Stamps of Japan

Collectors' & Reference Sites

Album Pages: Japanese Souvenir Sheets
Scanned album pages from the worldwide stamp collection of Antonius Ra.
Album Pages: Japan
Scanned album pages from the worldwide stamp collection of Antonius Ra.
International Society for Japanese Philately, Inc.
The ISJP is non-political and non-commercial with one objective: to promote intelligent interest in the philately and postal history of Japan and former Japanese colonies (Korea, Sakhalin [Karafuto], Taiwan), territories (Kwantung, the South Manchurian Railway Zone, and the mandated Caroline, Mariana, and Marshall Islands), and occupied areas (China and Southeast Asia), including Manchoukuo, the Ryukyu Islands, Japanese seapost offices and other civilian and military post offices abroad, and foreign post offices in Japan. The online portal is designed for Japanese stamp collectors from around the world.
Japanese Forgeries
A useful guide to identifying forgeries of classic Japanese stamps.
A treasure-house of Japanese philately and culture. Philatelists will find full-color representative philatelic exhibits, reviews of the latest in Japanese-related philatelic research, on-going research topics, a dictionary of Japanese philatelic terms and, an introduction to the International Society for Japanese Philately. Japanophiles, as well as those who are merely curious, will find a broad range of links to various aspects of Japanese society. The links are identified as to whether they are provided in English, Japanese, or both. A wide range of translation aides are provided for viewers wishing to explore sites written in Japanese.
Koban Collection
Horst Mueller, an Austrian citizen resident in Japan, displays part of his collection of these classic Japanese stamps. Koban issues of Japan are fascinating, because of the many paper and perforation varieties and, most of all, because of the many different cancellation types used for domestic and foreign mail in Japan and in the many post offices Japan operated in foreign countries.
Stamp Exhibit: Early Japan Commems
A beautiful display of some of the early commemorative stamps of Japan.
Stamp Library: Stamps of Japan
Scans of classic stamps of Japan from the Sandafayre Stamp Library.

Stamp Dealers' Sites

The Japan Philatelic Group
The leading suppliers in Europe of Japanese Stamps including P-sheets and Japanese Postal History, Japanese Occupation stamps and postal history, Japanese Military Mail from the Sino-Japanese War (1894) to World War II, and IJPO's in China / Manchuria. They also supply a wide range of catalogues, albums and literature.
Stamps of Japan - from (International sellers)
Japan covers from Jim Forte Postal History (USA)

Japanese Stamps on eBay

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