Checklist - Ryukyu Islands First Day Cancellations
(Published: September, 2007, Volume 7, Number 2, Issue #23) (Table Of Contents)
(Author: Larry Fillion)


In 1962, Ryukyu Islands issued 2 stamps for the "World United Against Malaria" campaign. These were assigned Scott catalog numbers 95 and 96. Below are images of the two stamps.
Scott 95
Image Of Stamp
Scott 96
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Below is an example of a common FDC Cachet for this set of stamps. There are two cancellations on the FDC. The first is a small date cancel from Naha and the second is a large pictorial cancellation with one of the "World United Against Malaria" symbols on it.
Scott 95 (Block of 4 )(FDC w/ Malaria Symbol (Red/Green)(w/ Naha Cancel))
Image Of FDC


To date, there are the 3 known sets of cancellations from three different cities used on FDCs: Naha, Koza, and YaeYama.
Naha Special Malaria
First Day Cancel

Image Of Cancel
Koza Special Malaria
First Day Cancel

Image Of Cancel
YaeYama Special Malaria
First Day Cancel

Image Of Cancel
Naha Date Cancel
Image Of Cancel
Koza Date Cancel
Image Of Cancel
YaeYama Date Cancel
Image Of Cancel

*If any reader has other cities, please contact me at malariastamps@yahoo.com