1st July 1948
perf 13, wmk 257, typo
Printed at the Japanese Govt. Printing Works
|1949 Second printing, white gum, sharp colors, cleancut perforations, white paper.|
|5 sen magenta||1||1B|
|1 yen ultramarine||7||7B|
|1948 First printing, thick yellow gum, dull colors, rough perforations, grayish paper.|
|5 sen magenta||1a||1A|
|1 yen ultramarine||7a||7A|
The Ryukyu Islands were part of Japan until captured by US forces during WW2. They reverted to Japan in May 1972.
Sources: ScS, SGP18.
Image from ebay.
|FI ref: 626||Page credit: NB|
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