[Registration tax 1888 to 1898]
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This is registration tax revenues "toki inshi" from 1888 to 1898. The motive is a woven circular wheel in Japanese "kuruma". The values are given in both Japanese and English numbers. There is two high values with portraits of famous Japanese. 10 yen Wake no Kiyomaro (733-799), who laid out the Heian-kyo (today Kyoto). 50 yen is Takenouchi no Sukune, who should have lived 280 years and is a Shinto kami.

Values 5 rin, 1 sen, 2 sen 5 rin, 3 sen, 5 sen, 10 sen

Values 50 sen, 1 yen, 5 yen

Imperforated values 1 sen, 5 sen, 10 sen, 1 yen

Is found perforated from 9 to 13 and imperforated. Examples of diffenrent perforations and cancels are seen below. The blue and brown color of the revenues shows large variations. They can be divided in 2 color types light and dark .The series consists of:

1 rin green
5 rin green
1 sen brown
2 sen 5 rin brown
3 sen brown
5 sen brown
10 sen brown
50 sen brown
1 yen blue
2 yen blue
5 yen blue
10 yen red - portrait
50 yen red - portrait

Shimomura 2003 page 22-23

Furuya 2011 page 64-66

Value

Imperforate

1890

perforate 9

1888

1 rin green

   

5 rin green

non-existence
1 sen brown
2 sen 5 rin brown non-existence
3 sen brown non-existence
5 sen brown
10 sen brown
50 sen brown
1 yen blue
2 yen blue non-existence
5 yen blue non-existence
10 yen red non-existance
50 yen red non-existence

Example of cancels on these

1 sen

Text: keshi-in

a cancel

5 sen

as above

10 sen

Text: Zei ??

tax

10 sen

Fukushima-ken Tajima Shuzesho

Tajima is a town in Fukushima prefecture and last part is taxoffice

50 sen

Text: ??

2 yen

Text: keshi-in

a cancel

!0 yen

two characters - mihon

specimen

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