JAPAN FORGERIES IMITATIONS DRAGON STAMPS
Condition: JAPAN FORGERIES IMITATIONS DRAGON STAMPS
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W. Metzelaar and Varro E. Tyler
Forgeries and Imitations of the Dragon Stamps of Japan
Japan’s Dragon stamps have been extensively forged by several different forgers. This 24 page monograph details all the forgeries and imitations of these stamps known at the time of its publication in 1971. This includes forgeries created by Japanese producers Wada KotarÅ, Kamigataya, and Hirose, the Spiro Brothers in Germany, as well as creations by unknown individuals and even official imitations.
The Wada forgeries consist of different (either six or eight) design types within each plate, and an enlarged image of each different design type for each denomination is provided. It also defines and lists the various ‘states’ of the 6-stamp plates, produced primarily by the relocation of the sankÅ (reference) or mozÅ (imitation) incorporated in their designs.
This monograph also includes informative biographical facts about the producers, particularly Wada, and still remains the principal source of this information
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