, Top & Bottom: 10.8 46O1 S/10 $700 (net) 2c, 11.1 x 10.3 - off white, horizontal strip of 10, imperf in margin and between stamps 1&2, 2&3 and 3&4, Scott 46d 46U4 B/4 $145 2c, 10.3 x 10.3 - Thick Paper, Rare positions in pencil on back, 25-6, 35-6 47Q2 Plate 1 $55 Plate 1, white paper, perf 10.8 x 10.8, pink, pos 21 also 47n1, off-white paper, perf 11.1 x 10.8, plate 2, pos 21 48 Var $100 4c, pair with extra row of vertical perfs, stamps perfed 10.8 x 10.3, white paper (48R2) - #1 48 Var $95 4c, pair with extra row of vertical perfs, stamps perfed 10.8 x 10.3, white paper (48R2) - #2 48 Var $50 4c, pair with extra row of vertical perfs, stamps perfed 11.1 x 10.3, off-white paper (48O1) 49a LH $100 5c, horizontal pair, no vertical perfs beteeen two stamps, lightly hinged 49S2 B/4, Plate 2 $80 Plate 2, 10.3 x 11, white paper, pos 49-50 & 59-60, right margin block 49S2 B/4, Plate 2 $60 Plate 2, 10.3 x 11, white paper, pos 57-8 & 67-8 50 Pair Variety $50 Perf 11.1 x 10.3, Off-White Paper, used, horizontal pair, "doughnut flaw" in left stamp 50 B/6 + Pr, Cover $100 Reg cover with block 6 & pair of Scott 50 horizontal perf, Asahido "square hole" vertical perfs with variety 51d x10 ~Sold~ 25c, 10 vertical strips of three, imperforate between & in top margin 51 Var Cover ~Sold~ 25c with extra row of horizontal perfs at bottom on registered airmail cover to Japan, perfed 11.1 x 10.5, off-white paper 51 Var B/4 $85 25c, block/4 with extra row of horizontal perfs, stamps perfed 10.8 x 10.8, right margin 51 Var Pr $45 25c, vertical pair with extra row of horiz perfs between, stamps perfed 10.8 x 10.8 51 Var+ Pr $60 25c, vertical pair with extra row of horiz perfs between, horizontal blind perfs (light impression)on bottom stamp, stamps perfed 10.8 x 10.8, left margin 51 Var Pr $70 25c, horizontal pair with extra row of horiz perfs between, stamps perfed 11.1 x 10.3 51 Var Pr $75 25c, horizontal pair with extra row of horiz perfs between, stamps perfed 11.1 x 10.8 52 B/4 $40 25c, block/4, perf 10.8 x 11.1, off white - 52P1 52 B/8 $75 25c, block/8, perf 10.8 x 11.1, off white - 52P1 52 Fantail FD on piece ~Sold~ FD, 44-53 on special sheet, 50c is fantail (imperf in bottom margin), 1/2c,1c,3c,4c,25c&50c inscriptions, sheet measures 8 1/2 x 12 1/4 in 44-53 on Certification of Contents Documents ( Nai-yo Sho-mei) 50N2 + $125 Miyako 59.3.30, 17c rate (46M1 - R6, 49N1 - R6 & 50N2 - R2), rate in effect from Sep 9, 1958 to Jul 7, 1959 45S1 + $75 Miyako 59.4.2, 51c rate (45S1 - R4 & 52N1 - R5) 52N1 + $60 Miyako 59.4.9, 51c rate (45N1 - R6 & 52N1 - R5) 49Q1 + $50 Miyako 59.6.8, 17c rate (46N1 - R6, 49Q1 - R5 & 50o1 - R6), rate in effect from Sep 9, 1958 to Jul 7, 1959 49Q1 + $45 Miyako 59.6.27, 17c rate (46O1 - R6, 49Q1 - R5 & 50N1 - R6), rate in effect from Sep 9, 1958 to Jul 7, 1959 50M2 + $75 Miyako 60.1.11, 15c rate (50M2 - R4 & 49N4 - R6) 44-53 Perforation & Paper Varieties in Blocks/4, RPSS Scarcity Rating Noted 46N1 B/4 (2c) $20 Perf 11 x 10.8, Off-White Paper, RPSS Difficult 46T1 B/4 (2c) $70 Perf 10.25 x 10.8, Off-White Paper, RPSS Scarce 46M1 IB/6 (2c) $15 Perf 11.1 x 11.1, Off-White Paper, inscription block/6, RPSS Common 46U4 B/4 (2c) $120 Perf 10.25 x 10.25, Thick, RPSS Rare - "Kailua" 46T1 IB/6 (3c) $50 Perf 10.3 x 10.8, Off-White Paper, inscription block/6, RPSS Scarce, wide bottom margin, perfs do not extend through bottom margin 49N4 IB/6 (5c) $25 Perf 11.1 x 10.8, Thick Paper, inscription block/6, RPSS Common, skipped perf in horizontal perforations 50Q1 B/4 (10c) $20 Perf 10.8 x 10.8, Off-White Paper, RPSS Difficult 51N1 B/4 (25c) $28 Perf 11 x 10.25, Off-White Paper, RPSS Difficult top two stamps creased Blocks/4 all with RPSS Scarcity Rating of Common 47M1 B/4 (3c) $5 Perf 11 x 11, Off-White Paper, RPSS Common 48Q1 B/4 (4c) $5 Perf 10.75 x 10.75, Off-White Paper, RPSS Common Singles with RPSS Scarcity Rating of Rare Price Scott No. Comments $30 45S1 (1c) Perf 10.3 x 11.1, Off-White Paper, left margin $50 45S1 (1c) Used Perf 10.3 x 11.1, Off-White Paper $25 45S1 (1c) Perf 10.3 x 11.1, Off-White Paper, uncanceled on post card $40 45T1 (1c) Used Perf 10.3 x 10.8, Off-White Paper, cto on cover, #1 $60 45T1 (1c) Used Perf 10.3 x 10.8, Off-White Paper, cto on cover, frame line at top left broken, #2 $60 45T2 (1c) Used Perf 10.3 x 10.8, White Paper, cto on first day cover, #1 $70 45T2 (1c) Used Perf 10.3 x 10.8, White Paper, cto on first day cover, #2 $50 46N4 (2c) Perf 11.1 x 10.8, Thick Paper $125 46N4 (2c) Perf 11.1 x 10.8, Thick Paper, left margin pair $50 46P4 (2c) Perf 10.8 x 11.1, Thick Paper $50 46U4 (2c) Perf 10.3 x 10.3, Thick Paper, upper right margin $40 46U4 (2c) Perf 10.8 x 11.1, White Paper $65 47P2 (3c) Used Perf 10.3 x 10.8, Off-White Paper, strip/3 on cover $65 48R2 (4c) Perf 10.8 x 10.3, White Paper, left margin $150 49M2 (5c) Perf 11 x 11, White Paper, inscription strip/3 $50 49O1 (5c) Perf 11.1 x 10.3, Off-White Paper, right selvage $65 49O1 (5c) Used Perf 11.1 x 10.3, Off-White Paper, pair on reg cover $45 49O1 (5c) Perf 11.1 x 10.3, Off-white #2 $35 49P4 (5c) Perf 10.8 x 11.1, Thick Paper $60 49U2 (5c) Perf 10.3 x 10.3, White Paper, Ty II, Bush page, also 49M4 $50 49U2 (5c) Perf 10.3 x 10.3, White Paper $60 50S2 (10c) Used Perf 10.3 x 11.1, White Paper, 59.11.23 Miyako cxl For 44-53 series used on Certification of Contents (Nai-yo Sho-me) forms, click here. 54 "Mozo" Bush Page ~Sold~ Comm 13 Shuri Gate, Bush Page with "Mozo" 54 "Mozo" Pad $250 Comm 13 Shuri Gate, Mizuhara "Mozo" - 1000 copies, pad of 100 sheets of 10 stamps each 54 "Mozo" Sheet $15 Comm 13 Shuri Gate "Mozo" unmounted sheet/10 55 Sheets of 50 x50 $325 NY 3 Lion Dog, 50 sheets of 50, Post Office Fresh 56 Variety ~Sold~ Comm 14 Afforestation, missing red 58-62 $28 Reg 40-4 Flower & Fauna, 1st Issue 58-62 B/4 $90 Reg 40-4 Flower & Fauna, 1st Issue in blocks/4 58-62 IB/10 $325 Reg 40-4 Flower & Fauna, 1st Issue in inscription blocks/10, No 1 58-62 IB/10 $325 Reg 40-4 Flower & Fauna, 1st Issue in inscription blocks/10, No 2 58 B/4 Freak Perfs $40 Reg 40 1/2c, block/4 with freak perfs, top vert perfs shifted 1/2 perf to the right (See FTDD 30:2 (Whole No. 92) at page 71) 58 B/8 Freak Perfs $95 Reg 40 " as above but block/8 with top selvage, perfed through selvage 58 B/8 Freak Perfs $100 Reg 40 " as above but block/8 with left margin, note the perfs extend into the margin which is not always the case (see IB/10) 58 & 59 printings information here. 58 & 59 Printings $45 Reg 40-1 1/2c - three printings, 1c - two printing, with Bush write-up 59 B/10 + 59 & 76 B/8 $20 Reg 41/6 3c 59 inscription block/10 and block/8 plate number 76 block/8 plate number 61 B/4 $9 Reg 43 Butterfly from Flower & Fauna series block/4 61 B/6 $13 Reg 43 Butterfly from Flower & Fauna series block/6 65-8 B/4 $20 Reg 50-3 Dancers, blocks/4 65-8 Hi-Brite ~Sold~ Reg 50-3 " hi-brite paper, mounted 72-3 $4 Comm 17-18 Sports, Kyushu meet 72-3 B/4 $14 Comm 17-10 Sports, Kyushu meet 72-3 Inscript B/6 $45 Comm 17-10 Sports, Kyushu meet 74 Inscript B/6 $22 Comm 19 Bird - Tsuru (Stark) 76-80 $13 Reg 45-49 Flora/Fauna, redrawn 76-80 B/4 $50 Reg 45-49 " block/4 76-80 B/8 w Plate # $90 Reg 45-49 " upper right corner blocks/8 (2 across x 4 down) with plate numbers in margin, 3c (77) printing ink smudge 76-80 IB/8 $105 Reg 45-9 " inscription block 8 (not 10) 76-80 Used $6 Reg 45-49 " used 77, 78 & 79 Printings information here. 77, 78 & 79 Printings ~Sold~ Reg 46-8 3c, 8c, 13c, two printings each, w/ Bush write-up 81-87 & 220 Perforatons information here. 81 S/100 ~Sold~ Reg 54 1c dancer (1961), sheet/100, first printing, perf 13.3 x 13.3 folded along horiz perfs 81 S/50 $10 Reg 54 1c dancer (1961), sheet/50, perf 13.3 x 13.3 82 S/50 $10 Reg 55 2 1/2c dancer (1962), sheet of 50, perf 13.3 x 13.3, JSCA 84 82 S/50 Var $75 Reg 55 2 1/2c dancer (1962), sheet of 50, perf 12.8 x 13.3, JSCA 84a 83 S/50 Var $75 Reg 57 5c dancer (1962), sheet of 50, perf 12.8 x 13.3, JSCA 86a 84 S/50 Var $75 Reg 58 10c dancer (1962), sheet of 50, perf 12.8 x 13.3, JSCA 87a 220 S/50 $15 Reg 56 4c dancer (1971), sheet of 50, perf 13.3 x 13.3, JSCA 85 90 (for information on the various Scott 90 stamps, click here. 90 Inscription S/5 Var ~ Sold ~ Comm 22 Vertical inscription strip/5 imperf in bottom margin, Perf Ty II (from a 4,5 sheet), Plate I 90 S/5 Var ~ Sold ~ Comm 22 Vertical left margin strip/5 imperf in top margin, Perf Ty II (from a 4,5 sheet), Plate I 90 S/4 Var ~Sold~ Comm 22 Horizontal top margin strip/4 imperf in left margin, all perfs 10.7, Plate I 90 S/4 Var ~ Sold ~ Comm 22 Horizontal bottom margin strip/4 imperf in right margin, all perfs 10.7 except 2nd vert row is 10.2, Plate II 90 S/20 Var ~ Sold ~ Comm 22 Sheet of 20 with 2nd vertical row of perforations extending through top margin, all perfs 10.7, Plate I 90 S/20 Var ~ Sold ~ Comm 22 Sheet of 20 with extra horizontal row of perforations (10.7) in bottom margin, Ty II (4,5 sheet), Plate I 90 S/20 Var ~ Sold ~ Comm 22 Sheet of 20 with right vertical perfs shifted right 3mm, Ty I (from a 2,5 sheet), Plate II 90 Sh/20 (1,3,5) ~ Sold ~ Comm 22 Bush "Rare" perf, plate I, 10.2,10.7,10.2,10.7,10.2 (Type III), white paper, sheet/20 98-102 B/4 $9 Reg 63,8,9, Flowers, 1962 issues,blocks/4 70,72 98-102 B/6 $12 Reg 63,8,9, Flowers, 1962 issues, blocks/6 70,72 98-102 B/9 $15 Reg 63,8,9, Flowers, 1962 issues, blocks/6 70,72 98-102 Inscript B/10 $22 Reg 63,8,9, Flowers, 1962 issues, blocks/9 70,72 103 $3 Comm 29 Bowl, 1st Issue - White 103 B/4 $12 Comm 29 " block/4 103 Sheet/20 $50 Comm 29 " sheet of 20 103 Sheet 20 o/cto $24 Comm 29 " sheet of 20 with Naha cc 1962.7.? 104 $3 Comm 30 Kendo, sports 104 B/4 $12 Comm 30 Kendo, block/4 104 IB/6 $20 Comm 30 Kendo, inscription block/6 104 Sheet 20 $60 Comm 29 Kendo, sheet of 20 104 Sheet 20 $50 Comm 29 Kendo, sheet of 20, paper inclusion on one stamp 104 Sheet 20 o/cto $35 Comm 29 Kendo, sheet of 20 with Naha cc 1962.7.25 (FD) 112 $2 Comm 36 Bowl, 2nd Issue - Red 112 IB/6 $14 Comm 36 " inscription block/6 122-3 Minor Var $20 Comm 44-5 Microwave Tower, both stamps with minor varieties/shifts of the overprint to the left leaving the "3" exposed 122-3 Bush Study ~Sold~ Comm 44-5 Microwave Tower, J.V, Bush study of overprint varities, 4 pages, 19 stamps total, includes 122a (inverted "1") and "Broken 4" 122-3 S/20 $35 Comm 44-5 Microwave Tower, sheets of 20 122-3 S/20 $40 Comm 44-5 122 sheet of 20 with constant inverted "1" in position 8 (122a) no "Broken 4" in position 5 and normal spaced "1964" in position 12 - 1 major and 2 minor varieties, 123 sheet normal 122-3 S/20 $45 Comm 44-5 122 sheet of 20 with constant inverted "1" in position 8 (122a) 122 is Bush Type III and "Broken 4" in position 5 (not a constant variety) and 123 normal - not typed narrow "1964" in position 12 - 1 major and 2 minor varieties 123 sheet normal 122-3 S/20 cto $55 Comm 44-5 122 sheet of 20 canceled to order on first day of issue 122 is Bush Type II with constant variety inverted "1" in position 8 (122a), the 123 is Bush Type III "Broken 4" in position 5 is now a blob (not a constant variety) "1964" in position 12 is narrow - 1 major and 2 minor varieties overprint on 123 sheet is shifted left leaving the "1" open 122 Sheet and 123 Sheet 122 S/20 Bush Type I $35 Comm 45 Microwave, 3c sheet/20 122 S/20 Bush Type IV $32 Comm 45 Microwave, 3c sheet/20, hinged in top and bottom margins 123 S/20 Ovpt Right $22 Comm 45 Microwave, 8c sheet/20, overprint shifted left, on the bottom 3 rows the "1" in "1963" is open (not covered) 123 S/20 Ovpt Left $22 Comm 45 Microwave, 8c sheet/20, overprint shifted right, on most stamps the "3" in "1963" is open (not covered) 123 S/20 Ovpt Up $20 Comm 45 Microwave, 8c sheet/20, overprint shifted up, on many stamps the bottom bar is above "1963" perf serparation at bottom 123 S/20 Bush Type III $25 Comm 45 Microwave, 8c sheet/20, overprint shifted left, "3" partially open 123 S/20 Bush Type IV $25 Comm 45 Microwave, 8c sheet/20, overprint shifted left, "3" partially open Bush identified 5 types for 122 sheets. These are: 122 Sheet/20 - Type I, Type II, Type III & Type IV. All types have the inverted "1" in position 8 (122a). Type II has a blob for the "4" in position 5. Type III has a broken "4" in position 5. 122 Var - Broken "4" $18 Comm 44 Microwave Tower, block/4, pos 5 w/ broken "4" in "1964," JSCA 125vb 122 Var - Broken "4" $15 Comm 44 Microwave Tower, pos 5 with broken "4" in "1964," open "1" - JSCA 125vb 122 Var - Broken "4" Pr $15 Comm 44 Microwave Tower, margin pair with pos 5 - broken "4" - JSCA 125vb 122 Var - Broken "4" Pr $16 Comm 44 Microwave Tower, margin pair with pos 5 - broken "4" in "1964 and overprint shifted left (open "3+) - JSCA 125vb 122 Var - Broken "4" Pr $16 Comm 44 Microwave Tower, margin pair with pos 5 - broken "4" in "1964 and overprint shifted up - JSCA 125vb 122 Var - Broken "4" Pr $16 Comm 44 Microwave Tower, margin pair with pos 5 -broken "4" in "1964 and overprint shifted down - JSCA 125vb 122 Var - Blob "4" Pr $16 Comm 44 Microwave Tower, margin pair with pos 5 - "4" in "1964 is a blob 122 Var - Blob "4" $20 Comm 44 Microwave Tower, block/6, pos 5 with blob for "4" in "1964 block/6 of 122 included 122a $22 Comm 44 Microwave Tower, w inverted "1" 122a in B/4 $24 Comm 44 " 122 block w inverted "1" in upper right corner block/4 122a in B/12 $30 Comm 44-5 Block of 12, 122a (pos 8), blob of for "4" in position 5 and narrow "1964" in pos 12 122a & 123 in B/4 $30 Comm 44-5 Blocks of 4, 122a (pos 8) in block of 4 with narrow "1964" in pos 12 122a & 122 $24 Comm 44 Microwave Tower, horiz pair, w inverted "1" (right stamp) and 122 normal (left stamp) 122a & 122 x5 $110 Comm 44 Microwave Tower, horiz pairs, w inverted "1" (right stamp) and 122 normal (left stamp), 5 pairs 122a & 122 x10 ~POR~ Comm 44 Microwave Tower, horiz pairs, w inverted "1" (right stamp) and 122 normal (left stamp), 10 pairs, price on request 122a & 122 x20 ~POR~ Comm 44 Microwave Tower, horiz pairs, w inverted "1" (right stamp) and 122 normal (left stamp), 20 pairs, price on request 122a & 122 x5 Var $125 Comm 44 Microwave Tower, horiz pairs, w inverted "1" (right stamp) and 122 normal (left stamp), 5 pairs, w/ minor overprint shifts 1)normal, 2)shifted up, 3)shifted down, 4)shifted right (open "1") & 5)shifted left (partially open "3") 122a & 122 Var $28 Comm 44 Microwave Tower, horiz pair, w inverted "1" (right stamp) and 122 normal (left stamp), both w/ open "1" in "1963" 122a & 122 Var $26 Comm 44 Microwave Tower, horiz pair, w inverted "1" (right stamp) and 122 normal (left stamp), both w/ partially open "3" in "1963" 122a & 122 Var x3 $75 Comm 44 Microwave Tower, horiz pair, w inverted "1" (right stamp) and 122 normal (left stamp), also pair with open "1" and pair with partially open "3" in "1963" 122a, 123 FDC ~Sold~ Comm 44-5 Microwave Tower, w inverted "1" and 123 on unaddressed FDC 122b ~Sold~ Comm 45 Overprint inverted (appears at bottom left), RPSS Error No. 2, 2 sheets - 40 stamps confirmed, Price on Request 123 Pr Error ~Sold~ Comm 45 Inscription pair, overprint shifted far left, RPSS Error No. 7 123 Error ~Sold~ Comm 45 Overprinted shifted right, "64" at left and "19" at right, similar to RPSS Error 9 123 Imprint, Variety ~Sold~ Comm 45 Overprinted shifted up 2.5 mm, similar to RPSS Error 11, imprint single 122, 123 S/Unadr, Ins $15 FDC, SPC envelope cachet, inscriptions singles both stamps with "1" open 122, 123 S/Unadr, Ins $15 FDC, envelope cachet, inscriptions singles both stamps with "1" open 122, 123 S/Unadr $12 FDC, envelope cachet, 122 with open "1" 126 Variety FD $25 Comm 47 Karate II, broken "c" variety on metal engraving First Day folder 126 Variety FD + $40 Comm 47 Karate II, broken "c" variety on metal engraving First Day folder & 125-7, set of three, each on separate metal engraving First Day folder 126 Variety S/20 $16 Comm 47 Karate II, sheet with broken "c" variety 126 Variety S/20 ~Sold~ Comm 47 Karate II, sheet with broken "c" variety, mounted on Bush page, cto First Day 125-7S $135 Comm 47-9 Karate, Specimens, each stamp with Schoberlin's pencil initial authentication on the gum 136 Error POR 1965, Turtle I, "Missing Black" error, inscription strip/4 - Price on Request 136 Error POR 1965, Turtle I, "Missing Black" error, right margin strip/4 - Price on Request 139a ~Sold~ 1965, missing gold 142 Variety ~Sold~ Comm 62 Dugong, top margin strip/4 with paper cutting variety. Written up and pictured in FTDD 2:1 at page 16, Jan 1970. 166 Variety $75 Comm 94 TV tower shifted up and into the top margin 190 Variety $275 Reg 64 1/2c overprint on 3c, overprint shifted left Bush initial and postion in pencil on back 190 S/50 o Plate II $65 Reg 64 1/2c overprint on 3c, sheet/50, cto 17.11.69, Plate II, see FTDD 7:2 pp 38-48, July 1975 190 S/50 Plate III $35 Reg 64 1/2c ovpt on 3c, sheet/50, Plate III, characteristic gum/string creases, see FTDD 7:2 pp 38-48, July 1975, margin creases 190 S/50 Plate III $45 Reg 64 As above but no margin creases 190 S/50 Plates I, $100 Reg 64 All three plates, Plates I & III are mint, II & III Plate II (pic above) is canceled to order 192 - For information on the the four overprint type setting of 192, click here. 192a - For information on 192a, the no overprint error, click here. 192b - For information on 192b, the "wide bars" overprint type setting, click here. 192a, 192b + ~Sold~ Hawaii Emigration, no overprint (192a), "wide bars" (192b) + 3 other settings, matched set (pos 3). 192b IB/6 + POR Hawaii Emigration, "wide bars," imprint/inscription block/6 Price on Request 192 B/4 Var o $65 Block/4 with minor overprint variety - ovpt shifted up with bottom bar resting on top of "1970" - Philatelic Agency large window envelope, 1970.1.16 Naha cxl 195a-9a $18 Comm 110a-14a Dancers 5 S/S of 4 stamps each 195a-9a x5 $80 Comm 110a-14a " 5 sets of 5 S/S each set 195a-9a x10 $150 Comm 110a-14a " 10 sets of 5 S/S each set 195a-9a x20 $280 Comm 110a-14a " 20 sets of 5 S/S each set 195a-9a x50 Ask Comm 110a-14a " 50 or more sets, special price on request Airmails C1-30 (All the Airs) $275 (Net) Special Price as a Unit C1-3 F-VF $110 Air 1-3 Nice gum, Fine-Very Fine, #1 C1-3 VF VLH $90 Air 1-3 Nice Gum, Very Fine, very lightly hinged C1-3 used $55 Air 1-3 " used C1 B/4 $75 Air 1 " block/4, very dry gum C2-3 B/4 $125 Air 2-3 " blocks/4, clean gum C1 B/4 $75 Air 2 " block/4, very dry gum C2-3 B/4 $90 Air 2-3 " blocks/4, tanish gum with gum blimishes, on C2 creases C2-3 Used S/5 $95 Air 2-3 " vertical strips of 5, used, one C2 (bottom one) damaged C2-3 Used Pairs $35 Air 2-3 " vertical pairs, used, one C2 (bottom one) creased C4-8 $18 Air 4-8 Flying Goddess, 1951-4 C4-8 B/4 $70 Air 4-8 " blocks/4, clean gum, very few gum creases C4-8 IB/6 $200 Air 4-8 " inscription blocks/6, C4, C7 & C8 with 8 characters, C5 & C6 with 5 characters, C4 is first printing (RPSS sC4:1) with no circle in pos 45, C6 with "Cross-Hatching flaw" in pos 49 (RPSS sC6:1a) C4-7 Inscriptions $40 Air 4-8 " C4 - 5 character inscription, C5-7 - 8 character inscriptions C4-8 o $12 Air 4-8 " used set C4 Pos 45 "Circle" variety ~Sold~ " 13y, circle located at upper left edge of cloud directly above the letter "R" - position 45 C4 IB/4 w Pos 45 $28 " 13y, inscription block/4 with circle located at upper left edge of cloud directly above the letter "R" - position 45 (RPSS C4b) #1 C4 Pos 42 "Dot" Variety ~Sold~ " 13y, blue "." over the oo, found in position 42, constant variety in first and second printings (RPSS sC4:1c & sC4:2c) C4 Pos 42 "Dot" FDC ~Sold~ " 13y, blue "." over the oo, on FDC set of C4-6 (RPSS sC4:1c) C5 IB/4 $20 Air 5 " 18y, 5 Character,inscription block 4 C5 & C6 Printing Study ~Sold~ Air 5-6 " Annotated study, C5 (3 printings) C6 (2 printings) C5 & C6 Printing Study ~Sold~ Air 5-6 " Unmounted study, C5 (3 printings) C6 (2 printings), as Bush marketed these stamps, Bush info sheet present C6 IB/6 $30 Air 6 " 30y, 5 character, inscription block 6, pos 49 with cross hatching C6 IB/6 $20 Air 6 " 30y, 5 character, inscription block 6, pos 49 with cross hatching, glassine paper adheres to gum C9-13 $55 Air 9-13 Flying Goddess, 1957 C9-13 B/4 $245 Air 9-13 Flying Goddess, 1957, blocks/4, left margin C9-13 B/4 $235 Air 9-13 Flying Goddess, 1957, blocks/4 C9, C11 Study Sold Air 9, 11 Study of 3 printings of C9 and 2 printings of C11 (C11 & C11a) C11a $80 Air 11 Flying Goddess, 35y, light yellow green C14-8 $32 Air 14-18 Flying Goddess, 1959 ovpt C14-8 B/4 $120 Air 14-18 " upper right margin blocks/4 C14-8 IB/6 w Var $225 Air 14-18 " inscription blocks/6, C15 is pos. 49 with added spur (Scott footnote) C14a Invted Ovpt ~Sold~ Air 14 Inverted overprint, top margin showing 3rd bar (1 bar at bottom, 2 bars at top) C14 Printings & Var ~Sold~ Air A14 C14 ovpt on 2nd printing & 3rd printings of C9 and C14 with displaced overprint on 2nd printing, mounted C14 - Variety $135 Air 14 Overprint shifted up ca 6mm, RPSS sC14:1j C14 - Variety ~Sold~ Air 14 Dot in the Box Variety, pos 21, RPSS sC14:1Ab C14 B/12 w 2 Vars $70 Air 14 Block/12, with "Dot in Box" position 21 variety in top left stamp, and gash in "c" varitey in position 28, RPSS sC14:1Ab and sC14:1Ac C15 - Variety For information on the flat head "1" variety, JSCA C15va, position 5, here (FTDD 3:2 at p70). C15 - Variety in B/4 $45 Air 15 C15 block/4, pos 1 w/ flat head "1" variety C15 - Variety on FDC $45 Air 14-18 C15 w/ pos 14, small lower bar on unaddressed First Day Cover (RPSS sC15:1d) C15 - Variety on FDC $45 Air 14-18 C15 w/ pos 28, gash in c on unaddressed First Day Cover (RPSS sC15:1e) C15 - Variety on FDC $45 Air 14-18 C15 with deteriorating overprint on unaddressed First Day Cover C16 - Variety on FDC $45 Air 14-18 C16 w/ pos 28, gash in c on unaddressed First Day Cover (RPSS sC16:1d) C16 Pos 21 & 22 $35 Air 16 Margin horizontal pair, position 21 (RPSS sC16c) with "Dot in Box" variety C17 - Variety on FDC $45 Air 17 C17 w/ pos 28, gash in c on unaddressed First Day Cover (RPSS sC17c) C17 IB/6 $65 Air 17 C17, imprint/inscription block/6 C18 Pos 21 & 22 $60 Air 16 Margin horizontal pair, position 21 (RPSS sC18b) with "Dot in Box" variety C18 - Variety on FDC $55 Air 18 C18 with the dot in the box variety (position 21 - JSCA A18va) on unaddressed First Day Cover C19c $775 Air 19+ Surcharge Transposed - Scarce C19c ~Sold~ Air 19+ Surcharge Transposed, on Bush page C19-23 $15 Air 19-23 Dancers/Cult prop ovpt C19-23 S/5 $85 Air 19-23 " strips/5 with varities, mounted on Bush page #1 C19-23 S/5 $85 Air 19-23 " strips/5 with varities, mounted on Bush page #2 same basic unit as the one above, different write-up C19-23 S/5 $80 Air 19-23 " strips/5 with varities, unmounted C19-23 S/5 Inscriptions $95 Air 19-23 " strips/5 with inscriptions C19-23 Used $16 Air 19-23 " 60.8.4 used on cut piece C20 - Variety $15 Air 20 " 14y on 5y with double bars shifted up above the "5" C21 - Variety on FDC $30 Air 21 " C21 is postion 26 or 27 with break in the "J" of Tei C24-8 B/4 $22 Air 24-8 Wind God, blocks/4 C29-30 B/4 $2 Air 29-30 Planes, blocks/4 Special Delivery E1 $20 SD 1 Dragon - Sea Horse, Special Delivery E1 o $10 SD 1 " used E1 B/4 $85 SD1 " block/4 E1 B/4 $88 SD1 " block/4, top margin E1 B/4 $75 SD1 " block/4, 1 stamp with natural gum blemish E1 B/4 $45 SD1 " block/4, dry gum, some rough perfs E1 S/4 used $35 SD1 " vertical strip/4, used E1 B/6 $65 SD1 " block/6, slighty dry gum and disturbed gum E1 B/6 on Cvr w Var $125 SD1 " block/6 on cover, bottom middle stamp pos 76, smudge above top frame line variety  

Unissued Stamp - Irimote Park

Irimote Park Stamp - Used $125 Unissued 4c Iriomote Park stamp on cut square from currency conversion document + $1 "marked" note Irimote Park Stamp - Doc $165 Unissued 4c Iriomote Park stamp on currency conversion document, light creases but none of the usual folds and none on the stamp/label, number "G161" - purple handstamp + $1 "marked" note Federal Reserve Note $15 Erasure red dot ("marked") on $1.00 FRN subject to currency conversion For information on the Unissued 4c Iriomote Park stamp converted for currency conversion use click here.  

Ryukyu Islands - Stamps Sheets of 20 or 50 - On-line Order Form

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Ryukyu Islands - Stamps Sets Under $10.00 Catalogue Value - On-line Order Form

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Ryukyu Islands - Stamps 16 Series - 10 Yen Surcharge

For Detailed Information on Identifying the Various 16 Series Stamps The Scott Specialized Catalogue now has sub-listing, with values, for many  errors and varieties in the 16 Series. For Detailed Information on Identifying the Various 16 Series Stamps Click Here 16, 16A, 16B - Covers/Postal Cards 16A (8/8) $150 Kadena 52.1.22 (issued 51.1.1), surface rate to US (6y - 20 grams + 4y additional 20 grams) 16Ax3 (all 8/8) $300 Naha 52.2.14 airmail to US 16Ax3 (8/8 x2 & 9/9) $275 Naha 54.2.5 commen cxl, airmail to US related to Ryukyu Islands First Flight 21 16A (8/8), 20, 27 $295 Naha 56.1.31, airmail to Japan, Osaka 31.1.56 backstamp 16Ax3 (all 8/8), 13 $365 Naha 56.11.16, airmail to US 16A (8/8), E1, C5x5 $300 Naha 56.12.4, airmail to US 16Ax3 (8/8 x2 & 9/9), 13 $190 Naha 56.12.12, airmail to US, reduced at left 16A (9/9), 16B, 13x3 $285 Naha 56.12.14, airmail to US 16A (9/9), 13 $275 Naha 57.1.15, airmail to Japan, from M. Sera, Osaka 17.1.57 backstamp 16x2 (8/8), E1, 13 $375 Naha 53.1.20, Airmail to US 16 (8/8) + 16B $275 Naha 54.11.24, Airmail to US 16 (9/9), 8-11,29,C4 $250 Naha 55.3.25, Airmail to US 16B x3 $150 Naha 57.2.27, legal size airmail cover to US, 30y (16B x3), fourth stamp at the right is missing 16, 16A, 16B - Last Day Use Covers(1958.9.20) 16(9/9), 16A(8/8), 16B LDU $235 All three types cto on cover (Net) on the last day of use (20.9.58) 16(9/9), 16A(9/9), 16B LDU $225 All three types cto on cover (Net) on the last day of use (20.9.58) 16(9/9), 1-7 mixed set LD Cvr $275 LDU, 58.9.20, Ginowan cancels, 16 (9/), 1-7 mixed printing, Scott 1 broken stem variety 16B, 1-7 mixed set LD Cvr $300 RPSS 16b, 58.9.20, Urasoe Cancels Last Day, Scott 1 variety broken stem variety x2 16Bi, 1-7, 6a LD Cover $400 RPSS 16b, 58.9.20 Ginowan Cxls 16Bi variety, dropped Kai Tei (pos. 87) 16B, 1-7 mixed set Post LD Cvr $275 RPSS 16b, 58.9.22, Urasoe Cancels Post Last Day, 16B, pos 91, deformed "1" Gushikawa Forgery (Information here.) 16 - Gushikawa Forgeries o $450 Forgeries (types a & b), listed in Scott (Net) footnote, used, Gushikawa 53.2.18 (type a) and 53.5.27 (type b) 16 - Gushikawa Forgeries o $400 Forgeries (types a & b), listed in Scott (Net) footnote, used, Gushikawa 53.2.18 (type a) and no dates type b 16 - Gushikawa Forgeries o $575 Forgeries (type a x3), listed in Scott footnote (Net) used, on piece, Gushikawa 52.11.26, early use 16 - Gushikawa Forgery o $225 Forgery (type b), listed in Scott (Net) footnote, used, Gushikawa 53.7.2- 16 - Gushikawa Forgery o $150 Forgery (type b), listed in Scott (Net) footnote, used, Gushikawa 53.9.1- 16 - Gushikawa Forgery o $200 Forgery (type b), listed in Scott (Net) footnote, used, variety with "10 Yen" dropped 16 - Gushikawa Forgery o Pair $375 Forgery (type b), listed in Scott (Net) footnote, used pair, 53.4.29 cxl 16 - Gushikawa Forgery o Pair $350 Forgery (type b), listed in Scott (Net) footnote, used pair, 53.9.24 cxl 16 - Gushikawa Forgery o Pair $225 Forgery (type b), listed in Scott footnote, (Net) used pair, perfs clipped at right 53.7.2? cxl 16 - Gushikawa Forgery o B/25 POR Forgery (type b), listed in Scott footnote, used block/25 (5 x 5), 53.4.17 cxl approximately 1/3 have creases Forgeries Discovered in 1973 16, 16A, 16B Forgeries (8) $475 Reconstructed block/8 of the forgeries discovered in (Net) 1973 by Dr. Ito First, Second & Third Printings on J.V. Bush Pages 16, 16A, 16B all 3 printings ~Sold~ 16 (8pt/8pt) slightly dry gum, 16A & 16B (9pt/9pt) good gum, Bush descriptive page 16x4, 16Ax2, 16B, 3 printings ~Sold~ 16 (9pt/9pt), 16c (8pt/8pt), 16&16c Pair, 16A (9pt/9pt), 16Aa (8pt/8pt) & 16B, mounted on Bush page, very dry gum priced according to condition 16d strip/3 & pair ~Sold~ 16, strip/3 - 9pt/9pt, 9pt/8pt, 8pt/8pt, horizontal pair - 8pt/8pt, 9pt/9pt, slightly dry gum Second Printing (Scott 16) (narrow spaced "10" - widely spaced bars) 16 Sheet/100 $1250 (Net) RPSS 16a, right column toned, clean dull gum 16 Sheet/100 $925 (Net) RPSS 16a, brown dry gum - #1 16 Sheet/100 $875 (Net) RPSS 16a, brown dry gum - #2 16 pos 69 & 70 $95 Scott 16h (wrong font yen) in pos 69 margin copy 16 pos 69 & 70 $90 Scott 16h (wrong font yen) in pos 69 not margin copy 16 pos 75 & 76, White Sky $95 Scott 16l, position 76 with white sky, pos 75 top horizontal stroke in left character of "Kai" broken 16 B/9 pos 65-7, 75-7 & 85-7 $115 Pos 64-6, 74-6, position 76 "white sky" (Scott 16l), pos 75 - top horiz stroke in left character of "Kai" broken, pos 84 - diagonal stroke at top left in right character in "Kai" mostly missing, dry brown gum 16 B/6 pos 64-6, 74-6 ~Sold~ Pos 64-6, 74-6, position 76 "white sky" (Scott 16l), pos 75 - top horiz stroke in left character of "Kai" broken 16 pos 76, White Sky $75 Scott 16l, position 76 with white sky 16 pos 76, White Sky, Used $85 Scott 16l, position 76 with white sky used, writing on back and creased 16 Block of 35 (7x5) $350 Clean dull gum, contains 3 strips with 16c (9/8) ++ 16 9/9 Variety $75 Pos 91 (bottom left margins copy) with overprint dropped down ca 45% onto top and into the margin, good gum 16 8/8 point font $8 Dry gum 16 9/8 o $35 9/8, used, Scott 17d 16 B/4, all 8/8 point fonts $36 Good gum 16 B/4, all 9/9 point fonts $15 Good gum, top 2 stamps with hinge remnants & crease 16 8/8 point font, variety $25 Ovpt shifted down, large and small bottom bars at top 16 pair - 8/8 point (left) $22 Good clear gum, left stamp 8/8 point, right stamp 9/9 9/9 point (right) only 10 such pairs per sheet/100 16 B/4 - 8/8 point (left) $38 Good clear gum, left stamp 8/8 point, right stamp 9/9 point 9/9 point (right) only 10 such pairs per sheet/100 (Scott 16d x2) 16 B/6 - 8/8 point (left) $60 Good clear gum, left stamp 8/8 point, right stamp 9/9 9/9 point (right) pos 57-8,67-8,77-8, position 58 short bottom bar variety 16 B/4 - 8/8 point (left) $40 Good clear gum, right stamp is 9/9 point, left stamp 8/8, 9/9 point (right) 2 setenent paris in B/4, 10 such pairs per sheet/100 16 pair - 9/8 point (left) $40 Left stamp is mixed font (9/8 point), right stamp 8/8 point, 8/8 point (right) only occurs eith times per sheet/100 16 pair - 9/9 point (left) $25 Good clear gum, left stamp is 9/9 point, right stamp 8/8 point 8/8 point (right) only occurs twice per sheet/100, pos 43 & 44 postion 44 with wide spaced bars (4.5mm vs norm 4.2) 16 B/4 - 9/9, 9/8 x2 $100 Block/4, left stamps 9/9, right stamps 9/8 (Scott 16d x2) good gum 16 - 8/8 point dropped ovpt $50 Good gum, overprint dropped down and bottom thick and thin bars are at top, pos 75 or 95 horizontal stroke in left character of "Kai" broken 16x3 9/9 point dropped ovpts $40 Pos 41, 61, 81, left margin copies, all with overprint dropped down and bottom thin bottom bar at top, dry gum 16 Pair, used, both 9/9 $15 Used, wavy line registration cancels, top stamp position 58 with short bottom thin bar 16 B/4 pos 25-6, 35-6 all 8/8 $45 Pos 26 variety, right charater in "Kai" broken, JSCA 16Bd, all 8/8 point 16 pos 26 $30 Pos 26 right character in "Kai" broken, JSCA 16Bd, right stamp in horizontal pair, dry gum 16 pos 26 or 85 $28 Pos 26 or 85, right character in "Kai" broken, JSCA 16Bd, good gum 16 Pr pos 26 or 85 $40 Pair, left stamp positon 26 or 85 diagonal stroke at top left in right character in "Kai" mostly missing, JSCA 16Bd, good gum 16 B/4 pos 43-4, 53-4 $75 Block/4, 9/9 - 8/8, 9/8 - 8/8, this configuration of type fonts occures only 2 times per sheet, pos 44 bars spaced slightly wider than normal 16 Pair pos 44-5 $15 Pair, both 8/8, left stamp pos 44 bars spaced slightly wider than normal dry disturbed gum 16 pos 59 o $65 Position 59 dropped thin "0" (Scott 16g, JSCA 16Bh), used 16 Pr pos 59,60 $50 Pair, pos 59 dropped thin "0" (Scott 16g, JSCA 16Bh), slightly dry gum 16 B/8 pos 61-2, 71-2, 81-2 $40 Bottom left block of 8, all 9/9 91-2 all 9/9 point dry gum 16 B/9 pos 65-7,75-7,85-7 $125 Block of 9, postion 76 is "White Sky" variety (Scott 16l), two other varieties not listed in Scott, good gum. 16 B/4 pos 65-6, 75-6 $110 Block/4, positon 75 top horiz stroke in left character of "Kai" broken, pos 76 is "White Sky" variety (Scott 16l), good gum 16 B/4 pos 65-6, 75-6 $95 Block/4, position 75 top horiz stroke in left character of "Kai" broken, pos 76 is "White Sky" variety (Scott 16l), slightly dry gum 16 B/4 pos 69-70,79-80 $90 Block/4, position 69 with wrong font (8pt) yen (Scott 16h), top stamps (pos 69-70) with hinge remnant 16 Pr pos 75-6 $65 Pair, positon 75 top horiz stroke in left character of "Kai" broken, pos 76 is "White Sky" variety (Scott 16l), dry gum 16 B/4 pos 83-4, 93-4 $125 Pos 83 & 93 are 8/8, pos 84 & 94 are 9/8 (Scott 16c & 16d), pos 94 with left 1/4th of top thin bar broken or missing, clean gum 16 Pr pos 93-4 $40 Pos 93-4 in bottom margin pair, Pos 93 mixed font (9/8 - Scott 16d), position 94 part of top thin bar missing at left, good gum 16 Pr pos 94-5 $15 Pos 94-5 in pair, pos part of top thin bar missing at the left, pos 95 misformed horizontal line in left character of "Kai," both 8/8 point, dry gum 16 Pr pos 95-6 $35 Pos 95, top horizontal left portion of Kai weak, vertical stroke broken, both 8/8 16 B/6 Higa Seal - Vermilion ~Sold~ Vermilion Seal, Pos 8-10 & 18-20 , upper right corner block/6, Higa seal above pos 8 & 9, pos 20 break in "Tei" variety, clean gum 16 B/8 Higa Seal - Red ~Sold~ Red Seal, Pos 7-10 & 17-20 , upper right corner block/8, Higa seal above pos 8 & 9, pos 20 break in "Tei" variety, very dry gum, two stamps with small thins & blemishes 16 Inscrip B/6 all 9/9 point $65 Inscription block of 6, pos 88-90 & 98-100, dry gum, pos 89 hinged, pos 98-9 areas of disturbed gum 16 Inscrip B/6 all 9/9 point $45 Inscription block of 6, pos 88-90 & 98-100, very dry gum, two stamps with small gum thins 16 9/9 point font $8 Dry gum 16 9/9 point font - used $10 JSCA 16BA 16 B/6 all 9/9 font $38 JSCA 16BA, right margin block/6 clean dull (not dry however) gum 16 B/9 o/s JSCA 16BA, block/9, brown [Includes Sc 16d(x2)] but not dry gum, Pos 23-5, 33-5 & 43-5 Good variety of mixed fonts 16 B/9 all 9/9 $60 JSCA 16BA, block/9, dull gum 16d+c Horiz Pair 9/9 & 8/8 $25 JSCA 16Ba+b, brown but not dry gum 9/9 left, 8/8 right, only two such combinations in a sheet 16 B/12 $100 JSCA 16BA, block/12, dry [Includes Sc 16d(x4)] gum, Pos 61-3, 71-3, 81-3, 91-3 Right stamps 9/8 mixed font 16 B/4 9/8 - 8/8 9/8 - 8/8 $90 Left stamps mixed font (9/8) [Includes Sc 16d(x2)] right stamps 8/8, clean gum 16 B/4 all 9/9 point fonts $28 JSCA 16Ba, dry gum 16 B/8 all 9/9 point fonts $54 JSCA 16Ba, dry gum First Printing (Scott 16A) (narrow spaced "10" - closely spaced bars) 16A imprint single $75 Inscription single, good gum with offset at bottom 16A 8/8 o Variety $65 Major shift within overprint, bottom thick bars completed merged/ jammed w/ center bar, used - pen killer cancel, creasing & toning 16A Pr 9/9 - 8/8 o $40 Undetermined position, vert pair, top stamp 9/9 with slighlty wide bars, bottom stamp 8/8, on cut rice paper piece, Miyako 52.6.18 cxl 16A - 8 point font $30 clean gum 16A - 9 point font, Ovpt Var $34 Clean gum, overprint shifted down 16A - 9 point font, Ovpt Var $28 Clean gum, overprint shifted left 16A - 9 point font, dry gum $14 Very dry gum 16A LH - 9 point font $16 Lightly hinged 16A LH - 8 point font $16 Lightly hinged 16A o - 9 point $24 Used, No. 1 16A o - 9 point $30 Used, No. 2, slight doubling of overprint 16A Pr - Both 9 point font $55 Pair 16A Pr o - Both 9 point font $45 Horizontal pair, used, both 9/9, Naha 56.12.18 16A B/4 - 9 point font $85 Block of 4 all stamps 9 point, good gum, ovpt offset on 2 stamps 16A B/4 - 9 point font $75 Block of 4 all stamps 9 point, dry disturbed gum 16A 9/9 o $15 Used with killer cancel 16A B/4 o - top 8/8, btm 9/9 $115 Block/4, used, vertical pairs - top 8/8 bottom 9/9, 52.1.19 cxl 16A B/4 o - all 9/9 $90 Block/4, used, all 9/9, 52.?.18 cxls 16A B/4 - All 8 point font $100 Block/4, good clear gum, perfs weak but not separated 16A B/4 pos 4-5,14-15 - 9 point $100 Good clear gum, ovpt shifted down, all 9 pt 16A B/4 pos 6-7,16-17 $95 All stamps 9/9, pos 17 has the bottom two bars reversed (inverted), Scott 16Ab, JSCA 16Af, very dry gum, stains 16A B/4 with pos 17 $200 Block of 4, positions 6-7 and 16-17, position 17 bars reversed (Scott 16Ab - JSCA 16Af), pos 17 never hinged, others hinged 16A pos 17 - 9/9 point H $75 Hinged w/ hinge remnant, bottom bars reversed, JSCA 16Avf 16A pos 17 - 9/9 point $95 Used copy, bottom bars reversed, toned perf light vertical crease, Scott 16Av, JSCA 16Af 16A B/4 pos 22-23,32-4 Used $185 52.2.27 cxl, block/4 contains pos 33 break in "J" and 99-88 horiz pair 16A B/4 pos 23-4,33-4 H $135 Top stamps 8/8 - 9/9, bottom stamps 9/9 - 8/8, only place in sheet where you get this font configuration, pos 33 w/ partial break in vert stroke "Tei," good gum, top stamps hinged, Scott 16Aa 16A B/4 pos 31-2,41-42 8 point $100 Good clear gum, ovpt shifted down, all 9 pt 16A B/4 pos 32-3,42-3 $50 All stamps 9/9 except 43 which is 8/8 a 9/9 with 8/8 pair pos 43 has the top right of the diagonal stroke of "Kai" missing, surcharge dropped, very dry gum and perf separation 16A pos 33 o $15 Position 33 with break in vertical stroke of "Tei" JSCA 16Ac, used, condition is rough 16A pos 43 or 44 o $20 Position 43 or 44, top right of diagonal stroke of "Kai" missing, not Scott listed, JSCA 16Ad, used, circular cancels 16A pos 43 or 44 o $22 Position 43 or 44, top right of diagonal stroke of "Kai" missing, not Scott listed, JSCA 16Ad, used, killer cancel 16A pos 44 $30 Position 44, top right of diagonal stroke of "Kai" missing, not Scott listed, JSCA 16Ad, top thick bar merging with large center bar, good gum 16A Pr with pos 44 $30 Position 44 & 45, position 45 wide spaced bottom bar, dry gum, pos 44 has the top right of diagonal stroke of "Kai" missing, not Scott listed, JSCA 16Ad, dry gum 16A pos 43 or 44 - 8 point $30 Pos 43 or 44, top right of the diagonal stroke in "Kai" missing, nice gum 16A pos 43 or 44 - 8 point, var $35 Pos 43 or 44, top right of the diagonal stroke in "Kai" missing, overprint shifted down, thin bottom bar at top, nice gum 16A B/4 pos 43-4,53-54 - 8 point $75 Toned gum and stamps, pos 43 & 44, top right of the diagonal stroke in "Kai" missing 16A B/4 pos 61-2,71-2 $110 Left stamps 9/9, right stamps 8/8, pos 72 has wide spaced bars (Sc 16Ae), very dry gum 16A B/4 pos 67-8,77-8, 8pt $90 Position, blocks/4, pos 77 w/ bottom bars shifted up, all 8pt, UR tone spot 16A pos 73 VLH $135 Postiong 73 (dropped thin "0") [Sc 16Ac] very lightly hinged, #1 16A pos 73 VLH $125 Postion 73 (dropped thin "0") [Sc 16Ac] very lightly hinged, #2 16A Pr with pos 73 H $100 Position 73 & 74, postion 73 with dropped thin "0" [Scott 16Ac, JSCA 16Ae,] hinged with remnant on pos 73, good gum 16A pos 76 $60 Position 76 "White Sky" variety, Scott 16Ad, JSCA 16Ai), very dry gum, light staining on front & back 16A Pr pos 85-6 $60 Position 85 & 86, postion 86 with wide spaced bottom bar (JSCA 16Ae) position 85 9/8 pos 86 8/8, slightly dull but good gum 16A Pr pos 86-7 VLH $80 Position 86, wide spaced bottom bars, pos 87 normal both stamps 8/8, very lighlty hinged, Scott 16Af, JSCA 16Ah 16A Pr pos 94-95 ~Sold~ Position 95, wide space bottom bars, Scott16Af 16A pos 29-30,39-40 B/4 all 8pt $100 Good clear gum, ovpt shifted down, all 8 pt 16A pos 89-99 Vert Pr 8pt/9pt $60 Postion 89 (8 point) over 99 (9 point), with Inscription position 99 with margin inscription 16A pos 95 $35 Position 95 wide spaced bottom bar, dry gum light staining back, Scott 16Af, JSCA 16Ah 16A pos 99 $45 Inscription single, pos 99, good gum 16A DG pos 99 $30 Inscription single, pos 99, disturbed gum Third Printing (Scott 16B) (wide space "1 0") [Note. Scott 17 was produced in a quantity of 10,000 and Scott 16B was produced in a quantity of 40,000.] 16B B/9, Four Major Varieties $800 Block/9, pos 75-77, 85-7, 95-7, 4 major varieties in the block, Scott 16Ba,f,g,i 16Bf Strip/3 $350 Pos 95, 96, 97, position 96 narrow spaced "10" pos 95 and 97 very lightly hinged, clean gum 16B IB/8 $385 Inscription block/8, good gum, positions 87-90 & 97-100, pos 87 is dropped "Kai Tei" (16Bi) 16B imprint single $50 Inscription single, good gum, off center to the left 16B dry brown gum $25 Dull brown very dry gum 16B o $24 Used 16B brown gum $70 Normal dull brown slightly dry gum, top margin strip/3 (pos 3-5) 16B B/4 deformed "1" s $125 Block/4, the "1" on top left and bottom two stamps is missing small pieces, good gum, slighty dry, probably positions 83-4, 93-4 16B B/4 $100 Block/4, good gum 16B B/4 $85 Block/4, never hinged but typical brownish gum with blemishes and ink offset 16B B/6 with Variety $185 Block/6 right stamp on top row dropped "Kai Tei" (2.2 mm vrs 3.2 mm) but not position 54 or 87, postions not determined, good gum 16B B/8, pos 5-8 & 15-18 $175 Block/8, never hinged but typical brownish gum with blemishes 16B B/8, dry brown gum $140 Normal dull brown dry gum, block/8 16B B/6, pos 9-10, 19-20 $175 Block/6, short stroke in head of "Kai" (pos 9 & 30) 29-30 not listed in Scott but JSCA 16Cvc, pos 9 with glassine adhering, other never hinged, good gum 16B Pr, pos 9 & 10 $40 Horizontal pair, pos 9 has short horizontal stroke in "Kai", dry gum 16B Pr, pos 9 or 30 $45 Position 9 or 30, short stroke in head of "Kai" not listed in Scott but JSCA 16Cvc 16B B/4 with pos 9 or 30 $145 Block/4 with Position 9 or 30, short stroke in head of "Kai" not in Scott, JSCA 16Cvc, dry gum 16B B/12, pos 21-4/31-4/41-4 $335 Block of 12, gum is light tan but not dry 16B Pr, pos 25 & 26 $235 Horizontal pair, stamp on left large font yen (pos 25) stamp on right wrong font "Tei" (pos 26) Scott 16Ba & 16Bb, JSCA 16Cd & 16Ce, good gum 16B Pr with pos 25 $70 Horizontal pair, positions 24 & 25, position 25 is large font Yen Scott 16Ba(25), JSCA 16Cd(25), dry gum 16B Pr, pos 26 & 27 $175 Horizontal pair, stamp on left wrong font "Tei" (pos 26), Scott 16Bb, JSCA 16Ce, good gum 16B S/4 with pos 30 $155 Vertical strip/4 with position 30, short stroke in head of "Kai" not in Scott, JSCA 16Cvc, good gum 16B Pr with pos 30 $75 Horizontal pair, positions 29 & 30, in position 30 the horizontal stroke in "Kai" is short, not Scott listed, JSCA 16Cc, dry gum 16B Pr with pos 35 $75 Horizontal pair, positions 34 & 35, position 35 is large font Yen Scott 16Ba(35), JSCA 16Cd(35), dry gum 16B B/4, pos 43-4 & 53-4 $265 Position 54 with dropped "Kai Tei" - Scott 16Bd, JSCA 16Cg, good gum 16B B/4, pos 66-7 & 76-7 $150 Position 76 (white sky variety), dry gum, Scott 16Bg, JSCA 16Ci 16B pos 76 o $150 Position 76 (white sky variety), used with killer bars cancel, Scott 16Bg, JSCA 16Ci 16B B/8, pos 81-4/91-4 $295 Position 84, deformed "1", JSCA 16Cf, positions 93 & 94 also deforemed "1" - clean gum, pos 84 is a JSCA listed variety - not Scott listed 16B Pr, pos 86-7 ~Sold~ Pair with postiions 86 & 87, postion 87 is Scott 16Bi with asterisk 2mm below the Kai Tai vrs normal 3mm, nice gum 16B S/3, pos 85-7 $185 Strip/3 with postiions 85, 86 & 87, postion 87 is Scott 16Bi with asterisk 2mm below the Kai Tai vrs normal 3mm, nice gum 16B Pr, pos 95-6 $175 Position 95 & 96, pos 96 (right stamp) is narrow spaced "10" good gum, Scott 16Bf, JSCA 16Ch 16B Pr, pos 96-7 $185 Position 96 & 97, pos 96 (left stamp) is narrow spaced "10" good gum, Scott 16Bf, JSCA 16Ch  

Ryukyu Islands - Stamps Mihon Specimen (Mihon) Stamps

Price Year Topic 120as//133s H $165 1964-5 Unit of 9 mihon stamps, all hinged - most with hinge remnants, 120as, 121s, 124s (tear on left), 127s, 128s, 129s, 130s, 131s, 133s (9) 90S (VAR) ~Sold~ 1961 White Silver Temple, fraudulent mihon overprint, Schoberlin cert 91S $200 1961 Letter Writing, Specimen (mihon) 91S Pair $400 1961 Letter Writing, Specimen (mihon), vertical pair 91S B/4 POR 1961 Letter Writing, Specimen (mihon), block/4, Price on Request 118S ~Sold~ 1964 Mothers Day, Carnation, Specimen, Schoberlin authentication initial in pencil on gum 120aS POR 1964 Sash, carmine & ocher, Specimen (mihon), Price on Request 121S $115 1964 Girl Scout, bottom margin, Specimen (mihon) 121S $110 1964 Girl Scout, Specimen (mihon) 124S $32 1964 Olympics, Specimen (mihon) 124S Insc $65 1964 Olympics inscription single, only 250 inscription Specimen (mihon) stamps ever existed 125-7S $135 1964-5 Karate set, Specimen (mihon), each stamp with Schoberlin's pencil initial authentication on the gum 125-7S $125 1964-5 Karate set, Specimen (mihon), 126 with "J.V.B." authentication handstamp 126,7 B/4 $500 1965 Karate #2 & #3, blocks/4, bottom margin with inscription, no right margin 125-7S (VAR & $475 1964-5 Karate #1, 2 & 3, Specimens (mihon), genuine set Genuine) and fraudulent set 125S (VAR) $145 1964 Karate #1, fraudulent and genuine mihon overprints (2 stamps) 125S (VAR) $115 1964 Karate #1, fraudulent mihon overprint (1 stamp), #1 125S (VAR) $110 1964 Karate #1, fraudulent mihon overprint (1 stamp), #2 126S (VAR) $165 1965 Karate #2, fraudulent and genuine mihon overprints (2 stamps) 127S (VAR) $165 1965 Karate #3, fraudulent and genuine mihon overprints (2 stamps) 128S $45 1964 Miyara Dunchi, "JVB" authentication handstamp, Specimen (mihon) 129S $45 1964 New Year, Snake, pencil initial authentication, Specimen (mihon) 130S $145 1965 Boy Scout, Specimen (mihon) 131S $40 1965 Onoyama stadium, Specimen (mihon) 132S $50 1965 Philatelic Week, Samisen, Specimen (mihon) 133S $40 1965 Kin Power Plant, Specimen (mihon) 133S B/4 $150 1965 Kin Power Plant, block/4, gum toning, Specimen (mihon) 134S $38 1965 ICY, Specimen (mihon), "White Finger" 134S B/4 $150 1965 ICY, block/4, Specimen (mihon), "White Finger" 134S $40 1965 ICY, Specimen (mihon), Partial "White Finger" 135S $38 1965 Naha City Hall, Specimen (mihon) 136S $38 1964 Turtle #1, Specimen (mihon) 136S Ins $34 1964 Turtle #1, Specimen (mihon), inscription 136S (VAR) $165 1964 Turtle #1, fraudulent (margin ccy) and genuine mihon overprints (2 stamps) 136S (VAR) $150 1964 Turtle #1, fraudulent and genuine mihon overprints (2 stamps) 139S $35 1965 NY-Horse, Specimen (mihon) For mihon postal stationery, click ---> here.  

Ryukyu Islands - Stamps  Display Mihon Handstamp Display Mihon (Specimen) Stamps

Scott Price Comments  87 ~Sold~ With J.V. Bush certificate, average (typical) condition  

Ryukyu Islands File Mihon (Record Copy) Postal Stationery

Scott Price Comments  UX10 ~Sold~ Manuscript "mihon" with Kakinohana seal  

Ryukyu Islands - Stamps Revenue Stamps

Scott Price Comments R1-16 (1st and 2nd Revenue Issues as a Unit) R1-16 $1200 (Net) 1952-8 1y-1000y (with gum as issued) and 1c-$10 (no gum as issued) R1-8 were issued with gum R1-8 $500 (Net) 1952-4 1y-1000y, complete, unmounted w/ Bush page, Set #1 R1-8 $425 (Net) 1952-4 1y-1000y, complete, unmounted w/ Bush page, Set #2 R1-8 $295 (Net) 1952-4 1y-1000y, complete, unmounted, glazed gum at bottom of R8, Set #3 R1-8 LH $185 (Net) 1952-4 1y-1000y, complete, lightly hinged R1-8 H $125 (Net) 1952-4 1y-1000y, complete, hinged, R7 stained gum, R1-8 o $235 (Net) 1952-4 1y-1000y, complete, used R1//5 o $185 1957 R1//R6, 551y on 3 folded page document R1&R2 o $25 1957 R1x2,R2, 7y on folded page document + Certificate of Sale R1-5 $40 1952 1y-50y R1-6 $75 1952 1y-100y, gum creases R1 B/4 $30 1952 1y, block/4 R1 IB/10 $85 1952 1y, inscription block/10 R1 on Doc $15 1958 1y, document, dated 58.2.6 R1 on Doc $15 1958 1y, document, dated 58.3.13 R1 on Doc $12 1958 1y, document, dated 58.5.8 R1 on Doc $12 1958 1y, document, dated 58.6.2 R2 IB/10 $125 1952 3y, inscription block/10 R3 S/50 $325 1952 5y, sheet/50 R4 IB/10 $150 1952 10y, inscription block/10 R4 Block 20 $225 1952 10y, block of 5x4 R4 on Doc $25 1958 10y, document, dated 58.9.3, fold lines R5 B/4 $65 1952 50y, block/4 R5 S/50 $425 1952 50y, sheet/50 R8 $175 1952 1000y, light vertical gum crease R9-16 were issued without gum R9-16 $900 (Net) 1958 1c-$10, complete R9-14 ~Sold~ 1958 1c-$1, all but 50c with margin attached R9-14 o $185 1958 1c-$1, used, $1 wrinkled R9-11 $65 1958 1c, 2c, 3c R9 S/50 $450 1958 1c, sheet/50, perf 10.8 x 11.3 R9 inscription $25 1958 1c, inscription single R9 x2 $30 1958 1c, two stamps both perfed 10.3 x 10.3 (RPSS sRG9U1) R9 $18 1958 1c, perfed 10.3 x 10.3, right selvage R9 x6 $60 1958 1c, 6 of the 7 confirmed perf types (RPSS sRG9M1,P1,Q1,S1,T1,U1), lacks only sRG9N1, sRG9P1 is used, other mint R10 Error ~Sold~ 1958 3c, "Matsuoka" error, blanket/mirror image on back, mounted R10 Error $325 1958 3c, "Matsuoka" error, blanket/mirror image on back, unmounted, descriptive glassine present R10 Error $275 1958 3c, "Matsuoka" error, blanket/mirror image on back, unmounted R10 B/4 Error POR 1958 3c, block/4, "Matsuoka" error, blanket/mirror image on back, unmounted, Price on Request R11 $20 1958 5c, perf 10.3 x 11.1, off-white paper, right selvage R11 B/4 $85 1958 5c, block/4, RPSS sR11s1 (5c, perf 10.3 x 11.1, off-white paper) one perf missing in vertical rows (see top stamps) R12 x25 $325 1958 10c, left 1/2 sheet (5x5), perf 10.8 x 10.3, off-white R12 Dbl Perfs $80 1958 10c, bottom margin with double perfs R13 $65 1958 50c, perf 10.3 x 10.3 R13 $75 1958 50c, perf 11.1 x 11.1 R13 x3 $180 1958 50c, x3 (all recorded perf/paper types, RPSS sRG13m2, p1 & u2) R13 Variety $100 1958 50c, perf 10.8 x 11.2, Double Perfs? (RPSS sRG13b) R13 $60 1958 50c R13 $50 1958 50c, light paper wrinkle at bottom R13 $25 1958 50c, perf 10.3 x 10.3, paper wrinkle at top R17-31 were issued with gum R17-28 Ins $600 1959-69 1c-$10 (12 stamps) inscription singles R17-24,27-8 $275 1959-69 1c-$1 and $5 & $10 (no $2 or $3) #1 R17-24,27-8 $265 1959-69 1c-$1 and $5 & $10 (no $2 or $3) #2 R17-23 IB/10 POR 1959-69 1c-50c, inscription blocks/10, Price on Request R17-22 IB/10 $750 1959-69 1c-30c, inscription blocks/10, minor perf separation R17-22 B/10 $450 1959-69 1c-30c, blocks/10, top right or left selvege blocks R17-23 B/4 $375 1959-69 1c-50c, blocks/4 R17-23 B/4 $275 1959-69 1c-50c, blocks/4, similar to above, one 3c (R18) with perf damage R17-20,23 $34 1959 1c-10c & 50c margin copies R17-20,23 $30 1959 1c-10c & 50c R17-20 $15 1959 1c-10c upper right corner margin copies R17-20 IB/10 $135 1959 1c-10c inscription blocks/10 R17 B/4 $10 1959 1y, block/4 R17 S/50 $95 1959 1c, sheet of 50, perf 13.4 x 13.4 (RPSS lisiing at FTDD 23:3 shows 13 x 13.5, perhaps a typo) R18 Insc $12 1959 3c, inscription single R18 S/3, Variety $65 1959 3c, horizontal strip/3 with one missing perf at top and vertical perforations shifted right in top margin R18 S/50 $75 1959 3c, sheet of 50, perf 13.4 x 13.4 R18 S/50 $65 1959 3c, sheet of 50, selvage problems, perf 13.4 x 13.4 R19 S/50 $100 1959 5c, sheet of 50, perf 13.4 x 13.4 R20 B/20 $75 1959 10c, block of 20, 4 across x 5 down, perf 13.4 x 13.4 R21 $55 1969 20c, said to be UV cream paper but not confirmed R21 IB/10 $195 1969 20c, inscription block/10 R21 S/5 $115 1969 20c right margin horizontal strip/5 R21,2 $100 1969 20c & 30c R21,2 S/5 $195 1969 20c & 30c, left margin horizontal strips/5 R22 $65 1969 30c, said to be UV medium off-white paper but not confirmed R22 $65 1969 30c, said to be UV low bright white but not confirmed R22 Pair $80 1969 30c top margin vertical pair R22 S/5 $120 1969 30c left margin horizontal strip/5 R22 o $25 1969 30c, used R22 x5 o $100 1969 30c, used x5 R22 o $25 1970 30c + 50c x2 ($1.30) on document R23 Pr $35 1959 50c, horizontal pair R23 LH $18 1959 50c, lightly hinged R23 x5 $95 1959 50c x5, said to be 5 different UV paper types but not confirmed R24 $30 1959 $1 R24 Pr $50 1959 $1, horizontal pair R24 o $25 1970 $1 + 10c x2 & 50c (270cy) on document R27 $60 1959 $5, bottom margin single R27 $35 1959 $5, single, small light indent on gum side only R27 $80 1959 $5, inscription single R27 Pr $95 1959 $5, horizontal pair R27 B/4 $200 1959 $5, block/4, top pair with light crease R27 o $20 1959 $5, used R27 x5 o $90 1959 $5, used x5 R28 $100 1959 $10 R28 $125 1959 $10, inscription single R28 Pair, Variety ~Sold~ 1959 $10, vertical pair with dramatic preprinting paper fold paper fold -- Price on Request R28 o $25 1959 $10, used R28 x5 o $100 1959 $10, used x5 Post Reversion, Okinawa Revenues 1y-5000y $135 1972 Bottom left corner, all NH, face value 9,991y ($100+) 1y-5000y $100 1972 3000y & 5000y NH, others hinged, face value 9,991y ($100+) Building Permit Applications (See FTDD Vol 23, No. 3 at page 37) Below revenue documents measure ca 8 x 10 in  R24, 27 & 28 on doc $25 $1, $5 & $10 ($16) - 1969.9.3 document  R24, 27 & 28 on doc $25 $1, $5 & $10 ($16) - 1971.6.8 document  R24, 27 & 28 on doc $25 $1, $5 & $10 ($16) - 1971.12.3 document  R24, 27 & 28 on doc $25 $1, $5 & $10 ($16) - 1972.4.10 document  R24, 27 & 28 on doc $25 $1, $5 & $10 ($16) - 1972.4.25 document Above 5 as a unit $100 $1, $5 & $10 ($16) - 5 documents  R25x4, 26, 27 on doc $120 $2x4, $3, $5 ($16) - 1972.4.16 document  R26x2 & 28 on doc $55 $3x2, $10 ($16) - undated ca 1970  R26x2 & 28 on doc $50 $3x2, $10 ($16) - 1970.8.8 document  R27x2 on document $25 $5x2 ($10) - 1969.4.5 document  R28 on document $20 $10 ($10) - 1969.7.-- document  R28 on document $25 $10 ($10) - 1969.12.16 document  R28 on document $25 $10 ($10)- 1972.4.-- document  R24x16 on document $35 $16 ($1x16 - Block/16+1) - Showa 47(1972).4.5 document  

Ryukyu Islands Unemployment Insurance Stamps

Scott Price Year RQ2 $40 1961 4c, roulette perfs, bottom left corner margin RQ2 $38 1961 4c, roulette perfs, left margin RQ2 $35 1961 4c, roulette perfs RQ2 B/6 $125 1961 4c, roulette perfs, bottom right corner block/6, wrinkling on 2 stamps RQ2 B/8 $240 1961 4c, roulette perfs, bottom right corner block/8 RQ2,4-8 B/4 $275 1961-72 4c roulette & perf, 8c, 8c/2c, 8c/4c, 12/4c (6 different B/4) RQ4-8 $95 1966-72, 4c perf, 8c, 8c/2c, 8c/4c, 12/4c (5 stamps) RQ4 $18 1966 4c RQ4 Pr $32 1966 4c, top margin pair RQ4 B/4 $60 1966 4c, block/4 RQ4 B/4 w Insc $65 1966 4c, block/4 with inscription RQ4 IB/10 $150 1966 4c, inscription block/10, perf separation on 1 vertical row RQ5 $20 1968 8c, cycad RQ5 Pr $35 1968 8c, cycad, horizontal pair RQ5 B/4 $65 1968 8c, cycad, upper right corner block/4 RQ6 $40 1967 8c on 2c RQ6-8 IB/10 $800 1967-72 8c on 2c, 8c on 4c, 12c on 4c, inscription blocks/10 RQ7 $15 1971 8c on 4c RQ7 S/3 $40 1971 8c on 4c, horizontal strip/3 RQ7-8 $35 1971-2 8c & 12c on 4c, unemployment revenues RQ8 $18 1971 12c on 4c RQ8 Insc/Pr $38 1971 12c on 4c, inscription pair RQ8 B/4 $60 1971 12c on 4c, block/4 RQ8 B/4 w Variety $80 1971 12c on 4c, block/4, positions 1-2, 11-12, position 1 variety (RPSS RT7a) with top bar shifted 1 mm left RQ8 S/50 w Variety $375 1971 12c on 4c, sheet/50, perfs through top and bottom margins, position 1 variety (RPSS RT7a) with top bar shifted 1 mm left, minor perf separation in top margin  

Ryukyu Islands Postal Seals & Forms

Tachikawa CS1, cash registration seals, vertical pair, jammed along perfs, disturbed gum $20 Tachikawa CS2, cash registration seals, light yellow green, sheet/50, folded x3 on vert perfs $125 Tachikawa CS2, cash registration seals, light yellow green & yellow green, pair of each $10 Tachikawa CS2, cash registration seals, light yellow green & yellow green, block/6 of each $20 Tachikawa CS2, cash registration seals, light yellow green, block/15 (5x3) $30 Tachikawa ES1, telegraph cash registration seals, sheet of 20 (4x5) $40 Tachikawa PR2, repair seals, sheet of 10 (2x5), horizontal perfs roulette & outlined in red $50 Tachikawa PR2, repair seals, sheet of 10 (2x5), as above, no top selvage $35 Tachikawa PR2, repair seals, horizontal pair, horizontal perfs roulette & outlined in red $15 RPSS SOF13* horizontal pair, pale brick-red $15 RPSS SOF15* Sheet of 30 (6x5), folded along perfs, minor damage in margins $30 RPSS SRE2** x6 on cover ca mid-1957, Dept of Communications Sold RPSS SOSF1*** official business postal savings, yellow-green, sheet of 30 (6x5) $55 RPSS SOSF2*** official business postal savings, blue, block/10 (2x5), gray paper $40 RPSS SOSF2*** official business postal savings, blue, block/20 (4x5), gray paper $60 RPSS SOSF2*** official business postal savings, blue, pane 30 (6x5), gray paper $75 RPSS SOSF2*** official business postal savings, blue, block/10 (2x5), gray paper & block/12 (3x4), white paper $95 Mail Pouch Seals, partial pad of 40 Sold Mail Pouch Seal, used, seal & 68.9.18 cds Sold Cash Registration Forms (1971), complete pad of 100 $95 * See Official Cash Registration Seals (SOF) listing in From the Dragon's Den, RPSS, Volume 10, No. 2 & 3, June/September, 1978, pages 80-98. ** See Official Repair Seals (SRE) listing in From the Dragon's Den, RPSS, Volume 26, No. 1, January, 2005, pages 3-31. *** See Official Business Postal Savings Cash Registration Seals (SOSF) listing in From the Dragon's Den, RPSS, Volume 31, No. 1, March, 2011, pages 39-45.  

Ryukyu Islands - Tobacco Tax Seals

Seals off Cigarette Pack Shimamura 206, Orange $20 Seals on Cigarette Pack Shimamura 205, Blue, "Lon" $25 Shimamura 205, Blue, "Domino" $25 Shimamura 205, Blue, "Pink" $25 Shimamura 206, Orange, "Hi-Tone" $25 Shimamura 206, Orange, "Urma" $25

Ryukyu Islands - Alcohol/Liquor Tax Paid Seal

Japanese Liquors, 633ML, similar to Shimomura R27 but smaller (14.5 x 18mm) $45  

Ryukyu Islands - Stamps Sheets of 20 or 50 - On-line Order Form

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Ryukyu Islands - Provisional Stamps General Information

Ryukyu provisional stamps frequently have glassine or other backing paper adhereing. This will not be noted in the descriptions. Also, they are frequently authenticated on the back with an ink or pencil mark bythe seller (JV Bush). These authentication marks are not noted either. Kume Island, Provisional Stamps  Hirata Seal Postmaster Kikuzato Norifume seal Scott Denom Price Comments  1X1 7s ~Sold~ Coarse tan mimeograph paper, RPSS PK2, horizontal crease, scotch tape on back at bottom  1X1P 7s ~Sold~ Whitish bond, RPSS PK2a, horizontal crease, no watermark visible Amami District, Provisional Stamps Inspected/Examined seal Scott Denom Price Comments  2X4 2s ~Sold~ 2s deep crimson, RPSS PVA4-A, full gum, off-center  2X4 2s ~Sold~ 2s deep crimson, RPSS PVA4-A, no gum, off-center  2X8 3s ~Sold~ 3s rose, imperf  2X9var 4s ~Sold~ 4s deep green, purple seal, backing paper, RPSS PA9A  2X10 5s ~Sold~ 5s brown, blue seal, backing paper  2X15 10s ~Sold~ 10s crimson & dull rose, black seal, no gum  2X15 10s ~Sold~ 10s crimson & dull rose, red seal, no gum  2X15 10s ~Sold~ 10s crimson & dull rose, red seal, no gum  2X18 15s ~Sold~ 15s aviator, full gum Amami Seals, 5 Types and Counterfeits/Copies discussed in FTDD Vol 12:2, June 1980. Mori Types A-D & E. Type E was an "overprinted later" seal. Miyako District, Provisional Stamps Postmaster Tomiyama Jojin seal Scott Denom Price Comments  3X2&2a 2s crimson & 2s vermilion, comparison  3X3 3s $45 3s brown, backing paper  3X4 Pr 4s $90 4s dark green, backing paper, vertical pair  3X4 4s $40 4s dark green, no backing paper, disturbed gum, Bush photo  3X7 8s $55 8s dark purple, backing paper, J.V. Bush handstamp, photo  3X7 8s $40 8s dark purple, backing paper, light toning at top  3X7 Pr 8s $80 8s dark purple, vert pair, backing paper, JV Bush handstamp, photo  3X8 10s $48 10s crimson & dull rose, backing paper  3X8 10s $45 10s crimson & dull rose, no backing paper, disturbed gum, Bush photo  3X8 10s $35 10s crimson & dull rose, no backing paper. light toning  3X11 14s $40 14s rose lake, JV Bush seal on backing paper  3X11 14s $38 14s rose lake, backing paper  3X11 14s $50 14s rose lake, no backing paper, no gum, partial 2nd strike  3X12 15s $38 15s dull blue, backing paper, light toning  3X12 15s $35 15s dull blue, backing paper thin at bottom, hinged  3X12x6 15s $275 15s dull blue, backing paper, margin block/6  3X13 17s $40 RPSS PM13a, JV Bush seal, backing paper, photo  3X13 17s $40 17s gray violet, backing paper  3X13 17s $40 17s gray violet, backing paper, bottom margin, toning  3X15x3 20s $175 20s blue, 2 authenticated, 1 "Made Later"**  3X15 & 3X16 Sewing Machine Perforations, Distinguishing Characteristics  3X16x4 20s $250 20s blue, imperf, block/4, paper inclusion bottom left stamp  3X16x4 20s $300 20s blue, block/4, imperf but with sewing machine perfs, perf 12 x 12 remarkably well centered for this issue  3X16x4 20s $275 20s blue, block/4, imperf but with sewing machine perfs, perf 12 x 12  3X16x4 20s $265 20s blue, block/4, imperf but with sewing machine perfs, perf 12 x 12, imperf at bottom  3X16x4 20s $160 20s blue, strip/4, imperf but with sewing machine perfs, perf 12 x 12, bottom margin imperforate, off-center  3X16x3 20s $105 20s blue, 3 singles, imperf but with sewing machine perfs, perf 12 x 12 (singles $37 each)  3X17 25s $110 25s brown, backing paper, double strike of seal  3X17 25s $45 25s brown, backing paper, JV Bush handstamp  3X17 25s $45 25s brown, backing paper, JV Bush handstamp, right margin  3X17 25s $45 25s brown, backing paper, JV Bush seal  3X17 25s $40 25s dark brown, backing paper  3X17 25s $36 25s dark brown, backing paper, bottom margin, toning  3X17x3 25s $125 25s dark brown, backing paper, top margin strip/3  3X18x2 30s $85 30s, blue green, backing paper, left margin horizontal pair  3X18 30s $75 30s, minor variety, light blue green, backing paper, Bush seal  3X21 50s $40 50s olive, backing paper, light toning  3X25 1y/1s $75 1y on 1s orange brown, backing paper, JV Bush handstamp #1  3X25 1y/1s $75 1y on 1s orange brown, backing paper, JV Bush handstamp #2  3X25 1y/1s $70 1y on 1s orange brown, no backing paper, disturbed gum  3X25+ 1y/1s POR 1y on 1s orange brown, double strike of 1y overprint, no backing paper, full gum, Price on Request  3X25+ 1y/1s $195 1y on 1s orange brown, partial (50+%) second strike of 1y overprint, backing paper  3X28&28a 2y/2s crimson & 2y/2s vermilion, comparison (same as 3X2 & 2a)  3X28 2y/2s $85 2y on 2s crimson, backing paper, Bush seal, photo  3X28 2y/2s $70 2y on 2s crimson, backing paper  3X28x2 2y/2s $145 2y on 2s crimson, bottom left margin pair, backing paper  3X28a 2y/2s $65 2y on 2s vermilion, no backing paper, disturbed gum, Bush seal  3X29 4y/4s $85 4y on 4s, dark green, backing paper, "J.V.B." handstamp  3X29 4y/4s $82 4y on 4s, dark green, backing paper, photo  3X29 4y/4s $80 4y on 4s, dark green, bottom margin, backing paper  3X30 5y/5s $85 5y on 5s, dark red lilac, JV Bush seal, backing paper  3X30 5y/5s $75 5y on 5s, dark red lilac, "J.V.B." handstamp, backing paper  3X31 10y/10s $80 10y on 10s, crimson/rose, no backing paper, no gum, extra ink marks at upper right and bottom left  3X31 10y/10s $75 10y on 10s, crimson/rose, no backing paper, hinged  3X31x2 10y/10s $145 10y on 10s, crimson/rose, top margin pair, backing paper *Sewing Machine Perforations are noted but not priced in the Scott Specialized Catalogue. It is my experience they retail a multiple of 2~3 times the imperforate price. ** "Made Later" Miyako provisionals are classified as Counterfeit, Type IV (See From the Dragon's Den, Vol. 31, No. 1, March 2011). Miyako Provisional Revenue Stamps "Shu-nyu In-shi" (Revenue Stamp) Handstamp  3XR1-7+4a $600 3s-50s, complete set of seven, backing paper except for 3XR2 (5s), includes 3XR4a (black overprint on 25s), RPSS photo cert  3XR1 o $275 3s, on document, appears to be a power of attorney form  3XR1 o $165 3s, on piece cut from document, appears to be the upper portion of a power of attorney form  3XR1 $40 3s, backing paper  3XR1 $25 3s, no backing paper  3XR1 Pr $50 3s, vertical pair, no backing paper, no gum  3XR1 B/4 $150 3s, block/4, backing paper  3XR2 B/4 $165 5s, vertical pair, backing paper, 1 stamp doubling of overprint  3XR2 B/4 $145 5s, vertical pair, backing paper, upper right margin block  3XR2 B/4 $135 5s, block/4, backing paper, vertical crease left stamps  3XR2 S/4 $130 5s, horizontal strip/4, backing paper  3XR3 $20 20s, no backing paper, no gum  3XR3 B/4 $120 20s, block/4, backing paper  3XR4 $20 25s, no backing paper, no gum  3XR4 S/4 $110 25s, horizontal strip/4, backing paper  3XR5 B/4 $110 30s, block/4, backing paper  3XR6 B/4 $120 40s, block/4, backing paper  3XR7 VAR POR 50s, backing paper, doubling of handstamp strike, Price on Request  3XR7 Pr $125 50s, horizontal pair, backing paper Okinawa District, Provisional Stamps Postmaster Hirata Shiichi seal Scott Denom Price Comments  4x1 10s ~Sold~ No gum,"88" (positon no) in light pencil on back, J.V.B. letter  4X2 20s ~Sold~ No gum, pos 72 & George MacLellan initial in pencil on back  4X3 50s ~Sold~ No gum, well centered, bottom margin, "JVB" photo (xerox) authentication Yaeyama District, Provisional Stamps Postmaster Miyara Kenpuka seal Scott Denom Price Comments  5X1 4s ~Sold~ Full gum, hinged  5X2 5s ~Sold~ Full gum (disturbed)  5X3 7s ~Sold~ Backing paper, hinged  5X6 30s ~Sold~ Full gum (disturbed), off-center  5X7 40s $35 Backing paper w/ some puckering, top margin  5X7 40s $25 No backing paper, disturbed gum  5X7 40s $22 No backing paper, no gum  5X7 Pr 40s $75 Vertical pair, backing paper  5X7 Pr 40s $85 Vertical pair, bottom margin, backing paper  5X7 Pr 40s $60 Disturbed gum, Bush seal, top right margin pair  5X7 B4 40s $160 Backing paper, block/4, Bush seals, pos 64-5 & 74-5  5X7 B4 40s $155 Top left corner block, backing paper  5X8 50s $45 Backing paper, Bush seal, position noted in pencil  5X8 50s $42 Backing paper  5X8 Pr 50s $90 Backing paper, Bush seal, position noted in pencil left margin horizontal pair  5X8 B4 50s $170 Backing paper, block/4, Bush seals  5X8 B4 50s $160 Backing paper, block/4  5X9 50s ~Sold~ Imperf, no gum as issued, photo and write-up  5X10 5y ~Sold~ Full gum (disturbed)  Fakes POR Five Miyara seal counterfeits on 46.7.12 cover Authenticating Marks. Provisional material sometimes bears a seal, handstamp or pencil initial on the gum or backing paper to authenticate the item as genuine. Seals, Initials & Handstamps:
Bush sealJ.V. Bush Authentication Seal J.V. Bush handstampJ.V. Bush Authentication Handstamp
Initials (in pencil):
SchoberlinMelvin H. Schoberlin Schoberlin initialMelvin H. Schoberlin MacLellanGeorge MacLellan
 

Ryukyu Islands - Stamps/Seals TB Seals

Price 1952 TB Seal B/9 $35 1952 in B/9 with printer's mark ("E") on middle stamp 1953 Imperf Pair $150 Imperforate horizontal pair, with right margin 1956 Perf and Imperf, Sheets/100 $200 Complete sheets of 100 of perf and imperf, minor perf separation and margin faults 1956 Imperf, Sheet/100 $135 Complete sheet of 100, minor margin faults, Serial #74367 1956 Perf and Imperf, Blocks/50 $125 Left side blocks/50, 5 across, 10 down 1956 Perf and Imperf Blocks/25 & 10 $30 Upper right block/25 Serial #744475 in margin & block/10 with inscription, toned gum with black fiber adhering, upper left corner of block/10 broken 1958 TB Seal Sh 20 perf 11.2 x 11.2 $150 Scarce perforation, sheet/20, only 1000 sheets with this perforation issued c1968 TB Association Pamphlet $25 Pamphlet distributed circa 1968 by Anti TB Association More TB Seals. For an listing and on-line order form for Ryukyu TB seals follow this link: TB Seals  

Postal Stationery Single Cards

Postal Stationery Single Cards Schoberlin/ Denomination Scott RPSS JSCA Price Year Paper Comments UX1 V1M PC1 $25 1948 10s/Gray UX1 cto V1M PC1 $75 1948 10s/Gray CTO with Naha 2.11.50 English cancel, light creases at bottom UX1 cto V1M PC1 $30 1948 10s/Gray Naha minseifu (Type B) favor cancel, canceled to order UX2 V2M PC2 $22 1949 15s/Gray UX2 V2M PC2 $12 1949 15s/Gray Card with wrinkles UX3 V3M PC5 $6 1950 50s/Tan UX3 FDC $150 1950 50s/Tan Canceled to order first day 50.1.21 UX3 o V3M PC5 $45 1950 50s/Tan Naha 2.10.50 cxl, w 8 & 10, 3y total, addressed to US, no message, Kai Kakinohana, Philatelic Agency return address UX3 o V3M PC5 $28 1950 50s/Tan Miwa 50.10.4 single comb cxl UX3 o V3M PC5 $25 1950 50s/Tan Shashiki 50.10.5 single comb cxl UX3 o V3M PC5 $28 1950 50s/Tan Yomitan 50.10.2 single comb cxl, bottom left corner creased UX3 o V3M PC5 $50 1950 50s/Tan Yonabaru 50.10.6 cxl, "O-99" in pencil on back at bottom left UX3 o V3M PC5 $55 1950 50s/Tan Amami, Yamato 50.10.18 cxl, "A-64" in pencil on back at bottom left Amami Naon 50.10.17 cxl, "A31" in pencil on back UX3 o V3M PC5 $50 1950 50s/Tan Amami ?? 50.10.16 cxl, "A-48" in pencil on back at bottom left UX3 o V3M PC5 $65 1950 50s/Tan Amami, Kikai cxl, 50.10.27 cxl, "A-23?" in pencil on back at bottom left, additional 1y (Scott 8) for 1.5y surface mail post card rate to US UX3 o V3M PC5 $65 1950 50s/Tan Amami, Higashi-Amagi?, 50.10.27 cxl, "A-12" in pencil on back at bottom left, additional 1y (Scott 8) for 1.5y surface mail post card rate to US UX3 o V3M PC5 $60 1950 50s/Tan Amami 50.10.28 cxl, "A-22" in pencil on back at bottom left, additional 1y (Scott 8) for 1.5y surface mail post card rate to US, horizontal crease at middle UX3 o V3M PC5 $65 1950 50s/Tan Amami, Chi-Na, 50.10.30 cxl, "A-9" in pencil on back at btm left, addtl 1y (Scott 8) for 1.5y surface mail PC rate to US UX3 o V3M PC5 $65 1950 50s/Tan Amami, Hetono, 50.11.8 cxl, "? A-22" in pencil on back at btm left, addtl 1y (Scott 8) for 1.5y surface mail PC rate to US UX3 cto V3M PC5 $20 1950 50s/Tan Nakagusuku minseifu (Type A) favor cancel,canceled to order UX3,a V3M PC5,a $22 1950 50s/Tan Tan & Grayish Tan cards UX3a cto PC5 $15 1950 50s/Gray Naha 7.12.55 English,canceled to order UX4 V5C PC7 (85s & 50s surcharge cards) Listed Below UX5 V13R PC13 $18 1952 1y/Tan,course Large crown UX5 (x5) V13R PC13 $80 1952 1y/Tan,course Large crown, 5 copies UX5+ V13R PC13 $45 1952 1y/Tan,course Large crown with Scott 18 tied by FD CC UX5 o V13R PC13 $22 1952 1y/Tan,course Large crown, used, Naha Machine cancel - 52.12.5 2 return to sender forms affixed at top UX5 o V13R PC13 $15 1952 1y/Tan,course Large crown, used, Naha Machine cancel - 52.12.5, one return to sender form affixed at top, tear top left side UX5 cto V13R PC13 $10 1952 1y/Tan,course Large crown, Miwa, canceled to order UX6 V14-A PC15 $10 1952 1y/Off-white Small crown, small "ha" in hagaki UX6 (x5) V14-A PC15 $35 1952 1y/Off-white " 5 copies, small "ha" in hagaki UX6 V14-A PC15 $12 1952 1y/Off-white Small crown, large "ha" in hagaki UX6 V14-A PC15 $12 1952 1y/Off-white Small crown, large "ha" in hagaki, used 53.5.13 UX6o V14-A PC15 $25 1952 1y/Off-white Small crown, large "ha" in hagaki, Motobu 31.1.1, card shows date of 1953 on message side (UX6b?) UX6 cto V14-A PC15 ~Sold~ 1952 1y/Off-white " Kin Postage Paid & Nakagasuku minseifu (Type B - red) favor cancels (CTO) UX6 cto V14-A PC15 $10 1952 1y/Off-white " Large "ha", cto Oroku, 12.31.52 UX6 cto V14-A PC15 $10 1952 1y/Off-white " Large "ha", cto Ishikawa, 1.1.53 UX6 cto V14-A PC15 $12 1952 1y/Off-white " Small "ha", cto Naha, 1.1.53 UX6 cto V14-A PC15 $12 1952 1y/Off-white " Variety, line under "Gaki", cto UX6 LD V14-A PC15 $10 1952 1y/Off-white " Last Day 1 yen rate, Naha English CDS UX6 LD V14-A PC15 $10 1952 1y/Off-white " Last Day 1 yen rate, Naha kanji CDS UX6 LD V14-A PC15 $10 1952 1y/Off-white " Last Day 1 yen rate, Naha Machine Cxl UX6a V14 PC15 $14 1952 1y/Tan,course Small crown, Small "ha" in Hagaki inscription UX6a V14 PC15 $12 1952 1y/Tan,course Small crown, Small "ha" in hagaki, used 53.7.25 small tear on upper right edge UX6a o V14 PC15 $15 1952 1y/Tan,course Small crown, canceled to order with Naha Postage Paid favor cancel (red), upper left corner broken UX6a (x5) V14 PC15 $60 1952 1y/Tan,course Small crown, Small "ha" in hagaki" inscription, x5 cards UX6a (x10) V14 PC15 $105 1952 1y/Tan,course Small crown, Small "ha" in hagaki inscription, x10 cards UX6a V14 PC15 $12 1952 1y/Tan,course Small crown, Large "ha" in hagaki inscription UX7 V15 PC17 $24 1953 2y/off-white Large (Okinawa) die UX7 V15 PC17 $26 1953 2y/off-white Large (Okinawa) die, break in the die at the bottom left UX7 FD V15 PC17 $35 1953 2y/off-white Large (Okinawa) die, First Day cancel (Naha English - 2.12.53) UX7 FD V15 PC17 $30 1953 2y/off-white Large (Okinawa) die, First Day cancel (Naha Kanji - 53.12.2) UX7 FD V15 PC17 $28 1953 2y/off-white Large (Okinawa) die, First Day cancel (Naha Machine Cancel- 53.12.2) UX7 o V15 PC17 $12 1953 2y/Off-white " Cxl 54.1.1. NY use, circular date cancel, tonning on back UX7 o V15 PC17 $12 1953 2y/Off-white " Cxl 54.1.7. Naha machine cancel UX7 o V15 PC17 $10 1953 2y/Off-white " Cxl 55.1.1. NY use, Naha machine cancel UX7 o V15 PC17 $10 1953 2y/Off-white " Cxl 55.1.1. NY use, Shuri circular date cancel UX7 o V15 PC17 $10 1953 2y/Off-whit " Cxl 55.1.1. NY use, circular date cancel UX7 o V15 PC17 $15 1953 2y/Off-white " Cxl 55.5.5. All 5s, F+ UX7 CTO V15 PC17 $8 1953 2y/Off-white " Naha CC 1954.2.5 UX8 V16 PC19 $4 1955 2y/Off-white Small (Japan) die UX8 o V16 PC19 $35 1955 2y/Off-white " 4 cards cto with cds on face and roller cancel on back, each has missing post office cancel mark on back UX8 o V16 PC19 $30 1955 2y/Off-white " 15 cto cards similar to above with PO cancel on front and roller cancel on back, no missing PO marks UX8 Var V16 PC19 $60 1955 2y/Off-white " Miscut, mint imprint ca 2cm right UX8 Var V16 PC19 $60 1955 2y/Off-white " Miscut, CTO, imprint ca 2cm right UX8 o V16 PC19 $4 1955 2y/Off-white " Used, Shuri 57.1.3 UX8 o V16 PC19 $10 1955 2y/Off-white " Used, Yaeyama machine cancel (x2), 57.1.1 UX8 o V16 PC19 $6 1955 2y/Off-white " Used, Yaeyama machine cancel, 58.1.1 UX8 o V16 PC19 $8 1955 2y/Off-white " Nago Stamp Club CC UX8 o V16 PC19 $7 1955 2y/Off-white " 58.9.20 last day use, lion dog cachet UX8 o V16 PC19 $6 1955 2y/Off-white " 58.9.20 as above but no cachet UX8a V16-A PC19 $15 1956 2y/Off-white " Blue Green UX8a o V16-A PC19 $15 1956 2y/Off-white " Blue Green, cto by Kamimotobu 56.6.19 Kanji cxl, early use, RPSS lists first day as "ca" 56.6.6 - #1 UX8a o V16-A PC19 $12 1956 2y/Off-white " Blue Green, cto by Kamimotobu 56.6.19 Kanji cxl, early use, RPSS lists first day as "ca" 56.6.6 - #2 UX8a o V16-A PC19 $25 1956 2y/Off-white " Blue Green, Koza English 1.9.56 & Kanji 56.9.1 cancels, each on separate card, early use, RPSS lists first day as "ca" 56.6.6, Goeku PO renamed Koza on Aug 1, 1956 UX8a o V16-A PC19 $18 1956 2y/Off-white " Blue Green, Koza English 1.9.56 cancel, early use, RPSS lists first day as "ca" 56.6.6, Goeku PO renamed Koza on 1.9.56 UX8a o V16-A PC19 $10 1956 2y/Off-white " Blue Green, Nago SC CC UX8b Var V16-B PC19 $200 1956 2y/Off-white " Yellow Green, major shift up (ca 3 cm), RPSS V16Bc? - part of shrine imprint at bottom all post card imprint at bottom UX9 FD V17 NC1a $80 1955 2y/Rough Cream 1st Printing, FD Cancel, Naha domestic cxl to Korea with additional 3y franking UX9 FD V17 NC1a $65 1955 2y/Rough Cream 1st Printing, position 2, FD Cancel, blunt "2" Naha English UX9 FD V17 NC1a $65 1955 2y/Rough Cream 1st Printing, position 2, FD Cancel, blunt "2" Naha kanji UX9 o V17 NC1a $30 1955 2y/Rough Cream 1st Printing, position 2, New Year use, blunt "2" UX9 FD V17 NC1a $65 1955 2y/Rough Cream 1st Printing, position 3, FD Cancel, dot at upper left indistinct city, domestic cxl UX9 V17-A NC1 $65 1955 2y/Smooth Cream 2nd Printing, position 1, dot under "6" UX9 V17-A NC1 $70 1955 2y/Smooth Cream 2nd Printing, position 2, blunt "2" UX9 V17-A NC1 $65 1955 2y/Smooth Cream 2nd Printing, position 3, two (2) dots after 3rd character UX9 V17-A NC1 $65 1955 2y/Smooth Cream 2nd Printing, position 4, stroke after 5th character, dot(s) in "9" UX9 o V17-A NC1 $35 1955 2y/Smooth Cream 2nd Printing, position 4, stroke after 5th character, dot(s) in "9" - NY use UX9 cto V17-A NC1 $35 1955 2y/Smooth Cream 2nd Printing, position 1, "Gai-koku Nen-ga" handstamp w/ Sc 8, Naha - Ryukyu 1.1.56 cancel, canceled to order, unusual cancel UX9 o V17-A NC1 $20 1955 2y/Smooth Cream 2nd Printing, NY use UX9 o V17-A NC1 $20 1955 2y/Smooth Cream 2nd Printing, NY use, 1955 TB Seal on message side UX9 Bush Study ~Sold~ 1955 2y/Smooth Cream 7 cards UX10 FD V18 NC $12 1957 2y/Smooth Cream Combo (UX10 + 40) FDC UX10 FD V18 NC $12 1957 2y/Smooth Cream Combo (UX10 + 40x3) FDC + 36-8, creases UX11 V19 NC3 $2 1957 2y/Off-white UX11 o V19 NC3 $1 1957 2y/Off-white Naha cxl UX11 LD V19 NC3 $8 1957 2y/Off-white Last Day UX11 Variety o ~Sold~ 1957 2y/Off-white Missing "1" on right side, New Years use, plate II UX12 FD V20 PC21 $7 1958 1 1/2c/Off-white 1 1/2c ovpt on 2y, FD UX12b V20b $95 1958 1 1/2c/Off-white 1 1/2c ovpt on 2y, bar of "1/2" missing, top of "2" broken UX12 V20 Var $20 1958 1 1/2c/Off-white 1 1/2c ovpt on 2y, Variety, overprint shifted up UX12c V20-A PC21 $15 1958 1 1/2c/Off-white 1 1/2c ovpt on 2y, type b, cto with SC4 1959.12.1 UX12c V20-A PC21 $10 1958 1 1/2c/Off-white 1 1/2c ovpt on 2y, type b, Nakajin 59.6.13, APO 331 backstamp UX12c V20-A PC21 $8 1958 1 1/2c/Off-white 1 1/2c ovpt on 2y, type b,cto with Nakagusuku 59.12.1 UX12e V20-B1 $22 1958 1 1/2c/Off-white 1 1/2c ovpt on 2y, Variety, tall (3.8mm) thin "c" UX18 Var ~Sold~ 1961 1 1/2c Imprint shifted left to edge of card, FD cancel UX19 Error ~Sold~ 1961 1 1/2c Inverted stamp imprint and inscriptions and normal UX20 o $15 1964 1 1/2/Off-white "Fork Art" Cachet UX20b Error ~Sold~ 1961 1 1/2c Foldover, miscut UX20b var V28b ~Sold~ 1962 1 1/2/Cream Candle light variety (FTDD 13:3-4 at page 77) UX21 var V29a SG2a $35 1962 1 1/2/Off-white Keyhole (notch) variety, Scott footnote UX21 var x3 SG2a $90 1962 1 1/2/Off-white Keyhole (notch) variety, Scott footnote, x3 cards UX21 var x5 SG2a $135 1962 1 1/2/Off-white Keyhole (notch) variety, Scott footnote, x5 cards UX21 var FD SG2a $40 1962 1 1/2/Off-white Keyhole (notch) variety, First Day cancel V46a ~Sold~ 1970 Black missing on back, also "Gray Hull" variety UX33 Var $20 1967 Minor Variety, bubble above "K" UX42c Error $350 1971 Surcharge on back only in normal position (RPSS V50d) UX42e Error $350 1971 Surcharge on back only and inverted (RPSS V50b) UX44 Var V52a ~Sold~ 1972 RPSS listed variety, the "defecating pony"  

Ryukyu Postal Stationery

Postal Stationery Message/Reply (Double Cards & Severed Msg/Reply Cards)

Schoberlin/ Denomination Scott RPSS JSCA Price Year Paper Comments UY1 VX1 PC2 POR 1948 10s+10s/Gray Price on Request UY2 VX2M-A PC4a $15 1949 15s+15s/Tan UY2o VX2M-A PC4a $30 1949 15s+15s/Tan Message card CTO w Naha 2.11.51 English cxl UY2m VX2M-A PC4a $15 1949 15s/Tan Message card CTO w Naha 7.12.55 English cxl UY2 & UY2a $35 1949 15s+15s Gray & Tan, both cards UY2a VX2M PC4 $40 1949 15s+15s/Gray UY3 VX3M-A PC6 $20 1950 50s+50s/Gray Gray cream card stock, messsage card canceled to order with Gushichan minseifu cancel UY3 FD VX3M-A PC6 POR 1950 50s+50s/Gray Gray cream card stock, messsage card canceled to order first day 50.1.21, noted but not priced in Scott - Price on Request UY3 VX3M-A PC6 $35 1950 50s+50s/Gray Gray cream card stock, messsage card canceled to order w Naha 2.11.51 English cxl (after rate change to 1 yen) UY3b VX3M PC6 $7 1950 50s+50s/Lt Tan Light tan card stock UY3b VX3M PC6 $15 1950 50s+50s/Lt Tan Leonard Thoman address handstamp on back of msg & reply cards, reply card creased UY3b VX3M PC6 $25 1950 50s+50s/Lt Tan Message card CTO w Naha 2.11.51 English cxl UY4-6 (85s & 50s surcharge cards) Listed Below UY7 VX7R PC14 $60 1952 1+1y/Tan Large crown UY7 o VX7R PC14 $50 1952 1y+1y/Tan Large crown, unsevered, coarse gray tan, msg card with Naha cxl 1.3.52 addressed, 6mm break at top edge UY8 VX8 PC16 $16 1953 1y+1y/Tan Small crown UY8a VX8a PC16a $14 1953 1y+1y/Off-white UY8a LD VX8a PC16a $20 1953 1y+1y/Off-white Last Day 1 Yen Rate, Naha machine cancel UY8a LD VX8a PC16a $20 1953 1y+1y/Off-white Last Day 1 Yen Rate, Naha kanji CDS UY8a LD VX8a PC16a $20 1953 1y+1y/Off-white Last Day 1 Yen Rate, Naha English CDS UY8am Used $22 1953 1y/Off-white Message card, used, with additional 1 yen, Nishihara 56.4.7 UY8ar Used $25 1953 1y/Off-white Reply card, used, with additional 1 yen, Kamimotobu 56.1.1 UY9 VX9 PC18 $35 1953 2y+2y/Off-white, Naha Die UY9 (x5) PC18 $125 1953 2y+2y/Off-white, Naha Die, x5 UY9 FD VX9 PC18 $60 1953 2y+2y/Off-white Naha Die, First Day Cancel (Naha - English - 53.12.2) on message & reply cards UY9 FD (x5) PC18 $250 1953 2y+2y/Off-white Naha Die, First Day Cancel (Naha - English - 53.12.2) on message & reply cards, as above, x5 UY9 FD VX9 PC18 $60 1953 2y+2y/Off-white Naha Die, First Day Cancel (Naha - Kanji - 53.12.2) on message & reply cards UY9 FD VX9 PC18 $60 1953 2y+2y/Off-white Naha Die, First Day Cancel (Naha - Kanji Machine Cancel - 53.12.2) on message & reply cards UY9 FD VX9 PC18 $60 1953 2y+2y/Off-white Naha Die, First Day Cancel (Gushikami - Kanji - 53.12.2) on message & reply cards UY9 FD (x5) PC18 $250 1953 2y+2y/Off-white Naha Die, First Day Cancel (Gushikami - Kanji - 53.12.2) on message & reply cards, as above, x5 UY9 FD (x10) PC18 $400 1953 2y+2y/Off-white Naha Die, First Day Cancel (Gushikami - Kanji - 53.12.2) on message & reply cards, as above, x10 UY9 o VX9 PC18 $35 1953 2y+2y/Off-white Naha 55.1.17 cto msg card UY10 VX10 PC20 $6 1955 2y+2y/Off-white, Tokyo Die UY11 Var PC22 $65 1958 1 1/2 + 1 1/2/Off-white Variety, overprint on message card shifted left and 70% off the indicium UY11 Var PC22 $60 1958 1 1/2 + 1 1/2/Off-white Variety, overprint on reply card shifted down with both bars off the indicium UY11 Var PC22 $20 1958 1 1/2 + 1 1/2/Off-white Variety, overprint on reply card shifted slightly down UY11 Var PC22 $20 1958 1 1/2 + 1 1/2/Off-white Variety, overprint on reply card shifted slightly up and to the left UY11 Var VX11f PC22 $50 1958 1 1/2 + 1 1/2/Off-white, "1" missing on message card, reply card normal UY11 Var VX11g PC22 ~Sold 1958 1 1/2 + 1 1/2/Off-white, "1" missing on reply card, message card normal but with tears UY11 Var VX11h PC22 ~Sold~ 1958 1 1/2 + 1 1/2/Off-white, Tall "2" on message card (2.7 v 2.5 mm), reply card 1 of 1/2 staggered to the right UY11 FD VX11 PC22 $12 1958 1 1/2 + 1 1/2/Off-white, First Day, Naha UY12 Minor Var PC24 $10 1959 1 1/2/Off-white Minor Variety, msg card indicia shifted left, msg first day cto cxl  

Postal Stationery
85 Sen & 50 Sen Surcharged Cards

Single Card Surcharge Scott RPSS JSCA Price Type* Paper Comments UX4 V5C $55 c Gray Clean, #1 UX4 V5C $55 c Gray Clean, #2 UX4,4a V5C&5C-A $110 c Gray&Tan Both cards, clean UX4a o V5C-A $100 c Tan Airmail postal card to US, total 6y (1y + 5y (9x2,18), Kadena 52.4.28, underfranked (cto?) UX4a V5C-A $70 c Tan Clean, corner crease at bottom left UX4a V5C-A $65 c Tan Light overall toning UX4b V4C ~Sold~ a Gray 58 cards, Okinawa, Yaeyama & Miyako Collection Canceled to Order UX4b V4C ~Sold~ a Gray 58 cards, Amami Town Cancel Collection Canceled to Order, Price on Request UX4b+ V4Ca ~Sold~ a Gray Red violet surcharge rather than standard vermilion - Error UX4b V4C $45 a Gray Clean, #1 UX4b V4C $45 a Gray Clean, #2 UX4b V4C $40 a Gray Clean, #3 UX4b x5 $150 a Gray As above, mint, x5 UX4b x10 $250 a Gray As above, mint, x10 UX4b o V4C $75 a Gray Yaeyama 52.1.1 UX4b o V4C $65 a Gray Canceled to order by Naha 26.3.51 w/ Sc 9x2 for 3y post card surface rate to foreign countries, FD of UX4 is "ca 13.3.51" hinge marks/residue on back UX4b V4C $50 a Gray Uncanceled but as above, Sc 9x2 for 3y post card surface rate to foreign countries, hinge marks/residue on back UX4b V4C $65 a Gray Iheya 51.4.3 single comb cds, addressed to Tom Pratt, Naha UX4b V4C $65 a Gray Naha CPO 51.4.2 cds UX4b V4C $60 a Gray Tokashiki 51.3.31 single comb cds, addressed to Tom Pratt, Naha UX4b V4C $55 a Gray Canceled to order with Shinokawa (Amami) 52.4.1 cds, colorless paper clip impression on right UX4b V4C $55 a Gray Canceled to order with Yanaguini (Yaeyama) 52.4.1 cds, colorless paper clip impression on right UX4b V4C $95 a Gray Uncanceled but with CH1 UX4e V5C-B $100 d Gray Clean UX4e V5C-B $80 d Gray Canceled to order, Naha 2.11.51 V8C cto $150 a Tan Scott footnote, 15s Japan Sakura, cto, unaddressed card with Scott 9 tied by Nago 56.7.14, no message, tannish gray V8C $40 a Gray Scott footnote, 15s Japan Sakura V8C $45 a Gray Scott footnote, 15s Japan Sakura, slight misstrike of surcharge at the upper right V8C $40 a Tan Scott footnote, 15s Japan Sakura, tannish gray V8C (x2) $75 a Gray&Tan Scott footnote, 15s Japan Sakura cards, gray & tannish gray, not mounted V8C (x4) $125 a Gray&Tan Scott footnote, 15s Japan Sakura cards, as above, x4 V8C (x6) $170 a Gray Scott footnote, 15s Japan Sakura cards, as above, x6 V8C (x10) $275 a Gray Scott footnote, 15s Japan Sakura cards, as above, x10 V8C Footnote $12 Tan 15s Japanese PC with Naha, Jan 25, 1953 cxl - souvenir V8C Footnote $15 Tan " " as above, double cxl The cards below are single cards severed from Message/Reply (double) postal cards. UY4 V6C-D $250 b Gray Message card, Nago CPO 52.8.2 cancel UY4a V6C-E $250 b Gray Reply card UY4a V6C-E $250 b Gray Reply card, Nago CPO 52.8.2 cancel UY4f V6C-B $50 a Tan Message card - #1 UY4f V6C-B $55 a Tan Message card - #2 UY4g V6C-C $60 a Tan Reply card, #1 UY4g V6C-C $65 a Tan Reply card, #2 UY4h V6C-F $65 b Tan Message card, tropical stains, No. 1 UY4h V6C-F $75 b Tan Message card, tropical stains, No. 2 UY4i V6C-G $375 b Tan Error - double strike of handstamp, reply card UY4i V6C-Ga $325 b Tan Error - strike of handstamp on back of reply card in relation to front of card the handstamp is in the normal postion, no handstamp on the front of the card UY4i V6C-G $115 b Tan Reply card, C6 tied by 1.10.51 Naha (first day) with CH3 UY4j V7C-F $65 d Tan Message card, clean, #1 UY4j V7C-F $65 d Tan Message card, clean, #2 UY4j V7C-F $125 d Tan Message card, used, Nago 51.12.28 (messaged on back dated 52.1.1 UY4k V7C-G $80 d Tan Reply card, clean UY4k V7C-G $60 d Tan Reply card, natural paper inclusion, light staining on edges UY5 V10R ~Sold~ f Gray Message card UY5b V9C $125 e Gray Message card UY5b&g V9C & V9C-C $150 e Gray/Tan Gray message card, tan reply card, mounted UY5f V9C-B $55 e Tan Message card UY5f V9C-B $85 e Tan Message card, used, Naha 52.1.1 machine cancel UY5f V9C-B $75 e Tan Message card, canceled to order, 52.4.1 Tokashiki single comb UY5g V9C-C $55 e Tan Reply card UY5g V9C-C $100 e Tan Reply card, used, Naha 52.1.1 machine cancel UY5g V9C-C $100 e Tan Reply card, used, Kamimotobu 52.2.25 machine cancel UY5g V9C-C $90 e Tan Reply card, Ie Shima cds dated 52.5.30 SC-9 dated 1952.4.18 (first day for SC) UY5g V9C-C $75 e Tan Reply card, with SC-9 dated 1952.4.18 (first day for SC) UY5h V10R-B $55 f Tan Message card - RPSS IV surcharge UY5h V10R-B $90 f Tan Message card, used, Miyako 52.1.1 UY5h V10R-B $90 f Tan Message card, used, Miyako 52.6.19 UY5h V10R-B $65 f Tan Message card, canceled to order with CC6, Miyako - RPSS IV surcharge UY5h V10RB-a $60 f Tan Message card, V11R look-alike - RPSS IV-A surcharge, light staining UY5h V10RB-a $55 f Tan Message card, canceled to order Nagara PO, 52.4.1, V11R look-alike overall age toning - RPSS IV-A surcharge UY5i V10RC $80 f Tan Reply card, used, Yaeyama 52.1.1, RPSS IV surcharge UY5i V10RC $95 f Tan Reply card, used, Naha 52.1.1, RPSS IV surcharge UY5i V10RC-a $70 f Tan Reply card, clean, #1, V11R look-alike - RPSS IV-A surcharge 85s surcharge down ca 2 cm UY5i V10RC-a $65 f Tan Reply card, clean, #1a, V11R look-alike - RPSS IV-A surcharge UY5i V10RC-a $55 f Tan Reply card, light tropical stains, #2, V11R look-alike - RPSS IV-A surcharge To see the difference between the RPSS IV and IV-A surcharges, click here. UY5k V11R-C POR g Tan Msg card - Price on Request UY5k V11R-C ~Sold~ g Tan Msg card, natural inclusion at upper left UY6 (4) V12R PC12 $130 h Gray - UY6,6a (message & reply) and Tan - UY6b,6c (message & reply) cards (4 cards) UY6 V12R PC12b $90 h Gray/cream, message card, used, Nago 52.1.1 UY6 V12R PC12b $85 h Gray/cream, message card, + 1y, used, Kochinda 55.1.1, pin hole at top UY6a V12R PC12b $90 h Gray/cream, reply card, used, Naha 52.1.1 machine cancel UY6a V12R PC12b $110 h Gray/cream, reply card, used, Wadomari (Amami) 52.8.15 cancel, Year slug in cancel is carved from wood UY6 V12R PC12b $50 h Gray/cream, message card UY6a V12R-A PC12b $50 h Gray/cream, reply card UY6b V12R-C PC12a $45 h Tan, message card UY6c V12R-A PC12a $45 h Tan, reply card
Message/Reply Cards - all cards unsevered Surcharge Scott RPSS Price Type* Paper Comments UY4l VX4C-B $375 b Gray Clean card UY4l VX4C-B $325 b Gray Stained area along bottom and side edge of Msg card UY4l VX4C-B $225 b Gray Stained area long fold on msg & reply cards UY4n VX5C $575 d Gray Scarce card, ca 200 issued #1 UY4n VX5C $450 d Gray Scarce card, ca 200 issued #2 UY4o VX4C-A $145 a Tan Clean card, slight mistrike of surcharge on reply card UY4o VX4C-A $125 a Tan Clean card UY4o VX4C-A $150 a Tan Both msg & reply cards with Scott 35 tied by Mawashi 56.2.18, slght mistrike of 85s surchage on msg card UY4o VX4C-A $150 a Tan Both msg & reply cards tied by Mawashi 58.7.1 with additional Scott 43 tied by same cancel UY4q VX5C-A $155 d Tan Clean card, no stains - #1 UY4q VX5C-A $155 d Tan Clean card, no stains - #2 UY4q VX5C-A $165 d Tan Clean card, slight doubling of surchage at left of message card UY4q VX5C-A $135 d Tan Light staining UY4q VX5C-A $125 d Tan Clean card, faint stains, weak strike of 85s surcharge on message card - #3 UY4q VX5C-A $115 d Tan Clean card, faint stains, weak strike of 85s surcharge on message card - #4 UY4q VX5C-A $115 d Tan Very clean card, no stains, large hinge remnant on back of reply card UY4q VX5C-A $100 d Tan Staining along bottom edge UY4q VX5C-Aa $225 d Tan Error - no surcharge - reply card, light tropical stains UY5l & UY5m $500 e Both cards - gray (UY5l) and tan (UY5m) UY5m VX6C-A PC11a $125 e Tan Clean card UY5m VX6C-A PC11a $110 e Tan Reply card minor variety, tropical stains UY5m VX6C-A PC11a $105 e Tan Reply card minor variety canted right tropical stains, paper inclusion UY5m VX6C-A PC11a $100 e Tan Tropical stains, along edges * 85 SEN Surcharge Types: For images of the surcharges click here. Handstamped Type a Small (19-21 x 23-25 mm) single-line, sans-serif numerals b Large (22-23 x 26-27 mm) single-line, sans-serif numerals c Small (20-21 x 24-24.5 mm) shaded-line, tail of 5 has inward curve d Large (22-23.5 x 25-26 mm) shaded-line, tail of 5 has inward curve Typographed Surcharge in Vermilion or Carmine Red Type e 85 sen - Flat horizontal stroke in "5", bottom right character original form, vermilion f 85 sen - Curved horizontal stroke in "5", bottom right character simplified form, vermilion or a carmine-red variety g 85 sen - Scarce, horizontal stroke in "5" does terminates at vertical stroke and does not join the curved portion of the "5" (Rose Red) h 50 sen - Only one type of the 50s, vermilion. A note regarding Scott numbers for double cards. If you do not recognize the above Scott numbers for unsevered message/reply cards, you are probablyusing an older version of the Scott Specialized. The current Scott now has an express listings for unsevered cards. There appears to be a 10%, or more, premium over the price of the severed message and reply cards.
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Postal Stationery - Letter Sheets & Aerogrammes

Denomination Scott RPSS JSCA Price Year Paper Comments U1 & U1a General Information is here. U1a U1M LS1 POR 1948 50s/Gray Full gum on flap, Very Fine, Price on Request U1a U1M LS1 $675(Net)1948 50s/Gray Full gum on flap, Very Good U1a U1M LS1 $600(Net)1948 50s/Gray Full gum on flap, vertical crease, Good+ U1 U2M LS1A $15 1949 50s/Cream No gum on Flap U2 (x3) U3M LS2 $50 1950 1y/Gray-cream Full gum on flap, unfolded, 3 copies U2 (x5) U3M LS2 $80 1950 1y/Gray-cream Full gum on flap, unfolded, 5 copies U2 U3M LS2 $18 1950 1y/Gray-cream Full gum on flap U2 Var U3M LS2 $22 1950 1y/Gray-cream Full gum on flap, minor variety, line by "1" U2 U3M LS2 $24 1950 1y/Gray-cream Naha 2.11.51 cto, vertical crease right UC1-UC4 collection $265 1952-9 11 different items including UC3i UC1-3 UC1-3 AG1-3 $20 1952-9 12y,15y,13c UC1 UC1a AG1 $8 1953 12y 2nd printing UC1 o UC1a AG1 $18 1953 12y " Naha 55.5.5 cxl announces Sc 32-3, typed return address UC1 o UC1a AG1 $18 1953 12y " Naha 55.5.5 cxl announces Sc 32-3, handstamped return address UC1 o UC1a AG1 $18 1953 12y " Naha 55.5.6 cxl, announces Sc 32-3 UC1 o UC1a AG1 $10 1953 12y " cto 19.4.57 UC1a o UC1 AG1 $10 1952 12y 1st printing UC1a o UC1 AG1 $10 1952 12y 1st printing, Naha 16.4.53, announces Sc 27-8, no back flap UC1a o UC1 AG1 $15 1952 12y 1st printing, Naha 17.4.53, announces Sc 27-8 UC1a o UC1 AG1 $14 1952 12y 1st printing, Naha ?.4.53 UC1a o UC1 AG1 $15 1955 12y 1st printing, Naha Machine 8.11.52 UC2 UC2 AG2 $12 1955 15y 1st printing UC2 o UC2 AG2 $12 1955 15y 1st printing, Naha 28.3.56 UC2 o UC2 AG2 $15 1955 15y 1st printing, Naha 22.6.57, announces C9-13 UC2 o UC2 AG2 $10 1955 15y 2st printing?, Naha 10.10.57, announces 41 & UX11 UC3 UC3 AG3 $8 1958 13c/15y UC3 x5 Unfolded $35 1958 13c/15y (example of 1) UC3 o UC3 AG3 $8 1958 13c/15y+2c cto Naha 12.9.59 addtl 2c stamp UC3 o UC3 AG3 $8 1958 13c/15y Naha 12.2.59 UC3 o UC3 AG2 $9 1955 13c/15y Naha 18.10.58, announces 55 & UX13 UC3 FDC UC3 AG3 $26 1958 13c/15y Lion Dog printed cachet UC3 FDC UC3 AG3 $15 1958 13c/15y Nishihara FD cancel, unaddressed, handstamp cachet "First Day of Issue Sep. 16 1958" UC3 FDC UC3 AG3 $15 1958 13c/15y No cachet UC3 CTO UC3 AG3 $30 1959 13c/15y+ CTO Naha 10.11.59, FD 15c Rate, addt'l +1/2c+1 1/2c UC3 UC3 AG3 $12 1959 13c/15y Naha 11.6.59 philatelic announcement, addtl 2c UC3a UC3-A AG3b $30 1959 13c/15y Scott type "b" on 1st printing UC3c UC3c AG3b ~Sold~ 1959 13c/15y Scott type "c" (1st printing), scarce UC3e UC3e AG3b $75 1959 13c/15y Scott type "c" on UC2a (2nd printing) For a close-up view of the type "d" overprint (broken tail in "c"), click here. UC3h UC6 AG3 $250 1960 13c/15y Scott type "d" (broken tail in "c") on 1st printing (pale yellow green) #1 UC3h UC6 AG3 $225 1960 13c/15y Scott type "d" (broken tail in "c") on 1st printing (pale yellow green), break over blue line and hard to see #2 UC3i UC6-A AG3e $225 1960 13c/15y Scott type "d" (broken tail in"c") on 2nd printing (pale blue green) UC3h & i $425 1960 13c/15y Scott type "d" (broken tail in"c") on 1st and 2nd printings (2 aerogrammes) UC1-4 o /cto $22 1952-9 12y, 15y, 13c/57y & 15c each canceled to order For general information on philatelic announcements, including those printed on aerogrammes, click here.  

Postal Stationery Mihon Mihon (Specimen) Cards

Scott RPSS Price UX26S V34-S $350 UX27S V35-S $185 UX27S V35-S o/cto $185 Card addressed to Switzerland, canceled with Naha 14.6.66 cds, franked with 8 1/2c in postage stamps UX28S V36-S $165 UX29S V37-S $155 UX29S V37-S o/cto $160 Card addressed to Switzerland, canceled with Naha 14.6.66 cds, franked with 7 1/2c in postage stamps, stain at middle UX26S-29S (4) $600 (net) UX26S, 27S, 28S & 29S, all 4 cards as a set For mihon postage stamps, click ---> here.  

Unauthorized Mihon Handstamp Use on Postal Stationery

Unauthorized Mihon Handstamp Unauthorized Use of Mihon Handstamp 22 Different, "Unauthorized Mihon" Cards ~Sold~ 16 single cards, 4 double cards, 2 election cards  

Postal Stationery Official Business Philatelic Announcement Cards

RPSS Price Comments VOC1R $185 31.1.52 to Bloomfield, NJ, typed message for Scott 16 VOC1R $175 31.1.52 to Wakefield, Mass, typed message for Scott 16 VOC1R $155 7.2.52 to New York City, typed message for Scott 16 VOC4R $135 18.2.52 to Seattle, Wa, mimeographed message for Scott 18 VOC5R $150 Tannish gray card stock, mimeographed message for Scott 18 VOC6R $110 Tannish gray card stock, mimeographed message for Scott 18, No. 1 VOC6R $110 Tannish gray card stock, mimeographed message for Scott 18, No. 2 VOC6R $175 Tannish gray card stock, partial second strike of Hirata seal, mimeographed message for Scott 18 VOC6R $125 Tannish gray card stock, partial strike of "Tsu-shin Jimu" handstamp or unframed handstamp, mimeographed message for Scott 18 VOC7R $145 19.2.52 to Newark, NJ, mimeographed message for Scott 18 VOC7R $140 19.2.52 to Mass., ink blotch primarily on back, mimeographed message for Scott 18 VOC7R $135 19.2.52 to Iowa, sharp cancel, light horizontal crease, mimeographed message for Scott 18 VOC7R $145 20.2.52 to Woodbury, NJ, late use, redirected, mimeographed message for Scott 18 VOC8R $175 19.2.52 to New York City, severed gray message card, Via Air Mail handstamp, mimeographed message for Scott 18, Kelly VOC8R $160 19.2.52 to New York City, severed gray message card, Via Air Mail handstamp, mimeographed message for Scott 18, creases, Levine VOC8R ~Sold~ 20.2.52 to Canton, Ga, severed gray message card, no Via Air Mail handstamp, mimeographed message for Scott 18 Note: VOC9 & 10 are on the "large" crown cards (RPSS V13R/Scott UX5) VOC9 + 2y Variety ~Sold~ 23.6.52, to Canton, Ga, typed address, no "Via Air Mail" handstamp, mimeographed message for Scott 17, 2y additional postage (Sc 9 x2), missent to Canton, China VOC9 $85 Jun 25, 1952, typed address, "Via Air Mail" handstamp, mimeographed message for Scott 17, to Pennsylvania VOC9 $85 Jun 25, 1952, typed address, "Via Air Mail" handstamp, mimeographed message for Scott 17, to Washington, DC VOC9 $80 Jun 25, 1952, handwritten address, "Via Air Mail" handstamp, mimeographed message for Scott 17, to California VOC9 $75 Jun 25, 1952, handwritten address, "Via Air Mail" handstamp, mimeographed message for Scott 17, to Pennsylvania VOC10 $70 Oct 7, 1952, typed address, "Via Air Mail" right side up below address, addressed to "Bruce," mimeographed message for Scott 19-21 VOC10 $75 Oct 7, 1952, typed address upside down, "Via Air Mail" right side up, below address, addressed to "Norton," mimeographed message for Scott 19-21 VOC10 $75 Oct 7, 1952, typed address upside down, "Via Air Mail" right side up, below address, addressed to "Atkinson," mimeographed message for Scott 19-21 VOC10 $70 Oct 7, 1952, handwritten address and "Via Air Mail" right side up, addressed to "Nussenbaum," mimeographed message for Scott 19-21 VOC10 $75 Oct 7, 1952, handwritten address upside down, "Via Air Mail" right side up, addressed to "Baxter," tears bottom edge, mimeographed message for Scott 19-21 VOC10 $75 Oct 7, 1952, handwritten address & "Via Air Mail" upside down, addressed to "Beck," mimeographed message for Scott 19-21 VOC10 $75 Oct 7, 1952, handwritten address & "Via Air Mail" upside down, addressed to "Stevenson," mimeographed message for Scott 19-21 VOC10 $55 Oct 7, 1952, handwritten address & "Via Air Mail" upside down, addressed to "Saylor," mimeographed message for Scott 19-21, crease upper right corner & at bottom left VOC10 $45 Oct 7, 1952, typed address upside down, "Via Air Mail" right side up, addressed to APO 59, forwarded to US, tears & breaks at bottom, mimeographed message for Scott 19-21 Note: VOC11 is normally found on the "small" crown tan card (RPSS V14-A/Scott UX6a). However, it is sometimes found on the "large" crown card. VOC11 $75 13.12.52, typed address, small tears at the left edge mimeographed message for Scott 22-6, small crown VOC11 $65 13.12.52, handwritten address, mimeographed message for Scott 22-6 small crown VOC11 $60 13.12.52, handwritten address, left corners nicked, small tears at the bottom, mimeographed message for Scott 22-6 small crown For general information on philatelic announcements, including those printed on postal cards, click here.  

Postal Stationery Provisional Cards

(RPSS Catalogue Numbers) Amami Gunto - Letter Sheet PUA3-C $150 30s letter sheet validated by Nagatabashi FP4 Amami Gunto - Single Cards PVA5, Error $300 50s, small "5" - small "0" (1SV1), issued in error with no validation PVA5-A & C $145 50s with Naze FP4, large "5" - large "0" (1SV3) & 50s with Sakamine FP4, Small "5" - large "0" (1SV3) PVA5 Nagatabashi $110 50s with Nagatabashi FP4, small "5" - small "0" (1SV1), #1 PVA5 Nagatabashi $100 50s with Nagatabashi FP4, small "5" - small "0" (1SV1), #2 PVA5 Naze $75 50s with Naze FP4, small "5" - small "0" (1SV1) PVA5-A Naze, Error $300 50s with Naze FP4, small "5" - large "0" (1SV2), FP4 at upper left in error, clean, #1 PVA5-A Naze, Error $325 50s with Naze FP4, small "5" - large "0" (1SV2), FP4 at upper left in error, clean, #2 PVA5-A Naze, Error $250 50s with Naze FP4, small "5" - large "0" (1SV2), FP4 at upper left in error, clean, corner crease upper right, #3 PVA5-A Naze $110 50s with Naze FP4, small "5" - large "0" (1SV2), clean PVA5-A Naze $90 50s with Naze FP4, small "5" - large "0" (1SV2), soiling PVA5-A Nagatabashi $110 50s with Nagatabashi FP4, small "5" - large "0" (1SV2) PVA5-B Naze $90 50s with Naze FP4, large "5" - large "0" (1SV3) #1 PVA5-B Naze $95 50s with Naze FP4, large "5" - large "0" (1SV3) #2 PVA5-C Sakamine $125 50s with Sakamine FP4, large "5" (slightly high) - large "0" (1SV4) PVA6, Error $225 15s (2SV1), card measures 86 x 133 mm, issued in error w/o validation, colorless area (like a stamp hinge), below & right of indicium PVA6-C Naze $100 15s (2SV?), card measures 85 x 133 mm, #1 PVA6-C Naze $85 15s (2SV?), card measures 85 x 133 mm, #2 PVA7 Naze $95 15s with Naze FP4, card measures 92 x 146 mm PVA7 Nagatabashi $95 15s with Nagatabashi FP4, card measures 91 x 145 mm, light foxing PVA9 Naze $45 3s Japanese PC with Naze FP4, fair conditon with stains and chips PVA13-D Nagatabashi $125 3s Japanese PC with Nagatabashi FP4 and VS1 - Ken seal #1 PVA13-D Nagatabashi $75 3s Japanese PC with Nagatabashi FP4 and VS1 - Ken seal, chips #2 PVA21 Naze $125 30s (type 2SV?) revalued to 50s, Naze FP4 PVA21 x2 $150 30s (type 2SV?) revalued to 50s, Naze & Nagatabashi FP4 (2 cards) PVA21-A1b Naze $125 30s (type 2SV2) revalued to 50s by VS10a, Naze FP4 PVA21-C2b Nagatabashi $150 30s (type 2SV4) revalued to 50s, Nagatabashi FP4 PVA21-C2b Naze $150 30s (type 2SV4) revalued to 50s, Naze FP4 PVA22, A, B, C Picture of all four types, click here. PVA22,A,B,C (Set of 6) $300 50s (type 3SV1,2,3x2 & 4x2 ) with Naze, Nagatabashi or Nashiagina FP4, mounted PVA22,A,B,C (Set of 4) $275 50s (type 3SV1,2,3&4 ) with Naze or Nagatabashi FP4 PVA22 Nagatabashi $80 50s (type 3SV1) with Nagatabashi FP4, #1 PVA22 Nagatabashi $75 50s (type 3SV1) with Nagatabashi FP4, 2 PVA22 Naze Variety $95 50s (type 3SV1) with Naze FP4, variety in that FP4 does not touch the indicium, evidence of hinging on back PVA22 Naze $90 50s (type 3SV1) with Naze FP4, #1 PVA22 Naze $85 50s (type 3SV1) with Naze FP4, #2 PVA22-A Nagatabashi $85 50s (type 3SV2) with Nagatabashi FP4 PVA22-B Naze $85 50s (type 3SV3) with Naze FP4 PVA22-B Nagatabashi $95 50s (type 3SV3) with Nagatabashi FP4, card measures 91x141 mm, light staining PVA23 [Kuji] $250 15s gray with FP3 (fee collected - prepaid handstamp) light toning across top edge #1 PVA23 [Kuji] $200 15s gray with FP3 (fee collected - prepaid handstamp) #2 PVA23-A Naze $70 15s gray, Naze FP4, upper right corner creased PVA23-A Kametsu $65 15s gray, Kametsu FP4, very light corner bends - #1 PVA23-A Kametsu $60 15s gray, Kametsu FP4, one corner lightly bent - #2 PVA23-A Kikai $70 15s gray, Kikai FP4, very light staining-- #1 PVA23-A Kikai $65 15s gray, Kikai FP4, light staining -- #2 PVA23-A Nishiagina $75 15s gray, Nishiagina FP4 -- #1 PVA23-A Nishiagina $65 15s gray, Nishiagina FP4, light tropical stains -- #2 PVA23-A Wadomari $70 15s gray card stock, Wadomari FP4, clean -- #1 PVA23-A Wadomari $65 15s gray card stock, Wadomari FP4, clean -- #2 PVA23-A Wadomari $60 15s gray card stock, Wadomari FP4, clean -- #3 PVA23-B $75 15s gray card stock with V10a PVA23-C Koniya $70 15s gray card stock, Koniya FP4 & V10a -- #1 PVA23-C Koniya $65 15s gray card stock, Koniya FP4 & V10a -- #2 PVA23-C Koniya $60 15s gray card stock, Koniya FP4 & V10a -- #3 PVA23-D Naze $100 15s tan card stock, Naze FP4 PVA27 $275 50s on 15s gray card stock, VS11a, no FP4 Amami - Unsevered Message/Reply Cards PVXA7-E Somachi $225 PO not listed in RPSS catalogue, light foxing #1 PVXA7-E Somachi $200 PO not listed in RPSS catalogue, light foxing #2 PVXA7-E Kametsu $95 Light foxing PVXA7-E Kikai $100 Light foxing PVXA7-E Nishiagina $125 Light foxing #1 PVXA7-E Nishiagina $115 Light foxing #2 PVXA7-E Nishiagina $80 Card spotted/oxidized -- #3 PVXA7-E Ukenkushi $150 Miyako PVM2 $75 Clean, Tomiyama han PVCM1 $125 Clean, 10s card with Miyako 50.2.14 cds, "8.4 Yen Paid," "Via Air Mail" and airmail Kanji handstamps Okinawa PVO1 $100 Hirata seal on single card PV001 $135 Hirata seal and VS7a hanstamp, on single card, mimeographed postal form on back PV001 $65 Hirata seal and VS7a hanstamp, on single card, small hole at bottom left corner PV002 $90 Hirata Seal and VS7a hanstamp, detached message card PV002-A $90 Hirata Seal and VS7a hanstamp, detached reply card  

Postal Stationery Cash Remittance Envelopes

RPSS Tach* Price Year Denom Comments UF1 CR1 $285 1953 2.5y Mint with seals, seldom seen UF2 CR2 $30 1955 3y Inscription Overprinted UF2 o CR2 ~Sold~ 1955 3y Inscription Overprinted, Miebashi 55.9.20 UF3 CR3 $30 1955 3y UF4 CR4 $25 1956 3y UF4A CR4 $30 1956 3y UF7A CR6 $25 1958 3c/3y Revalued by handstamp over 3y UF7A Error ~Sold~ 1958 3c/3y Revalued by handstamp over 3y, extra "sento" strikes 1 strke inverted, 1 strike normal, 1 strike off the yen character, 1 strike off the yen character and missing the 2 bars UF7A o Var ~Sold~ 1958 3c/3y Revalued by handstamp over 3y, used Ishikawa 59.3.3, two partial strikes of "sento" UF9 $85 1959 3c/3y UF6 revalued with "sento" handstamp UF11 CR8 $25 1959 3c UF15A $20 1962 3c Buff-yellow paper, slate blue printing UF17 o $15 1964-5 3c Buff-yellow paper, slate blue, Yaeyama 67.8.29 UF17 o $15 1964-5 3c Buff-yellow paper, slate blue, Koza 68.3.12 UF17 o $15 1964-5 3c Buff-yellow paper, slate blue, Yaeyama 68.9.9 UF19 $15 1966 3c Buff-yellow paper, light ultramarine printing UF20 $20 1966 3 Buff-yellow paper, blue green UF21 o $18 1967 3c Buff-yellow paper, Yaeyama 68.4.15, minor printing flaw UF21 o $18 1967 3c " Miyako 68.8.6, minor printing flaw UF22 o $15 1967 Buff-yellow paper, slate blue, Miyako 68.8.22 UF22 o $15 1967 Buff-yellow paper, slate blue, 68.11.15 UF22 o $15 1967 Buff-yellow paper, slate blue, Nago 68.12.5 UF25 $15 1969-71 3c Buff-yellow paper, dark slate blue UF25 o $15 1969-71 3c " Yaeyama 71.3.9 UF26 $15 1972 3c Buff-yellow paper, dark violet-ultramarine UF26 o $20 1972 3c " cancelled, Naha 72.5.13 UF26 o $18 1972 3c " canceled to order with C29-30 & 44 tied by Naha 14.5.72 U0F5 $25 1967 - Official Business CRE, solid half circles on back, see FTDD 12:3-4, 1980, page 80 *Handbook of Ryukyu Postage Stamps, K. Tachikawa, 1973.1.22, Tokyo, Japan  

Postal Stationery Official Business Envelopes (UO)

See Figure a, FTDD 12:1, mint $20.00 For International use See Figure b, FTDD 12:1, mint $20.00  

Postal Stationery Official Business Cash Remittance Envelopes (UOF)

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Postal Stationery Election Cards

[Mint unless Stated Otherwise] (RPSS catalogue numbers first - Scott numbers [UZE] in parenthesis) VOE1 (UZE1) Ty I $175 Small "ha" in hagaki, election indicium 1 1/2 mm from "Ryukyus" portion of stamp imprint (Type I) VOE1 (UZE1) Ty II $150 Small "ha" in hagaki, election indicium 4 1/2 mm from "Ryukyus" portion of stamp imprint (Type II) VOE2 (UZE2) Counterfeit $150 Large crown, Type IIS election indicium, handstamped in red, to see the difference between genuine and counterfeit Type IIS, click here VOE3/4 (UZE2//4) For information on the various types of UZE2/3/4, click here. Note: VOE1 & 2 are on the large crown cards. VOE3 & 4 are on small crown cards. VOE3/4 (UZE2//4) Ty I $65 Large "ha" in hagaki, Type IIS indicium 1 1/2 mm from "Ryukyus" portion of stamp imprint (Type I), seldom seen VOE3/4 (UZE2//4) Ty II $25 Small "ha" in hagaki, Type IIS indicium 4 1/2 mm from "Ryukyus" portion of stamp imprint (Type II), corner bend VOE3/4 (UZE2//4) Ty II $35 Medium "ha" in hagaki, Type IIS indicium 4 1/2 mm from "Ryukyus" portion of stamp imprint (Type II) VOE5 (UZE5) $30 Type III VOE5 x5 $125 Type III, as above, x5 VOE5 x10 $200 Type III, As above, x10 VOE5 VAR (UZE5) $125 Inverted "T" variety, 42 known per G.W. Maclellan To see the difference between UZE6 (Red) & UZE11 (Brown-Red), click here. VOE6 (UZE6 - JSCA EC5) ~Sold~ Type IVS, red indicium, original "Kyo" - mint, tropical staining VOE6-A (UZE6-A - JSCA EC5a)~Sold~ Type IV, red indicium, simplified "Kyo" - used, candidate Maeda VOE8 (UZE8 - JSCA EC5a) ~Sold~ Type VS, turquoise blue indicium - used, candidate Oshiro VOE9 (UZE9 - JSCA EC8) $195 Type VS, dull brown indicium, on cream card stock, 3,030 produced, scarce, very small toned area at top right edge VOE9 (UZE9 - JSCA EC8) $165 Type VS, dull brown indicium, on cream card stock, 3,030 produced, scarce, .5 cm thinned (bent over) area along top edge at right VOE10 $35 Type VI, blue green indicium, off-white card, original KYO VOE10 x5 $125 As above, x5, Type VI, blue green indicium, off-white card, original KYO VOE10 cto $15 Type VI, blue green indicium, off-white card, original KYO, cto partial machine cxl (w/ doubling), bottom left corner creased VOE10-A $25 Blue green indicium, off-white card, simplified KYO VOE10-A cto $15 Blue green indicium, off-white card, simplified KYO, cto partial machine cxl VOE11A (2) $165 Red brown indicium, 3,030 produced, "short foot" and "long foot" varieties VOE11A (UZE11A - JSCA EC10) $90 Red brown indicium, 3,030 produced, "short foot" variety small stain on front at middle near left edge VOE11A (UZE11A - JSCA EC10) $80 Red brown indicium, 3,030 produced "short foot" variety, small 10mm tear top right edge VOE11A (UZE11A - JSCA EC10) $95 Red brown indicium, 3,030 produced "short foot" variety, used by candidate Shimoji, Junichi, no cancel as norm VOE11A (UZE11A -JSCA EC10a) $115 Red brown indicium, 3,030 produced "long foot" variety, JSCA has 50% permium (30,000y) for this variety VOE11A (UZE11A -JSCA EC10a) $100 Red brown indicium, 3,030 produced "long foot" variety, colorless circular indent at bottom right of indicium, JSCA has 50% permium (30,000y) for this variety VOE12 (UZE12) - JSCA EC11) $115 Lilac indicium, 3,030 produced VOE13 (UZE13) w/msg $35 Type VI bold face indicium, KYO - original, mint with Chibana message VOE13 (UZE13) Var $110 Type VI bold face, KYO - original, mint with Chibana message, extra thick broken line at top left of indicum VOE13 (UZE13) cto $30 Type VI bold face, KYO - original, cto with 1962.--.-- machine cancel VOE13A (UZE13A) $30 Type VI light face, KYO - original, Chibana message VOE13B (UZE13B) $30 Type VII bold face, KYO - simplified, Chibana message VOE13B (UZE13B) Variety $40 Type VII bold face, KYO - simplified, variety, top left character dark (very bold) VOE13C (UZE13C) $35 Type VII light face, KYO - simplified, mint with Chibana message VOE13C (UZE13C) $30 Type VII light face indicium, KYO - simplified VOE14 (UZE14 - JSCA EC13) $185 Type VIII lemon indicium, 4,100 produced, scarce VOE15 (UZE15) $30 Type VIII indicium VOE15 (UZE15) $20 Type VIII indicium, hinge on back, erasure marks on front VOE15 (UZE15) $25 Type VIII indicium, unaddressed, Iji message on back VOE17 & 17A (UZE17 & 17-A) $50 Type VIII & X indicium VOE17 (UZE17) $30 Type VIII indicium VOE17-A (UZE17-A) $25 Type X indicium VOE17-A (UZE17-A) w/msg $35 Type X indicium, mint with message VOE18 (UZE18) $120 Type IX handstamp indicium on cream card stock, #1 VOE18 (UZE18) $110 Type IX handstamp indicium on cream card stock, #2 VOE18 (UZE18) $100 Type IX handstamp indiciium on cream card stock, canted to the left, #3 VOE19 (UZE19) $8 Type XI indicium VOE19 (UZE19) CTO $15 Type XI indicium, canceled to order, Naha Kanji 65.11.12 VOE19 (UZE19) Variety $90 Election announcement from Onaga canceled Kushi 65.10.26, - no indicium VOE22 (UZE22) $95 Type XIII handstamp indicium on cream card stock, #1 VOE22 (UZE22) $90 Type XIII handstamp indicium on cream card stock, #2 VOE22 (UZE22) $85 Type XIII handstamp indicium on cream card stock, #3 VOE23 (UZE23) $15 Type XIV indicium, Chief Executive election, mint, no message VOE23 (UZE23) mint w/msg $20 Type XIV indicium, Chief Executive election, candidate Noka * VOE23 (UZE23) mint w/msg $20 Type XIV indicium, Chief Executive election, candidate Nishime msg #3 * VOE23 (UZE23) mint w/msg $20 Type XIV indicium, Chief Executive election, candidate Nishime msg #4 * VOE23 (UZE23) o $18 Type XIV indicium, Chief Executive election, candidate Nishime msg #6 * #1 VOE23 (UZE23) o $18 Type XIV indicium, Chief Executive election, candidate Nishime msg #6 * #2 *Messages for VOE23 are identified in From the Dragons Den, Volume 21, No. 1, Feb 1989, at pages 13-19. VOE23 Official Flyer $25 Official flyer regarding the First Chief Executive Election, large sheet with several folds and inserts, stampless wrapper with no return to sender label - No 1 VOE23 Official Flyer $24 Official flyer regarding the First Chief Executive Election, as above - No 2 VOE23 Wrapper $15 Stampless wrapper only for mailing election flyer VOE24 (UZE24) $20 Type XV indicium, Eighth General Election VOE24 (UZE24) o $20 Type XV indicium, Eighth General Election, candidate Onaga, cds cancel VOE24 (UZE24) o $20 Type XV indicium, Eighth General Election, candidate Onaga, machine cancel VOE24 (UZE24) o $18 Type XV indicium, Eighth General Election, candidate Senaga VOE26-A (UZE26A) $35 Type XVIa, mint with punch hole at top, message box measures 20.5 mm VOE26-A (UZE26A) o $20 Type XVIa, Nishimi VOE26-A (UZE26A) o $25 Type XVIa, Shimoji VOE26-A (UZE26A) o $25 Type XVIa, Yamakawa, #1 VOE26-A (UZE26A) o $20 Type XVIa, Yamakawa, #2 VOE27 & VOE27-A (x3) ~Sold~ Four different sizes of the XVID and XVIDa indicia VOE27A o $20 Type XVIa1 (RPSS XVIDa1 - 20.5 mm text box, no imprinted black square, Naha PO circle elongated (21 mm), card measures 94 x 140 mm VOE27A o $22 Type XVIa1 (RPSS XVIDa2 - 21+ mm text box, no imprinted black square, Naha PO circlie normal (20.5 mm), card measures 94 x 140 mm VOE28 (UZE28) o ~Sold~ Type XVII on white card, Naha Central 1970.11.24 VOE28/29 Election Flyer ~Sold~ Official election flyer with fee paid wrapper VOE28/29 Wrapper $20 Stampless wrapper only for mailing election flyer, slightly different from wrapper on above VOE32 (UZE32) $30 Type XVIII on 1 1/2c toy pony PC, mint with Sakima message VOE32 (UZE32) $20 Type XVIII on 1 1/2c toy pony PC, Sakima VOE32 (UZE32) x5 $70 Type XVIII on 1 1/2c toy pony PC, as above x5 VOE33 (UZE33) $10 Type XVIII on 100x148mm card, Inamine VOE33 (UZE33) Variety $35 Type XVIII on 100x148mm card, Inamine, indicium shifted down, normal card included VOE33 (UZE33) x3 $55 Type XVIII on 100x148mm card, small, medium & long indicia, Inamine, Unit #1 VOE33 (UZE33) x3 $55 Type XVIII on 100x148mm card, small, medium & long indicia, Inamine, Unit #2 VOE33A(UZE33A) $25 Type XVIII on 104x150mm card VOE33A(UZE33A) Var $40 Type XVIII on 104x150mm card, minor variety, partial second election indicium (top frame line and the 6 vertical lines) VPE33A(UZE33A) 3 types $75 Types XVIID-1, 2 & 3 (RPSS) Post Reversion $20 Reversion to Japan was May 15, 1972. The card has the election business indicium and a Naha 47(1972).5.31 circle date  

Postal Stationery Communications Business Cards

(RPSS Catalogue Numbers) Note: VO5 & VO6 are election cards converted to official business use for training postal clerks. They have no message on the back but VO5 is often found with a handstamped number on the back. While addresses may be in typed or handwritten form, they are actually mimeographed onto the card. VO5 (VOE5) $30 VOE5 for training use, 55.11.19 Naha cxl, typed address VO5 (VOE5) $15 VOE5 for training use, 55.11.25 Sashiki cxl, typed address VO5 (VOE5) $15 VOE5 for training use, 55.11.25 Sashiki cxl, typed address, dividing line VO5 (VOE5) $15 VOE5 for training use, 55.11.25 Sashiki cxl, handwritten in Japanese address, "23" on back VO5 (VOE5) $15 VOE5 for training use, 55.11.25 Sashiki cxl, handwritten in Japanese address, "28" on back VO5 (VOE5) $15 VOE5 for training use, 55.11.25 Gushikawa cxl, handwritten address in Japanese, "13"" on back VO5 (VOE5) x12 $110 VOE5 for training use, 55.11.25 Gushikawa cxl, handwritten address in Japanese, x12 - each with different number VO5 (VOE5) $15 VOE5 for training use, 55.11.25 Gushikawa cxl, handwritten address in Japanese, airmail label VO5 (VOE5) $25 VOE5 for training use, 55.11.25 Gushikawa cxl, handwritten address in Japanese, airmail label with weird bottom line VO6 (VOE10) $15 VOE10 (original KYO) for training use, 56.1.12 Naha cxl, handwritten address in Japanese VO6-A (VOE10-A) $15 VOE10-A (simplified KYO), for training use, 56.1.12 Naha cxl, typed address in English, stain spot VO6-A (VOE10-A) $15 VOE10-A (simplified KYO),for training use, 56.1.12 Naha cxl, handwritten address in English, airmail label, stain spot VO9-Aa (Red) $15 Yellowish green indicia with wavy lines & red unframed Tsushin Jimu VO9-Aa (Red) $15 Yellowish green indicia with wavy lines & red framed Tsushin Jimu  

Commemorative / Scenic Cancels On Cards Unless Noted Otherwise

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CC-2, Visiting Delegation From Hawaii
Commemorative Cancels* Date Comments Price PIC
CC-1 & Nakagusuku
Park Cachet
50.3.5 Unaddressed cover with 5, 6, 7x2, 8//12 ++, tied by CC-1 (x4) (some stamps not canceled) dated 1950.3.5. The cover also has a large private circular cachet in red for Nakagusiku Castle Park (S. Oyama) at the bottom left corner. Medium size envelope. March 5, 1950 was the day of the ceremony formally opening the Nakagusuku park (Nakagusuku-jo). $65.00
CC-1 & Nakagusuku
Park Cachet
50.3.5 Unaddressed cover with C1 and 2 & E1 tied by CC-1 (2 strikes) dated 1950.3.5. The cover also has a large private circular cachet in red for Nakagusiku Castle Park (S. Oyama) at the bottom left corner. Medium size envelope. March 5, 1950 was the day of the ceremony formally opening the Nakagusuku park (Nakagusuku-jo). #1 $100.00
CC-1 & Nakagusuku
Park Cachet
50.3.5 Unaddressed cover with C1 and 2 & E1 tied by CC-1 (2 strikes) dated 1950.3.5. The cover also has a large private circular cachet in red for Nakagusiku Castle Park (S. Oyama) at the bottom left corner. Medium size envelope. March 5, 1950 was the day of the ceremony formally opening the Nakagusuku park (Nakagusuku-jo). #2 $100.00
CC-1 & Nakagusuku
Park Cachet
50.3.5 Unaddressed cover with C1 and 2 tied by CC-1 dated 1950.3.5. The cover also has a large private circular cachet in red for Nakagusiku Castle Park (S. Oyama) at the bottom left corner. Medium size envelope. March 5, 1950 was the day of the ceremony formally opening the Nakagusuku park (Nakagusuku-jo). #2 $45.00
CC-1 & Nakagusuku
Park Cachet
50.3.5 Unaddressed cover with C1 and 2 tied by CC-1 dated 1950.3.5. The cover also has a large private circular cachet in red for Nakagusiku Castle Park (S. Oyama) at the bottom left corner. Medium size envelope. March 5, 1950 was the day of the ceremony formally opening the Nakagusuku park (Nakagusuku-jo). #3 $48.00
CC-1 & Nakagusuku
Park Cachet
50.3.5 Unaddressed cover with C1 and 2 tied by CC-1 dated 1950.3.5. Cover toned. The cover also has a large private circular in red for Nakagusiku Castle Park (S. Oyama) at the bottom left corner. Medium size envelope. March 5, 1950 was the day of the ceremony formally opening the Nakagusuku park (Nakagusuku-jo). #1 $40.00
CC-1 & Nakagusuku
Park Cachet
50.3.5 Unaddressed cover with 7, 10-13 & E1 tied by CC-1 (3 strikes) dated 1950.3.5. The cover also has a large private circular cachet in red for Nakagusiku Castle Park (S. Oyama) at the bottom left corner. Medium size envelope. March 5, 1950 was the day of the ceremony formally opening the Nakagusuku park (Nakagusuku-jo). #1 $90.00
CC-1 & Nakagusuku
Park Cachet
50.3.5 Unaddressed cover with 7, 10-13 & E1 tied by CC-1 (3 strikes) dated 1950.3.5. The cover also has a large private circular cachet in red for Nakagusiku Castle Park (S. Oyama) at the bottom left corner. Medium size envelope. March 5, 1950 was the day of the ceremony formally opening the Nakagusuku park (Nakagusuku-jo). #2 $85.00
CC-1 & Nakagusuku
Park Cachet
50.3.5 Unaddressed cover with 7, 10-13 tied by CC-1 (3 strikes) dated 1950.3.5. The cover also has a large private circular cachet in red for Nakagusiku Castle Park (S. Oyama) at the bottom left corner. Medium size envelope. March 5, 1950 was the day of the ceremony formally opening the Nakagusuku park (Nakagusuku-jo). $40.00
CC-1 & Nakagusuku
Park Cachet
50.3.5 Unaddressed cover with 11 and C3 tied by CC-1 dated 1950.3.5. The cover also has a large private circular cachet in orange red for Nakagusiku Castle Park (S. Oyama) at the bottom left corner. Size size envelope. March 5, 1950 was the day of the ceremony formally opening the Nakagusuku park (Nakagusuku-jo). Also included is the private cachet in pink red canceled to order on a cut piece. It is my experience that the private cancel in orange red is seldom seen. Pink red is the most frequent color seen. $60.00
Nakagusuku
Park Cachet
50.5.26 Unaddressed cover with 8-13 and E1 tied by Naha 26.5.50 cds (4 strikes). The cover also has a large private circular cachet in red for Nakagusiku Castle Park (S. Oyama) at the bottom left corner. Medium size envelope. The 2y stamp has the bottom left corner folded up. Circular date cancel (RPSS L1-C - see FTTD 9:3, Oct, 1977) in use for ca 6 months only in 1950. #1 $115.00
Nakagusuku
Park Cachet
50.5.26 Unaddressed cover with 8-13 and E1 tied by Naha 26.5.50 cds (4 strikes). The cover also has a large private circular cachet in red for Nakagusiku Castle Park (S. Oyama) at the bottom left corner. Medium size envelope. Circular date cancel (RPSS L1-C - see FTTD 9:3, Oct, 1977) in use for ca 6 months only in 1950. #2 $115.00
Nakagusuku
Park Cachet
50.5.26 Unaddressed cover with 8-13 and E1 tied by Naha 26.5.50 cds (4 strikes). The cover also has a large private circular cachet in red for Nakagusiku Castle Park (S. Oyama) at the bottom left corner. Medium size envelope. Circular date cancel (RPSS L1-C - see FTTD 9:3, Oct, 1977) in use for ca 6 months only in 1950. #3 $115.00
Nakagusuku
Park Cachet
Undated
ca 50.3.5
A large private circular cachet in red for "Nakagusiku Castle Park - 1950" (S. Oyama) on cut piece (cut from legal size envelope). $20.00
CC-2 &
SC-5
50.3.31 Okinawa - Visiting Delegation From Hawaii in violet, 1950.3.31, applied (canceled to order) to 50 sen postal card. An SC-5 (Futenma Shrine) in purple cancels the 50 sen imprint. $325.00
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CC-3 50.8.1-5 Yaeyama - Rehabilitation Exhibition, applied (canceled to order) to 5 sen stamp (1a) on piece. Very hard to find commemorative cancel. $200.00
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CC-4 Type A 51.2.12 Ryukyu University on unaddressed FDC of 14. Signed by noted Ryukyu philatelist, Seigi Oyama. $50.00
CC-4 Type A 51.2.12 Ryukyu University on unaddressed FDC of 14. $45.00
CC-4 Type B 51.2.12 Ryukyu University on addressed FDC of 14, Oyama cachet, toned envelope. $25.00
CC-6 Naha 52.4.1 Establishment of GRI cto on UX5, CH3a on reverse. $18.00
CC-6 Miyako 52.4.1 Establishment of GRI. Miyako (blue) commemorative cancel ties 18 (FD) to 1y card (UX5). $45.00
CC-6 Miyako 52.4.1 Establishment of GRI. Miyako (blue) commemorative cancel ties 18 (FD) to unaddressed cover. $40.00
CC-6 Naze 52.4.1 Establishment of GRI on 18 (FD). Unaddresed cover with seldom seen Naze (blue) commemorative cancel. $38.00
CC-6
Miyako
Naze
Yaeyama
52.4.1 Establishment of GRI on 18 (FDC) - x3. Three matching canceled to order first day covers. Miyako - blue CC6, Naze - blue CC6 and Yaeyama - orange red CC6. The Yaeyama cover has a horizontal crease as if it had been folded. $120.00
CC-7 52.4.18 Dedication of Ernie Pyle Monument on Ie Shima. Comm cxl ties 18x2 to unaddressed cover. $35.00
CC-7 52.4.18 Dedication of Ernie Pyle Monument on Ie Shima. Comm cxl ties 18 to unaddressed cover. $35.00
Amami 53.12.25 Japanese commemorative cancel (Naze PO) on postal card for reversion of Amami Gunto to Japan. See M. Sera Handbook at page 24. $20.00
CC-8 53.1.24~6 Dedication of new Communications Department Building. All three days of use 1.24, 1.25, 1.26 - one cto on cover and two cto on PCs. $22.00
CC-8 53.1.25 Dedication of new Communications Department Building. Second day of use with 19-21 (6y) tied by Naha 25.1.53 cds and CC-8. Addressed to Tennessee. $12.00
CC-8 53.1.25 Dedication of new Communications Department Building. Second day of use cto on 19 & 20 (3y). $10.00
CC-8 53.1.25 Dedication of new Communications Department Building. Second day of use cto on 8 covers (19-26 - complet set). $60.00
CC-8 53.1.25 Dedication of new Communications Department Building. Second day of use cto (x2) on 19 & 20 (3y). $9.00
CC-8 53.1.26 Dedication of new Communications Department Building. Third (last) day of use cto on 19 & 20 (3y). $8.00
CC-8 53.1.26 Dedication of new Communications Department Building. Third (last) day of use (x2) cto on 19 & 20 (3y). $9.00
CC-8 53.1.26 Dedication of new Communications Department Building. Third (last) day of use (x2 cxls) cto on strip/3 of 20 (6y). $10.00
CC-9 Makishi 53.2.2 Postal Money Order system. Makishi use cto on 21 (3y). $9.00
CC-9 Miyako 53.2.2 Postal Money Order system. Miyako use cto on 21 (3y). $9.00
CC-9 Miyako 53.2.2 Postal Money Order system. Miyako use (x2) cto on 10, 19 & 21 (6y). $12.00
CC-9 Naha 53.2.2 Postal Money Order system. Naha use cto on 21 (3y). $9.00
CC-9 Yaeyama 53.2.2 Postal Money Order system. Yaeyama use cto on 21 (3y). $9.00
CC-9 Type 53.2.2 Postal Money Order system (Japan). Sapporo, matching Japanese commemorative cancel, cto on 5y postal card, 28(1953).2.2. $15.00
CC-10 Naha 54.4.28 Dedication of new GRI Executive Building CTO on UX6a. Only used at Naha CPO. No corresponding postage stamp $22.00
CC-11 53.5.26 Centennial of Perry Visit to Okinawa on FDC of Sc 27-8. With official cachets CH6a and CH6b. ~Sold~
CC-13 54.2.5 Tokyo-Okinawa Flights by JAL. Cto on UX7 (2y - Okinawa-Large Die). $10.00
CC-19 56.9.14 Commemorating the establishment of JAL flights between Naha & Fukuoka $5.00
CC-28(x5) 60.7.1 Postal Savings, all 5 Post Offices where used. $14.00
CC-28(x7) 60.7.1~7 Postal Savings, all 7 days of use on 1 1/2c post cards. First day Nago PO, all other days Naha. $16.00  
CC-29(x3) 60.9.1 All three PO, Naha, Nago and Koza $10.00
Nago-Private CC 1956.9.20~3 Private Nago Stamp Club Cachet on UX8 (green). RPSS "Private/Commercial Commemorative Cancel," see FTDD 30:1, April 2010 at p 27. RPSS PPC1. $10.00
Nago-Private CC 1956.9.20~3 Private Nago Stamp Club cancel on UX8a (blue green variety). RPSS "Private/Commercial Commemorative Cancel," see FTDD 30:1, April 2010 at p 27. RPSS PPC1. $12.00
Nago-Private CC 1956.9.20~3 Private Nago Stamp Club canecel on UX8a (blue green variety), with Nago 56.9.22 domestic cds. RPSS "Private/Commercial Commemorative Cancel," see FTDD 30:1, April 2010 at p 27. RPSS PPC1. $18.00
Nago-Private CC 1956.9.20~3 Private Nago Stamp Club cancel on UX8 (green) and UX8a (blue green variety). RPSS "Private/Commercial Commemorative Cancel," see FTDD 30:1, April 2010 at p 27. RPSS PPC1. $18.00
Private CCs
4 Different
1957~60 Four different private commemorative cancels CTO on postal stationery. RIPEX 1957, 1958 & 1960 and Anniversay KSAR-TV (Ryukyu Broadcasting Company) 1960. $40.00
Unissued 61.10.30 Commemorative Cancel for Unissued Stamp. This cancel was prepared for use in conjunction with the unissued stamp to commemorate the merger of Shimoji-cho with Hirara-shi. The merger was never completed and the stamp was not issued. ~Sold~

 


SC-7 Miwa, War Monuments
Scenic Cancels* Date Comments Price PIC
SC-4 59.7.23 Nakagusuku Castle with date of 1959.7.23 cto on UX14. $14.00
SC-4 59.12.1 Nakagusuku Castle with date of 1959.12.1 cto on UX12c. $14.00
SC-4 59.12.1 Nakagusuku Castle with date of 1959.12.1 cto on UX14. $12.00
SC-4 60.9.20 Nakagusuku Castle (x2) with date of 1960.9.20 cto on cover with block of 6 of 58. Extra strike of CC with date of 1950.3.5 (First Day). It appears the stamp tied by this cancel has been removed. $12.00
SC-4 60.3.15 Nakagusuku Castle with date of 1960.3.15 cto on 1 1/2 card. Year written in. $18.00
SC-4 60.4.2 Nakagusuku Castle with date of 1960.4.2 cto on 1 1/2c card. Year written in $18.00
SC-5 50.10.10 Futenma Shrine Cancel purple dated 1950.10.10 on 50s message/reply card postal card (UY3), early use. $65.00
SC-5 50.10.13 Futenma Shrine Cancel purple dated 1950.10.13 on 50s postal card (UX3), early use. $135.00
SC-5 50.10.19 Futenma Shrine Cancel purple dated 1950.10.19 on 50s postal card (UX3) with additional 1y (Sc 9) for 1.5y surface mail post card rate, from Philatelic Advisor & addressed to R..P. Alexander, early use of cancel. $65.00
SC-5 58.7.12 Futenma Shrine (rose red) 1958.7.12 (written over 195-.-.-), cto on cover with 4y stamp. $18.00
SC-5 5-.12.31 Futenma Shrine Cancel (x4) cto in rose red - each on cut piece. $75.00
SC-5 60.2.9 Futenma Shrine (rose red) 1960.2.9 (written over 1950.2.9) cto on 1 1/2 card. $35.00
SC-5 60.3.31 Futenma Shrine (rose red) 1960.3.31 (written over 1950.-.-) cto on 1 1/2 card. $30.00
SC-5 60.3.31 &
64.6.17
Futenma Shrine (rose red) 1960.3.31 (written over 1950.-.-) cto and 1964.6.17 (purple) both on on 1 1/2 cards. $65.00
SC-5 64.6.17 Futenma Shrine (purple) 1964.6.17 (date is actually in the cancel - not written in) cto on 1 1/2 card. $40.00
SC-6 50.3.31 Okinawa - Kin (roof of Kannon Temple) in purple, 1950.3.31, canceled to order on 50s postal card. Scare/rarely seen Ryukyu scenic cancel. $385.00
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SC-6 50.3.31 Okinawa - Kin (roof of Kannon Temple) in purple, 1950.3.31, canceled to order on 50s postal card (severed reply card). Scare/rarely seen Ryukyu scenic cancel. $350.00
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SC-7 50.10.9 Okinawa - Miwa (war monuments) in purple, 1950.10.9 on 50s postal card. Heavy creasing to card. Scare/rarely seen Ryukyu scenic cancel. $435.00
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SC-7 50.10.17 Okinawa - Miwa (war monuments) in purple, 1950.10.17 on 50s postal card. Clean damage free card. Scare/rarely seen Ryukyu scenic cancel. $475.00
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SC-7 50.3.29 Okinawa - Miwa (war monuments) in purple, 1950.3.28, canceled to order on UY3bm (50s, light tan, message card). Light crease in upper right corner. Scare/rarely seen Ryukyu scenic cancel. ~Sold~
SC-8 59.6.29 Nago/waterfall (Black) 195-.-.- cto on unaddressed 4y cover with Nago 58.6.29 cancels. $65.00
SC-8 5?.-.- Nago/waterfall (Black) 195-.-.- cto on 1 1/2c card . $45.00
SC-9 Type A 1958.4.18 Cover to US with SC-9 Type A tying 14 pair. Opend at top and left side. $45.00
SC-9 Type A & B 1958.4.21 (A)
195_4.3 (B)
PC with SC-9 Type A (41mm) & SC-9 Type B (44mm) cto on 2y and 1 1/2c cards. $35.00
SC-9 Type B 195-.4.3? PC with SC-9 (44mm), cto on 1 1/2c card. $20.00
SC-9 Type B 1958.4.21 PC with SC-9 (44mm), cto on 2y card. $15.00
SC-10 1963.2.8 PC with SC-10 (Ernie Pyle Monument Ie Shima), no date in SC-10 but the card is canceled by Ie 63.2.8 cds. $12.00
RPSS SC-16 to 22 1964 All Scenic cancels (7) placed in use in 1964.10.5. CTO on 1 1/2c card. Each cancel is the first day of use. Cards have written and pictorial cachet at bottom (matched set). $20.00
* The CC, SC and CH numbers refer to Sera Handbook numbers through 1960. After that they refer to RPSS numbers.

 

  

Official Cachets & Private Cachets

Official Cachets Date Comments Price PIC
CH1 51.4.5 Cachet dated 51.4.1 (always this date). Only official cachet issued without a corresponding stamp. Naha 51.4.5 cover to US (R.P. Alexander) franked with Scott 11 & 14. Return address on back is Leonard H. Thoman, Office of the Philatelic Advisor. $75.00
CH1 51.4.11 Cachet dated 51.4.1 (always this date). Only official cachet issued without a corresponding stamp. Cachet and signature of "Shuhei Higa" who was the Chief Executive, Provisional Central Government of the Ryukyu Islands. Addressed to APO 719 (Naha, Okinawa) and franked with Sc 11 tied by Naha 51.4.11 cxl. $60.00
CH1 51.4.11 Cachet dated 51.4.1 (always this date). Official cachet issued without a corresponding stamp. Cachet and large seal (probably governmemt). Unaddressed and franked with Sc 11 tied by Naha 51.4.11 cxl. $55.00
CH1 51.5.3 Cachet dated 51.4.1 (always this date). Only official cachet issued without a corresponding stamp. Addressed to New York, "Commerical Papers" & franked with Sc 9 & 10. $65.00
CH1 51.4.11 Cachet dated 51.4.1 (always this date). Only official cachet issued without a corresponding stamp. Unaddressed and franked with Sc 11 tied by Naha 51.4.11 cxl $40.00
CH1 51.4.1 Cachet dated 51.4.1 (always this date). Only official cachet issued without a corresponding stamp. Cachet on uncanceled UX4b. $95.00
Private CH 1951(.2.1) Private cachet (handstamp) occasionally found on Scott 14 (Opening of Ryukyu University) first day covers. This is a strike of the cachet on a blank envelope. $20.00
CH-22 1956.1.25-2.29 CH-22 ties 19 on unaddressed cover. $20.00
CH-22 1956.1.25-2.29 CH-22 cto on UX9, first printing. Upper left corner creae. $25.00
NWA-Private CH 1958.3.17 Private Cachet commemorating 30th Anniversay of 1st NWA flight from Naha, 15y (C9) franking, unaddressed. $10.00
NWA-Private CH 1958.3.17 Private Cachet commemorating 30th Anniversay of 1st NWA flight from Naha, 35y (C11) franking, unaddressed. $12.00
USS Okinawa
3 Covers
1962-72 USS Okinawa (with ship cachet) on three different dates, 1962, 1965 and 1972. $15.00
USS Okinawa
2 PCs
1965 USS Okinawa (with ship cachet) on two Ryukyu post cards with US stamps canceled Nov 15, 1965.. $10.00
* The CC, SC and CH numbers refer to Sera Handbook numbers through 1960. After that they refer to RPSS numbers.

 
 

Yomitan Error Cancel

Yomitan "Rykyu" Error cxl on 2c PC - "u" missing in Ryukyu - $30

 
 

Ryukyu Covers & Postal Cards (Most Commercial Mail)

  Cancel
Date
Postage
Scott #
Comments Price PIC
Ryukyu 48.4.10 30s
Stampless
"30s Paid" with partial Naha postage paid cancel, medium size cover on crude paper. Contents present. Price on Request ~Sold~
Ryukyu 48.6.8 16y
Stampless
"16y Paid" with typed "International Air Mail" and handstamped "Par Avion" designations and Naha 8.6.48 date stamp on cover to Stafford, AZ. Envelope was slit open at the top and is in F+ condition with wrinking and small edge tears and a larger tear at the bottom right corner. $375.00
Ryukyu 49.5.21 13y
Stampless
"13y Paid" with Tomigusuku postage paid cancel, small size cover to Oahu, Hawaii. Marked with a Par Avion handstamp. No backstamp. $350.00
Ryukyu 49.7.18 13y
Stampless
"13y Paid" with Kitanakagusuku postage paid cancel, medium size cover to Oahu, Hawaii. Marked with a Par Avion handstamp. No backstamp. $225.00
Ryukyu 49.9.12 9y
Stampless
"9y Paid" with "Air Mail" and Miyako 12.9.49 date stamp on unaddressed (canceled to order) small envelope. $100.00
Ryukyu 50.1.21 15y
Stampless
"15y Paid" with Chatan postage paid cancel, small size cover to Oahu. Yomitan return address. Manuscript "Via Air Mail." No backstamp. Opened roughtly at the top and backflap missing $195.00
Ryukyu 50.3.16 1y Domestic cover, franked with 9, tied by a 50.3.16 cds (city indistinct). $20.00
Ryukyu 50.5.3 1y Domestic cover, franked with 9, tied by a 50.5.3 cds. $28.00
Ryukyu 50.5.26 8-13,E1 Unaddressed cover with 8-13 and E1 tied by Naha 26.5.50 cds (4 strikes). The cover has a large private circular cachet in red for Nakagusiku Castle Park (S. Oyama) at the bottom left corner. Medium size envelope. The 2y stamp has the bottom left corner folded up. Circular date cancel (RPSS L1-C - see FTTD 9:3, Oct, 1977) in use for ca 6 months only in 1950. #1 $115.00
Ryukyu 50.5.26 8-13,E1 Unaddressed cover with 8-13 and E1 tied by Naha 26.5.50 cds (4 strikes). The cover has a large private circular cachet in red for Nakagusiku Castle Park (S. Oyama) at the bottom left corner. Medium size envelope. Circular date cancel (RPSS L1-C - see FTTD 9:3, Oct, 1977) in use for ca 6 months only in 1950. #2 $115.00
Ryukyu 50.5.26 8-13,E1 Unaddressed cover with 8-13 and E1 tied by Naha 26.5.50 cds (4 strikes). The cover has a large private circular cachet in red for Nakagusiku Castle Park (S. Oyama) at the bottom left corner. Medium size envelope. Circular date cancel (RPSS L1-C - see FTTD 9:3, Oct, 1977) in use for ca 6 months only in 1950. #3 $115.00
Ryukyu 50.8.7 9 Domestic cover. Flap opened roughly. $25.00
Ryukyu 50.-.5 6 x2 Domestic cover. Top ripped open. $20.00
Ryukyu 50.10.3 50s (UY3m) Message & reply card severed and re-attached with staples. Naha English 50.10.3 cancel. The message card is addressed to an Okinawa APO address. The relpy card has the return address. From the Philatelic Advisor, Leonard H. Thoman. $70.00
Ryukyu 50.11.13 36y Philatelic Advisor > US. Franked with 8(x2), 12, 13, C3 and E1 (x2). Enclosed is a mimeo stamp order form. E1 on commercial mail is scarce. This cover has a vertical pair. $165.00
Ryukyu 50.11.30 3y Philatelic Advisor > US. Franked with 2, 4a (x3), 6a (x2) & 9. Very colorful franking. Receiving backstamp. Slit open at the left. $85.00
Ryukyu 50.12.19 3y Philatelic Advisor > US. Franked with 9 (inscription) & 10. Enclosed is a mimeo stamp order form. Romaji (foreign mail English cancel) circular date cancel with incorrect date configuration. The correct configuration for a Romaji cancel is day/month/year. This cancel is configured year/month/day. Scarce variety of this cancel which I belive is a variety of RPSS L2 (See FTTD 9:3, Oct, 1977, at page 71). Receiving backstamp. Slit open at the left. $125.00
Ryukyu 51.3.1 -- March 1, 1951, first day (reestablished) of registered mail under US Civil Adminsitration (Ryukyu Communications Administration) per Leonard Thoman letter. Sera shows the registration fee was raised from 5y (effective Aug 1, 1949) to 10y effective Feb 1, 1951. Perhaps Thoman is talking about international mail. n/a
Ryukyu 51.3.3 30y Airmail to Hawaii, 30y (12,13x2,C3) tied by Yonabaru 53.3.3 $38.00
Ryukyu 51.4.11 30y
C1,C3 etc
Nice franking. C1, C3, 8x2, 9 & 12 on cover to US. $100.00
Ryukyu 51.5.5 3y Cachet dated 51.4.1. Only official cachet issued without a corresponding stamp. Addressed to New York, "Commerical Papers" & franked with Sc 9 & 10. $65.00
US - APO 51.9.24 3c Grogan picture post card mailed to US with 3c stamp tied by APO 710. Card No. 175, "Former Police Gymnasium, Naha, Okinawa" also know as the The Butokuden in Naha. Martial arts related. $30.00
Ryukyu 52.1.25 6y Small sized cover addressed to the US. Franked with E1 (5y Special Delivery stamp and 9 (1y). E1 is seldom seen on commercial mail. $50.00
Ryukyu 52.5.16 20.5y Legal size cover to US franked with 8-13 and E1 tied by four Naha english cancels. "J.A. Reed Jr." in manuscript on back flap. $125.00
Ryukyu 52.9.8 20.5y Small domestic cover (cto), franked with 8-13 and E1, Naha english 8.9.52. $95.00
Ryukyu 52.10.30 30y (C6) Philatelic Agency cover to US. Single stamp franking. $20.00
Ryukyu 52.11.-- 50s (8) Newspaper wrapper, 3rd class 50 sen rate, Naha English cxl, 52.11.??, opened at side, 3 x 6 in, Ryukyu Times handstamp return address on the back. $18.00
Ryukyu 52.11.15 50s (8) Newspaper wrapper, 3rd class 50 sen rate, Naha domestic cxl, 52.11.15, 3 x 6 in, Ryukyu Times handstamp return address on the back. $24.00
US-APO 52.11.29 3c/6c US Two APO 719-4 covers. One regular, one airmail. Both to US. APO 719-4 was located in Naha at this date. It was open from Sept 1946 to June 1955. $12.00
Ryukyu 52.12.22 3y Domestic cover franked with 19 & 20, Gushikawa 52.12.22 cancel. $12.00
Ryukyu 53.1.20 30y
16 (x2)
13, E1
Airmail to US at 30y rate. Franked with 16 x2 (both with 8/8 point font), 13 and E1. 16 on any cover is very scarce. E1 on a commercial cover is scarce. No markings on back. Fine condition - very clean. $350.00
Ryukyu 53.1.20 100y Registered Airmail to US at 100y (Scott 26). Stamp tied by killer bars. Kadena 53.1.20 (first day of issue for the stamp) backstamps and Washinton, DC 53.1.25 receiving backstamp. $225.00
Ryukyu 53.1.21 30y Airmail to US at 30y rate. Franked with 15, 18, 9, 12, 19-21 & C1. No markings on back. Slit open at the left. $125.00
Ryukyu 53.2.17 196y Registered airmail to US. Franked with 22-6. Three wavy line registered killer cancels on stamps. Naha-Ryukyu 17.2.53 cancels (x3) on back and US Feb 24, 1953 backstamp. Toned areas on front and back. Opened at top. $155.00
Ryukyu 53.4.30 Stampless Official Business (manuscript indicum) cover with 53.4.20 Ginoza cancel on front. $25.00
Ryukyu 53.5.16 Stampless Official Business (manuscript indicum) cover with 53.5.16 backstamp (Ginoza). $25.00
Ryukyu 53.6.16 30y, C6 Small sized cover addressed to the US. $12.00
Ryukyu 53.6.24 30y, C6 Small sized cover addressed to the US. $12.00
Ryukyu 53.7.14 5c US 1021, FDC, Opening of Trade with Japan/Commodore Perry, addressed cacheted first day cover. Back has Ryukyu 27 tied by Naha domestic cxl 53.8.31 and Kadena domestic backstamp dated 53.9.2. $15.00
Ryukyu 53.7.14 5c US 1021, FDC, Opening of Trade with Japan/Commodore Perry, unaddressed cacheted first day cover with APO 239 backstamp dated July 24, 1953 and Kadena domestic backstamps dated 53.7.24. $15.00
Ryukyu 53.9.2 ++y
16A (x4)
C1,C2 etc ++
Piece (front and back) apparently from a package to the US. Many stamps but the majority have damage or rubbing. However, 4 copies of 16a appear to be sound. Stamps are tied by Naha 1953.9.2 roller cancels. $275.00
Ryukyu 53.9.18 30y (C6) Legal size airmail to Michigan. $15.00
Ryukyu 53.10.2 30y (C6) Kadena 53.10.2 domestic cancel. Addressed to Harley-Davidson Motor Co, "Milwakeel," WI from "Filipino Billets," Kadena. $18.00
Ryukyu 53.11.8 30y (C6) Cover to US $22.00
Ryukyu 53.12.8 41c (US) APO 235 (Okinawa) to US, registered air mail cover with 1953 Ryukyu TB seal. $18.00
Ryukyu 53~57 3y Three covers each franked with a single 3y definitive. $24.00
Ryukyu 54.4.22 6y Scott 19, 20, 21 (1,2,3y) to the US. $24.00
Ryukyu 54.3.1~5.31 Stampless Family Re-Registration Covers. In order to reconstruct family records after the battle of Okinawa, municipal offices (mayors) were required to report the status of vital statistics records and reconstruct records that were destroyed. Circular "Family Re-Registration Business" cancels were provided to public official to use in mailing these documents. These cancels were generally applied to the envelope in black but red-brown applications have also been reported. The officials were also required to locally produce rectangular (ca 1.5 cm x 5 cm) "Family Re-registration Business" handstamps which were also to be applied to the envelopes. This official business mail passed free of postal charges. The period for this activity was from March 1 through May 31, 1954. The covers generally are to Naha but not always. Family re-registration stampless covers are listed below. See Sera Handbook at pages 156-7.
Ryukyu 54.4.25 Stampless Family Re-Registration Cover. Shuri 54.4.25, single family registration handstamp (circular), to Nakagusoku. $50.00
Ryukyu 54.5.14 Stampless Family Re-Registration Cover. Ishikawa 54.5.14, single family registration handstamp (circular), to Naha. $70.00
Ryukyu 54.5.17 Stampless Family Re-Registration Cover. Minami-Daito 54.5.17, two family registration handstamps (circular & rectangular) to Naha. $75.00
Ryukyu 54.5.17 Stampless Family Re-Registration Cover. Osato 54.5.17, two family registration handstamps (circular & rectangular), to Naha. $95.00
Ryukyu 54.5.27 Stampless Family Re-Registration Cover. Ishikawa 54.5.27, single family registration handstamp (circular), to Naha. $80.00
Ryukyu 54.5.28 Stampless Family Re-Registration Cover. Ishikawa 54.5.28, single family registration handstamp (circular), to Naha. $70.00
Ryukyu 54.5.28 Stampless Family Re-Registration Cover. Tamagusuku 54.5.28, two family registration handstamps (circular & rectangular), to Naha. $80.00
Ryukyu 54.5.29 Stampless Family Re-Registration Cover. Naha 54.5.29, two family registration handstamps (circular & rectangular), folded. $45.00
Ryukyu 54.5.31 Stampless Family Re-Registration Cover. Ishikawa 54.5.31, two family registration handstamps (circular & rectangular), to Naha. Last day. #1 $95.00
Ryukyu 54.5.31 Stampless Family Re-Registration Cover. Ishikawa 54.5.31, two family registration handstamps (circular & rectangular), to Naha. Last day. #2 $90.00
Ryukyu 54.5.31 Stampless Family Re-Registration Cover. Misato 54.5.31, two family registration handstamps (circular & rectangular), to Naha. Last day. $75.00
Ryukyu 54.5.29 4y Domestic cover, 29 tied by Yonbaru domestic 54.5.29 cancel. $18.00
Ryukyu 54.8.23 20y Scott 13 block/4 to the US. $26.00
Ryukyu 54.12.17 Form Bulk mail receipt. Scott 23 (10y) tied by Miyako cds. $18.00
Ryukyu ca 1955 Mint PPCs Mint/unused, unit with 7 color picture post cards in original pictorial folder. Period guestimated based upon the scenes. $18.00
Ryukyu 55.1.28 30y Airmail to US franked with C6 (30y), single rate, from Philatelic Agency. $35.00
Ryukyu 55.2.24 4y Domestic cover, 30 tied by domestic 55.2.24 cancel. Cover illustrated (printed) with face of a young girl and musical notes. $18.00
Ryukyu 55.3.25 32.5y Airmail to US franked with C2 + 8 other stamps, Naha 25.3.55. $25.00
Ryukyu 55.5.18 30y Airmail from Philatelic Advisor to US franked with C6, Naha 18.5.55 cancel. 5th Rate Period, Zone 3. This rate period ended 13 days later (May 31, 1955). $20.00
Ryukyu 55.5.30 30y Airmail from Philatelic Advisor to US franked with C6, Naha 30.5.55 cancel. 5th Rate Period, Zone 3. This rate period ended 1 day later (May 31, 1955). $25.00
Ryukyu 55.10.29 3y Family Re-Registration Cover, manuscript re-registration notation in red, Kohama-Jima (Yaeyama) 55.10.29. $25.00
Ryukyu 55.11.24 16, 16B + 16 (2nd printing - 8/8 point), 16b, 8x6, 9,10, 12, C1 tied by Naha 24.11.55 cds. 16 on any cover is very scarce. ~Sold~
Ryukyu 55.12.23 35y Airmail from Philatelic Agency to US franked with C4 x2, 19, 31 x2, Naha 23.12.55 cancel. 6th Rate Period, Zone 3. 13y is RPSS sC4:4, 4th printing, dark blue on gray white paper. $30.00
Ryukyu 55.12.29 3y Family Re-Registration Cover, handstamp re-registration notation, Haebaru 55.12.29. $25.00
Ryukyu 56.1.5 35y Legal size airmail cover to Michigan. $15.00
Ryukyu 56.1.9 35y Legal size airmail cover to Michigan. $15.00
Ryukyu 56.1.9 3y Family Re-Registration Cover, manuscript re-registration notation, Ie 56.1.9. $15.00
Ryukyu 56.1.11 3y Family Re-Registration Cover, handstamp re-registration notation, Haebaru 56.1.11. $25.00
Ryukyu 56.1.19 4y
29
Domestic cover tied by Mawashi 56.1.19. $25.00
Ryukyu 56.1.20 3y
3,4,8,21
Domestic cover with 3,4,8 & 21 tied by Ogami 56.1.20. $25.00
Ryukyu 56.1.20 3y
6,8,21
Domestic cover with 6, 8 & 21 tied by Ogami 56.1.20. $25.00
Ryukyu 56.2.23 35y Legal size airmail cover to Michigan. $15.00
Ryukyu 56.3.9 55y Legal size registered airmail cover to Michigan. Slit open at the top. Stamp damaged. $40.00
Ryukyu 56.4.9 90y Registered airmail to Honolulu with Naha 9.4.56 cxl. Franked with C4-6, 37-8 and 33. April 12, 56 Honolulu backstamps. From the Philatelic Agency. Slit open at top. $25.00
Ryukyu 56.5.3 3y Family Re-Registration Cover, manuscript re-registration notation, Haneji 56.5.3. $20.00
Ryukyu 56.5.4 3y Family Re-Registration Cover, handstamp re-registration notation, Goeku 56.5.4. Goeku was renamed Koza on 56.8.1. $25.00
Ryukyu 56.8.3 15y
9x3,C2
Foreign mail cover to Japan. Franked with strip of 3 of 9 and C2 tied by Naha 56.8.3 cds. Sixth rate period, zone 1 (15y rate). Osaka machine cxl back stamp of 56.8.4. Opend roughly at the right. $65.00
Ryukyu 56.8.19 11y Airmail cover to Japan, franked with 8x3 and 11x2, Japanese receiving cancels on front and back, opened roughly at left. $30.00
Ryukyu 56.8.31 3y Airmail to Japan, franked with 12x4 (block/4) tied by Naha 31.8.56 cxl, Osaka 1956, VIII 31 machine receiving cancel. $20.00
Ryukyu 56.8.25 3y Family Re-Registration Cover, manuscript re-registration notation in red, Kohama-Jima (Yaeyama) 56.8.25. $20.00
Ryukyu 56.9.17 4y
9,11
Domestic cover, 9 & 11 tied by Naha CPO 56.9.17 cancel. $20.00
Ryukyu 56.10.17 Stampless Official Business (handstamp) registered cover with 56.10.17 backstamps (Kunigami), Form 2. $20.00
Ryukyu 56.12.4~
57.9.13
3y Family Re-Registration Covers (3). Three covers all with manuscript re-registration notation, Naha 56.12.4, 57.4.26 & 57.9.13. $50.00
Ryukyu 56.12.18 35y Air Mail Cover to Hawaii. Opened roughly at right. $18.00
Ryukyu 56.12.21 3y Family Re-Registration Cover, handstamp re-registration notation, Haneji 56.12.21. $25.00
Ryukyu 57.1.9 35y
E1x1,13x6
Foreign mail cover to San Francisco. Franked with E1 and block/6 of 13 tied by Naha 57.1.9 cds. Sixth rate period, zone 3 (35y rate). Imperf 1956-7 TB seal in bottom left corner. From M. Sera. $100.00
Ryukyu 57.1.10 4y
9,27
Domestic cover with 9 & 27 tied by 57.1.10 cancel $15.00
Ryukyu 57.2.6 36y
E1x4,C3
Foreign mail cover to San Francisco. Franked with a block of 4 of E1 and C3 tied by Naha 57.2.6 cds. Sixth rate period, zone 3 (35y rate).. $125.00
Ryukyu 57.2.18 3y Family Re-Registration Cover, manuscript re-registration notation in red, Kohama-Jima (Yaeyama) 57.2.18. $20.00
Ryukyu 57.2.21 12y Domestic cover with Sc 31x3 tied by Yaeyama 57.2.21 cxls. $12.00
Ryukyu 57.2.25 3y Family Re-Registration Cover, manuscript re-registration notation in red, Kadena 57.2.25. $22.00
Ryukyu 57.3.4 24y From "M. Sera" (Ryukyus Handbook, Philatelic & Historical author) with his business address (International Inspection and Testing Corporation). To the US with blocks of 4 of 19, 20 & 21 tied by Naha English cancels. Tape on the back. $45.00
Ryukyu 57.3.4 35y Legal size airmail cover to Michigan. $12.00
Ryukyu 57.3.15 29y Registered domestic cover. Nago 57.4.15 cancel ties 32 and 38. $18.00
Ryukyu 57.3.24 35y
E1x4,13x3
Foreign mail cover to New York. Franked with a block of 4 of E1 and 13x3 tied by Naha 57.3.24 cds. Sixth rate period, zone 3 (35y rate). Legal size envelope. $115.00
Ryukyu 57.4.9 35y
19x3,31x8,
Foreign mail cover to New York City. Franked with block/8 of 31 and horizontal strip/3 of 19 tied by by Naha 57.4.9 cds. Sixth rate period, zone 3 (35y rate). $20.00
Ryukyu 57.4.19 37y
E1,C3x2
Foreign mail cover to Canada. Franked with E1 and horizontal pair of C3 tied by Naha 57.4.19 cds. Sixth rate period, zone 3 (35y rate). From M. Sera. $100.00
Ryukyu 57.4.24 36y
E1x4,C1x2
Foreign mail cover to New York. Franked with block of 4 of E1 and horizontal pair of C1 tied by Naha 57.4.24 cds. Sixth rate period, zone 3 (35y rate). Opened roughly at the left. $115.00
Ryukyu 57.4.26 28y, C1x2
E1x4
Airmail to New York, C1x2, E1x4, Naha 57.4.26. $85.00
Ryukyu 57.5.2 3y Family Re-Registration Cover, manuscript re-registration notation, Ginoza 57.5.2. $20.00
Ryukyu 57.5.2 Stampless Official Business (handstamp) registered cover with 57.5.2 backstamps (Shuri), Form 2. $15.00
Ryukyu 57.5.4 Stampless Official Business (handstamp) registered cover with 57.5.4 backstamps (Gushichan), Form 3. $15.00
Ryukyu 57.5.13 Stampless Official Business (handstamp) registered cover with 57.5.13 backstamps. $15.00
Ryukyu 57.5.30 Stampless Official Business (handstamp) registered cover with 57.5.30 backstamps (Kushi), Form 2. $15.00
Ryukyu 57.5.30 Stampless Official Business (handstamp) registered cover with 57.5.30 backstamps (Haneji), Form 3. $15.00
Ryukyu 57.6.3 3y Family Re-Registration Cover, handstamped re-registration notation in red, Kohama-Jima (Yaeyama) 57.6.3. $20.00
Ryukyu 57.6.3 Stampless Official Business (handstamp) registered cover with 57.6.3 backstamps (Oku), Form 3. $20.00
Ryukyu 57.6.6 Stampless Official Business (handstamp) registered cover with 57.6.6 backstamps (Makishi), Form 3. $15.00
Ryukyu 57.6.10 606y Registered airmail cover to Honolulu. Large (6 1/4 x 10 in) craft paper type envelope tied. Franked with 23-5, 28 block/6 and blocks of 4 of C6-8 tied by Naha 10.6.57 English cancels. The C6 block has the harder to find 8 character imprint. From the Philatelic Agency. Opened at the left. $65.00
Ryukyu 57.6.12 35y Airmail to US. Sashiki 57.6.12 cxls. Addressed to Honolulu. Franked with 8, 28x5, 31. From stamp dealer Thomas Maeki. 1953 TB seal on back. Slit open at top. $15.00
Ryukyu 57.6.21 36y
E1x4,C1x2
Foreign mail cover to Canada. Franked with E1x4 and vertical pair of C1 tied by Naha 57.6.21 cds. Sixth rate period, zone 3 (35y rate). From M. Sera. $115.00
Ryukyu 57.8.3 3y Family Re-Registration Cover, manuscript re-registration notation, Naha CPO 57.8.3. $22.00
Ryukyu 57.8.16 Stampless Official Business (handstamp) registered cover with 57.8.16 backstamps. $15.00
Ryukyu 57.8.17 55y Registered airmail to US. Sashiki 57.8.17 cxls. Addressed to Honolulu and redirected. Franked with 8 block/6 & C4 block/4. From stamp dealer Thomas Maeki. Slit open at top. $15.00
Ryukyu 57.9.26 3y Family Re-Registration Cover, manuscript re-registration notation, Ishikawa 57.9.26. $22.00
Ryukyu 57.10.4 36y Airmail cover to US franked with 29x2, 41x2 and C10 tied by Naha 57.10.4. Envelope has a cachet for the first day of Scott 40. 1956 TB seal on back. From S. Oyama to M. Sera. $20.00
Ryukyu 57.12.7 36y
C1-3
Foreign mail cover to Canada. Franked with C1,2,3 tied by Naha 57.12.7 cds. Sixth rate period, zone 3 (35y rate). From M. Sera. The last digit of the year is not present but 1957 is derived form similar correspondence between M. Sera and the addressee. $100.00
Ryukyu 57.12.18 Stampless Taxe Percur airmail cover to US, Naha 57.12.18 cancel on front. $18.00
Ryukyu 58.3.27 Stampless Two Naha "Tax Percue" window envelope covers from Plaza House. Both have APO 331 machine cancels on the back (58.3.27 and 58.8.29) $15.00
Ryukyu 58.4.4 35y
(E1 +)
To the US. Seldom seen commercial mail use of E1. ~Sold~
Ryukyu 58.4.14 3y Domestic cover franked with 19x3, Sashiki 53.4.14 cancel. $10.00
Ryukyu 58.4.28 Stampless Three Naha (2) and Koza (1) "Fee Paid" window envelope covers from Plaza House. Two have APO 331 machine cancels on the back (58.4.28 and 59.2.28) and one with APO 331 dated 58.5.27 cds. $20.00
Ryukyu 58.4.30 35y (C11) To US $55.00
Ryukyu 58.7.1 70y Airmail to US, 23x2, 36x2,42,43x2,C6. $30.00
Ryukyu 58.8.2 55y Registered airmail to US. Franked with 33 & C11. $50.00
Ryukyu 58.8.25 4y Motobu 58.8.25 ties 19x4 to cover addressed to Naha. $20.00
Ryukyu 58.9.20 16B + Last day B Yen unaddressed cover with Ginowan cancels. Franked with 16b, 1 (x8), 2 (x2), 3, 4, 5, 5a(2), 6, 7. The cover has the complete set of first definitives, second printing. 16 on any cover is very scarce. $450.00
Ryukyu 58.9.22 16B + Post last day B Yen cover with Urasoe cancels. The last day for using B yen stamps was 9.20. Franked with 16b and mixed printings of the first definitive set. The 16b has a deformed "1" and the left top stroke of the "J" in Tei does not touch the charcter to the left. $275.00
Ryukyu 58.10.11 6c Domestic cover franked with 44x6. Also contains B yen stamps (6a x10). Koza cancels. Return address is "OK Service Garage, PO Box 17, Naha, Okinawa" (Seigi Oyama). Folded at right. $45.00
Ryukyu 58.12.20 58c Airmail cover to US franked with 44x4, 45-51, 54 & 55. 1958 TB seal on back. $45.00
Ryukyu 59.3.9 29c (44x2, 45,51) Reg Airmail Cover to US. Opened top, right & lef.t $18.00
Ryukyu 59.5.19 35c Airmail Cover to US. Franked with 45,47-50 & 56 B/4). Opened top. $18.00
Ryukyu 59.10.14 3c (47) Domestic Cover $7.00
Ryukyu 59.11.11 67y Registered airmail to US. Kainan 59.11.11 cxl. Addressed to New York. Seaford, Nov 17, 1959 backstamp. Franked front and back with 44-8, 54, 56x4, 57 and 58-62. From stamp dealer Thomas Maeki. Slit open at top. $25.00
Ryukyu 60.1.1 - Naha "Pay Later" marking on New Year greeting private post card. Dated by message on back (1960 New Year Day). $10.00
Ryukyu 60.2~3 3c Three covers each franked with a single 3c definitive. $15.00
Ryukyu 60.6.2 69y Airmail to US, franked with 46, 61, 64 & C14. $12.00
Ryukyu 60.7.3 67y First Class (airmail) to US. Kainan 60.7.3 cxls. Addressed to New York and redirected. Seaford, Jul 15, 1960 backstamps. Franked with 58x2, 59, 60, 62, 78-80 . From stamp dealer Thomas Maeki. Slit open at top. $25.00
Ryukyu 60.11.29 67y Registered airmail to US. Kainan 60.11.29 cxls. Addressed to Virginia. Portsmouth, VA, Dec 2, 1960 backstamps. Franked with C22, C23 & 67. From stamp dealer Thomas Maeki. Slit open at top. $20.00
US - Ryukyu, Navy 61.2.10 4c (US) US Navy Branch Number 17022 (Naha branch cancellation) "U.S.S. Halibut" corner address and handstamped cachet. $20.00
Ryukyu 61.6.22 3c Internal cover, Sc 74 $10.00
US-APO 61.8.11 7c US APO 331 circular cancel ties 7c airmail. 1961 TB seals (RPSS STB 10 - perf & imperf pairs) on cover but not tied by cancel. From TB Association with additional USCAR return address. RPSS gives date of issuance for the TB seal as September 1, 1961 so this use predates the date of issuance. $12.00
Ryukyu 61.11.22 3y Scott 76 block of 6 canceled to order by Naha 22.11.61 English cancel on unaddressed cover. The exact first day of issue of 76 (redrawn 1/2c hibiscus) is in doubt. It is generally shown as October 1961. The note accompanying this cover states "Earliest known cancelled cover from the Naha CPO. A 'few' covers cancelled at Ginowan PO on Nov 17 exist, however this is the first reported example (date) in Naha." I do not know if these assertions are still valid. I believe the note is from the 1970-80 time period. $75.00
US-APO 62.9.5 7c US APO 331 machine cancel ties 7c US definitve. 1962 TB seals (RPSS STB 11 - perf & imperf) on cover and tied by cancel. From TB Association with additional USCAR return address. #1 $12.00
US-APO 62.9.5 7c US APO 331 machine cancel ties 7c US definitve. 1962 TB seals (RPSS STB 11 - perf & imperf) on cover and tied by cancel. From TB Association with additional USCAR return address. #2 $12.00
US-APO 62.9.6 7c US APO 331 machine cancel ties 7c US airmail. 1962 TB seals (RPSS STB 11 - perf & imperf) on cover and tied by cancel. From TB Association with additional USCAR return address. $12.00
Ryukyu 62.5.3/5 27c Airmail cover to US, 9c Flying Goddess. Total of 9 stamps. Canceled two days May 3 and May 5. $15.00
Ryukyu 62.7.11 27c Airmail cover to US, 9c Flying Goddess plus 8 other commems & definitives including Sc 103. $16.00
Ryukyu 62.7.25 8c Philatelic Agency, reg, seamail > US, Kendo $12.00
Ryukyu 62.10.12 27c Airmail to US, Kendo (104), Bowl-White (103) 9 stamps totoal $15.00
Ryukyu mid-1960s Prepaid Ginowan prepaid postage cancel on post card $8.00
Ryukyu mid-1960s Prepaid Ginowan prepaid postage cancel on airmail envelope $8.00
Ryukyu mid-1960s Prepaid Koza prepaid postage cancel on envelope $8.00
Ryukyu 63.1.10 8c Letter rate to US $8.00
Ryukyu 63.3.24 3c Printed matter rate to US $6.00
Ryukyu 63.4.9 13c Surface rate to US $15.00
Ryukyu 63.4.30 94c Philatelic Agency, reg, airmail > US $10.00
Ryukyu 63.6.21 27x Air Mail rate to US. 8 stamp. $12.00
Ryukyu 63.6.29 3c Printed matter rate to US $6.00
Ryukyu 63.7.1 54c Philatelic Agency, airmail > US $8.00
Ryukyu 63.8.29 41c Registered Airmail cover to US, franked with 7 stamps, from A. Nakagawa. $16.00
Ryukyu 63.9.13 12.5c Commercial cover to US $8.00
Ryukyu 63.9.16 3c Philatelic Agency, seamail > US $9.00
Ryukyu 63.9.17 9c Miebashi domestic cancel ties C24. 1963 TB seals (RPSS STB 12 - perf & imperf pairs) on cover but not tied by cancel. From TB Association. $12.00
Ryukyu 63.10.3 53c Airmail to US. 9c Flying Goddess, Bowl-red (112), total of 13 stamps. $15.00
Ryukyu 63.11.10 27c, 17 stamps Airmail cover to US, franked with 17 stamps including Sc 112 and 54 $16.00
Ryukyu 63.12.12 54c Airmail to US $8.00
Ryukyu 64.2.25 27c Airmail to US. Bowl-red (112), total of 13 stamps $16.00
Ryukyu 64.3.23 27c Airmail to US $8.00
Ryukyu 64.4.19 15.5c To US $7.00
Ryukyu 64.5.15 54c Philatelic Agency, airmail > US $8.00
Ryukyu 64.7.1 13c Philatelic Agency, seamail > US $25.00
Ryukyu 64.7.17 27c Internal cover. Real photo envelope cachet of the Commodore M.C. Perry monument dedicated in Naha on July 17, 1964. Stamps are tied by Perry monument commemorative cancels (x2). $38.00
Ryukyu 64.7.29 17c Philatelic Agency, airmail covers (3) to US. All franked with 102, dated 64.7.29, 64.12.11 and 65.11.11. $15.00
Ryukyu 64.8.31 13c Philatelic Agency, seamail > US $8.00
Ryukyu 64.9.1 21c Philatelic Agency, reg, seamail > US $10.00
Ryukyu 64.10.15 27c Airmail to US, karate, girl scout, red bowl, etc - nice franking. $16.00
Ryukyu 65.2.6 21c Philatelic Agency, reg, seamail > US, Karate, Boy Scouts $10.00
Ryukyu 65.2.20 PD Domestic cover with no franking and a Naha 65.2.20 cancel. Naha postage due (5c) handstamp. Governement envelope but, because it was not designated official business, postage due was applied. $12.00
Ryukyu 65.3.13 27c, 8 stamps Airmail to US, franked with 8 stamps $12.00
Ryukyu 65.5.21 85 1/2c Airmail to US - overfranked (10 different stamps) $10.00
Ryukyu 65.12.22 27c Shuri English cxls, airmail to US. Olympics, Karate, total of 10 stamps $15.00
Ryukyu 66.2.15 30c Franked with 10 different 3c commemorative stamps. Airmail to US $10.00
Ryukyu 66.5.10 27c Airmail to US $7.00
Ryukyu 66.5.16 26c Philatelic Agency, reg, airmail > US $9.00
Ryukyu 66.6.25 19c Philatelic Agency, reg, airmail > US APO $9.00
Ryukyu 66.6.15 8c Philatelic Agency surface mail to US, franked with 67 & 142. $10.00
Ryukyu 66.9.6 3c (143) Domestic Cover $8.00
Taiwan 66.9.19 3c
Postage
Due
Cover from Taipei to Okinawa with Naha Central 3c postage due. Addressed to Jojin Tomiyama, "Postmaster Oroku." It is Jojin Tomiyama's han that was used to validate the Miyako provisional stamps $25.00
Ryukyu 66.9.29 81c Air Mail to US. Philatelic Agency, window envelope, franked with 52a ($1), 144, 147 (x3), C26. $15.00
Ryukyu 66.10.18 $1.08 Philatelic Agency window envelope, airmail to US, franked with 83, 87, 148, Naha English cds. $8.00
Ryukyu 67.2.6 27c, 9 stamps Airmail to US, franked with 9 3c stamps, Shuri cancel $14.00
Ryukyu 67.3.17 Taxe
Percue
Philatelic Agency stampless "Taxe Percue" envelopes to US. One with Naha 67.3.17 cds, one no date stamps, one with Naha Higashi 70.3.11 cds backstamp. $15.00
Ryukyu 67.5.8 3c (145) Domestic Cover $8.00
Ryukyu 67.5.20 $1.21 Philatelic Agency window envelope, registered airmail to US, franked with 87, 156 (B/4), C24, Naha English cds, 67.5.22 receiving backstamp. $8.00
Ryukyu 67.6.27 24c Unaddr Cover $7.00
Ryukyu 67.7.18 27c Air Mail to US $12.00
Ryukyu 67.7.30 $1.48 Philatelic Agency window envelope, registered airmail to US, franked with 87, 155 (B/4), C24, C27 Naha Higashi English cds, 67.8.2 receiving backstamp. $8.00
Taiwan 68.1.3 3c Two "Printed Matter" covers from Keelung (Republic of China) to Koza. From Y.T. Tsao to Robert Kamiyama. No backstamps. $20.00
Ryukyu 68.1.16 27c Airmail to US from Philatelic Agency franked with Sc C27. $10.00
Ryukyu 68.1.21 27c, 9 stamps Airmail to US, franked with 9 3c stamps $12.00
Ryukyu 68.1.29 27c Airmail to US, franked with 9 3c stamps, fish set (151-5 complete), from A. Nakagawa, all stamps are sea life. $13.00
Ryukyu 68.2.3 $1.28 Philatelic Agency window envelope, registered airmail to US, franked with 84, 87, 159 (B/6), Naha Higashi English cds, 69.2.6 receiving backstamp. $8.00
Ryukyu 68.3.4 $1.28 Philatelic Agency window envelope, registered airmail to US, franked with 84, 87, 160 (B/6), Naha Higashi English cds, 69.3.7 receiving backstamp. $8.00
Ryukyu 68.3.28 27c, 9 stamps Airmail to US, franked with 9 3c stamps $12.00
Ryukyu 68.4.25 29c Airmail to US, franked with 8 stamps, includes 103 and 112, from A. Nakagawa. $14.00
Ryukyu 68.6.5 38c Philatelic Agency window envelope, registered airmail to US, franked with 84, 87, 161 (x2), 167 (B/4) [underfranked], Naha Higashi English cds, 68.7.14 receiving backstamp. $8.00
Ryukyu 69.1.3 6c First day of boxing stamp (181) tied by Kadena English cancel which incorrectly reads "69.1.3" instead of "3.1.69." $18.00
Ryukyu 69.2.5 $1.28 Philatelic Agency window envelope, registered airmail to US, franked with 84, 87, 174 (B/4 + 2), Naha Higashi English cds, 69.2.8 receiving backstamp. $8.00
Ryukyu 69.3.25 $1.28 Philatelic Agency window envelope, registered airmail to US, franked with 84, 87, 179 (x2), 175 (B/4), Naha Higashi English cds, 69.3.28 receiving backstamp. $8.00
Ryukyu 69.5.15 $1.28 Philatelic Agency window envelope, registered airmail to US, franked with 84, 87, 182 (x2), 176 (B/4), Naha Higashi English cds, 69.5.19 receiving backstamp. $8.00
Ryukyu 69.6.17 $.23 Philatelic Agency airmail cover to US, 175 block/4, 178 x3 and 180 block/4. $10.00
Ryukyu 69.7.30 27c Airmail to US, Shuri english cxls, 3 stamps not canceled. $14.00
Ryukyu 69.8.23 $1.28 Philatelic Agency window envelope, registered airmail to US, franked with 84, 87, 183 (x2), 185 (B/4), Naha Higashi English cds, 69.8.25 receiving backstamp. $8.00
Ryukyu 69.10.10 $1.55 Philatelic Agency window envelope, registered airmail to US, franked with 84A (x2), 87, 187 (B/4), 186, Naha Higashi English cds, 69.10.10 receiving backstamp. $8.00
Ryukyu 69.12.2 14c Airmail cover to Korea. $15.00
Ryukyu 70.1.16 $1.82 Philatelic Agency window envelope, registered airmail to US, franked with 86, 87, 102, 192 (B/4), 194 (x2) Naha Higashi English cds, 70.1.20 receiving backstamp. $8.00
US 70.3.13 $25c US to Okinawa (addressed to Seigi Oyama) and franked with 25c. Naha postage due handstamp (30c) and second handstamp with boxed "T 50/13." Naha backstamp dated 17.3.70. I believe that the cover was delievered to Shorty so the box "T" handstamp was applied before it left the US or on Okinawa. $30.00
Ryukyu 70.3.16 27c Airmail to US, franked with 9 stamps, from A. Nakagawa. $14.00
Ryukyu 70.4.6 $1.28 Registered airmail to US, franked with 84, 87, 188 (B/4), 189 (x2), Naha Higashi English roller cancel, 70.4.10 receiving backstamp. $12.00
Ryukyu 70.4.16 27c, 9 stamps Airmail to US, franked with nine 3c stamps, Shuri cancel $14.00
Ryukyu 70.4.24 $1.28 Registered airmail to US, franked with 84, 87, 193 (B/6), Naha Higashi English cds, 70.4.28 receiving backstamp. $10.00
Ryukyu 70.5.26 $1.55 Philatelic Agency window envelope, registered airmail to US, franked with 87, 193, 195 (x2), C26, C27, Naha Higashi English cds, 70.5.29 receiving backstamp. $10.00
Ryukyu 70.7.24 $1.28 Registered airmail to US, franked with 87, 101, 200 (B/4), 197, Naha Higashi English cds, 70.7.27 receiving backstamp. $10.00
Ryukyu 70.9.24 17c Two "Taxe Percue" (17c) stampless covers, airmail to US. One dated 24.9.70 another dated 30.4.71. $12.00
Ryukyu 70.9.25 $1.28 Registered airmail to US, franked with 87, 84A, 83 199, Naha Higashi English cds, 70.9.29 receiving backstamp. $10.00
Ryukyu 70.9.30 48c, 17 stamps Registered Airmail to US, franked with 17 stamps, Shuri cancel $18.00
Ryukyu 70.10.12 14c Airmail cover to Korea. $15.00
Ryukyu 71.4.14 27c Airmail to US $7.00
Ryukyu 71.5.30 30c Airmail to US, franked with 10 3c stamps $12.00
Ryukyu 71.5.30 30c Airmail to US, franked with 10 3c stamps $12.00
Ryukyu 71.5.30 36c Airmail to US, franked with 12 3c stamps $10.00
Ryukyu 71.5.30 36c Airmail to US, franked with 12 3c stamps $10.00
Ryukyu 71.6.30 5c+ Reply portion of a US message/reply card. Franked with 6c+5c US and 5c Ryukyu dancer tied by Gushikawa 30.6.71 cxl. Addressed to George Maclellan in Smyrna, Georgia. $15.00
Ryukyu 71.7.23 30c, 9 stamps Airmail to US, franked with 9 3c stamps, Shuri cancel $14.00
Ryukyu 71.7.28 N/A A plethora of Yonagusuku PO cancels cto on postal card. A sampler of Yanagusuku postal cancels and handstamps. $15.00
Ryukyu c71.9.1 Stampless "Urban Special Mail (intra-city mail)" covers (2) with fee paid handstamp. No datestamps but ca September 1, 1971. Accompanied by J.V. Bush note. $15.00
Ryukyu 72.3.4
72.5.6
4c Fee Paid (1c) + 4c cover (73.3.4) and 2c postage due collected on 4c cover (72.5.6). Accompanied by J.V. Bush note. $15.00
Ryukyu 72.5.6 4c Postage due of 2c (1c + 1c penalty) on underfranked (4c should have been 5c) cover. Accompanied by J.V. Bush note. $10.00
Ryukyu 72.5.14 2c Unaddressed 2c postal card with a Naha Central Post Office cancel and various postal handstamps affixed. May 14, 1972 was a Sunday. The next day the Ryukyu Islands reverted to Japan. $15.00
Ryukyu 72.5.14 2c Picture postcard from a politician commemorating reversion which would take place the next day. May 14, 1972 was a Sunday. The next day the Ryukyu Islands reverted to Japan. $8.00
Ryukyu 73.6.3 Mixed
Franking
Six (6) covers with Shuri English 3.VI.72 cancel and Shuri 47(1972).6.3 commemorative cancel. Each cover with one Ryukyu stamp and 1 to3 Japansese stamps (mixed franking). Last Day Use envelope cachet. $30.00
Ryukyu 78.6.2 FPO
98773
When the Machinato Service Area was transferred from the US Army to US Marine Corps, the military postal facility was changed form APO 96331 to FPO 98773. The cancel used by the postal facility from approximately May 1978 to approximately September 1978 contained an incorrect spelling of "Makiminato" with the an "e" where the second "i" should have been. $25.00
Ryukyu 78.6.1~
80.5.13
FPO
98773
This lot of 4 cancels shows the evolution of the cancels at the US Marine Corps postal facility at the Machinato (Makiminato)Service Area between June of 1978 and May of 1980. #1. June 1, 1978 - USMC FPO 98773, Makimenato (misspelled), #2. September 12, 1978 - USMC FPO 98773, Makiminato (spelling corrected), #3. March 14, 1980 - USMC FPO 98773, "Makiminato" obliterated and #4. May 13, 1980 (day slug inverted), FPO 98773, Kinser. $85.00
Ryukyu Undated Minseifu CTO Small size illustrated envelope with Scott 5 tied by undated (canceled to order) Kin Type A minseifu cancel. $18.00

 
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  • Domestic Use - 1953-60, click here.
  • Currency Conversion Stamps - 1959-60, click here.
  • Official Business (stampless) - 1956-7, click here.

 
 

Ryukyu Covers

Amami Gunto (Naze) Covers

  50.01.??    $35  1y (6 x2)
  50.02.01    $40  1y (7)
  50.02.04    $70  1y (6 x2) - Isen? 
  50.03.01    $75  2y (7x2), "special delivery" - Uken?
  50.03.18    $30  1y (9)
  50.03.??    $25  1y (9)
  50.04.14    $35  1y (9) - Wadomari
  50.04.21    $30  1y (9) (#1)
  50.04.21    $30  1y (9) (#2)
  50.04.23    $34  1y (9)  
  50.04.29    $30  1y (9)
  50.05.02    $30  1y (9) - Saneku
  50.05.03    $25  1y (9)
  50.05.06    $30  1y (9)
  50.06.09    $30  1y (9) - Amagi
  50.06.26    $30  1y (9)
  50.08.16    $30  1y (9)
  52?--?28   $200  3y (14) - Indistinct cxl, cover made from 
                                 color magazine page w/ map

 
 

Ryukyu Covers

Foreign Inbound Covers

         Price    Country of Origin    Datestamp*      Addressed to

Pic     $12.00    Australia            59.2.9          S. Oyama
Pic     $12.00    Czechoslovakia       58.9.2          S. Oyama
Pic     $12.00    Czechoslovakia       58.9.23         S. Oyama
Pic     $28.00    Germany              55.1.7          S. Oyama, hi cat value ($54 as used)
Pic     $14.00    Germany              70.6.17         S. Oyama, registered, Naha roller cxl
Pic     $10.00    Germany, East        57.1.29         S. Oyama, Yokohama bs
Pic     $10.00    Germany, East        57.2.23         S. Oyama, Yokohama bs
Pic     $10.00    Germany, East        57.7.10         S. Oyama, Yokohama bs
Pic     $10.00    Germany, East        58.1.23         S. Oyama
Pic     $12.00    Germany, East        58.3.16         S. Oyama, post card
Pic     $12.00    Germany, East        58.4.23         S. Oyama, registered, Naha roller cxl
Pic     $10.00    Germany, East        58.6.14         S. Oyama
Pic     $10.00    Germany, East        58.10.11        S. Oyama
Pic     $12.00    Germany, East        59.1.7          S. Oyama, registered, Naha roller cxl
Pic     $10.00    Hong Kong            60.12.16        Jimmy Oyama, HK slogan cxl
Pic     $10.00    Korea                69.2.9          Aero, address written in Japanese


Inbound to Okinawa from the United States

Pic     $10.00    Philadelphia          56.7.1          Globe Hoists > OK Service Station
Pic     $10.00    Falls Church, VA      62.6.28         Iszard (House of Fine Stamps> Oyama
Pic     $10.00    Tacoma                65.10.16        Langley > S. Oyama
Pic     $24.00    Smyrna, GA            70.3.16         RPSS > S. Oyama 

* Datestamp is the Okinawa (Naha generally) receiving cancel on the back 
unless noteded otherwise.

 
 

Ryukyu Covers

Ryukyu Paquebot Covers

  Cancel
Date
Country of
Stamp
Comments Price PIC
Paquebot ROC
72.6.1
Ryukyu
Japan
Mixed franking $40.00
Paquebot Naha
57.8.15
US USNS Bald Eagle $18.00
Paquebot Naha
72.3.20
Japan SS Shinpozan-Maru $16.00 #1
Paquebot Naha
72.3.20
Japan SS Shinpozan-Maru $16.00 #2
Paquebot Naha
72.3.20
Japan SS Shinpozan-Maru $16.00 #3
Paquebot Naha
79.12.14
US S.S. Illinois
Post Reversion
$15.00
Paquebot Naha
80.X.27
US American Corsair
Post Reversion
$15.00 #1
Paquebot Naha
80.X.27
US American Corsair
Post Reversion
$15.00 #2

 
 

Ryukyu Covers

First Day Covers 8-13 Large, Unadr $100 FDC, tone spot bottom edge, large - legal size envelope, #2 8-13 Large, Adr $100 FDC, addressed to CA, left side margin copies of stamps, large - legal size envelope 8-13 & E1 Small, Unadr, Miyako FD $295 FDC, different first day (50.2.1) for both sets, unaddressed 8x2, 10 Large, Unadr $35 FDC, 50s and 2y, typical upside down 50.1.21 Naha cdc, unaddressed 9 Large, Adr $35 FDC, 1y, typical upside down 50.1.21 Naha cdc, unaddressed, No 1 9 Large, Adr $35 FDC, 1y, typical upside down 50.1.21 Naha cdc, addressed to Burge, No 2 9 Large, Adr $35 FDC, 1y, typical upside down 50.1.21 Naha cdc, addressed to Mercier, No 3 11 Large, Adr $35 FDC, 3y, typical upside down 50.1.21 Naha cdc, addressed to Parks, No 1 11 Large, Adr $35 FDC, 3y, typical upside down 50.1.21 Naha cdc,addressed to Parks, No 2 11 Large, Adr $35 FDC, 3y, typical upside down 50.1.21 Naha cdc, addressed to Burge, No 3 13 Large, Unadr $40 FDC, 5y, typical upside down 50.1.21 Naha cdc, unaddressed, No 1 13 Large, Unadr $40 FDC, 5y, typical upside down 50.1.21 Naha cdc, unaddressed, No 2 13 Large, Unadr $40 FDC, 5y, typical upside down 50.1.21 Naha cdc, unaddressed, No 3 8a B/6 Small, Unadr $15 FDC, 50s, 1958 printing, block of 6 8a IB/10 Small, Unadr $35 FDC, 50s, 1958 printing, imprint/inscription block of 10 Note: Most Scott 14 First Day Covers have Commemorative Cancel 4 (CC-4). For information on the two basic types (TY A and TY B) of CC-4, click here. 14 CC-4 (TY A) + Ryu Univ Ch - Dragon $50 Signed by Seigi Oyama on back Med/Unadr FDC 14 CC-4 (TY A) + Ryu Univ Ch - Dragon Med/Unadr $45 FDC, Oyama private cachet 14 Pair, CC-4 (TY A) Med/Addr $55 FDC from Leonard Thoman (RCAT) to Robson Lowe in England w/ contents (mimeo letter & slip), opened at top, Oyama Cachet 14 Pair, CC-4 (TY A) Small/Unadr $55 FDC with oval Ryukyu University cachet, slit open at left side, #1 14 Pair, CC-4 (TY A) Small/Unadr $55 FDC with oval Ryukyu University cachet, slit open at left side, #2 14 x2, CC-4 (TY A) Med/Unadd $35 FDC, unaddressed 14 x2, CC-4 (TY A) Small/Unadd $30 FDC, unaddressed, 2 single stamps 14 x3, CC-4 (TY A) Small/Unadd $40 FDC, unaddressed, pair and single 14 B/4, CC-4 (TY A) +Ryu Univ Ch-Dragon Med/adr $85 FDC, Oyama private cachet, opened at top, w insert 14 B/4, CC-4 (TY A), Med/adr $75 FDC, unsealed 14 B/4, CC-4 (TY A), Med/adr $75 FDC, damage to back flap, Oyama private cachet 14 B/4, CC-4 (TY A), Med/adr $70 FDC, unsealed addressed to Potter 14 B/4, CC-4 (TY A), Med/adr ~Sold~ FDC, Oyama private cachet, positions 11-12 & 16-17 14 x4, CC-4 (TY A) +Ryu Univ Ch-Dragon $65 FDC, Oyama private cachet, 2 vertical pairs of 14 Med/unadr 14 CC-4 (TY B) Med/Unadr $55 FDC with S. Oyama Ryukyu Univ Ch - Dragon 14 CC-4 (TY B) Med/Unadr $50 FDC with S. Oyama Ryukyu Univ Ch - Dragon 14 CC-4 (TY B) Small/Unadr $45 FDC with S. Oyama Ryukyu Univ Ch - Dragon 14 CC-4 (TY B) Small/Unadr $35 FDC with S. Oyama Ryukyu Univ Ch - Dragon, enveloped creased 14 x2, CC-4 (TY B) Med/Unadr $40 FDC, two singles 14 Pair, CC-4 (TY B) Med/Unadr $55 FDC 14 Pair, CC-4 (TY B) Med/Adr $45 FDC, vertical margin pair, Oyama Ryukyu Univ Ch - Dragon 14 Pair, CC-4 (TY B) Med/Adr $30 FDC, vertical pair, Oyama Ryukyu Univ Ch - Dragon, to Ohio, stains 14 Pair, CC-4 (TY B) Med/Adr $35 FDC, horizontal pair, Oyama Ryukyu Univ Ch - Dragon, to DC 14 Pair, CC-4 (TY B) Med/Unadr $45 FDC, horizontal right margin pair, no cachet 14 Pair, CC-4 (TY B) Med/Unadr $45 FDC, horizontal left margin pair, no cachet 14 Pair, CC-4 (TY B) Med/Adr $40 FDC, horizontal margin pair, envelope creased 15 First Day Cover with Catalogued Varieties [See FTDD 11:1 at pages 24-6] 15 Pair, Med/Unadr/CC-5(Naha) $60 FDC, Naha 19.2.51 cds off stamps & CC on stamps, left stamp RPSS 15a Variety, pos 11 (FTDD 11:1 p24) - white stroke above 1st character bottom left #1 15 x4, CC-5 Naha, Med/Adr $75 FDC, Naha 19.2.51 cds, 2 vertical pairs, addressed to Mrs. Potter, bottom Variety, pos 18 right stamp RPSS 15c (FTDD 11:1 p24) with green dots "below RYU" pos 18 15 x4, CC-5 Naha, Med/Adr $75 FDC, Naha 19.2.51 cds, 2 vertical pairs, addressed to Mrs. Potter, bottom Variety, pos 73 right stamp RPSS 15g (FTDD 11:1 p24) "white circular fault, post 73 15 First Day Covers (all others) 15 Small/Unadr/CC-5(Naha) $50 FDC, Naha CC5, unaddressed, small airmail envelope 15 Med/Unadr/CC-5(Naha) $30 FDC, Naha CC5, Oyama cachet, stamp not canceled 15 Med/Adr/CC-5(Naha) $75 FDC, Naha 19.2.51 cds on inscription 14, CC on 15, Oyama cachet 15 Med/Adr/CC-5(Naha) $70 FDC, Naha 19.2.51 cds on 14, CC on 15, Oyama cachet 15 Pair, Med/Unadr/CC-5(Naha) $55 FDC, Naha 19.2.51 cds off stamps & CC on stamps, #1 15 Pair, Med/Unadr/CC-5(Naha) $55 FDC, Naha 19.2.51 cds off stamps & CC on stamps, #2 15 Pair, Med/Unadr/CC-5(Naha) x5 $150 FDC, Naha 19.2.51 cds off stamps & CC on stamps, 5 covers 15 B/4 Med/Unadr/CC-5(Naha) $75 FDC, Naha CC5, Oyama cachet, #1 15 B/4 Med/Unadr/CC-5(Naha) $75 FDC, Naha CC5, Oyama cachet, #2 15 B/4, CC-5 Naha, Med/Unadr $75 FDC, Naha 19.2.51 cds 15 B/4, CC-5 Naha, Med/Adr $70 FDC, Naha 19.2.51 cds, addressed to Mrs. Potter, No 1 15 B/4, CC-5 Naha, Med/Adr $70 FDC, Naha 19.2.51 cds, addressed to Mrs. Potter, No 2 15 B/4, CC-5 Naha, Med/Adr $75 FDC, Naha 19.2.51 cds, addressed to Mrs. Potter, No 3 15 B/4, CC-5 Naha, Med/Adr $75 FDC, Naha 19.2.51 cds, addressed to Mrs. Potter, No 4 15 x4, CC-5 Naha, Med/Unadr $70 FDC, Naha 19.2.51 cds, w vertical pairs 15 on piece with CC-5(Naha) $15 FDC 18 First Day Cover with Catalogued Varieties (Positions 35 & 36) 18x2 Variety, CC6 (Naha), Small, Addr $125 FDC, 18 - two singles, left stamp position 35 with horizontal line on left side (JSCA 18a) 18 First Day Covers (all others) 18 Variety, Pos 35, CC6 (Naha) UX5 $80 FDC on UX5, Postition 35 (larger portion of horizontal line) 18++, CC6 (Naha), Large, Addr $120 FDC, 18 + 8(x2)-13, 14, 15, E1, tied by CC6 (Naha with CH3a on back - #1 18++, CC6 (Naha), Large, Addr $130 FDC, 18 + 8(x2)-13, 14, 15, E1, tied by CC6 (Naha) with CH3a on back, War Department envelope - #2 18 CC6 (Naha), Unadr, med $30 FDC 18 CC6 (Naha), CH3a, Unadr, med $25 FDC, official cachet and commem cancel, vertical fold and creases 18 x2, CC6 (Miyako), Large, Addr $65 FDC, 18 tied by CC6 (Miyako) and 18 tied by Miyako domestic cxl, War Deparment , Corps of Engineers, envelope - #1 18 x2, CC6 (Miyako), Large, Addr $70 FDC, 18 tied by CC6 (Miyako) and 18 tied by Miyako domestic cxl, War Deparment , Corps of Engineers, envelope - #2 18 x3, CC6 (Miyako), Large, Addr $75 FDC, 18 Strip/3 tied by CC6 (Miyako) and Miyako domestic cxl, War Deparment envelope 18 CC6 (Miyako, Naze, Yaeyama), Unadr $120 FDCs (3), unaddressed domestic envelopes, 3 covers, each tied by different CC6, Yaeyam cover has horizontal crease 18 CC6 (Naha), CH3a, Unadr, med $50 FDC, official cachet and commem cancel, 18 & C4 (16y) 18 CC6 (Naha), CH3a, Adr, med $45 FDC, commem cancel and official cachet, addressed to "E.D. Rastorfer" 18 CC6 (Miyako), on UX5 $45 FDC, stamp tied by blue CC6 Miyako 18 Pair CC6 (Naha), Adr, small $45 FDC 18 Pair CC6 (Naha), Unadr, med $40 FDC 18 Pair, CC6 (Naha), Adr, small $65 FDC, JPS enevlope cachet, commem cancel, addressed to NJ 18 Pair, CC6 (Naha), CH3a, Adr, med $65 FDC, official cachet and commem cancel, addressed to PA 18 Pair, CC6 (Naha), Adr, small $40 FDC, commemorative cancel, addressed to South Dakota 18 Pair, CC6 (Naha), Adr, med $40 FDC, commemorative cancel, addressed to Leonard H. Thoman, APO 168, New York, NY 18 Pair, CC6 (Naha), Adr, small $40 FDC, commemorative cancel, addressed to South Dakota 18 Pair, CC6 (Naha), Adr, small $45 FDC, commemorative cancel, addressed to Tennessee 18 x2 CC6 (Naha), Adr, med $65 FDC, 18 x2 & C4 x2 (32y) 18 B/4 CC6 (Naha), CH3a, Unadr, med $65 FDC, block of 4, official cachet and commem cancel, No 1 18 B/4 CC6 (Naha), CH3a, Unadr, med $65 FDC, block of 4, official cachet and commem cancel, No 2 18 x4 CC6 (Naha), CH3a, Unadr, med $80 FDC, x4 (2 pairs), official cachet and commem cancel 18 x4 CC6 (Naha), Adr, med $75 FDC, commem cancel, 2 horizontal pairs of 18, addressed to Mass 18 B/4 CC6 (Naha), Adr, med $60 FDC, block of 4, vertical crease down middle 18 x10, CC6 (Naha), Addr, small $150 FDC, 18 x10 (S/6 & S/4) tied by CC6 (Naha) & killer cancels, to LA 18 x10, CC6 (Naha), CH3a, Adr, large $155 FDC, 18 x10,(S/6 & S/4), CC6 x4, CH3a on back, large, War Department envelope, addressed to LA 18 x10, CC6 (Naha), Adr, large $140 FDC, 18 x10, CC6 x2, large, addressed to Hawaii, #1 18 x10, CC6 (Naha), Adr, large $140 FDC, 18 x10, CC6 x2, large, addressed to Hawaii, #2 18 x10, CC6 (Yaeyama), Large, Addr $150 FDC, 18 x10 tied by CC6 x4 (Yaeyama), War Department envelope 18 x10, CC6 (Yaeyama), Large, Addr $155 FDC, 18 x10 tied by CC6 x5 (Yaeyama), War Department envelope 19-26 Small/Adr, CH $375 FDC, 19-21 on one unaddressed FDC, others on separate pencil addressed airmail FDC (5), 6 covers total 19 B/4 Small/Unadr, CH $12 FDC 19-21, Small/Unadr $20 FDC, JPS envelope cachet 19-21 Very Small/Adr, CH $22 FDC, very small emvelope 19-21 Small/Adr, CH $18 FDC 19-21 Medium/Unadr, CH $18 FDC 22-26 Med/Adr, CH $400 FDC, high values (22-6) on one addressed (Tomlinson) FDC - #1 22-26 Med/Adr, CH $410 FDC, high values (22-6) on one addressed (Tomlinson) FDC - #2 22-26, Small/Adr, CH $375 FDC, high values (22-6) on 5 addressed FDC, matched set, "Prudential" corner illustration 22-24, Small/Adr, CH $70 FDC, 6y, 10y & 30y on airmmail envelope to US 22 Medium/Unadr, CH $28 FDC, 6y stamp 23 Medium/Unadr, CH $24 FDC, 10y stamp 26 Small/Unadr, CH $110 FDC, 100y stamp 27-8 S/Unadr/CC-11/CH6b $8 FDC 27-8 S/Unadr/CC-11 $10 FDC 27-8 S/Unadr/CC-11 x5 $40 FDC, as above, x5 27-8 S/Unadr/CC-11/CH6a&b $10 Envelope cachet with Perry's portrait FDC 27-8 Med/Unadr/CC-11 $18 Envelope cachet, 27 block/4, 28 pair 27-8x2 Large/Adr/CC-11, CH6a & CH6b $20 Large enveope, 27-8 x2 + C4 cover to US 27 S/Adr/CC-11, CH $12 FDC, Inter Island, APO 239 backstamp 27 x2, 28 x4 S/Adr w C-11 & CH6a $15 FDC 27 x2, 28 x4 (2 Pairs) S/Adr w C-11 $16 FDC, Mississippi envelope cachet Kadena cxl, rough condition 27 x2, 28 x4 (2 Pr) S/Adr C-11 & CH6b $15 FDC 27 B/6, 28 B/6 L/Adr w C-11, Ch6b $26 FDC, large envelope, address to US no cachet, creased on right 27 Pair + 28 B4+1 M/Adr Kadena cxls $25 FDC set on 2 covers to US 29 x2 Sm/Adr/CC12/CH7 $15 FDC, prepaid postage envelope used 29 x7 + 20 Large/Adr/CC12/CH7 $24 FDC 29 x8 Sm/Adr/CC12/CH7 $25 FDC, CH7 on back 29 S/Unadr/CC12/CH7 $9 FDC 29 S/Unadr/CC12/CH7 $10 FDC, RSC envelope cachet (brown) Ch7 (Type I) on back 29 S/Unadr/CC12/CH7 $12 FDC, RSC envelope cachet (pink) Ch7 (Type I) on front 29 S/Unadr/CC12/CH7 $10 FDC, RSC envelope cachet (pink) Ch7 (Type I) on back 29 S/Unadr/CC12/CH7 $14 FDC, RSC envelope cachet (pink) Ch7 (Type II) on front 30 S/Unadr/CC/CH $12 FDC, envelope cachet 30 (x2) S/Adr/CC/CH $10 FDC, addressed to Maryland 30 x8 Sm/Adr/CC/CH $25 FDC, CH on back 31 S/Unadr/OC $9 FDC, franked with 10 and 31 31(x2) S/Adr/OC $10 FDC, address label 31 B/4 S/Adr/OC $10 FDC 31 B/4 (x2) S/Adr/OC $12 FDC 31 B/8 S/Adr/OC $14 FDC 31 & 32-3 S/Unadr/OC $20 FDC, 2 covers, 32-3, unaddressed, both covers with envelope caches, 31 woman & laquerware, 32-3 flask & map 31 & 32-3 S/Adr/OC $18 FDC, 2 covers, 32-3, addressed 31 & 32-3 S/Adr/OC $18 FDC, 2 covers, 31 addressed, 32-3, unadr, envelope cachet 32 S/3 S/Adr/OC $10 FDC, horizontal strip/3, Tokyo AMF backstamp 34 S/Uadr/Ch $12 FDC, envelope cachet (sweet potatoes) 35 S/Unadr/CC on front $10 FDC, envelope cachet, JPS cachet (hands) 35 S/Unadr/OC/CC on front $10 FDC, envelope cachet (hands) 35 S/Unadr/OC/CC on front $10 FDC, envelope cachet (stylized trees) 35 S/Unadr/OC/CC on front - x5 $40 FDC, envelope cachet (stylized trees), as above, x5 35 S/Unadr/OC on back $11 FDC 35 (x2) S/Adr/OC $12 FDC, addressed to Maryland 35 (x6) S/Adr/CC/OC $32 FDC, addressed to NJ, 5 copies of 35, 19 (1y) & 23 (10y) Commemorative Cxl front (x2), Official Cachet back 36-8 S/Unadr/OC, one cover $14 FDC, unaddressed 36-8 S/Unadr/OC, separate cvrs $12 FDC 36-8 S/Adr/OC, one cover $10 FDC, addressed 36-8 S/Adr/OC, separate cvrs $12 FDC, addressed to Maryland 39 CC/CH/S/Unaddr $8 FDC, enelope cachet - phone 39 CC/CH/S/Unaddr x5 $32 FDC, as above, 5 covers 39 CC/CH/S/Unaddressed $8 FDC 39 x9 CC/CH/S/Addressed $15 FDC, airmail to Honolulu, 39 x4 front, 39 x5 on back 39 (x2) CC/CH/S/Addressed $8 FDC 39 (x2) CC/CH/S/Addressed $10 FDC, addressed to Maryland 40 Pair, M/Unadr/OC $12 FDC 40 x3 on UX10/OC $10 FD for stamps and postal card 41 x12, C4 & C6 tied by CC20 with CH18 $15 FDC, large, address label to US 41 tied by CC20 with CH18 $8 FDC 44-53 on piece w 52 Variety ~Sold~ FD, 44-53 on special sheet, 50c (52) is fantail (imperf in bottom margin), 1/2c,1c,3c,4c,25c & 50c inscriptions, sheet measures 8 1/2 x 12 1/4 in 44-53 Unadr $40 FDC, 44-53 on one cover with Silver Dollar envelope cachet, Naha english cxls 44-53 Unadr x4 $150 FDC, 44-53 on one cover, Silver Dollar cachet, as above, x4 44-53 Unadr $40 FDC, 44-53 on one cover with $ / B Yen envelope cachet, Naha english cxls 44-53 Unadr x5 $175 FDC, 44-53 on one cover with $ / B Yen, as above, x5 44-53 Unadr (#1) $30 FDC, 44-53 on two covers with $ / B Yen envelope cachets, Naha english cxls, #1 44-53 Unadr (#2) $30 FDC, 44-53 on two covers with $ / B Yen envelope cachets, Naha english cxls, #2 44-53 Unadr (#3) $25 FDC, 44-53 on two covers with JPS (44-9) and Lion Dog (49-53) envelope cachets, Naha english cxls, #3 44-53 Unadr (#3) x5 $100 FDC, 44-53 on two covers with JPS (44-9) and Lion Dog (49-53) envelope cachets, Naha english cxls, 5 covers #3x5 44-53 Unadr $28 FDC, 44-53 on two covers both w/ Lion Dog envelope cachet 44-53 Unadr x5 $115 FDCs, as above but x5, 44-53 on two covers, Lion Dog envelope cachet 44-53 Unadr x10 $200 FDCs, as above but x10, 44-53 on two covers, Lion Dog envelope cachet 44-53 Unadr x20 $375 FDCs, as above but x20, 44-53 on two covers, Lion Dog envelope cachet 44-53 (on 2 cvrs) & 51a-2a Unadr $35 FDC, 44-53 on two covers w/ lion dog envelope cachet and 51a-2a with envelope cachet 44-53 & 51a-2a Unadr $40 FDC, 44-53 on one cover per set w/ silver dollar envelope cachet 44-53 (on 2 cvrs) & 51a-2a Unadr $35 FDC, 44-53 & 51a-2a on three covers w/ dollar bill envelope cachet 44-49 Unadr $8 FDC 1/2 to 5c, B Yen - Dollar envelope cachet 44-49 Unadr $8 FDC, 1/2 to 5c, JPS envelope cachet 44-49 Unadr, as above x5 $35 FDC, 1/2 to 5c, JPS envelope cachet, 5 covers 44-46 Unadr $5 FDC 1/2 to 3c 49-53 Unadr $20 FDC, 5c to $1.00, Lion Dog envelope cachet 49-53 Unadr, as above x5 $90 FDC, 5c to $1.00, Lion Dog envelope cachet, 5 covers 51a-2a Unadr $12 FDC, 25c & 50c gummed, Dollar/Yen envelope cachet 51a-2a Unadr x5 $50 FDC, 25c & 50c gummed, Dollar/Yen envelope cachet, 5 covers 51a-2a Unadr x10 $90 FDC, 25c & 50c gummed, Dollar/Yen envelope cachet, 10 covers 51a-2a Unadr x20 $165 FDC, 25c & 50c gummed, Dollar/Yen envelope cachet, 10 covers 51a-2a Unadr $12 FDC, 25c & 50c gummed, Outline of Stamps cachet 51a-2a Unadr x5 $50 FDC, 25c & 50c gummed, Outline of Stamps cachet, 5 covers 54 on special sheet $10 FD on illustrated sheet which measures 8 1/2 x 12 1/4 in 58-62 S/Adr $12 FDC Addressed to J.V. Bush 58-62 S/Unadr $12 FDC As above, unaddressed 58-62 S/Adr x5 $50 FDC As above, x5, addressed to J.V. Bush 58-62 S/Unadr x5 $55 FDC As above, x5, unaddressed 58-62 S/Unadr x10 $100 FDC As above, x10, unaddressed 58-62 S/Unadr $14 FDC, envelope cachet, two shells 58-62 S/Unadr x5 $55 FDC As above x5, two shells cachet 58-62 S/Unadr $14 FDC, envelope cachet, shell, 2 fish, jelly fish 58-62 S/Unadr $14 FDC, envelope cachet, shell, fish, flower 58-62 S/Unadr $15 FDC, envelope cachet, Hibiscus, "NCC" 58-62 S/Unadr $15 FDC, envelope cachet, hibiscus, moth, butterfly, snail shell, fish, ocean 58-62 S/Unadr $15 FDC, envelope cachet, fish, gibiscus, shell, butterfly 58-62 S/Unadr $10 FDC, No Cachet 72-3 S/Unadr $15 FDC, 4 FDC each with differnt sport cachet 78-80 S/Unadr $10 FDC, envelope cachet 78-80 S/Unadr x5 $40 FDC, as above, x5 78-80 S/Unadr x10 $70 FDC, as above, x10 86-7 S/Uadr $20 FDC, envelope cachet (dancer and palm leaves) 86-7 S/Uadr $20 FDC, envelope cachet (dancer and Gate of Courtesy) 86 S/Addr $15 FDC, airmail, registered (No 728), to US 87 S/Addr $18 FDC, airmail, registered (No 764), "Expres" label, to US 87 S/Addr $18 FDC, airmail, registered (No 832), "Expres" label, to US 122a, 123 S/Unadr ~Sold~ FDC, inverted "1" - M.S. envelope cachet 122, 123 S/Unadr $12 FDC, envelope cachet, 122 with open "1" 124 Sept 6 & 7, Unadr/CC $15 FDC, typhoon delayed first day, Sept 6 & 7 FD CC, Scott listed and priced Unissued Stamp (Envelope Cachet only) $35 1967.3.16, Joint Arbor Day stamp not issued, envelope cachet only for the unissued stamp, "O.S.S" (Okinawa Stamp Club), discussed in FTDD 19:1 (Feb 1987) pp 19-20 Unissued Stamp (Envelope Cachet only ~Sold~ 1967.3.16, Joint Arbor Day stamp not issued, envelope cachet only for the unissued stamp, Scott 99 tied by Naha 67.3.16, "R.S." - discussed in FTDD 19:1 (Feb 1987) pp 19-20 195a-9a (S/S) on cacheted medium $18 FDC, 5 covers Combination (Combo*) First Day Covers 125-7 Combo*, Folder $12 FDC, Karate I,II & III, 3 days on a fold-out folder 125-7 Combo*, M/Unaddressed $10 FDC, Karate I,II & III, 3 days on one cover, no cachet 136-8 Combo*, S/Unadr $10 FDC, turtles, 3 days on one cover 157-61 Combo*, L/Unadr $16 FDC, shells, 5 days on one cover light tropical staining, #1 157-61 Combo*, L/Unadr $16 FDC, shells, 5 days on one cover, #2 173-7 Combo*, L/Unadr $16 FDC, crabs, 5 days on one cover 173-7 Combo*, S/Unadr $16 FDC, crabs, 5 days on one cover, "O.S.S" envelope cachet, Naha 173-7 Combo*, S/Unadr $14 FDC, crabs, 5 days on one cover, "O.S.S" envelope cachet, Naha Higashi 185-9 Combo*, S/Unadr $16 FDC, dancers/festival, 5 days on one cover 185-9 Combo*, L/Unadr $16 FDC, dancers/festival, 5 days on one cover 195-9 Combo*, L/Unadr $16 FDC, dancers 5 days on one cover 201-3 Combo* (all on one cover) $12 FDC *Combo - Stamps in set were issued on different dates. Combo FDCs have all stamps on one cover with the correct date of issue for each stamp. **Combo - One stamp but with different PO FD cancels on same cover Air Mails C1-3 through C24-8 Special FDC, You select from below. A 20% discount will apply when Price C1-C28 is ordered as a unit, C29-30 included at no charge C1-3, small envelope, address label $185 FDC, Miyako, 50.2.15 first day cancels C1-3, small, addressed $175 FDC, to Leonard H. Thoman in New Orleans with no return address C1-3,E1 small, addressed $245 FDC, to Leonard H. Thoman in New Orleans with his militay return address (APO 331) on Okinawa on back C1-3, small, addressed $175 FDC, to R.P. Alexander from Leonard H. Thoman C1-3 large (legal) size cvrs (3) $175 FDC, 3 covers, Naha Killer First Day Cancels, unaddressed C1-3,E1 large (legal) size cvrs (3) $245 FDC, 3 covers, Naha Killer First Day Cancels, unaddressed, C1, C2 & C3 on separate covers, each cover with E1, all but C1 margin copies C1-3,E1 large (legal) size cvrs (3) $235 FDC, 3 covers, Naha Killer First Day Cancels, unaddressed, C1, C2 & C3 on separate covers, each cover with E1, all but C1 margin copies C4-6 Private Cachet front & Offical $175 FDC Registered to NY, air mail envelope Cachet back, small size C4-6 Offical cachet front & back, $175 FDC Addressed to Hawaii small size air mail envelope C4-6 Offical Cachet on back $165 FDC Registered, addressed to New York, backstamps small size air mail envelope C4-6 Official Cachet on front, $150 FDC C4 addressed, addtl stamps (8x2,10,14) and OC on back adr/unadr, each on small envelope C5 & C6 unaddressed C4-6 Official Cachet on back, sm, adr $135 FDC Addressed to Rev. K. Yoshizumi, Hawaii C4-6 Official Cachet on front, $135 FDC "L.A. Westenberger" return address unadr, each on small envelope C4-6 Official Cachet on front, sm, adr $125 FDC Addressed to James Wong, Los Angeles C4-6 Official Cachet on front, $120 FDC Unaddressed, no return address unadr, each on small envelope C4-6 Official Cachet on front, $125 FDC Self-adhesive flaps unadr, each on small envelope C4-6 Official Cachet on front, $120 FDC Addressed to California, from J. Rastorfer addr, each on small envelope C4-6 Official Cachet on back, $135 FDC Addressed to Illinois adr, small opened at top C4-6 Official Cachet on front & back $110 FDC Addressed to Chicago, slit open at left adr, small C4-6 No Official Cachet, adr, small $135 FDC Addressed to Maine with Oct 10, 1951 backstamp C4-6 Official Cachet on front $75 FDC Addressed to Calif, toning, opened roughly adr, small opened at top vertical crease at left C4-6 Official Cachet on front, Large $30 FDC Registered, address erased, toning & creasing, adr, small opened at top opened roughly C4 Insc, Official Cachet, Unaddr $75 FDC Unaddressed, scarce 5 character inscription single, small envelope, toning C4 Official Cachet on front, Unadr $30 FDC Unaddressed, small envelope, toning on stamp C4,C6 Official Cachet on front, Med, Adr $55 FDC Addressed, medium envelope C4,C6,C3, folded at left C6 Official Cachet on front, w C1 $50 FDC Addressed, small envelope C6 Official Cachet on front, Sm, Adr $45 FDC Addressed, small envelope C6 Official Cachet on front, Med, Adr $38 FDC Addressed, medium size envelope, opened at top, bottom left corner margin copy of C6 C6 Official Cachet on front, Med, Adr $35 FDC Addressed, medium size envelope, opened at top C4-8 both sets, Sm, Unadr $145 FDC C4-6 on separate covers, C7-8 on one cover C7 & C8 CH, sm, adr $65 FDC Addressed to PA, small envelope, cachet on back backflap folded in and stuck down C7 & C8 CH on back, small, unadr $70 FDC Unaddressed, cachet on back #1 C7 & C8 CH on back, small, unadr $70 FDC Unaddressed, cachet on back #2 C7-C8 CH, sm, adr $45 FDC Unaddressed, small envelope, cachet on back bottom perfs of C8 toned C7 & C8 CH, small, adr 2 cvrs $55 FDC Both address to Nebraska C7 & C8 CH, small, Uadr, 2 cvrs $65 FDC Both covers with vertical pairs, envelop cachet with official cachets on back C7 & C8 CH, large, adr 2 cvrs $50 FDC Both address to Indiana C9-13 CH, small, unadr $42 FDC Small unaddressed, envelope, "CHO" envelope cachet official cachet on back C9-13 CH, small, unadr, tone $48 FDC Small unaddressed, envelope, "CHO" envelope cachet official cachet on back, tone spot bottom middle edge C9-13 CH, small, unadr $40 FDC Small unaddressed, "RSC" map cachet, official cachet on front C9-13 Small, Reg $35 FDC Small registered to US, no cachet C9-13 Adr $36 FDC Address label, 4 covers C14-8 Unadr, Small, C15 Variety ~Sold~ FDC Unaddressed, envelope cachet, geese and globe, C15 is pos 1, flat head "1" variety (RPSS sC15:1c) C14-8 Unadr, Small, C15 Variety ~Sold~ FDC Unaddressed, envelope cachet, geese and globe, C15 is pos 14, small lower bar (RPSS sC15:1d) C14-8 Unadr, Small, C15 Variety $45 FDC Unaddressed, envelope cachet, geese and globe, C15 is pos 28, gash in c (RPSS sC15:1e) C14-8 Unadr, Small, C15 Variety $45 FDC Unaddressed, envelope cachet, geese and globe, C15 has deteriorating overprint C14-8 Unadr, Small, C16 Variety $45 FDC Unaddressed, envelope cachet, geese and globe, C16 is pos 28, gash in c (RPSS sC16:1d) C14-8 Unadr, Small, C17 Variety $45 FDC Unaddressed, envelope cachet, geese and globe, C17 is pos 28, gash in c (RPSS sC17c) C14-8 Unadr, Small, C18 Variety $55 FDC Unaddressed, envelope cachet, geese and globe, C18 has dot in the box variety (position 21 - JSCA A18va) C14-8 Unadr, Small $30 FDC Unaddressed, JPS envelope cachet, lion dog, "PAR AVION" label C14-8 Unadr, Small $30 FDC Unaddressed, envelope cachet, geese and globe C14-8 x5 Unadr, Small $135 " as above x5, envelope cachet, geese and globe C14-8 x10 Unadr, Small $245 " as above x10, envelope cachet, geese and globe C14-8 x20 Unadr, Small $465 " as above x20, envelope cachet, geese and globe C14-8 Unadr, Small $30 FDC Unaddressed, envelope cachet, flying goddess over globe C14-8 Unadr, Small $30 FDC Unaddressed, envelope cachet, flying goddess over trees C14-8 Unadr, Medium $28 FDC, unaddressed, airmail label at upper left C19-23 Small, Unadr $18 FDC, envelope cachet, flask C19-23 x5, Small, Unadr $80 " as above x5 cachet, evelope cachet, flask C19-23 x10, Small, Unadr $150 " as above x10 cachet, evelope cachet, flask C19-23 x20, Small, Unadr $280 " as above x20 cachet, evelope cachet, flask C19-23 Small, Unadr, C21 Variety $30 FDC, envelope cachet, flask, C21 is postion 26 or 27 with break in the "J" of Tei C19-23 Small, Unadr $18 FDC, envelope cachet, flying goddess C19-23 Small, Unadr $20 FDC, envelope cachet, plane/flask, "Overprinted Stams" C19-23 x5, Small, Unadr $90 " as above x5 cachet, plane/flask, "Overprinted Stams" C24-8 Small, Unaddr $24 Flying Goddess envelope cachet C24-8 Small, Unaddr $24 Wind God envelope cachet C24-8 Small, Reg, Addr $24 FDC registered to US, handstamp cachet (FD Issue), backstamp C24-8 Small, Reg, Addr $24 FDC registered to US, envelope cachet (flying goddess & globe), backstamp C24-8 Small, Reg, Addr $22 FDC registered to US, envelope cachet (wind god), no backstamp C24-8 Small, Reg, Addr $22 FDC reg to US, envelope cachet (SPC - flying goddess & plane), no backstamp C24-8 Small, Reg, Addr $22 FDC registered to US, no envelope cachet, no backstamp Special Delivery E1 x2 Small $150 FDC, horizontal pair of E1, addressed in Japanese E1 Large, Unaddressed $70 FDC, legal size folded at left to resemble small size envelope Terms Used to describe FDC: S=Small CC=Commemorative Cancel OC=Official Cachet CH=Private cached Unadr=Unaddressed Adr=Addressed

 

Ryukyu FD Metal Engaving Folders

[Folders have the stamp with FD cancel and colored metal engraved cachet on inside right. - Information on the stamp is tipped to the inside left side. Only right side shown, click Here for complete example. These items are catalogued in FTDD Vol 20, No 3, July 1988, pages 66-75]. 119 $10 Pineapple - Folder 120 $10 Obi - Folder 121 $12 Girl Scout - Folder 124 $10 Olympics - Folder 125-7 $25 Karate 1, 2 & 3 - Folders 128 $9 Miyara Dunchi - Folder 129 $9 Snake, New Year - Folder 130 $12 Boy Scout - Folder 131 $9 Onoyama Stadium - Folder 132 $10 Samisen - Folder 133 $8 Kin Power Plant - Folder 134 $8 ICY and Okinawa Map - Folder 119//134 $85 14 different (above): 119, 120, 121, 124, 125-7, 128, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134 125,6 $15 Karate 1 & 2 - Folders 135 $20 Completion of GRI Building - Folder Shipment outside the US will require extra postage charge on metal engravings.  

Ryukyu Covers Last Day Sale/Use B Yen Stamps

Ryukyu Islands Conversion to U.S. Dollars from B Yen. Effective 0001 hours on
September 16, 1958, the U.S. Dollar was established as the only legal tender
authorized to circulate in the Ryukyu Islands. The last day B Yen stamps
could be sold by the government was, therefore, September 15, 1958.
However, a short grace period for the use of B Yen stamps was provided. All
postage and revenue stamps denominated in B Yen were no longer valid for use
after September 20, 1958. Philatelists commemorated these key dates by
creating "Last Day of Sales" covers (September 15, 1958) and "Last Day of Use"
covers (September 20, 1958). During this grace period you sometimes find
covers with mixed franking (B Yen and U.S. Dollar denominated stamps). It is
my experience that the "Last Day of Use" covers are encountered most
frequently. This is followed by the "Last Day of Sales" covers and finally
the mixed franking covers.



Last Day of Sale Items (September 15, 1958)

8a B/4          $20     LDS, envelope cachet


19x2            $20     LDS, envelope cachet


27-8            $25     LDS, envelope cachet printed over 3y stamps


36-8            $35     LDS, picture post cards, set of five - Munjuru Bushi, Nuchibana, Kashikake
                         Hamachidori & Hatoma Bushi dances


36-8            $22     LDS, picture post cards, set of three - Munjuru Bushi, Nuchibana, Kashikake dances


36-8            $20     LDS, picture post cards, set of three - Hanafu, Yotudake & Kashikake dances


36-8            $12     LDS, picture post card, Hanafu dance


36-8            $12     LDS, picture post card, Hatoma dance


36-8            $12     LDS, picture post card, Nuchibana dance


36-8            $12     LDS, picture post card, Yotudake dance



Last Day of Use Covers (September 20, 1958)

1-7, 16B       $400     LDU, 58.9.20, Ginowan cancels, 1-7 mixed printing
 

1-7, 16B       $300     LDU, 58.9.20, Urasoe cancels, 1-7 mixed printing, 
                        Scott 1 broken stem variety x2 


1-7, 16        $275     LDU, 58.9.20, Ginowan cancels, 1-7 mixed printing,
                        Scott 1 broken stem variety
 

1-7, 16B       $300     LDU, 58.9.22 (Post LDU actually) mixed printing of first 
                        definitive set, improper use of B yen stamps in $ stamp period 


1-7             $55     LDU, no envelope cachet


1               $18     LDU, envelope cachet (lion dog)


8-13            $50     LDU, no envelope cachet


8x2 + 44x2      $20     LDU, envelope cachet (silver dollar), mixed franking


13              $20     LDU, envelope cachet (lion dog)


14              $22     LDU, no envelope cachet


15              $25     LDU, no envelope cachet


16,16A,16B     $225 (Net) LDU  - 16 is 9/9 point, 16A is 8/8 point


18, 9           $40     LDU, 58.9.22 (Post LDU actually)  improper use of 
                         B yen stamps in $ stamp period (after August 20)


19-21           $15     LDU, envelope cachet (lion dog)


19-21           $15     LDU, no envelope cachet


19-26           $55     LDU, no envelope cachet 


19x2            $12     LDU, envelope cachet (map)


19x4            $16     LDU, block/4, envelope cachet (map)


20x2            $12     LDU, envelope cachet (map)


22x2            $12     LDU, envelope cachet (map)


23x2            $15     LDU, envelope cachet (map)


27-8            $25     LDU, no envelope cachet


28              $20     LDU, envelope cachet (silver dollar)


29              $22     LDU, no envelope cachet


30              $20     LDU, no envelope cachet


31-3            $25     LDU, no envelope cachet


31              $15     LDU, envelope cachet ("Last Day of Issue" - JPS)


34              $25    LDU, envelope cachet (map)


34              $20     LDU, no envelope cachet


36-8            $28     LDU, envelope cachet


36-8            $25     LDU, no envelope cachet


40x2            $15     LDU, no envelope cachet


41x2            $15     LDU, no envelope cachet


42x2            $15     LDU, no envelope cachet


42,44x2         $18     LDU for 42 and early use of 44x2, mixed franking (Yen & $), 
                         lion dog envelope cachet


42,44,45        $18     LDU for 42 and early use of 44 &5, mixed franking (Yen & $), 
                         lion dog envelope cachet


42,46           $15     LDU for 42 and early use of 46, mixed franking (Yen & $), 
                         lion dog envelope cachet


43              $18     LDU, envelope cachet (map)


43              $10     LDU, no envelope cachet


C1-3           $150     LDU, all 2nd printings (whitish tan paper - RPSS sC1,2&3:2)


C4-8           ~Sold~   LDU
 


  

Ryukyu Covers Last Day Sale Dollar Period Stamps

C24-8 $20 Last Day Sale, last airmail set, Miyako  

Ryukyu Covers Last Day Use Dollar Period Stamps

C14-8 $25 Last Day USe, Naha C19-23 $20 Last Day Use, Naha All covers below have an envelope cachet, Shuri 3.VI.72 circular date cancel and most a Shuri commemorative cancel. Post reversion covers with mixed franking of Ryukyu and Japan stamps. Scott number of Ryukyu Islands stamp(s) in parenthesis. 7c (216,220) $10 LDU/4c dancer & 3c flower 10c (68) +1y $10 LDU/Mixed Franking, dancer 5c (82x2) + 5y $10 LDU/Mixed Franking, dancer, no commemorative cancel 25c (85) + 11y $12 LDU/Mixed Franking, dancer 3c (88) + 11y $10 LDU/Mixed Franking, pine tree - #1 3c (88) + 11y $10 LDU/Mixed Franking, pine tree- #2 3c (88) + 11y $10 LDU/Mixed Franking, pine tree - #3 3c (88) + 11y $10 LDU/Mixed Franking, pine tree - #4 3c (88) + 11y $10 LDU/Mixed Franking, pine tree - #5 1/2c (97) + 19y $10 LDU/Mixed Franking, flower definitive 3c (103) + 30y $14 LDU/Mixed Franking, white bowl 3c (112) + 30y $14 LDU/Mixed Franking, red bowl 3c (117) + 30y $10 LDU/Mixed Franking, NY, dragon 3c (118) + 11y $10 LDU/Mixed Franking, carnation 3c (120) + 30y $10 LDU/Mixed Franking, sash 3c (121) + 11y $10 LDU/Mixed Franking, girl scout 3c (132) + 30y $10 LDU/Mixed Franking, samisen, philatelic week 9c (136-8) + 1y $12 LDU/Mixed Franking, turtles (set of 3) 3c (146) + 30y $10 LDU/Mixed Franking, lacquerware, philatelic week 3c (147) + 11y $10 LDU/Mixed Franking, UNESCO 3c (149) + 11y $10 LDU/Mixed Franking, tomb 3c (152) + 11y $10 LDU/Mixed Franking, fish 3c (153) + 11y $10 LDU/Mixed Franking, fish 3c (155) + 11y $10 LDU/Mixed Franking, fish 3c (156) + 15y $10 LDU/Mixed Franking, philatelic week 3c (159) + 11y $10 LDU/Mixed Franking, shell 3c (168) + 15y $10 LDU/Mixed Franking, philatelic week 3c (182) + 15y $10 LDU/Mixed Franking, philatelic week 3c (193) + 11y $10 LDU/Mixed Franking, philatelic week - #1 3c (193) + 11y $10 LDU/Mixed Franking, philatelic week - #2 3c (193) + 11y $10 LDU/Mixed Franking, philatelic week - #3 3c (193) + 15y $10 LDU/Mixed Franking, philatelic week 3c (213) + 1y $10 LDU/Mixed Franking, philatelic week, block/4 4c (220) + 8y $10 LDU/Mixed Franking, dancer, no commemorative cancel 5c (225) + 6y $10 LDU/Mixed Franking, park 5c (227) + 20y $10 LDU/Mixed Franking, Japan & US flags 5c (228) + 70y $10 LDU/Mixed Franking, final issue 5c (228) + 20y $10 LDU/Mixed Franking, final issue 7c (C30) + 7y $10 LDU/Mixed Franking, last airmail, no commemorative cancel 23 1/2c + 5s $15 LDU/1a(5sen),44(1/2c)+20c, Naha cxl  

Ryukyu Covers First Flight Covers

Below references are to the American Air Mail Catalogue (AAMC), 5th Ed, Vol 5, 1985 and the Handbook of Ryukyu Postage Stamps (Tach), K. Tachikawa, 1973.1.22, Tokyo, Japan
Ryukyu Islands Related First Flights 
                                       Origin/
AAMC*   Tach   Price     Date          Destination 

3 4 ~Sold~ 19.11.47 Tokyo>Naha, small envelope, Naha 3.12.47 receiving cxl on front (RPSS FR3**, AAMC F28-39) 5 - $250 17.2.48 Anchorage>Naha, NWA, small envelope, Naha 25.2.48 receiving cxl, (RPSS FR5**, AAMC F28-37) 6 - ~Sold~ 15.3.48 Naha>Manila, NWA, 8y (incorrect rate), large envelope, Manila 16.3.48 receiving cxl, (RPSS FR6-A**), opened at top, tears along top edge of back, paper clip mark on back 8 6 $395 15.3.48 Naha>PA, 13y rate, small envelope, Minneapolis AMF 1948 Mar 18 backstamp no NWA cachet, no fee paid handstamp box 8 6 $285 15.3.48 Naha>St Paul, 13y rate, large envelope, Minneapolis AMF 1948 Mar 18 backstamp, NWA cachet, no fee paid handstamp box 8 6 $250 15.3.48 Naha>St Paul, 13y rate, large envelope, Minneapolis AMF 1948 Mar 18 backstamp, NWA cachet, fee paid handstamp box (slight doubling) 8 6 $240 15.3.48 Naha>St Paul, 13y rate, large envelope, Minneapolis AMF 1948 Mar 18 backstamp, NWA cachet, fee paid handstamp box 8 6 $265 15.3.48 Naha>St Paul, 13y rate, large envelope, Minneapolis AMF 1948 Mar 18 backstamp, NWA cachet, fee paid handstamp box, two strikes of Naha cds 8 6 $150 15.3.48 Naha>St Paul, 13y rate, large envelope, Minneapolis AMF 1948 Mar 18 backstamp, NWA cachet, fee paid handstamp box 8 6 $275 15.3.48 Naha>New York, 13y rate, large envelope NY Mar 19, 1948 machine cancel backstamp, First Flight cachet x2 8 6 $235 15.3.48 Naha>New York>MD, 13y rate, small envelope NY Mar 19, 1948 machine cancel backstamp #1 8 6 $225 15.3.48 Naha>New York>MD, 13y rate, small envelope NY Mar 19, 1948 machine cancel backstamp #2 8 6 $265 15.3.48 Naha>San Francisco, 13y rate, large envelope, no backstamp, very clean 8 6 $275 15.3.48 Naha>San Francisco, 13y rate, large envelope, no backstamp, very clean, addressed to D. Kerr 8 6 $135 15.3.48 Naha>Hollywood (SF), 13y rate, large envelope, no backstamp, clean, tear upper left, vertical crease, addressed to G. Santistenen 8 6 $365 15.3.48 Naha>New York, 13y rate revised to 16y, small envelope, NY GPO Mar 19, 1948 backstamp, no NWA cachet, no fee paid handstamp box 8 6 $200 17.3.48 Naha>St Louis, 16y rate, large envelope, no backstamp, very clean, addressed to Dr. H. Freiman, St Louis - #1 8 6 $150 17.3.48 Naha>St Louis, 16y rate, large envelope, no backstamp, clean, addressed to Dr. H. Freiman, St Louis - #2 For information on 1949 Pan American Airways first flight covers, click here. 13 12 $295 3.1.49 Seattle AMF>Naha, 11.1.49 Naha receiving cxl on front BPO 21 backstamp 13 12 $300 3.1.49 Seattle AMF>Naha, 11.1.49 Naha receiving cxl on front 14 Note - $225 49.5.4 Seattle Air Mail Field (May 4, 1949) > Naha (17.5.49) Noted after Ryukyu Islands Flights #14, AAM Catalogue, #1 14 Note - $225 49.5.4 Seattle Air Mail Field (May 4, 1949) > Naha (17.5.49) Noted after Ryukyu Islands Flights #14, AAM Catalogue, #2 14 Note - ~Sold~ 49.5.18 Naha (May 18, 1949) stampless > Tacoma (23.5.49) First Flight or First Flight Related, see here. Price on Request 14 Note - $200 49.5.4 Seattle Air Mail Field (May 4, 1949) > APO 331 (11.5.49) Noted after Ryukyu Islands Flights #14, AAM Catalogue 14 Note - $250 49.5.4 Portland (May 4, 1949) > Naha, no receiving datestamp but Naha FP4 used as receiving cancel, year indistinct Noted after Ryukyu Islands Flights #14, AAM Catalogue 14 Note - $75 49.5.4 Portland (May 4, 1949) > Hong Kong (9.5.49) Noted after Ryukyu Islands Flights #14, AAM Catalogue. Covers to Okinawa were routed via this flight per AAM Cat (F14-71a) 14 Note - ~Sold~ 49.5.18 Naha (May 18, 1949) stampless > Portland (23.5.49) First Flight or First Flight Related, see here. Price on Request ?? $85 ?.?.? Naha receiving cxl (2.6.49), stamps (US 6c) uncanceled, to Bill Schneider, Jr, noted first flight collector, probably the May 4, 1949 PAA flight from Portland to Naha 15 14 $325 49.1.26 Manila>Tokyo (via Okinawa), RPSS FR15 For information on May 1951 Pan American Airways covers in and out of Wake Island, click here. -- -- $75 51.5.3 Wake>Guam>Okinawa, 51.5.3, small size, with APO 246 (Guam) backstamp, magenta cachet, PAA (not AAMC recognized First Flight) -- -- $75 51.5.2 Okinawa APO>Wake, 51.5.2, small size, no cachet, PAA (not AAMC recognized First Flight) #1 -- -- $65 51.5.2 Okinawa APO>Wake, 51.5.2, small size, no cachet, PAA (not AAMC recognized First Flight) #2 20 15A $18 5.2.29(54) Tokyo>Naha addr to A.J. Paul 20 15A $18 5.2.29(54) Tokyo>Naha addr to E.O. Cooper 21 15B $16 5.2.54 Naha>Tokyo (addressed to US) - IRSACS, DC, paste on address label 21 15B $18 5.2.54 Naha>Tokyo ("Poste Restante") - D.F. Rawlings, Ill 21 15B $18 5.2.54 Naha>Tokyo ("Poste Restante") - D.A. Hamilton, Tenn 21 Related $275 5.2.54 Naha>US, 16A x3, first flight commem cxl 22-3 16A-B $35 5.2.55 Naha>Hong Kong & HK>Naha (2) 22 16 $22 5.2.55 Naha>Hong Kong 23 16B $20 5.2.55 Hong Kong>Naha 23 16B $20 5.2.55 Hong Kong>Naha - another copy 24 17A $25 13.9.56 Hakata>Naha 27 $85 6.5.59 NY>Naha, Polar Service 30 $85 6.6.59 Naha>NY, Polar Service, no backstamp 34,37,39 $28 1~20.9.60 Naha>Taipei/Tokyo/Manila (3 FFCs) 34 20B $12 1.9.60 Naha>Taipei, Oyama, Taipei 1.IX.60 backstamp 34 20B $12 1.9.60 Naha>Taipei, Oyama, Taipei 8.IX.60 backstamp 34 x10 20B $75 1.9.60 Naha>Taipei, Oyama, Taipei 1.IX.60 backstamp, x10 34 x10 20B $75 1.9.60 Naha>Taipei, Sera, Taipei 8.IX.60 backstamp, as above x10 36 19A $20 4.9.60 Tokyo>Naha, Japan Sc 646 x2 + with Comm Cxl 36 19A $12 4.9.60 Tokyo>Naha, Japan Sc 678 x2 36 related $30 4.9.60 Tokyo>Taiwan, probably transited Okinawa 37 19B $15 4.9.60 Naha>Tokyo, NWA Label, Sc 55 & 56 37 19B $15 4.9.60 Naha>Tokyo, NWA Label, Sc 55 & 64 37 19B $15 4.9.60 Naha>Tokyo, NWA Label, Sc 57 & 64 37 19B $15 4.9.60 Naha>Tokyo, NWA Label, Sc 59 x2 37 19B $15 4.9.60 Naha>Tokyo, NWA Label, Sc 59 & 64 39 21 $18 20.9.60 Naha-Manila, 2 cancels, 16.9 & 20.9, NWA label 39 21 $16 20.9.60 Naha-Manila, 2 cancels, 2 cancels, 16.9 & 20.9 42 22 $20 17.11.60 Osaka>Naha, JAL Label 42 22 $22 17.11.60 Osaka>Naha, no JAL Label 46 26A $10 9.2.61 Osaka>Naha, #1 46 26A $10 9.2.61 Osaka>Naha, #2 (different stamps) 47 26B $12 9.2.61 Naha>Osaka 48 27 ~Sold~ 13VII61 Taipei-Naha 50 29A $25 23IX61 Kagoshima-Naha 51 29B $25 9.23.61 Naha-Kagoshima 79-81 $110 1-2.10.67 Naha - HK & Taipei (all 4 legs) 79 --- $30 1.10.67 HK>Naha (Naha 2.10.67 backstamp), tape on backflap 81 44A $30 2.10.67 Taipei>Naha, seldom seen small (4 1/2 x 6 1/2) envelope #1 81 44A $35 2.10.67 Taipei>Naha, seldom seen small (4 1/2 x 6 1/2) envelope #2 Contintental/Air Micronesia Brochure - RIF 86~104 Brochure $30 Contintental/Air Micronesia Brochure 86 Variety $30 22.5.68 Guam>Rota>Saipan>Naha (June 8 Naha backstamp) 87 $60 17.5.68 Saipan>Naha (May 17 backstamp) 89 $75 17.5.68 Naha>Saipan (May 20 backstamp) 90 $50 17.5.68 Naha>Kwajlein (May 17 backstamp) #1 - John Head 90 $55 17.5.68 Naha>Kwajlein (May 17 backstamp) #2 - Robert Kamiyama 92 $50 17.5.68 Naha>Guam (May 18 Agana receiving cancel) - John Head 93 $50 17.5.68 Naha>Truk (May 22 backstamp) 94 $50 17.5.68 Naha>Ponape (May 21 backstamp) - John Head 95 $50 17.5.68 Naha>Rota (May 22 backstamp) - John Head 96 $25 17.5.68 Naha>Yap (No Backstamp) 97 $50 17.5.68 Naha>Koror (June 4 backstamp) #1 - John Head 97 $55 17.5.68 Naha>Koror (May 29 backstamp) #2 - Robert Kamiyama 98 $25 17.5.68 Naha>Honolulu (no backstamp) - from John Head 98 46B $30 17.5.68 Naha>Honolulu 99 $35 18.5.68 Truk>Naha 101 $55 19.5.68 Kwajalein>Naha 102 46A $18 19.5.68 Honolulu>Naha, booklet pane, #1 102 46A $16 19.5.68 Honolulu>Naha, #2 102 46A $16 19.5.68 Honolulu>Naha, #3 112 56A $15 1.8.69 San Fran>Naha #1 112 56A $15 1.8.69 San Fran>Naha #2 113 56A $15 1.8.69 San Fran AMF>Naha 114 57A $18 1.8.69 Honolulu>Naha 115 56B $25 1.8.69 Naha>San Fran 116 57B $25 1.8.69 Naha>Honolulu, 2 stamps #1 - Roman 116 57B $25 1.8.69 Naha>Honolulu, 4 stamps #2 - Kamiyama 117 58A $25 1.8.69 LA AMF>Naha 117//20 58-60A $60 1/3.8.69 LA AMF-Honolulu-Guam>Naha (3 covers) 118 $25 1.8.69 Honolulu>Naha 120 $25 3.8.69 Agana>Naha #1 120 $25 3.8.69 Agana>Naha #2 122 $25 4.8.69 Naha>LA AMF 123 $30 4.8.69 Naha>Guam 124 $35 4.8.69 Naha>Honolulu 125 ~Sold~ 4.8.69 Naha>Jamaica NY, LA machine cxl on front, no backstamp Post Reversion Flight Covers (first, last, special)*** (1974) 49.3.10 Naha>Tokyo ANA FFC $20 L1011 Tri-Star 1975.3.3 Guam>Naha, F14-222* $22 112 pieces carried (1977) 52.10.1 Naha>Osaka ANA FFC $18 Tri-Star 1979.7.12 Naha>Taipei NWA $22 "First Mail Flight" 1979.11.21 Naha>Taipei JAA**** FFC $22 Flight departed 79.11.22 1979.12.2 Naha>Taipei JAA**** $20 "First Official Mail Flight" Flight departed 79.12.3 1980.2.22 Taipei>Naha CAL ***** $18 "Reopening Flight" to Oki * AAMC - American Air Mail Catalogue, Fifth Edition, Volume 5, Ryukyu Islands Flights, pages 2311-2323 with pricing information supplemented in 1990. ** "FR" - First Flight Cover numbers with the prefex "FR" refer to Handbook and Specialized Catalogue of the Postal Issues of the Ryukyu (Liu Ch'iu) Islands (Issued Under United States Administrations), Part VII, Documents and Specialized Monographs -- Fascicle 11 -- First Flight Covers and Air Mail Service Commemoration Materials, Section 2, First Flights and Commemoratives of the American Administration Period, Ryukyu Period, 1947-1972, published by the Ryukyu Philatelic Society, Ltd, Alameda, Ca, 2012. *** Many of these covers were prepared by noted Ryukyu philatelists A. Nakagawa and Y.T. Tsao **** JAA - Japan Asia Airline ***** China Airlines The following FAM Route #46 - Air Micronesia/Continental - may be of collateral interest, none are in or out of Okianwa. F46-5a $18 Koror>Agana, 68.5.17 - #1 F46-5a $18 Koror>Agana, 68.5.17 - #2 F46-5a $25 Koror>Agana, 68.5.17 - #3 No Yap transit cancel F46-6 $85 Saipan>Honolulu, 68.5.18, scarce F46-8 $150 Kwajelein>Honolulu, 68.5.18, very scarce F46-14 $25 Agana>Rota, 68.5.22, toning F46 (J-1418b) $25 Saipan>Guam, 68.5.16 F46 $25 Truk>Guam, 68.5.18 F46 $25 Rota>Guam, 68.5.19 Other FAM Route 46 flghts are listed here.

  

Ryukyu Islands Ryukyu Pre-War Material

Pre-1945 "Ryukyu - Naha" revenue, mint, $25 hinged / poor condition on gum side Taiwan to Fukuoka 6.10.9 test flight $55 May have transited Okinawa, return leg, see FTDD 19:4 at p88 Taiwan to Fukuoka 6.10.9 test flight $30 As above but post card, return leg, see FTDD 19:4 at p88, #1 Taiwan to Fukuoka 6.10.9 test flight $30 As above but post card, return leg, see FTDD 19:4 at p88, #2 Nawa (Naha) photograph $20 Appears to be a pre-WWII street scene in Naha, B&W, 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 in WWII Era Forms - Non Philatelic  Ration Coupon Form, Showa 18 (1943), several coupons not present $75.00 WWII Era Forms - Telegraph Transaction Forms Out of Stock Pre-WWII Forms - Telephone Payment From Out of stock   Japanese Large Commemorative Cancels (Sera Numbers for SC1 & SC2)  Sera SC-1. Showa 9(1934).6.5, Naha, Naminoue Shrine, First Day $125.00  Sera SC-2. Showa 9(1934).6.5, Naha, Shuri Castle, First Day $125.00  Sera SC-2. Showa 9(1934).6.5, Naha, Shuri Castle, First Day $120.00 (foxing/staining)  Sera SC-2. Showa 9(1934).12.17, Shuri Castle, not First Day $125.00  Showa 3(1928) -- 6 post cards cto with Ryukyu Island POs, large commemorative cancels for Hirohito's Enthronemnt $225.00  as above, Naha, 3.11.14 $45.00 #1  as above, Naha, 3.11.14 $45.00 #2 Japanese Small Commemorative Cancels (See FTDD Vol 8, No 1, April, 1976)  Showa 10(1935).10.8 Naha, Air Route between Japan and Taiwan $75.00  Showa 11(1936).11.3 Naha, Commerce & Industry Fair #1 $75.00  Showa 11(1936).11.3 Naha, Commerce & Industry Fair #2 $80.00  Showa 11(1936).11.3 Naha, Commerce & Industry Fair x2 $85.00 front & back of PC  Showa 11(1936).12.23, Naha, Wireless Telephone, Kagoshima-Naha $75.00  Showa 12(1937).5.15 Naha, Reservist Association Convention #1 $65.00 light tropical stains  Showa 12(1937).5.15 Naha, Reservist Association Convention #2 $75.00  Showa 12(1937).6.29 Naha, Okinawa Air Defense Drill $75.00  Showa 12(1937.11.3) Naha, Telephone Office Building, Foxing $70.00  Showa 13(1938).3.19 Yaeyama, Agricultural School Building #1 $75.00  Showa 13(1938).3.19 Yaeyama, Agricultural School Building #2 $75.00 Pre-1945 - Okinawa Cancels on Stamps (cut pieces) 1925 -- Naha, Taisho 14 (1925)?.5.2- $15.00 3s large die, if Showa 14 date would be 1939 1936 -- Miyako, Showa 11 (1936).6.2- $15.00 Pre-1945 - Post Cards and Covers with Okinawa Cancels 1918 -- Naha, Taisho 7(1918).10.10 $20.00 1926 -- Naha, Taisho 15(1926).1.1, 1 1/2 sen on pc $25.00 1926 -- Naha, Taisho 15(1926).7.27 $20.00 1928 -- 1 post card, as above, Okinawa Iriomote, 3.11.14 $35.00 1928 -- 1 post card, as above, Okinawa Kume-shima, 3.11.11 $45.00 1928 -- 1 post card, as above, Okinawa Miyako-shima, 3.11.13 $35.00 1929 -- Naha, 4.12.14 on 3s cover to Osaka $40.00 1930 -- Naha, 5.3.14 on 2s cover to Haneji $45.00 1931 -- Naha, 6.2.20 on 6s cover to Tokyo $50.00 "Shin Ten" handstamp 1931 -- Shuri, 6.1.5 on 1 1/2 sen postal card, crease at top $30.00 1933 -- Naha 8.7.23, file holes at bottom, light fold right $35.00 1934 -- Naha New Year machine cancel, 9.1.1, 1 1/2 sen pc $24.00 #1 1934 -- Naha New Year machine cancel, 9.1.1, 1 1/2 sen pc $24.00 #3 1934 -- Naha 9.7.5 machine cancel on 1 1/2 sen pc $20.00 1934-5 -- Naha 9 & 10 machine cances on 1 1/2 sen pcs (5) $75.00 Different dates (5) 1935 -- Naha 10.5.1, post card franked w 1 1/2 sen stamp,clean $38.00 1935 -- Naha 10.5.2, post card franked w 1 1/2 sen stamp $26.00 Picture PC, watermellon, cds 1935 -- Naha 10.5.28 on 1 1/2 sen pc to Osaka $24.00 1936 -- Kumejima 11.4.29, 1 1/2 sen postal card, clean $40.00 1937 -- Naha, Showa 12(1937).2.8, Naha Sanwa Bank $30.00 PC records bank transaction 1937 -- Okinawa Yanabaru, Showa 12(1937).5.25 $20.00 Okinawa, Yonabaru? or Maehara? 1937 -- Naha, Showa 12(1937).12.31 $25.00 1938 -- Naha, Showa 13(1938).1.1, 2 sen postal card $25.00 1940 -- Naha, Showa 15(1940).9.22, 2 sen postal card $28.00 Naha machine cancel Pre-1945 - Picture Post Cards ca 1909 -- Aikwa Kindergarten Shuri, Liuchiu Islands -- ~ Sold ~ (unused color picture post card) ca 1931 -- Indistinct cancel - probably not Okinawa cancel - $25.00 Okinawa scene, collotype printed, 20 III 31 dated message to Germany, card has damaged areas 1934 -- Naha, Showa 9(1934).7.30, Naha Christian Church $70.00 (collotype image) ca 1940 -- Shurei-mon - unused picture post card -- $15.00 ca 1940 -- Gajimaru Tree - unused picture post card -- $18.00 Japan Postal Cards Into Okinawa Showa 12 (1937).1.1 1 1/2 sen on PPC to Okinawa $20.00 Showa 13 (1938).1.1 2 sen PC to Okinawa $25.00 Showa 14 (1939).6.1 2 sen PC to Okinawa + $25.00 companion Helmet Mil Envelope to Okinawa Showa 15 (1940).7.11 2 sen PC, Tokyo to Okinawa creases at bottom $25.00 Showa 15 (1940).9.20 2 sen PC to Okinawa, strong diagonal crease (vertical) $25.00 Undated/canceled 3s PC into Okinawa $15.00  

Ryukyu Islands Ryukyu Pre-War Material

Pre-1945 Official Land Documents (ca 1937 - Showa 12) - Naha All documents are on rice page. Some double page, most single page. $30 Double sheet, 31 revenue stamps $30 Double sheet, 20 revenue stamps $30 Double sheet, 16 revenue stamps $20 Single sheet, 8 revenue stamps $20 Single sheet, 7 revenue stamps $20 Single sheet, 6 revenue stamps $20 Single sheet, 5 revenue stamps $20 Single sheet, 4 revenue stamps $20 Single sheet, 2 revenue stamps $20 Single sheet, 1 revenue stamp $175 (Net) - Above 10 documents as a unit  

Ryukyu Miscellaneous

Martial Arts in Ryukyu Philately. Follow this link to my web page which features philatelic and other material related to the martial arts on Okinawa.  

Other Special Postal Services & Postal Forms

Receipts for Parcels, 25c (Scott 85) Receipt for Parcel*, 25c (68.7~12.--) $10 " " as above x5 $40 " " as above x10 $70 Receipt for Parcel**, 25c (71.9.--) $25 " " as above x5 $95 * Single form, with 25c stamp affixed and canceled the date of notice to the postal patron and stamp canceled the day payment received. ** Double form with above single form attached to the post office copy of the form. Two of each as they were maintained in postal records. Note Regarding Condition. The single forms are usually folded as they were provided to the receiver of the parcel who would fold them to put them in a pocket to take to the post office. Telegrams Out of Stock   Bulk Mail Receipts and Payment of Postal Fees* "Acceptance of Post Fee Receipt" - B-Yen Period # of Price Rate Pieces Franking Cancel Comment $25 4y 59 236y 56.5.24 1st Class, 4y rate $25 4y 64 256y 56.6.12 1st Class, 4y rate $28 4y 86 344y 56.7.7 1st Class, 4y rate $30 4y 132 528y 56.7.23 1st Class, 4y rate $25 4y 66 264y 56.8.25 1st Class, 4y rate $25 3y 25 75y 56.4.12 5th Class, 3y rate $35 3y 208 624y 56.8.4 5th Class, 3y rate $30 3y 58 174y 56.8.15 5th Class, 3y rate Bulk Mail Receipts and Payment of Postal Fees* "Acceptance of Post Fee Receipt" - Dollar Period # of Price Rate Pieces Franking Cancel Comment $20 3c 41 123c 66.12.30 1st Class Letter, 3c rate $15 3c 72 216c 68.10.16 1st Class Letter, 3c rate $15 3c 72 222c 70.2.16 1st Class Letter, 3c rate $15 3c 40 120c 70.8.31 1st Class Letter, 3c rate $15 1 1/2c 251 376c 66.12.19 2nd Class Postcards, 1 1/2c rate $15 1 1/2c 73 201c 66.12.20 2nd Class Postcards, 1 1/2c rate $15 1 1/2c 331 496c 66.12.20 2nd Class Postcards, 1 1/2c rate $15 1 1/2c 134 110c 69.9.26 2nd Class Postcards, 1 1/2c rate $18 1/2c 234 121.5c 70.5.13 3rd Class, 1/2c rate $18 1c 904 904c 70.5.19 3rd Class, 1c rate $12 2 1/2c 46 102.5c 63.12.4 5th Class, 2 1/2c rate $12 2 1/2c 178 445c 66.12.9 5th Class, 2 1/2c rate $12 2 1/2c 68 170c 66.12.10 5th Class, 2 1/2c rate $12 2 1/2c 32 80c 66.12.30 5th Class, 2 1/2c rate $18 - - 125c 66.12.2 Post Office Box Fee $18 - - 250c 68.8.22 Post Office Box Fee * The bulk mail receipt form served many purposes. The primary use was to record payment for mail that would be carried without stamps but with a postal marking indicating payment of postal fees. The form was also used to document payment of varies fees such as PO box rental,customs charges and postage due. The form measures ca. 3/4 x 4 1/2 in (9.1~ x 11.5 cm). The postal charges were paid by affixing the total amount due in postage stamps, generally on the reverse. 1954 - Miyako bulk mail receipt, 10 yen, 54.12.17 cancel, 9x14 cm $20.00  

International Reply Coupons

IRC Collection, Ryukyu / Japan Sold ex-Ron Brawner Collection - Price on Request Tachikawa RC3, mint & used (69.10.31) $14.00 Tachikawa RC3, mint $8.00 Tachikawa RC3, mint, x5 $25.00 Tachikawa JC3, used, 43(1968).3.11 $8.00 Tachikawa JC3, used, 68.3.29 $10.00  

Philatelic Announcements

(General Information, click here 1965 Philatelic "Guide" - English Out of Stock 1966 Philatelic "Guide" - English & Japanese Out of Stock  

Post Reversion

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Reference Books (Philatelic and Otherwise) Publications


Recently Published RPSS Catalogues

 

The Ryukyu Philatelic Specialist Society, LTD. (RPSS) is now publishing specialized catalogues of Ryukyu philatelic material. The latest catalogues are offered below. These catalogues record an amazing amount of information. While some of it was published over the years in the RPSS catalogues and in the society's official publication, From the Dragon's Den, much of it was known only to very specialized collectors. The editor and authors of these new catalogues have done an outstanding job of compiling, organizing, illustrating and providing a specialized number system to present this information. The catalogues are lavishly illustrated (black and white in the printed catalogues). The books are unpaginated. The number of pages shown below are the number given in the Society's publication notice. The printed (spiral bound, print on demand type publications) catalogues are scheduled to be reproduced in CD format with color illustrations where they are available.

The catalogues offered below are ready for immediate shipment. They are priced at a 25% markup over the price that the RPSS is currently selling them for. The prices include media mail postage to a US address. Priority mail can be added at cost. International mailing is $15.00 per catalogue which is the cost for flat rate Global Priority (Air) Mail.

The catalogues (Fascicles 1, 2 & 3) below are spiral bound, large format (large 8vo - 8 1/2 x 11 in), designated "First Edition, Version 1.0," dated 2010," and published by the Ryukyu Philatelic Specialist Society, LTD., Alameda, CA. They are extensively illustrated with color on the front cover and black and white inside. The author's (editorial committee) are: Jon B. Kawaguchi, Editor, Arthur L-F. Askins, John Beck, Ron Brawner, Iris August Hinden and Gary B. Weiss.

Specialized Catalogue of the Postal Issues of the Ryukyu (Liu Ch'iu) Islands (Issued Under United States Administration).

Part VI: Air Mail Stamps, Special Delivery Stamp, Revenue Stamps and Unemployment Insurance Revenue Stamps:

  • Fascicle 1 - Airmail Stamps of the Central Government B-Yen Issues, 1950-1958, First Edition, dated 2010, released March, 2011, 8vo, spiral bound, 103 pages. An image of the cover is here. Price;  $25.00.
  • Fascicle 2 - Airmail Stamps of the Central Government $ Issues, 1959-1972, First Edition, dated 2010, released March, 2011, 8vo, spiral bound, 195 pages. here. Price:  $37.50.
  • Fascicle 3 - Special Delivery Stamp, Revenue Stamps and Unemployment Insurance Revenue Stamps, 1950-1972, First Edition, dated 2010, 8vo, released March, 2011, 8vo, 158 pages. An image of the cover is here. Price:  $31.25.
  • Checklist - Air Mail Stamps, Special Delivery Stamp, Revenue Stamps and Unemployment Insurance Revenue Stamps (Part IX, Fascicle 2), First Edition, dated 2010, released March, 2011, large 12mo (5 1/2 x 8 1/2 in), staple bound, 38 pages. An image of the cover is here. (not in currently in stock).
  • CD with the above three Fascicles and Checklist; fascicles in color throughout (not all items however). The CD is not available at this time.

 

Kawaguchi, Jon B.
Askins, Arthur L-F:
Specialized Catalogue of the Postal Issues of the Ryukyu (Liu Ch'iu) Islands (Issued Under United States Administration).

Part VII: Documents and Specialized Monographs:

  • Fascicle 10 - Mihon, First Edition, dated 2011, released June, 2011, 8vo, spiral bound, 185 pages. An image of the cover is here. Thisis an extremely comprehensive catalogue listing of "Distributed Mihons" (stamps postal cards and forgeries of postage stamps), "Display Mihons," "File Type Mihons" (including forgeries) and "Postal Cards with Unauthorized Use of File Type Mihon Handstamp. The listings contains very invaluable information on detecting forgeries of the first three mihon postage stamps (91-S, 118-S and 119-S). CD version available and included in the price. Price;  $45.00.

 

H.R. Harmer, Fine Stamp Auctions:
Crest Specialized Ryukyu, Sale 2993, September 24, 2009, Irvine, CA, 2009, 4to, illustrated stiff wraps, 56 pages. This is a profusely color illustrated catalogue of specialized Ryukyu Islands philatelic material offered at public auction in Costa Mesa, California on September 24, 2009. The auction consisted of 393 lots of highly specialized material. All facets of Ryukyu philately were included in the auction. Categories of material included Ryukyu essays, regular mihons (specimen stamps), post office display mihons, postal stationery mihons, multiples of early stamps on documents, specialized Scott 17 (100 yen overprinted stamp), Scott 44-53 (currency conversion to dollars stamps) varieties and errors, airmail varieties and errors, revenue stamps, military chits, Kume Island stamps, provisional stamps, provisional and central government postal stationery (including 85 sen surcharged cards and election cards) and stampless covers. This catalogue contains only Ryukyu material and represents a highly specialized collection with no duplication or bulk lots. It runs from lot 1001 to lot 1393. The auction represents a rare view of this seldom seen material. The prices realized for the auction (lots 1001 to 1393) are included.

Condition: The catalogue is in Fine+ condition with no marking. 2009140214 Price: $35.00


Older RPSS Catalogues
and Publications


 
Book rate (media mail) postage within the US is $3.50 per book unless quoted otherwise. Postage to outside the US depends on the location. This applies to the books listed below.

 
 
Schoberlin, Melvin
Askins, Arthur L-F. (editior):
Handbook and Specialized Catalogue of the Postal Issues of the Ryukyu (Liu Ch'iu) Island (Issued under United States Administrations), Part I, Postal Stationery of the Gunto Governments (1945-51), The Ryukyu Philatelic Specialist Society, LTD (RPSS), Berkeley, California, 1978, 8 1/2 x 11 in (8vo), softcover, 85 pp. The definitive catalogue of Ryukyu Island postal stationery issued in the four Ryukyu Gunto governments immediately following World War II until 1948. The catalogue contains comprehensive listings, illustrations, tables, production quanties and background information on the postal stationery that was issued by the four Gunto governments during the rather brief transation period before establishment of the central government (Government of the Ryukyu Islands). This is the only comprehensive listing of this philatelic material which is not catalogued in the Scott Specialized Postage Stamp catalogue. As with all RPSS catalogues, values are not assigned. This is an invaluable resource for a Ryukyu Islands philatelic library.

Conditon: Fine condition.  #1978020614a - Price: $35.00


 

Schoberlin, Melvin
Askins, Arthur L-F:
Handbook and Specialized Catalogue of Postal Issues of the Ryukyu (Liu Ch'iu) Islands (Issued Under United States Administrations), Part II, 1948-72 Postal Stationery of the Central Governments, Berkeley, CA, the Ryukyu Philatelic Specialist Society, Ltd, 8 1/2 x 11 in (8vo), softcover, 222 pp. The definitive catalogue of Ryukyu Islands postal stationery issued between 1948 -1972. The catalogue contains numerous illustrations, tables, printing quantities and specialized listings of this philatelic material. While the regular postal cards are listed in Scott Specialized catalogue, this catalogue includes them in far greater detail. In addition it lists postal stationery not found in Scott such as cash registration envelopes, official business envelopes, official business postal cards, official business air postal cards and election cards. A key reference for this philatelic material.

Fine Condition.  #1979040407ac - Price: $50.00


 

Askins, Arthur L-F. MacLellan, George W.:
Specialized Catalogue of the Postal Issues of the Ryukyu (Liu Ch'iu) Island (Issued under United States Administrations), Part III, The Nansei Shoto Provisional Postage Stamps (1945-1948) and Provisional Revenue Issues (1945-1948), Third Edition, Revised, Updated, and Expanded, The Ryukyu Philatelic Specialist Society, LTD (RPSS), Berkeley, California, 1997, large 8vo (8 1/2 x 11 in), softcover, 180 pp. A comprehensive catalogue of Ryukyu Island provisional stamps issued in the four Ryukyu Islands Guntos (Amami, Okinawa, Miyako & Yaeyama) immediately following World War II through 1948. An extensive section is also provided on the Kume Jima postage stamp. The catalogue contains comprehensive listings, illustrations, tables, production quantities (not known on many) and background information on the postage stamps that were issued by the four Gunto governments during the rather brief transition period before establishment of the central government (Government of the Ryukyu Islands). Detailed information is also provided on imitation and counterfeit items. While these stamps are listed Scott Specialized Postage Stamp Catalogue the detail and extensive documentation found in this catalogue make it an indispensable reference. The in depth philatelic history documented in the catalogue is an invaluable reference for postal history of this period also. As with all RPSS catalogues, values are not assigned. However, the catalogue ends with an very important "Rarity Scale" section. Here each provisional stamp (except for several of the Yaeyama stamps) is rated from R1 (rarest) to R7. The rarity scale is based upon a table of known quantities which accompanies the stamp by stamp listing.

Condition: As New.  #1997060419 - Price: $70.00


 

Schoberlin, Melvin
Askins, Arthur L-F. (revisions, updates and expansions):
Specialized Catalogue of the Postal Issues of the Ryukyu (Liu Ch'iu) Island (Issued under United States Administrations), Part III, The Nansei Shoto Provisional Postage Stamps, The Ryukyu Philatelic Specialist Society, LTD (RPSS), Berkeley, California, 1973, 1st Edition

Condition: Fine condition.  #1973040407c - Price: $30.00


 

Various
Askins, Arthur L-F. (preface)
Vogel, Nobu (translation):
Specialized Catalogue of the Postal Issues of the Ryukyu (Liu Ch'iu) Island (Issued under United States Administrations), Part VII, Documents and Specialized Monographs, 1981~1988, The Ryukyu Philatelic Specialist Society, LTD (RPSS), Berkeley, California,  1/2 x 11 in (8vo), softcover. The following Fascicle (separate volumes) of this series are offered as a unit.

  • Fascicle 1 -- War Diary of Military Government Detachment B-101-X (Subsequently Kume Shima District Military Government), 1981, 40 pp.
  • Fascicle 2 -- Immediate Postwar History of the Okinawa Postal Administration, 1982, 48 pp.
  • Fascicle 3 -- History of the Development of the Communications Service in Amami Oshima After It's Separation from Japan, 1983, 55 pp.
  • Fascicle 4 -- Mikako Island Postal History During and After the War, 1985, 30 pp.
  • Fascicle 5 -- Battle Records of the Former Communications Employees of Okinawa: Kume Shima Post Office Portion, 1988, 35 pp

Conditon: Fine condition.  #1981040407d - Price: $65.00


 

Shigemura, Kuniyoshi (Fascicle 3)
Tomiyama, Jojin (Fascicle 4)
Kikuzato, Kyobun (Fascicle 5)
Askins, Arthur L-F. (preface)
Vogel, Nobu (translation):
Specialized Catalogue of the Postal Issues of the Ryukyu (Liu Ch'iu) Island (Issued under United States Administrations), Part VII, Documents and Specialized Monographs --
 Fascicle 3 - History of the Development of the Communications Service in Amami Oshima After its Separation from Japan;
 Fascicle 4 - Miyako Island Postal History During and After the War; and
 Fascicle 5 - Battle Records of the Former Communications Emploees of Okinawa, Kumeshima Post Office Portion
, The Ryukyu Philatelic Specialist Society, LTD (RPSS), Berkeley, California, 1983, 1985, 1988, 8 1/2 x 11 in (8vo), softcover, Fascicle 3 - 55 pp, Fascicle 4 - 30 pp, and Fascicle 5 - 35 pp. This unit has three different publications. Each publication is a translation of documents and recorded history of the post WWII postal activities at Amami Oshima Miyako and Kume Shima. Excellent resource material on the activities of the of these three postal administrations within the Ryukyu Islands during the years immediately after WWII.

Conditon: Fine condition.  Price: $18.00 each Fascicle or $45 for all three


 

Shiichi, Hirata
Askins, Arthur L-F. (preface)
Vogel, Nobu (translation):
Specialized Catalogue of the Postal Issues of the Ryukyu (Liu Ch'iu) Island (Issued under United States Administrations), Part VII, Documents and Specialized Monographs -- Fascicle 2 -- Immedate Postwar History of the Okinawa Postal Administration, The Ryukyu Philatelic Specialist Society, LTD (RPSS), Berkeley, California, 1982, 8 1/2 x 11 in (8vo), softcover, 48 pp. This book contains the original Japanese language version of Hirata's history of the postwar Okinawa Postal Administration. The document is translated into English. Hirata was the Okinawan official responsible for reestablishing an Okinawan postal system at the conclusion of fighting. His history of this endeavor spans the period from April 1, 1945 through August 1, 1949.

Conditon: Fine condition.  #1982020614b - Price: $25.00


 

Various Editors:
From the Dragon's Den, Official Publication of the Ryukyu Philatelic Specialist Society, LTD, The Ryukyu Philatelic Specialist Society, LTD (RPSS), Smyrna, Georgia and elsewhere, 1969 through March of 2008, 8 1/2 x 10 3/4 in, softcover. This is the official periodic publication of the RPSS. A complete set from the first issue (1:1, Whole No. 1) through March of 2008 (29:2, Whole No. 90). A total of 90 issues. The first issue is a special reprint issue. The next 8 issues are photo-copies. The issues generally contain 30-40+ pages per issue. The 90 issues, which constitute a complete set up to March 2008, are listed here. Also included in this unit are 2 cumulative indexes. The first is a supplement to Volume 13, No. 1 and covers Volumes 1-12, 1969-1980. The second cumulative index covers Volumes 1-25, 1969-2000.

Heavy Set. Book rate postage to a US address is $20.00. Because of the weight (22lbs) other means of mailing or shipping will be quoted based upon the destination.

Condition: All of the issues are in Very Good or better condition. A few have minor cover damage.  #1969090709 nbsp;- Price: $450.00


 

Various Editors:
From the Dragon's Den, Official Publication of the Ryukyu Philatelic Specialist Society, LTD, The Ryukyu Philatelic Specialist Society, LTD (RPSS), Smyrna, Georgia and elsewhere, 1982//1987, 8 1/2 x 10 3/4 in, softcover. This is the official periodic publication of the RPSS. There are 58 different issues in this unit. Each issue is loaded with information, studies, comments, etc regarding Ryukyu philately. The issues generally contain 30-40+ pages per issue. The 58 issues present are listed here.

Heavy Unit. Book rate postage to a US address is $14.00. Because of the weight (15 lbs) other means of mailing or shipping will be quoted based upon the destination.

Conditon: All of the issues are in Good or better condition. A few have cover damage but the majority are in Very Good condition.  #1979041001 - Price: $185.00


Other Philatelic Publications Related
to The Ryukyu Islands


 

An Instant Ryukyu Philatelic Reference Library
Total Price: $190.00 (US Book Rate Included)
  1. Ryukyus Handbook, Philatelic and Historic, M. Sera, Book in Fine condition owner's bookplate inside front cover, dust jacket in Fair Condition with tears, pieces missing and soiling.

  2. Specialized Catalogue of the Postal Issues of the Ryukyu (Liu Ch'iu) Islands, Issued Under United States Administration), Part I, Postal Stationery of the Gunto Governments, 1945-1951, Ryukyu Philatelic Specialisits Society, 1978, 88 pp. The definitive guide to the provisional postal stationery of the Ryukyu Islands. This material is not listed in the Scott Specialized catalogue.

  3. Specialized Catalogue of the Postal Issues of the Ryukyu (Liu Ch'iu) Islands, Issued Under United States Administration), Part II, Postal Stationery of the Central Government, 1948-1972, Ryukyu Philatelic Specialist Society, 1979, 222 pp. The definitive guide to the postal stationery of the Ryukyu Islands. Contains detailed information on the postal stationery listed in the Scott Specialized as well as other non-Scott listed material. An essential reference for the Ryukyu postal stationery collector.

  4. Specialized Catalogue of the Postal Issues of the Ryukyu (Liu Ch'iu) Islands, Issued Under United States Administration), Part III, The Nansei Shoto Provisional Postage Stamp, Ryukyu Philatelic Specialist Society, 1973, 148 pp. A comprehensive catalogue of Ryukyu Island provisional stamps issued in the four Ryukyu Gunto governments immediately following World War II until 1951.

Condition: Unless noted otherwise, all items are in Very Good to Fine condition.  Price of all: $225.00


 

Sera, Minoru
Oyama, Seigi (Introduction on Dust Jacket)
Thomas, Nina S. (Philatelic Advisor):
Ryukyus Handbook, Philatelic and Historic, Tokyo, printed by the Radiopress Tokyo, 1962,8vo, gray cloth, blue lettering on front cover and spine, dust jacket designed by Masayoshi Adaniya containing bingata design, title page illustration by Shin Isagawa, small (3 1/2 x 5 1/2 in) errata sheet with 7 corrections inserted loose, 238 pp. Detailed information (with 100+ illustrations) on Okinawan stamps, covers, postal stationery, postal rates, seals, cancels and revenue stamps. Philatelic material is placed in a historical context. A must for the basic Ryukyu philatelic reference library and a gold mine of information for the serious Ryukyu philatelist/researcher. A valuable resource even for the non-stamp collector. Provides a wealth of information on the culture and history of Okinawa and the Ryukyu Islands. Often the front and back boards of this book are found with moderate to sever warping. Inside the backflap of the dust jacket there is an introduction of the book by Seigi Oyama.

Available Copies:

  1. $110.00. Condition: Book. Very Good+. Clean with no markings. Bookplate inside the front cover. Minor warping of the front and back covers. Original errata sheet present. Dust Jacket: Very Good- with numerous edge tears and scrapes. To see the dust jacket, click here.
  2. $100.00. Condition: Book. Very Good++. Clean with no markings. Minor warping of the front and back covers. Facsimile of errata sheet included. Dust Jacket: Good-. Clean with many edge tears. To see the dust jacket, click here.
  3. $95.00. Condition: Book. Very Good+. Clean with no markings. Original errata sheet present. Dust Jacket: Good. Clean with moderate edge scrapes and tears. Very minor warping of the front and back covers. To see the dust jacket, click here.
  4. $70.00. Condition: Book. Very Good++. Clean with no markings. Original errata sheet present. No Dust Jacket.
  5. $40.00. Condition: Book. Very Good. Clean. "Withdrawn" handstamps on front free paper and inside back cover. Small handstamp number at bottom of the dedication page. No other library treatments or markings. Facsimile of errata sheet included. Light warping of the front and back covers.

 

Schoberlin, Melvin
Ryukyu Islands, Lists of Post Office, Under the Administration of the United States Government (1948-1961), Philadelphia and Yokosuka, Mogollan Press, 1962, printed for distribution with Japanese Philately, 6 x 8 1/2 in (8vo-small), softcover (staples), 18 pp. This pamphlet contains a listing of Ryukyu Island post offices during the period from 1945-1961. Opening day and closing day are listed along with the Japanese characters.

Conditon: Fine condition.  #1962020621b - $20.00


 


 

Peterson, Robert C.
Templeton, J.C. (Jake) (photography):
The Ryukyu Collectors Club Bulletin (An "International Unit of Jack Knight Air Mail Society"), Vols 5:4 - 12:3, November 1965 ~ October 1972, 4to, stable bound. A total of 26 issues during this period. If not complete, a near complete run of issues.

Included is The Ryukyu Collectors Club Catalogue of the Stamp Issues of the Government of the Ryukyu Islands which is composed of:

RCC Bulletin Source Feb 66 9 pages pp 110 to 118 May 66 6 pages pp 113 to 118 Aug 66 16 pages pp 103 to 118 Nov 66 10 pages pp 109 to 118 Feb 67 13 pages pp 102 to 114
For a listing of the issues, click here.

Condition: Good-Very Good. Wrinkling and creases, especially on the front and back pages. Stapled bound and restapled. Price: $110.00 (1965070324)


 

Schoberlin, Melvin
A Study of Major Errors of the Ryukyu Islands Plus A Thimbleful of History, Philadelphia, American Philatelic Society, Inc, 1965, "An A.P.S. Handbook Publication" which is a reprint of the article published in The American Philatelist, 8vo, paper wraps, 24 pp. The pamphlet is divided into two parts. Part I (pages 1-11) gives a brief history of the Ryukyu Islands and provides information on the pre-central government postal system. Important stampless and provisional stamp covers and a Miyako bulk mail receipt are pictured and discussed. Part II (pages 12-24 is titled "Major Errors of the Ryukyu Islands." The first 7 pages of this part deal with the Scott 16 series. This section also discusses counterfeits and the Gushikawa forgeries of Scott 16. The balance of the section covers errors in Scott 56 (missing red), C14. C19 and a sheet of 91 missing the top inscription and printer's inscription at the bottom.

Condition: Fine condition.  #1965070324b - $35.00


 

Handbook of Ryukyu Postage Stamps
1973, Japanese Philatelic Society, Inc. Price: Out of Stock
Kenkichi Tachikawa, author, Japan Philatelic Society, Ltd, Japan, 1973, small 8vo (8 1/2 x 9 in), soft cover, Japanese language, heavily illustrated 176 pp.

 

Bush, Joseph:
A single page (8 1/2 x 11) with color patches showing the color of the various paper types used in the Currency Coversion Provisional Series (Sc 44-53) as they appear under UV light. Excellent basic resource in the study of the 44-53 series. The page was distributed by the noted Ryukyus dealer, J.V. Bush.

Condition: Fine condition.  Price: ~Sold~

 

Maclellan, George:
A loose leaf pamphlet titled The Color, Paper and Perforation Varieties of the 1958 Ryukyu Provisionals, by George Maclellan with photography by J. C. Templeton, Jr. No publisher or publication date is stated. The publication has a color cover, 22 text pages and no back cover. I don't believe it was issued with a back cover. Size is 8 1/2 x 11. An early comprehensive discussion of the 44-53 currency conversion provisional series.

Conditon: Fine condition.  Price: ~Sold~

 

Author Not Stated:
Ribbon tied pamphlet/catalogue of Ryukyus postage stamps from the first issue (Scott 1a-7a) through the last B Yen airmail set (Scott C9-13), 7 x 5 in, halftone illustrations, pages not numbered but 28 pages. The pamphlet begins with a two page historical discussion of the Ryukyu Islands. Then each stamp/series is discussed with a focus on the significance of the image on the stamp to Ryukyuan culture, customs and traditions. The last page has a note "For the Collector" which advises that new issues are available from the Ryukyuan Post Office and older stamps are stocked by Tuttle's Book store at CPO Box 302, Naha. A pic of the cover and one page is here.

Condition: Very Good condition. There is a vertical crease on the front cover. Three pages have writing  Price: $25.00


 

Other Philatelic Literature and Catalogues are Available, Please email.

 

Non Philatelic Literature


 

US Government:
Nansei Shoto (Ryukyu Island - Loochoo Islands), A Pocket Guide, US Government, ca 1945 (pre-invasion - April 1, 1945), pamphlet, 2 maps, 9 illustrations (most cartoon type drawings), 4 1/4 x 5 1/4 in, paper wraps, 39 pp (2 blank for "Notes"). Reproduced by 30th engineer Base Top BN. USAFCPBC. No. 5356. This is obviously a pocket guide prepared for troops about to engage in the Nansei Shoto (Okinawa) campaign of WWII. Loaded with basic information and guidance to include an "English into Japanese" section with such terms as "Cease fire!," "If you resist you will be shot!," and "Shut up!." A typical government undertaking. Everything the American GI would need to know for the pending invasion of Okianwa. For more information, click here.

Condition. Very Good. Name in pencil on front cover. Price: Out of Stock


 

Yamada, Shinzan:
Shinzan Yamada is a famous Okinawan artist. He designed several Ryukyu Islands stamps to include the Perry Centenary set (Scott 27-8). Yamada published two books reproducing his art:
  • Okinawa, Her Beauties and Traditions, No 1, 1952, information here. To order this book, click here.
  • The Commodore Perry Centennial Issue, Okinawa, Volume II, 1953, information here. To order this book, click here.
 

B Yen (Zone B)
B型軍票 - B-Gata Gunpyō
Okinawa / Ryukyu Islands

B Yen Collection, Including 1000y E-E
10s, 50s, 1y A-A, B-B, C-C & D-D, 5y A-A & B-B, 10y, 20y, 100y, 1000y E-E.  
All notes are crisp uncirculated.  Unmounted.  Price on Request 


B Yen 1000y D-D, D638934D, VF++              ~SOLD~    


"Specimens of Military Yen Currency, Area B"  B-Yen Booklet.
Contains punched specimen H-A notes for the 10s, 50s, 1y, 5y
10y, 20y and 100y notes (7).  Notes are tipped to booklet tabs
at the left side of each note.  All notes are crisp uncirculated.
Very Scare.  Sold


B Yen Collection Through 100y
10s, 50s, 1y A-A, 1y D-D, 5y A-A, 5y B-B, 10y A-A, 20y, 100y.
All notes are crisp uncirculated except 5y AA which is very 
fine.  Price:  $140.00.  


10s~20y (x100 each)
B-Yen, 10s-20y x100, crisp uncirculated. Except for 5y all packs have
consecutive serial numbers.  The 10s pack has two replacement notes.
The 5y unit has 1 substitute note for a missing note (not a replacement
note).    Sold

B-Yen, 10 sen, Crisp Uncirculated,
       Consecutive Serial #s, Pick P63.
        1  note         $ 4.00
        5  notes        $18.00
       20  notes        $45.00  (serial numbers A39xxxxxxA but not consecutive)
       40  notes        $80.00  (serial numbers A39xxxxxxA but not consecutive) 
 (example)

B-Yen, 10s, Crisp Uncirculated Pack of 100
       with 2 Replacement Notes (H-A)          Price: $600.00


B-Yen, 10s, Crisp Uncirculated x100            Price: $325.00
       Light stain in right margin of 1st 10
       notes, original band present but broken
       A03253403A-99A (97 notes) Low Serial #s
       A39775765A-7A (3 notes) High Serial #s


B-Yen, 10s, high serial #, XF, A43120579A      Price:  $15.00


B-Yen, 10s, high serial #, VF+, A45884964A     Price:  $15.00


B-Yen, 10s, Crisp Uncirculated, Choice
       Replacement Note - H00063158A           Price: $195.00


B-Yen, 10s (x2), Crisp Uncirculated, Choice
       Replacement Notes - H00063608A & 9A     Price: $385.00


B-Yen, 50s, high serial numbers, x5, CU
       A32734622-6A                            Price:  $50.00


B-Yen, 50s, H-A, AU, PMG 58 EPQ                                  "Choice About Uncirculated
       Replacement Note - H00102539A            Price: $285.00    Exceptional Paper Quality"


B-Yen, 50s, H-A, Fine+
       Replacement Note - H00250032A            Price: $125.00


B-Yen, 1 yen, H-A, Almost Uncirculated
       Replacement Note, H00186026A             Price: $250.00


B-Yen, 1 yen, H-A, Extra Fine, thick number "2"
       Replacement Note, H00112051A             Price: $225.00


B-Yen, 1 yen, H-A, Replacement Note, H00268036A, 
        F-VF, heavy crease upper right corner   Price: $175.00


B-Yen, 1 yen, H-A, Replacement Note, H00069769A, Good,
        staining - most evident on the back     Price: $150.00


B-Yen, 1 yen, A-A, Error/Changling, A08155890A, Price on Request
        VG, Serial No shifted up 2mm and right
        1mm, all green printing faded


B-Yen, 1 yen, B-B (Bureau of Engraving) B01988140B, CU          Price: $125.00   PMG 67 EPQ -Superb Gem UNC
                                                                                  Exceptional Paper Quality 


B-Yen, 1 yen, B-B (Bureau of Engraving) B00484867B, CU          Price: $100.00   Crisp Uncirculated


B-Yen, 1 yen, B-B (Bureau of Engraving) B00484814~6B, CU        Price: $285.00   3 notes, consecutive numbers,
                                                                                 Crisp Uncirculated


B-Yen, 1 yen, B-B (Bureau of Engraving) B00484817B, AU           Price: $90.00   Almost Uncirculated+, uncirculated
                                                                                 but minor creases


B-Yen, 1 yen, B-B (Bureau of Engraving) B02574454B, AU           Price: $85.00    Almost Uncirculated


B-Yen, 1 yen, B-B (Bureau of Engraving) B02574352B, XF           Price: $75.00


B-Yen, 1 yen, B-B (Bureau of Engraving) B00430074B, VF           Price: $70.00


B-Yen, 1 yen, B-B (Bureau of Engraving) B00386118B, Very Good+   Price: $65.00


B-Yen, 1 yen, B-B (Bureau of Engraving) B01059098B, Very Good     Price: $60.00


B-Yen, 1 yen, B-B (Bureau of Engraving) B00383008B, Very Good     Price: $55.00


B-Yen, 1 yen, B-B (Bureau of Engraving) B00759629B, Very Good     Price: $45.00


B-Yen, 1 yen, B-B (Bureau of Engraving) B02193789B, Very Good, 
         horizontal fold                                          Price: $40.00


B-Yen, 1 yen, B-B (Bureau of Engraving) B00737977B, Very Good-    Price: $20.00


B-Yen, 1 yen, C-C (Japan Printing), 5 notes - consecutive serial #s - C05774539~43C
         Crisp Uncirculated, Pick P67c   Price: $130.00


B-Yen, 1 yen, C-C (Japan Printing), 5 notes - consecutive serial #s - C02522120~4C
         Crisp Uncirculated, Pick P67c   Price: $135.00


B-Yen, 1 yen, D-D (Japan Printing), Crisp Uncirculated,
         Pick 67d    Price: $30.00


B-Yen, 1 yen, D-D (Japan Printing), 3 notes - consecutive serial #s
         Crisp Uncirculated, Pick P67d   Price: $85.00


B-Yen, 1 yen, D-D (Japan Printing), 4 notes - consecutive serial #s
         Crisp Uncirculated, Pick P67d   Price: $110.00


B-Yen, 1 yen, D-D (Japan Printing), Extra Fine to Almost Uncirculated,
         serial # D01803508D, Pick P67d   Price: $22.00

B-Yen, 5 yen, A-A, Extra Fine, A25677389A, high serial number
         (27,000,000 issued), Pick P69a  Price: $30.00


B-Yen, 5 yen, B-B, Crisp Uncirculated, B00118954B, Pick P69b   Price: $50.00
          Lowest amount printed except for 1,000 yen notes


B-Yen, 5 yen, B-B, Crisp Uncirculated, B01727566B, Pick P69b   Price: $45.00
          Lowest amount printed except for 1,000 yen notes


B-Yen, 5 yen, B-B, Crisp Uncirculated, 3 notes - consecutive serial #s,
          B00119043~45B, Pick P69b   Price: $120.00


B-Yen, 5 yen, B-B, Crisp Uncirculated, B00004942B, very low 
          serial number, 4,942 of 2,000,000, Pick P69b     Price: $65.00


B-Yen, 5 yen, H-A, AU, PMG 50   "About Uncirculated"        
       Replacement Note - H00030271A                      Price: $450.00


B-Yen, 10y, H-A, XF, PMG 45 EPQ - Lucky "777"                             "Choice Extremely Fine
       Replacement Note - H00048777A                      Price: $475.00   Exceptional Paper Quality"


B-Yen, 10 yen, Very Fine+, H000182125A, Replacement Note,
       scraped area at middle of bottom edge              Price: $350.00


B-Yen, 10 yen, Very Fine,  H00066360A, Replacement Note   Price: $325.00


B-Yen, 10 yen, Very Good+, H00048429A, Replacement Note   Price: $265.00


B-Yen, 10 yen, Very Good, H00155614A, Replacement Note, 
          small staple size holes (2) at bottom left      Price: $245.00


B-Yen, 20 yen, Very Good, A00145848A, low number, crease at left   Price: $20.00


B-Yen, 20 yen, Crisp Uncirculated, high number, A34287894A   Price: $35.00


B Yen 20y, H-A, H00011207A, VF++,  Replacement Note         ~SOLD~        


B Yen 20y, H-A, H00067363A, VG,  Replacement Note           Price: $150.00 


B Yen 20y, H-A, H00089391A, VG,  Replacement Note           Price: $100.00 



For more information on A & B Yen, click here.

 

High Commissioner Commemorative Medal

 Medal Presented by HICOM to US Ambassador in Japan 15 May 1972   Sold

 
 

Perry Expedition Lithographs and Books

Click here for lithographs and books regarding the Perry Expedition to Japan and Okinawa (1852-4).

 
 

Okinawa Related Items

$125.00
A watercolor painting of Okinawan homes.  Two tile roof houses surrounded by 
a coral fence are depicted.  Measures 15 1/2 x 12 in - 30.3 x 40 cm). In the 
right hand corner the following is inscription is visible: "Okinawa Shima 
1945 - C. Pentz ?."  A very realistic image of an Okinawan setting apparently
 painted shortly after the American invasion in April of 1945.  
Condition.  The painting is clean.  There is a lightly toned area ca 1/2 inch
around all edges from previous mounting (now unmounted).  Tape residue on the
back.  The paper is a porous textured medium thickness paper stock.
To see the watercolor painting, click here.

$150.00
Four personalized/vanity Florida license plates with "Okinawa" (1974),
"Ryukyus" (1975), "Naha" (1975 with 1976 sticker) and "Nago" (1975 with
1977 sticker).  Very good condition.  Normal warping.  Picture here.

Pop Corn
 
George C. Baxley, PO Box 807, Alamogordo, NM 88311

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