Collecting History: 125 Years of the National Philatelic Collection

 

LEROY W. CHRISTENSON–A.M. TRACEY WOODWARD COLLECTION OF JAPAN

 

Alphonse Marie Tracey Woodward

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Alphonse Marie Tracey Woodward’s Postage Stamps of  Japan and Dependencies
Alphonse Marie Tracey Woodward’s Postage Stamps of Japan and Dependencies
Alphonse Marie Tracey Woodward’s Postage Stamps of Japan and Dependencies (1928) is one of philately’s rarest books. Only one hundred signed and numbered copies were printed on handmade vellum paper, bound in full calf leather, and decorated with tooled gold. The National Philatelic Collection obtained this copy at auction in 1954. It will be shown alongside original pages from Woodward’s collection of the 1 sen issue of 1872, the first time they have been shown together.
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Alphonse Marie Tracey Woodward’s Postage Stamps of  Japan and Dependencies
Alphonse Marie Tracey Woodward’s Postage Stamps of Japan and Dependencies
A.M. Tracey Woodward’s plating study of the 1 sen blue, Japan, 1872
A.M. Tracey Woodward’s plating study of the 1 sen blue, Japan, 1872
A.M. Tracey Woodward’s plating study of the 1 sen blue, Japan, 1872
A.M. Tracey Woodward’s plating study of the 1 sen blue, Japan, 1872
Above and below: A.M. Tracey Woodward’s plating study of the 1 sen blue, Japan, 1872
A.M. Tracey Woodward’s plating study of the 1 sen blue, Japan, 1872
A.M. Tracey Woodward’s plating study of the 1 sen blue, Japan, 1872
A.M. Tracey Woodward’s plating study of the 1 sen blue, Japan, 1872
A.M. Tracey Woodward’s plating study of the 1 sen blue, Japan, 1872
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