Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Tazawa Shogen

[Japan] (b?/d?)

 "For the first time an open contest with prizes was held to select a new stamp design...An entry by Tazawa Shogen (an employee of the Printing Bureau) was chosen and adopted as the design for the new standard stamps.."


Japan 1913/1933 "Tazawa Series" (40,4,4) [Die engr (S. Morimoto)][Typo] Sc(115,...,125)(127,...,147)

[ several issues of these designs were made, unwmk and wmk , in different papers, using different printing procedures and technologies, etc ]

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