Lot# 238 - 182-185 Auction
The Unofficial 1896 Presentation Album of Japanese Stamps: "Dai Nippon Teikoku Ubin Kitte Eukakushi" (The Postage Stamp History of the Japanese Empire), produced by the facsimile dealer K. Wada in Tokyo in late 1896 due to the demand for the copies of the original (which were only distibuted to high Officials around the world by the Japanese Dept. of Communications). Virtually a copy of the original work offered in the previous lot, the stamp specimens are outstanding facsimilies throughout, produced in a similar silk wrapper with differing notation on the front and different purple ties. This example also contains the fold-out table. The issue of this book was suppressed by the Japanese Government and, though full of forgeries, this book is of the same magnitude of rarity as the original though obviously the contents are not of the same value. An exquisite book en-cased, as the previous lot, in a hand-crafted box for protection.
Starting bid :
Hammer price : 3,400 CHF
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