Japan – Ryukyu Islands: This collection brings together a life-time of passion with the present owner spending more the 50 years amassing the incredible hoard, which can be described as collections, stocks and or accumulations. This offering was only possible by the bringing together of two great collection in one; that of Joe Bush and John B. Head.
The lot offers to the market a practically never seen accumulation of the issues from mint, singles, sets, blocks, part and complete sheets, sheetlets, imperforates, covers, postal stationery, special cancels, varieties including imperf. between pairs, strips and blocks, revenue documents, plus a fine array of specialised books and journals.
Highlights include a wonderful array of Provisional Issue with Amami District, Miyako District, Okinawa District, Yaeyama District and Kume Island etc.
The collection has been catalogued over the years and the last stated catalogue value was in the region of US $300’000+, the entire collection is listed and available upon request and is housed in eight large boxes