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Name: Ryukyu Islands (RK, JP-RK)
What: territory

The Ryukyus are an island chain of Japan south of Kyushu, of which Okinawa is the largest island. They were under United States administration from 1945 to 1972, during which period they had their own postal system and stamp issues.

Areas: Japan, Pacific

Stamps issued from 1948 to 1972

Numbers issued (approximate):
to 1990: 230



Watermarks used: Stamp_Japan_1948_2y_back.jpgcurved wavy lines; some types unwatermarked

Currencies used: 1000rin=1000r=100sen=100s=1y (Japanese yen), 100c=1$ (United States dollar)

Overprints: Ryukyu Islands (9)


Links:

Wikipedia
WP philately
Colnect Ryukyu Islands
WSA Ryukyu Islands
as thing

Catalogs:
Stamp Number
Michel
Yvert et Tellier

Cross-references
Image cross-references
Data missing
Stamp problems

Related albums
ARC - Ryukyu Islands
WSA Ryukyu Islands Stamps


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