Sample Pages


      Title page


      Table of Contents


      Dragon Index

Forgery CD


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 Includes all known forgeries as of May 2002

The much-expanded second edition of ISJP CD-ROM Monograph No. 1, Forgeries of the Dragon, Cherry Blossom and Koban Postage Stamps of Japan is now available.

The first edition (1997) provided information of the forgeries of Wada, Hirose and the Spiro brothers in 1600 pages and 1850 images. The content of this new edition has increased to over 2300 pages and 2800 images and includes information on all known forgeries attributed to identifiable forgers as well as the products of unknown forgers. It also includes material that could be misrepresented as genuine to unsuspecting collectors and has a section detailing some of the differences between forgeries and genuine dragon stamps.

Full color enlargements at 300 and 600 percent display the key points that identify plates, states, positions, and types. There is a glossary, extensive bibliography and index. The CD will run on either a PC or Macintosh computer and uses a Web browser such as Internet Explorer, Netscape, Firefox, or Chrome.

The price for ISJP members is $39.95 postpaid in the U.S.A. and Canada; $42.95 elsewhere. The non-member price is $49.95 which also includes a year's membership in the ISJP. Orders should be sent to Ken Kamholz, ISJP Publisher, P.O. Box 1283, Haddonfield, NJ 08033-0760 U.S.A. (

Order your copy here.