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1871, Apr 20 unwmk
Colnect-3160-391-Pair-of-Dragons.jpgColnect-3160-394-Pair-of-Dragons.jpgColnect-3160-395-Pair-of-Dragons.jpgColnect-3160-401-Green-Heraldic-Dragons---500-mon.jpg
- 48m brn dragons, imperf
- 100m bl dragons
- 200m ver dragons
- 500m blgrn dragons

1872, Mar
Colnect-2936-793-Purple-Heraldic-Dragons---1-2-sen.jpgColnect-2936-794-Blue-Heraldic-Dragons---1-sen.jpgColnect-2936-795-Red-Heraldic-Dragons---2-sen.jpgColnect-2936-796-Brown-Heraldic-Dragons---5-sen.jpg
- 1/2s brn dragons
- 1s bl dragons
- 2s ver dragons
- 5s blgrn dragons

1872, Aug 23 1872 issue imperial crest (12 stamps)
Colnect-3083-147--frac12--sen-brown---Native-paper-no-syllabics.jpgColnect-3083-149-1-sen-blue---Native-paper-no-syllabics.jpgColnect-2949-754-Branches-of-Kiri.jpgColnect-3083-150-2-sen-vermilion---Native-paper-no-syllabics.jpgColnect-3083-208-2-sen-yellow---Native-paper-no-syllabics.jpgColnect-3083-201-4-sen-rose---Native-paper-no-syllabics.jpg
1872japan10sen.jpgColnect-3083-153-10-sen-blue-green---Native-paper-no-syllabics.jpgColnect-2936-801-20-sen-lilac---Native-paper-no-syllabics.jpgColnect-2936-802-30-sen-grey---Foreign-wove-paper-no-syllabics.jpgColnect-3083-199-30-sen-grey---Native-paper-no-syllabics.jpg
- 1/2s brn imperial crest
- 1s bl imperial crest
- 2s dlrose imperial crest
- 2s ver imperial crest 10.–100 10.–100
- 2s yel imperial crest
- 4s rose imperial crest
- 4s rose imperial crest, foreign wove paper 10.–100 10.–100
- 10s blgrn imperial crest
- 10s yelgrn imperial crest 10.–100 10.–100
- 20s lil imperial crest
- 30s gray imperial crest
- 30s gray imperial crest, foreign wove paper 10.–100 10.–100

1874 1874 issue imperial crest redrawn (9 stamps)
Colnect-2936-804-1-2-sen-brown---Foreign-wove-paper-syllabics.jpgColnect-2949-818-1-sen-blue---Foreign-wove-paper-syllabics.jpgColnect-2936-805-2-sen-yellow---Native-paper-syllabics.jpgColnect-2971-109-Branches-of-Kiri.jpgColnect-2936-806-Branches-of-Kiri.jpgColnect-3083-235-6-sen-violet---Native-paper-syllabics.jpg
Colnect-2936-807-10-sen-green---Foreign-wove-paper-syllabics.jpgColnect-3083-253-20-sen-violet---Foreign-wove-paper-syllabics.jpgColnect-2936-809-Branches-of-Kiri.jpg
- 1/2s brn imperial crest redrawn
- 1s bl imperial crest redrawn
- 2s yel imperial crest redrawn
- 2s yel imperial crest redrawn, foreign paper
- 4s rose imperial crest redrawn
- 6s dkbrnvio imperial crest redrawn
- 10s grn imperial crest redrawn
- 20s vio imperial crest redrawn
- 30s gray imperial crest redrawn

1875, Jan 1 1875 issue (6 stamps)
Colnect-2938-890-10-sen-blue---Foreign-paper-colour-change-syllabics.jpgColnect-3083-296-Bean-Goose-Anser-fabalis.jpgColnect-818-068-White-Wagtail-Motacilla-alba.jpgColnect-2938-891-20-sen-red---Foreign-paper-colour-change-syllabics.jpgColnect-2938-892-30-sen-violet---Foreign-paper-colour-change-syllabics.jpgColnect-818-069-Northern-Goshawk-Accipiter-gentilis.jpg
- 10s ultra dragons
- 12s rose wild goose 100 – 1,000 100 – 1,000
- 15s lil wagtail
- 20s rose imperial crest
- 30s vio kiri branches
- 45s lake goshawk

1875, Feb 4
Colnect-2938-887-Branches-of-Kiri.jpgColnect-2949-842-4-sen-blue-green---Foreign-paper-colour-change-syllabics.jpg
- 1s brn imperial crest 10.–100 10.–100
- 4s grn imperial crest 10.–100 10.–100

1875, Aug
Colnect-2938-893-2-Sen-yellow-Branches-with-knot---Foreign-paper-colour-cha.jpg
- 1s brn branches & ribbon
- 2s yel branches & ribbon

1876
Colnect-2938-894-Crest-with-Belt.jpg
- 5s grn crest & branches

1876, May 17 imperial post 1876 issue (18 stamps)
Colnect-518-277-Imperial-Post.jpgColnect-1525-154-Old-Koban.jpgColnect-1806-718-1-sen-brown.jpgColnect-1806-715-Koban.jpgColnect-1525-155-2-sen-violet.jpgColnect-2235-128-Koban.jpg
Colnect-1806-716-Koban.jpgColnect-518-278-Imperial-Post.jpgColnect-2235-124-Koban.jpgColnect-1806-717-Koban.jpgColnect-1525-156-10-sen-light-blue.jpgOld_Koban_12sen_stamp.jpg
Colnect-1525-157-15-sen-dull-green.jpgColnect-1525-158-20-sen-dull-blue.jpgColnect-518-279-30-sen-dull-mauve.jpgColnect-2235-220-45-sen-rose.jpgColnect-2235-129-Koban.jpg
- 5r sl
- 1s blk
X 1s mar (1879)
- 2s brnol
- 2s dkvio (1879)
- 3s org (1879)
- 4s blgrn
- 5s brn
- 6s org (1877)
- 8s viobrn (1877)
- 10s bl (1877)
- 12s rose (1877)
- 15s car (1877)
- 15s yelgrn (1877)
- 20s dkbl (1877)
- 30s vio (1877)
- 45s car (1877)
- 50s car (1879)

1883, Jan 1 imperial post 1883 issue (13 stamps)
Colnect-1525-160-New-Koban.jpg1sen_stamp_in_1883.JPGColnect-508-322-2-sen-carmine-rose.jpgColnect-1806-719-3-sen-rose.jpgColnect-1525-161-4-sen-bistre.jpgColnect-4933-338-5-sen-blue.jpg
Colnect-1525-162-8-sen-blue-lilac.jpgKoban_stamp.JPGColnect-784-828-15-sen-bright-violet.jpgColnect-1806-724-20-sen-orange.jpgColnect-1525-164-25-sen-pale-green.jpgColnect-1806-725-50-sen-brown.jpg
Colnect-1525-165-1-yen-scarlet.jpg
X 5r graybrn (1889)
X 1s grn
X 2s carrose
X 3s lilrose (1892)
X 4s olbis (1888)
X 5s ultra
X 8s lil (1888)
X 10s brnorg (1888)
X 15s pur (1888)
- 20s org (1888)
- 25s blgrn (1888)
- 50s brn (1888)
- 1y car (1888)

1894, Mar 9 Silver Wedding 1894 issue
Japan_1894_2sen.JPGColnect-518-281-Cranes-and-Imperial-Crest---ultramarine.jpg
X 2s car cranes & imperial crest
X 5s ultra cranes & imperial crest

1896, Aug 1 victory 1895 war issue
Colnect-4235-408-Prince-Arisugawa-Taruhito-Japanese-General-.jpgColnect-4235-413-Prince-Kitashirakawa-Yoshihisa-Japanese-Lieutenant-General.jpgColnect-4233-030-Prince-Arisugawa-Taruhito-Japanese-General-.jpgColnect-4232-387-Prince-Kitashirakawa-Yoshihisa-Japanese-Lieutenant-General.jpg
- 2s rose Arisugawa
- 2s rose Kitashirakawa
- 5s blvio Arisugawa
- 5s blvio Kitashirakawa

1899, Jan 1 1899 issue - chrysanthemum emblem (18 stamps)
Colnect-518-286-Chrysanthemum---5-rin-slate.jpgColnect-513-055-Chrysanthemum---1-2-sen-slate.jpgColnect-2877-301-Chrysanthemum---1-sen-pale-brown.jpgColnect-518-297-Chrysanthemum---1-sen-1-2-ultramarine.jpgColnect-518-301-Chrysanthemum---1-sen-1-2-violet.jpgColnect-518-287-Chrysanthemum---2-sen-yellow-green.jpg
Colnect-518-288-Chrysanthemum---3-sen-dull-maroon.jpgColnect-1525-166-Chrysanthemum---3-sen-carmine.jpgColnect-518-289-Chrysanthemum---4-sen-carmine.jpgColnect-508-399-Chrysanthemum---5-sen-yellow-orange.jpgARC-japan04.jpg-crop-94x107at112-632.jpgColnect-518-290-Chrysanthemum---8-sen-olive.jpg
Colnect-518-291-Chrysanthemum---10-sen-deep-blue.jpgColnect-518-292-Chrysanthemum---15-sen-purple.jpgColnect-518-293-Chrysanthemum---20-sen-orange.jpgColnect-518-294-Chrysanthemum---25-sen-green.jpgColnect-518-295-Chrysanthemum---50-sen-brown.jpgColnect-518-296-Chrysanthemum---1-yen-carmine.jpg
X 5r gray chrysanthemum emblem 1899 low
X 1/2s gray chrysanthemum emblem 1899 low (1901)
X 1s redbrn chrysanthemum emblem 1899 low
X 1 1/2s ultra chrysanthemum emblem 1899 low (1900)
X 1 1/2s vio chrysanthemum emblem 1899 low (1906)
X 2s ltgrn chrysanthemum emblem 1899 low
X 3s viobrn chrysanthemum emblem 1899 low
X 3s rose chrysanthemum emblem 1899 low (1906)
X 4s rose chrysanthemum emblem 1899 low
X 5s orgyel chrysanthemum emblem 1899 low
- 6s mar chrysanthemum emblem 1899 mid (1907)
- 8s olgrn chrysanthemum emblem 1899 mid
X 10s dpbl chrysanthemum emblem 1899 mid
X 15s pur chrysanthemum emblem 1899 mid
X 20s redorg chrysanthemum emblem 1899 mid
X 25s blgrn chrysanthemum emblem 1899 high
X 50s redbrn chrysanthemum emblem 1899 high
X 1y car chrysanthemum emblem 1899 1y

1900, May 10 Wedding of Crown Prince Yoshihito & Princess Sadako issue
Colnect-3896-884-Wedding-symbols-certificate-and-rice-cakes.jpg
- 3s car Wedding symbols certificate & rice-cakes

1905, Jul 1 Japan & Korea merge issue p. 12
Colnect-2710-150-Unification-of-the-Korean-and-Japanese-Posts.jpg
- 3s rosered

1906, Apr 29 Military Triumph after Russo-Japanese War issue (no perf info)
Colnect-3879-430-Flag-and-gun.jpgColnect-3935-330-Flag-and-gun.jpg
- 1 1/2s bl Flag & gun
- 3s rose Flag & gun

1908
Colnect-2330-890-Empress-Jingu.jpgColnect-2330-891-Empress-Jingu.jpg
- 5y grn Empress Jingu
- 10y dkvio Empress Jingu

1913 characters (1913) (11 stamps)
Tazawa_stamp_5rin.JPGColnect-817-974-Tazawa---1-sen-orange.jpgColnect-3897-152-Tazawa---1-frac12--sen-blue.jpgColnect-817-976-Tazawa---2-sen-green.jpgColnect-3897-149-Tazawa---3-sen-carmine.jpgColnect-1845-329-Tazawa---4-sen-scarlet.jpg
ARC-japan05.jpg-crop-140x162at348-953.jpgARC-japan05.jpg-crop-140x159at499-954.jpgColnect-1087-594-Tazawa---20-sen-claret.jpgColnect-1845-330-Tazawa---25-sen-olive.jpgColnect-3897-057-Tazawa---1-yen-green-brown.jpg
X 1/2s brn
X 1s org
X 1 1/2s ltbl
X 2s grn
X 3s rose
- 4s red
X 5s vio
- 10s dpbl
- 20s cl
X 25s ol
- 1y yelgrn & mar

1914, May 20 1914 issue wmk. zigzag lines (18 stamps)
Colnect-2235-250-Tazawa---1-2-sen-brown.jpgColnect-817-977-Tazawa----1-sen-orange.jpgColnect-508-326-Tazawa----1-frac12--sen-blue.jpgColnect-817-981-Tazawa---2-sen-green.jpgColnect-508-327-Tazawa---3-sen-carmine.jpgColnect-817-984-Tazawa---4-sen-scarlet.jpg
Colnect-817-985-Tazawa---5-sen-violet.jpgColnect-817-987-Tazawa---6-sen-red-brown.jpgColnect-1806-827-Tazawa---8-sen-grey.jpgColnect-4933-586-Tazawa---10-sen-blue.jpgColnect-822-670-Tazawa---13-sen-brown.jpgWSA-Japan-Postage-1914-30.jpg-crop-116x134at332-484.jpg
Colnect-4933-824-Tazawa---25-sen-olive.jpgColnect-1845-333-Tazawa---30-sen-orange-green.jpgColnect-3898-649-Tazawa---50-sen-brown.jpgColnect-817-978-Tazawa---1-yen-green-purple.jpgColnect-1525-167-Empress-Jing%C5%AB-by-Edoardo-Chiossone.jpgColnect-817-988-Empress-Jing%C5%AB-by-Edoardo-Chiossone.jpg
X 1/2s brn
X 1s org
X 1 1/2s bl
X 2s grn
X 3s rose
X 4s red
X 5s vio
- 6s brn (1919)
- 8s gray (1919)
X 10s dpbl
X 13s olbrn (1925)
X 20s cl
X 25s ol
X 30s orgbrn (1919)
X 50s dkbrn (1919)
X 1y yelgrn & mar
X 5y grn Empress Jingu
X 10y vio Empress Jingu

1915, Nov 10 Yoshihito enthronement issue
Enthronement_of_Emperpr_Yoshihito_1.5sen.JPGSTS-Japan-3-300dpi.jpg-crop-348x386at548-110.jpgColnect-3879-422-Enthronement-Hall.jpgSTS-Japan-3-300dpi.jpg-crop-527x382at1428-114.jpg
- 1 1/2s red & blk ceremonial cap
X 3s org & dkvio throne
- 4s carrose enthronement hall
X 10s ultra enthronement hall

1916, Nov 3 crown prince Hirohito nomination issue
Colnect-4487-194-Mandarin-Duck.jpgColnect-4487-195-Mandarin-Duck.jpgNominnation_of_Crown_Prince_Hirohito_10sen_stamp.jpg
- 1 1/2s grn & red & yel mandarin duck
- 3s red & yel mandarin duck
- 10s ultra & dkbl ceremonial cap

1919, Jul 1
Colnect-4487-196-Dove.jpgSTS-Japan-3-300dpi.jpg-crop-374x539at990-408.jpgColnect-3879-458-Dove.jpgRestoration_of_World_War%25E2%2585%25A0Japanesen_stamp_of_10sen.jpg
- 1 1/2s dkbrn dove & olive branch
X 3s graygrn dove & olive branch
- 4s rose dove & olive branch
- 10s dkbl dove & olive branch

1920, Sep 25
Colnect-3879-496-Census-Officer-First-Modern-Census.jpgColnect-3904-766-Census-Officer-First-Modern-Census.jpg
- 1 1/2s redvio census officer
- 3s ver census officer

1920, Nov 1
STS-Japan-3-300dpi.jpg-crop-374x344at1789-603.jpgColnect-3879-509-Meiji-Shrine.jpg
X 1 1/2s dlvio Meiji Shrine
- 3s rose Meiji Shrine

1921, Apr 20 postal service in Japan 50th issue
50th_Annive._of_Japan_Post_1.5sen_stamp.JPGSTS-Japan-3-300dpi.jpg-crop-535x386at561-1028.jpgColnect-3879-537-Postal-and-National-Flags---red.jpgColnect-3879-546-Ministry-Building-and-Baron-Maejima-statue---Tokyo.jpg
- 1 1/2s grn & red national&postal flags
X 3s viobrn Ministry of Communications building
- 4s car & red national&postal flags
- 10s dkbl Ministry of Communications building

1921, Sep 3
Return_of_Crown_Prince_Hirohito_from_Europe_stamp_of_3sen.JPGColnect-469-293-Battleships-Katori--amp--Kashima---Red.jpg
- 3s olgrn battleships
- 4s rosered battleships

1921, Sep 3 Return of Crown Prince Hirohito from Europe issue
STS-Japan-3-300dpi.jpg-crop-386x348at1593-1062.jpgColnect-3879-556-Battleships-Katori--amp--Kashima---Blue.jpg
X 1 1/2s vio Katori & Kashima
- 10s dpbl Katori & Kashima

1922, Jan 1
Colnect-1806-857-Fujiyama.jpgColnect-816-038-Mt-Fuji-and-Deer---Red.jpgColnect-4747-291-Mt-Fuji-and-Deer---Blue.jpg
X 4s grn Mt Fuji
X 8s rose Mt Fuji
X 20s dpbl Mt Fuji

1923, Apr 16
Colnect-3879-585-Mt-Niitaka-aka-Yushan---Orange.jpgColnect-3879-587-Mt-Niitaka-aka-Yushan---Violet.jpg
X 1 1/2s org Mt Niitaka
X 3s dkvio Mt Niitaka

1923, Oct 25 dragonflies (1923) wmk. parallel lines imperf (9 stamps)
STS-Japan-3-300dpi.jpg-crop-297x331at187-1989.jpgEarthquake_emergensy_Issue_stamp_of_1sen5rin.jpgColnect-822-672-Cherry-Blossoms---Red.jpgColnect-1813-898-Cherry-Blossoms.jpgColnect-822-673-Cherry-Blossoms---Green.jpgColnect-1806-868-Cherry-Blossoms---Violet.jpg
Colnect-822-674-Cherry-Blossoms---Orange.jpgEarthquake_emergensy_Issue_stamp_of_10sen.jpgColnect-1806-869-Cherry-Blossoms.jpg
X 1/2s gray dragonflies & cherry blossoms & Mt Fuji
X 1 1/2s ltbl dragonflies & cherry blossoms & Mt Fuji
X 2s brnrose dragonflies & cherry blossoms & Mt Fuji
- 3s rose dragonflies & cherry blossoms & Mt Fuji
- 4s grn dragonflies & cherry blossoms & Mt Fuji
X 5s vio dragonflies & cherry blossoms & Mt Fuji
- 8s org dragonflies & cherry blossoms & Mt Fuji
X 10s brn dragonflies & Sun
X 20s bl dragonflies & Sun

1924 wmk. zigzag lines (no perf info)
Colnect-3897-334-Empress-Jing%C5%AB.jpgWSA-Japan-Postage-1924-30.jpg-crop-117x141at519-196.jpg
X 5y grn Empress Jingu
X 10y vio Empress Jingu

1925, May 10 Silver Wedding 1925 issue
Colnect-4487-197-Cranes.jpgColnect-822-676-Phoenix.jpgColnect-4487-198-Cranes.jpgColnect-4487-199-Phoenix.jpg
- 1 1/2s brnvio cranes
X 3s sil & brnorg Phoenix
- 8s red cranes
- 20s sil & graygrn Phoenix

1926, Jul 5 1926 pictorials issue
Colnect-508-329-Country--s-motives.jpgColnect-679-134-Yomei-Gate-T%C5%8Dsh%C5%8D-g%C5%AB-Shrine---Nikko.jpgColnect-679-135-Daimyo-temple.jpgColnect-813-841-Nagoya-Castle.jpg
X 2s grn Mt Fuji .20
X 6s car Yomei Gate
X 10s dkbl Nagoya Castle .20
- 10s car Nagoya Castle (1937)

1927, Jun 20 UPU entry 50th issue
Japan_50th_anniv_of_admission_to_UPU.jpgColnect-4823-656-Baron-Maejima-Hisoka-founder-of-the-Japanese-Postal-System.jpgColnect-4487-200-World-Map--amp--Dove.jpgColnect-4823-654-World-Map--amp--Dove.jpg
X 1 1/2s lil Baron Hisoka
X 3s olgrn Baron Hisoka
- 6s carrose world map & pigeon
- 10s bl world map & pigeon

1928, Nov 10 Hirohito enthronement issue
Enthronement_of_Emperor_Hirohito_1.5sen.JPGEnthronement_of_Emperor_Hirohito_3sen.JPGEnthronement_of_Emperor_Hirohito_6sen.JPGEnthronement_of_Emperor_Hirohito_10sen.JPG
X 1 1/2s grn Phoenix
X 3s pur enthronement hall
X 6s car Phoenix
X 10s bl enthronement hall

1929, Sep 1
STS-Japan-3-300dpi.jpg-crop-276x314at476-1551.jpgColnect-1806-975-Mt-Fuji-and-Deer---Olive.jpgColnect-1806-978-Mt-Fuji-and-Deer---Violet.jpg
X 4s sal Mt Fuji
X 8s bis Mt Fuji
- 20s redvio Mt Fuji

1929, Oct 2 58th rebuilding of the Ise Shrine issue
58th_rebuilding_of_Ise_Shrine.jpg-crop-340x379at0-0.jpg58th_rebuilding_of_Ise_Shrine.jpg-crop-334x379at338-0.jpg
X 1 1/2s vio Sanctuary of the sun goddess
- 3s red Sanctuary of the sun goddess

1930, Sep 25 census 1930 issue
Colnect-679-147-Map-from-Japan-and-Korea.jpgColnect-679-148-Map-of-the-Empire.jpg
X 1 1/2s vio Map of Japan & Korea
- 3s red Map of Japan & Korea

1930, Nov 1 Meiji Shrine 10th issue
10th_Anniv._of_Meiji_Shrine_stamp_set.JPG-crop-372x344at0-0.jpg10th_Anniv._of_Meiji_Shrine_stamp_set.JPG-crop-372x335at370-0.jpg
- 1 1/2s grn Meiji temple
- 3s brnorg Meiji temple

1933 1933 issue - characters p. 13h
Colnect-822-677-Tazawa---1-frac12--sen-Coil.jpgColnect-817-990-Tazawa---3-sen-Coil.jpg
- 1 1/2s bl
- 3s rose

1934, Oct 1 15th Red Cross Congress issue (no perf info)
IRC_Conference_1934_-_1.5_sen.jpgIRC_Conference_1934_-_3_Sen.jpgIRC_Conference_1934_-_6_Sen.jpgIRC_Conference_1934_-_10_Sen.jpg
- 1 1/2s blgrn & red Red Cross Badge
- 3s dkpur & red Red Cross Building
- 6s car & red Red Cross emblem
- 10s dkbl & red Red Cross Building
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