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Hello Scott,

Here is the separate question as you asked :)

These stamps are all Japanese and I believe they have greater value than the Austro-Hungarian lot. Could you please tell me if they have any chance of being sold as they are in Used condition? Or any additional info would be greatly appreciated :) Thank you

Hi Alexander,
So, here is the results:

Here’s a list of the stamps and their catalog value.  Note all values in US dollar.  A “.XX” means value in cents.  Format is Scott Catalog Number, then Year of Issue, then Catalog Value.  First stamp is upper left corner, and proceeds left to right and top to bottom.
1.   Scott #72 – 1883 – CV: .80
2.   Scott #73 – 1883 – CV: .25
3.   Scott #55 – 1876 – CV: $10.00
4.   Scott #79 – 1888 – CV:.45
5.   Scott #80 – 1888 – CV:.50
6.   Scott #81 – 1888 – CV:$1.50
7.   Scott #82 – 1888 – CV:$1.50
8.   Scott #100 – 1899 – CV:.25
9.   Scott #103 – 1899 – CV:.25
10.   Scott #105 – 1899 – CV:.25
11.   Scott #106 – 1899 – CV:$1.00
12.   Scott #113 – 1908 – CV:$6.00
13.   Scott #141 – 1919 – CV:.50
14.   Scott #180 – 1923 – CV:$1.00
15.   Scott #181 – 1923 – CV:$1.00
16.   Scott #184 – 1923 – CV:$1.00
17.   Scott #186 – 1923 – CV:$1.00
18.   Scott #187 – 1923 – CV:$1.50
19.   Scott #188- 1924 – CV:$3.50
Total Catalog Value of all 19: $32.50

That is the used value in good condition, which some of them (like the #181) are not in great shape.
Sorry this lot isn’t of greater value for you.
Hope that helps,

  There appears to be one that is interesting here, but the quality of your scan is very low.  Are you able to provide higher density of the scan, or take a photo with a higher quality rate?  That would help a lot.  But in any case, can you tell me what the bottom of the center (brownish) stamp in the first row on the page says?  (it will say <some number> SEN.  The number will be spelled out in English.  But I can't make it out at all in the scan because of where the postmark is running through it.

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My expertise is in US, but I have a lot of exposure to worldwide, and with wide reference material, I will do what I can to answer questions about global stamps. In US I have extensive experience in all aspects (does include Administrative overprints for Cuba, China, Puerto Rico etc.). Also, Hawaii general issue and Revenue (pre-statehood). Of course still building knowledge but have been collecting since 1980. Air Mail is a favorite area, but not a limitation. Two specialty areas are Large Banknote issues, and Washington/Franklin identification. Strong experience in Carrier & Locals, Private Die (Also known as M&M for "Match & Medicine" but also includes some playing card and perfume stamp issues.) Recently have been building more back-of-book experience, especially around Official, Newspaper, Revenue and tax editions. Some covers, and cancellations, but not my strong suit. Another area I'm recently diving into. What I can't do: Anything non-US, as it's just not an area I focus on.


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