Overview of the Major Japanese Stamp Catalogues

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Advance copy of ビジュアル日専 手彫切手編 is here.

Also already on the japanese-language site, which confirms "start of sale 2023-03-20":
https://www.yushu.co.jp/shop/g/g8084/

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My copy of JSCA volume 1 came in the mail a couple days ago via amazon.jp, and all I can say is WOW what a catalogue.

176 pages to cover the first five years of Japanese philately - the level of detail and information on plate varieties, shades, perforation varieties, paper varieties etc is simply astounding. Includes pricing not only for single stamps but also for stamps on cover
Page from JSCA Volume I showing first page of information on the ½ Sen Cherry Blossom first issue from 1872
Page from JSCA Volume I showing first page of information on the ½ Sen Cherry Blossom first issue from 1872
Definitely a key catalogue to get for anyone interested in classical Japan.
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English order site directly at the publishers is here:

http://yushu.or.jp/english/books/index.html

Price including shipping is y4800, about USD-35.
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And "bilingual" goes mostly into the details, like "earliest known usage" or "largest known unit" (mint or used)
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Looks great!

Hopefully, I'll be able to pick up a copy at Stamp-Show2023, when I'm there on Saturday.

Looking forward to the 1948-1965 Catalogue as well, being published May 1, 2023, and available for pre-order on Amazon Japan.
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pmc wrote: 15 Apr 2023 21:50
Looking forward to the 1948-1965 Catalogue as well, being published May 1, 2023, and available for pre-order on Amazon Japan.
Probably a good idea to mention that this does not cover everything in that period.

There's also number ⑥ Japanese Stamp Specialized Catalogue 1946-1966, which contains
Commemorative Stamps,
Post-WW2 Issues,
National Park Stamps, &
New Years Greeting Stamps.
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satsuma wrote: 15 Apr 2023 23:04
pmc wrote: 15 Apr 2023 21:50
Looking forward to the 1948-1965 Catalogue as well, being published May 1, 2023, and available for pre-order on Amazon Japan.
Probably a good idea to mention that this does not cover everything in that period.

There's also number ⑥ Japanese Stamp Specialized Catalogue 1946-1966, which contains
Commemorative Stamps,
Post-WW2 Issues,
National Park Stamps, &
New Years Greeting Stamps.
Yes, as they now used the heading "bilingual", a title page stating "1948-65 definitive series"
would help
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pmc wrote: 15 Apr 2023 21:50 Looks great!

Hopefully, I'll be able to pick up a copy at Stamp-Show2023, when I'm there on Saturday.

Looking forward to the 1948-1965 Catalogue as well, being published May 1, 2023, and available for pre-order on Amazon Japan.
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Picked both of the latest catalogues today... A dealer had the 1871-1876 catalogue on his table for 2,500 yen, but had to pay full price for the other - 3,300 yen.

Here are some snaps of the 1948-1965 catalogue dealing with the definitives: Vocational Series (1948-49); Showa Unwatermarked Series (1951-52); 1st/2nd/3rd Fauna, Flora & National Treasure Series (1950-65), Airmail stamps (1950-62), and associated postal stationery.
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Just placed my order for volume 5, should have in a couple weeks.

Quick question, does anyone know if the coverage of commemoratives planned in Vol 6 will only cover postwar commemoratives or pre-war ones as well. Volume 2, covering 1876-1908, only covered the definitive issues, with nothing for the commemoratives such as the 1894 Wedding Silver Jubilee or 1896 Victory over China commemoratives.

At the end of volume 2 the info on future volumes had indicated that volume 6 was going to cover 1894-1966 but the info at end of volume 1 now has volume 6 as covering only the years 1946-1966, hence my question
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DJCMH wrote: 24 Apr 2023 13:54 Just placed my order for volume 5, should have in a couple weeks.

Quick question, does anyone know if the coverage of commemoratives planned in Vol 6 will only cover postwar commemoratives or pre-war ones as well. Volume 2, covering 1876-1908, only covered the definitive issues, with nothing for the commemoratives such as the 1894 Wedding Silver Jubilee or 1896 Victory over China commemoratives.

At the end of volume 2 the info on future volumes had indicated that volume 6 was going to cover 1894-1966 but the info at end of volume 1 now has volume 6 as covering only the years 1946-1966, hence my question
Changed to 1946-66, see here:
http://yushu.or.jp/english/books/index.html

The reason probably is that additionally to the commemoratives, also parks and new year stamps are included.
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ligneN wrote: 26 Apr 2023 02:36
DJCMH wrote: 24 Apr 2023 13:54 Just placed my order for volume 5, should have in a couple weeks.

Quick question, does anyone know if the coverage of commemoratives planned in Vol 6 will only cover postwar commemoratives or pre-war ones as well. Volume 2, covering 1876-1908, only covered the definitive issues, with nothing for the commemoratives such as the 1894 Wedding Silver Jubilee or 1896 Victory over China commemoratives.

At the end of volume 2 the info on future volumes had indicated that volume 6 was going to cover 1894-1966 but the info at end of volume 1 now has volume 6 as covering only the years 1946-1966, hence my question
Changed to 1946-66, see here:
http://yushu.or.jp/english/books/index.html

The reason probably is that additionally to the commemoratives, also parks and new year stamps are included.
So pre-1946 commemorative and parks issues will not be included in any of the catalogues???
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DJCMH wrote: 26 Apr 2023 02:44
ligneN wrote: 26 Apr 2023 02:36
DJCMH wrote: 24 Apr 2023 13:54 Just placed my order for volume 5, should have in a couple weeks.

Quick question, does anyone know if the coverage of commemoratives planned in Vol 6 will only cover postwar commemoratives or pre-war ones as well. Volume 2, covering 1876-1908, only covered the definitive issues, with nothing for the commemoratives such as the 1894 Wedding Silver Jubilee or 1896 Victory over China commemoratives.

At the end of volume 2 the info on future volumes had indicated that volume 6 was going to cover 1894-1966 but the info at end of volume 1 now has volume 6 as covering only the years 1946-1966, hence my question
Changed to 1946-66, see here:
http://yushu.or.jp/english/books/index.html

The reason probably is that additionally to the commemoratives, also parks and new year stamps are included.
So pre-1946 commemorative and parks issues will not be included in any of the catalogues???
Not in the ones yet announced.

But in an 1894/1944 volume covering commemoratives, inc. parks and new year stamps.

Note that in the old visual (but not JSCA-), new year issues and parks had their own volumes.
This will definitely not happen again

Because the JSCA visual is just split in
- definitives, chronological (inc. airmails, stationery)
- non-definitives/airmails (inc. all non-definitive stationery)
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