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ISBN #0934282242. Casey, Ron. THE SHOWA FORGERIES OF JAPAN. Published 2005. Card. 79 p. Illus, many enlarged. Forgeries of 11 denominations of Japanese regular-issue stamps from the Third Shōwa series and First New sho-wa series issued between 1945 and 1947. This monograph presents the most extensive study of these forgeries ever published. The first two chapters describe and illustrate how to differentiate the genuine from the forgeries, including design characteristics, papers, watermarks, and a detailed examination of the various fake cancellations that were applied to the forgeries. .
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