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1/4b manuscript surcharge on 1b Sutherland & Co. local post single

1870

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

Issued by an English-owned stagecoach line that carried mail from Tokyo (Yedo) to Yokohama, this 1870 stamp is among the world's rarest. Collectors call them boos---a shortening of ichibuban, an old Japanese currency. This pink 1/4 boo is one of six known copies.

Museum ID: 0.241106.1.46.1

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Details

  • Title: 1/4b manuscript surcharge on 1b Sutherland & Co. local post single
  • Date Created: 1870
  • Physical Dimensions: 2.9 x 3.5 cm
  • Subject Keywords: stamp, Japan
  • External Link: Stamps Around the Globe
  • Medium: paper (pink); ink (black)

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