Japan, 1871-1971, housed in older Minkus album. Also contains material from Ryukyu Islands and Manchukuo. Most material is fine to very-fine and sound. There is some tropical staining and other flaws on a few of the older stamps, as can be expected. Stamps are Mint Hinged or used. The collector used large hinges, and some are difficult to remove. Includes many complete sets and better items.
Contains regular issues, commemoratives, semi-postals, airmails and Occupation issues.
Very high catalogue value! Scott catalogue value is $3700.
Condition: Most material is fine to very-fine. All but a few earlier issues are sound. Some tropical staining present on earliest stamps. Collection contains mixed Mint Hinged and used material. Most heavily hinged