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The information on this site was last updated on July 25th, 2021
One hundred years ago, on April 20, 1921, Japan issued the first stamps with reproductions of previously issued stamps, the birth of our stamps on stamps topical collection.
For those members who haven't read it yet, I invite you to read my article, "The First Stamp on Stamp Issue" (SOS Signal for January 2005).
The Japanese certainly were aware of the tiny #s 1-4 in the corners of #s 163, 165, and produced many post and souvenir cards showing those stamps and adding the then-new issues.
Japan #163 Postcard
Thru my many years of SoS collecting. i have added these as I found them, first from stamp shows and then from the internet. This week, just in time for the anniversary, I found some new ones-- by accident, as they weren't listed as SoS. For one, I actually duplicated the purchase of two cards in order to get a post-marked souvenir folder which was prepared to hold the cards. The other, which I had never seen before, is what I consider a great maximum card with the enlargement of Japan # 1.
Japan Postcard souvenir folder 1921
Japan #163 maximum card
My last attachment is a cover I acquired sometime after my article was written, and i prize it over the cards. It is what is called a "native" cover, an example of domestic usage, addressed in Japanese in the normal vertical format. I'm sure it is a philatelic cover with its excess postage, but such covers are rare and high priced in Japan.
Happy Stamp on Stamp Collecting as we start the next centenary!
Stamps on stamps
of stamps on stamps is one of the most diverse of all topicals.
Ever since Sir Rowland Hill first advocated the use of prepaid pieces of
paper to be adhered to letters to expedite their delivery, the postage stamp
has fascinated people. It should come as no surprise, then, that the postage
stamp is being used as a stamp motif, and that topical collecting of stamps
on stamps is popular. The topic of stamps on stamps is an interesting one in
that it covers many different areas and avenues while still being true to the
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