Trying to identify this Japanese 50 Sen Stamp?

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Trying to identify this Japanese 50 Sen Stamp?

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Hi.

I've inherited my late Fathers Stamp Collection and all of the stamps are identifiable apart from one 50 Cen Chinese stamp.

Any help with this would be great.

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Welcome to Stampboards :)

You should introduce yourself by making a quick post here - https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?t=10277

Your stamp is actually from Japan not China. It could be one of at least two variants depending on its watermark - more information here: https://colnect.com/en/stamps/list/variant/444707
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The stylised Chrysanthemum as the Imperial Seal of Japan is a useful symbol to commit to memory as it turns up elsewhere, too.

e.g.
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Japan 1937 definitive issue 50 Sen used, catalog. value euros 4.50.
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ligneN wrote: 20 Jan 2023 05:45 catalog. value euros 4.50.
In that condition with "nibbled"/folded top left corner real world value is sadly only a few pence. :idea:
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ligneN wrote: 20 Jan 2023 05:45 Japan 1937 definitive issue 50 Sen used, catalog. value euros 4.50.
Or most likely the 1929 issue (different watermark) with a value of €1.
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Stewie1980 wrote: 20 Jan 2023 23:24
ligneN wrote: 20 Jan 2023 05:45 Japan 1937 definitive issue 50 Sen used, catalog. value euros 4.50.
Or most likely the 1929 issue (different watermark) with a value of €1.
The 1929 original issue had granite paper with blue and red fibres.
The picture given above does not show any of those.
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Re: Trying to identify this Chinese 50 Sen Stamp?

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That's hard to tell from the overexposed photo.

I have both versions in my collection and even I have look very closely at both stamps to tell the difference from only looking at the front. The fibers are quite small.
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Yes, I was looking for a reason to show-off this 50 sen block of four from the 1929 issue, Japan. The postal cancel is from Itabashi City, Tokyo. The date of 7-7-19 is converted from the Showa era (Year, Month, Day) to read 19 July 1932. As stated above, the paper used is called granite paper which has tiny blue and red fibers (see picture below of the back). Also, stated above, if your copy does not have the tiny fibers in the paper, then it is from the 1937 printing.
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Time to change the title of the thread to Japan not China. :)

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