First Geese [Scott #365: $0.52 used] was printed by lithography from 1946-1947. The paper was ungummed and imperforate because the postal facilities had been so damaged by American bombing at the close of WWII. The design was taken from a print by the famous master of printing, Hokusai.
See also Blue Geese.
Paper Type: Rice Paper, Legion Mulberry White 38 [Utrecht #19118]
Paper Size: 9.75" x 13"
Image Size: 4" x 5"
Edition Size: 50
Inks Used: 1-15 Speedball water-based; 25-50 Van Son Rubber-based
Date cut: 1997-08-29
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