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Ryukyu Islands

1st July 1948

US Possession 6

Ryukyu Islands
  #1 xxx

perf 13, wmk 257, typo
Printed at the Japanese Govt. Printing Works

Description   Scott SG Mi Y&T  
1949 Second printing, white gum, sharp colors, cleancut perforations, white paper.
5 sen magenta   1 1B      
10s yellow-green   2 2B      
20s yellow-green   3 3B      
30s vermilion   4 4B      
40s magenta   5 5B      
50s ultramarine   6 6B      
1 yen ultramarine   7 7B      
1948 First printing, thick yellow gum, dull colors, rough perforations, grayish paper.
5 sen magenta   1a 1A      
10s yellow-green   2a 2A      
20s yellow-green   3a 3A      
30s vermilion   4a 4A      
40s magenta   5a 5A      
50s ultramarine   6a 6A      
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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