Post Card 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.

 

 

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X:\POSTCARD\CARD2.HTM

(Posted 2004.11.2)

This example of a 'Picture Card with Stamps' is obviously from the same producer of Card 2 on the CD-ROM, and I have numbered it 2a.

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X:\POSTCARD\CARD?.HTM
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(Posted 2004.11.2)

The CD-ROM pictures three post/trade cards under the category 'Picture Cards with Stamps'. It is important to include them in a reference on forgeries as in the past 'stamps' portrayed on them have been cut out and passed off as genuine. This card (which I have numbered No.4 in this category) was produced in 1921 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Postal Service. Although this card was detailed in the October 1958 edition of Japanese Philately (Vol.13, p 201), and illustrated in the April 1989 edition (Vol. 44, p 51), reference to it was inadvertently omitted from the CD-ROM.

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X:\POSTCARD\CARD?.HTM
(N.B., no relevant reference page)

(Posted 2004.11.2)

This example of a 'Picture Card with Stamps' has been numbered No.5. It is similar to the trade card listed as Card 3 on the CD-ROM, but Card 5 has no identifying inscriptions.

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X:\POSTCARD\CARD?.HTM
(N.B., no relevant reference page)

(Posted 2004.11.2)

This example of a 'Picture Card with Stamps' (numbered Card 6) is a Peace Cigarettes commemorative wrapper produced by the Japan Tobacco (Cigarettes) and Salt Public Corp.(Monopoly Company) for the Century of the Postal Service in 1971. Although this wrapper was described and illustrated in the August 1983 edition of Japanese Philately (Vol.38, pp 172, 174), reference to it was inadvertently omitted from the CD-ROM.

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X:\UNKNOWN\INVITE.HTM

(Posted 2004.11.2)

The 'Invitation Card' forgeries have been found to have been originally incorporated in a trade card produced by 'Denison, the Jeweler, Westerly, Rhode Island, USA' probably in the late 19th or early 20th centuries. Until this discovery the only known copies of these forgeries were examples which had been cut from these trade cards. It is obvious from the known examples of the fake cancellations that a number of alternate designs must have been used, although from available evidence it would seem that these different cancellations were only applied to the same four stamp designs, the Japan 500 mon dragon and 20 sen Cherry Blossom, and the two early Chinese stamps.

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