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.
Ryukos Scott 95
Scott 95
Ryukos Scott 96
Scott 96


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.
Ryukos Scott 95 FDC
Scott 95 (Block of 4 )(FDC w/ Malaria Symbol (Red/Green)(w/ Naha Cancel))


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

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