Newly Discovered Absolute Postions of Wada Plates

 

Note: References (in green) 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.

 

Dragon Plates

 

 Since the release of the 2nd edition of the CD-ROM, Endō Hideo (ISJP 5417) has determined the absolute positions of the six different design types in Wada's 48 mon and 1/2 sen dragon A Plate, Wada's 100 mon and 1 sen dragon A Plate, and Wada's 500 mon and 5 sen dragon A Plate.  He also determined that the same third plate was used to print the sankō in the "low sankō" state for all 8 dragon denominations. This discovery was described in the February 2003 edition of Japanese Philately (Vol.58, pp 4-5). 

Wada 48 mon & 1/2 sen

 

 X:\DRA48\48MPLA.HTM

 

The absolute positions of the plate (with the old numbers in brackets) are:
Position 1(1) 2(5) 3(2) 4(6) 5(4) 6(3)

(Posted 2004.11.2)

 

 

Wada 100 mon & 1 sen

 

 X:\DRA100\100MPLA.HTM

 

The absolute positions of the plate (with the old numbers in brackets) are:
Position 1(5) 2(3) 3(2) 4(4) 5(1) 6(6)

(Posted 2004.11.2)

 

 

Wada 500 mon & 5 sen

 

X:\DRA500\500MPLA.HTM

 

The absolute positions of the plate  (with the old numbers in brackets) are:
Position 1(1) 2(4) 3(3) 4(2) 5(6) 6(5)

(Posted 2004.11.2)

 

 

Cherry Blossoms Complete Sheet of Six

15 sen, Plate 1, State 1

 

X:\CB3335\PL33.HTM

 

A spectacular and unique complete sheet of Wada 15 sen Cherry Blossom Plate 33, State I has recently been discovered, enabling the absolute positions in Plate 33 to be determined. This discovery was described in the June Posted 2005 edition of Japanese Philately (Vol.60. pp 59,90). The absolute positions of the plate (with the old numbers in brackets) are:
Position 1(4) 2(2) 3(6) 4(1) 5(3) 6(5)   (Posted 2005.3.9)

 

 Wada Plate 33, State I, Complete Sheet