Cherry Blossom Additions

 

References are provided to the relevant pages on the CD-ROM where X: is the drive letter of your CD-ROM. Users should substitute the letter of their CD-ROM drive for the X is every case. All pages quoted can be accessed directly on the CD-ROM or found by a logical search through the indexes.  Click thumbnail images to see enlargements.

 

 

CD-ROM
Page Address
Date Posted  
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X:\KAMIGATA
   \KAMI_CB.HTM

(Posted 2004.11.2)

An additional Kamigataya 1/2 sen Cherry Blossom has been discovered. The forgery has crossed branches only, no sankō or mozō, and also incorporates the Kihansen error. Whether this type also exists without the Kihansen error is yet to be discovered.

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X:\UNKNOWN
   \UNKNOWN.HTM

(Posted 2005.2.19)

A very crude forgery of a 2 sen Cherry Blossom has been discovered printed in blue, which is a bogus color for this denomination. This forgery is lithographed and is of unknown origin, although its common characteristics (color, shape of the chyrsanthemum crest, and traces of a printed perforation) to the 4 sen Cherry Blossom forgery listed below suggests that they may come from the same producer.

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X:\UNKNOWN
   \UNKNOWN.HTM

(Posted 2006.11.17)

A new forgery of the yellow 2 sen Cherry Blossom with ribbon has been discovered. The forgery is quite skilful, and of unknown origin.

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X:\HIROSE\REDINK.HTM and X:\HIROSE\04PB_2.HTM

(Posted 2004.11.2)

An additional Hirose Cherry Blossom has been found with a 'red ink sankō' overprint. It is the 4 sen value, Plate B, position 2.

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X:\KAMIGATA
   \KAMI_CB.HTM

(Posted 2004.11.2)

An additional Kamigataya 4 sen Cherry Blossom has been discovered. The forgery has syllabic (i) and will be classified as Type 3. It appears with sankō characters on either side of the top two characters in the central inscription.

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X:\MIHON\04_ALL.HTM and X:\MIHON\04_3.HTM

(Posted 2004.11.2)

A copy of the 4 sen Cherry Blossom, Type 3 forgery inscribed 'Mihon' has been discovered without dots in the four outer corners.

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X:\UN4SW10\47_6.HTM and X:\UN4SW10
   \UNKNOW04.HTM

(Posted 2004.11.2)

An image of a red copy of position 6 of the unknown 4 sen forgery with 'Incorrect SW Corner Ornament' is now available (only a green copy is pictured on the CD-ROM).

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X:\UN4SW10\47_2.HTM and X:\UN4SW10
   \UNKNOW04.HTM

(Posted 2004.11.2)

An image of a red copy of position 2 of the unknown 4 sen forgery with 'Incorrect SW Corner Ornament' is now available (only a green copy is pictured on the CD-ROM).

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X:\UN4SW10\47_9.HTM and X:\UN4SW10
   \UNKNOW04.HTM

(Posted 2004.11.2)

An image of a green copy of position 9 of the unknown 4 sen forgery with 'Incorrect SW Corner Ornament' is now available (only a black and white photocopy of unknown color is pictured on the CD-ROM).

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X:\UN4SW10\47_10.HTM and X:\UN4SW10
   \UNKNOW04.HTM

(Posted 2004.11.2)

An image of a green copy of position 10 of the unknown 4 sen forgery with 'Incorrect SW Corner Ornament' is now available (only a red copy is pictured on the CD-ROM).

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X:\UNKNOWN
   \UNKNOWN.HTM

(Posted 2005.2.19)

A very crude forgery of a 4 sen Cherry Blossom has been discovered printed in blue, which is a bogus color for this denomination. This forgery is lithographed and is of unknown origin, although its common characteristics (color, shape of the chrysanthemum crest, and traces of a printed perforation) to the 2 sen Cherry Blossom forgery listed above suggests that they may come from the same producer.

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X:\CB4146\PL45.HTM and X:\CB4146\PLATE45.HTM and X:\CB4146\PLT45S2.HTM

 

(Posted 2004.11.2)

The CD-ROM reversed the first two states of Wada 5 sen Cherry Blossom Plate 45 as they had been defined in ISJP Monograph 6. This decision was made on my (to vindicate my two co-authors) analysis of plate wear. Larry Lewendon (ISJP 4792) has now determined incontrovertibly that the original order was correct based on evidence of plate redesign. He has discovered that when the sankō in State I (CD-ROM State II) was removed from the central inscription at the top of the band to produce State II (CD-ROM State I), that the remaining characters were re-etched. This re-etching then lasted for the remaining life of the plate. The change can be seen in the comparison of position 4 from States I, II and III in the attached scan, in particular by comparing the placement of the characters in relation to the radials in the crest below.

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X:\CB4146\PL45.HTM

(Posted 2004.11.2)

A new state of Wada 5 sen Cherry Blossom Plate 45 has been discovered. This state is without sankō or mozō, but has the re-etched characters described in the previous entry above. It can be placed in sequential order between State I (CD-ROM State II) and State III, but most probably preceded State II (CD-ROM State I).

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X:\UNKNOWN
   \UNKNOWN.HTM

(Posted 2006.11.17)

A forgery of the 6 sen Cherry Blossom with syllabic (ro) has been discovered. The first known example of a forgery with this syllabic. It is of unknown origin, and printed on pinkish-brown paper.

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X:\CB2123\PL22.HTM and
X:\CB2123\P22S2_5.HTM

 

 (Posted 2004.11.2)

The CD-ROM reflected research over the last few years that a separate plate was used to apply the sankō or mozō in some of the early, and more scarce, states of Wada's plates. Since then it has been discovered that one such plate was used to apply the sankō in State II of the 6 sen Cherry Blossom Plate 22. This is evident from the comparison in the attached scan of the placement of the kō in two examples of position 5 (4), and also supported by the deeper and different color of the sankō compared with the rest of the design. 

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X:\CB2123\PLT22S2.HTM and
X:\CB2123\P22S2_1.HTM

(Posted 2005.7.20)

An image of Wada Cherry Blossom 6 sen orange Plate 22, State II, position 1 (6) is now available (note also for this position that the left part of the chrysanthemum crest was removed from the plate at the same time that the sankō in State I was removed. The crest design was later retouched in State III

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X:\CB3335\PL33.HTM

 

(Posted 2004.11.2)

A 'mystery' state of Wada 15 sen Cherry Blossom Plate 33 has been discovered by George A. Fisher Jr (ISJP 193). This is similar to Wada's Plate 29 'mystery' state (refer X:\CB2630\P29S3_4A.HTM). In this Plate 33 case there is evidence that a mozō was etched in all six positions and then scratched from the printing plate at some time between States III and IV. However, as no copy with this mozō has been found, it is not possible to tell whether any sheets were ever printed of this state. The remains of the mozō are most evident on position 4 and can be seen to the left of the leaves on the attached scan of a copy from State IV

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