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The Ryukyu Philatelic Specialist Society, LTD.
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Specialized Catalogue of the Postal
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Part VII
Documents and Specialized Monographs
Fascicle 7
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Officers and Board of
Directors
President
Jon B. Kawaguchi
Vice-President
Gary B. Weiss
Secretary and Publisher
Laura Edmonds
Treasurer
GEORGE M BAKA
Directors At Large
Russ W. Carter 2011-2014
Liz Joyce
2013-2016
Iris August Hinden
2013-2016
William A. Matthews
2011-2014
Directors From Hawaii
Roy Oshiro
Ernest D. Yuen
RPSS Editor
Jon B. Kawaguchi
RPSS Internet
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Liz Joyce
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William L. Ninde
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Arthur Askins

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    Welcome Members and Friends of the Ryukyu Philatelic Specialist Society, Ltd.
    The Ryukyu Philatelic Specialist Society, Ltd. (RPSS) has as its objectives promoting an interest in the philately of the Ryukyu Islands and
    encouraging friendly cooperation among philatelists of all nations. The Society was established in 1969. Over the years RPSS has published a
    journal titled From the Dragon's Den and a number of handbooks and specialized Ryukyu Islands philatelic catalogues. These publications provide a
    wealth of information for the philatelist interested in the Ryukyu Islands.

Member's Ryukyu
Dancer Exhibit
Heavenly Maiden
Ginowan Museum Stained Glass
Ginowan Museum Okinawa
Photographed by Mike Lynch
November 20, 2012

I met Mike Lynch, a photographer
who lives on Okinawa, Japan via
Facebook and visited his gallery of
photographs on his website. I wrote
to Mike and told him about how many
of the Ryukyu stamps depict the
Heavenly Maiden and he posted the
information on his website. Mike
posted on his photo page that our
society had contacted him about this
beautiful image and Mike sent back
this text,
"It got an Editor's PIck in
a photo contest, overnight!"
 Mike
has given our society permission to
post his photograph on our website
and he will be spreading the word
about our society on his! Thank you,
Mike"!
Visit Mike's site at
www.mikesryukyugallery.com
Go to Mike's Gallery for more
beautiful photographs of the Ryukyu
Islands and press Editor's Picks to
see this beautiful photograph.

Liz Joyce, RPSS Site Manager
Heavenly Maiden
1957
Scott Catalog #C9-C13
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Listing of RPSS Publications Available for Order:

LIST OF PUBLICATIONS

PUBLICATION PRICE LISTS (8)

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Vol. 33. No. 2
(Whole No. 98)
November 2013
Cash Registration Envelope UF1
Attention, RPSS Members and Online
Publication Customers:

We are experiencing a bit of an online storage
issue and had to remove a few publications
from our online store list.  However, you can
still order these publications by contacting our
President
Jon B. Kawaguchi who will email you
the publications once PayPal payment is
made. Below is the list of publications that
were removed from our site while we "re-vamp"
our online storage area.

Thank you for your patience and
continued patronage.

Specialized Catalogue Part VII Fascicle1
War Diary Military Detachment B-101-X
(Subsequenly Kume Shima
Districk of Miltary Gove
Lt. William C. Lassiter, USN and Lt. (jg) Billie A.
Caler, USNR, With Preface by Arthur L-F.
Askins, Jon B. Kawaguchi,
Editor, THE RYUKYU PHILATELIC SPECIALIST
SOCIETY, LTD, Alameda, CA, 2012,  
57 pages
$7.50

Specialized Catalogue PartVII Fascicle 2
Post war History of Okinawan Postal
Administration - Docments and
Specialized Monographs
by HIRATA Shiichi,
Translated by Nobu Vogel With Preface by
Arthur L-F. Askins,Jon B.
Kawaguchi, Editor, THE RYUKYU PHILATELIC
SPECIALST SOCIETY, LTD.,Alameda, CA,
2012,
105 pages
$7.50

Specialized Catalogue Part VII Fascicle 3
History of the Development of the
Communication Service in Amami
Oshima After its Separation from Japan by
SHIGEMURA Kuniyoshi,
Translated by Nobu
Vogel with Preface by Arthur
L-F. Askins, Jon B. Kawaguchi, Editor, THE
RYUKYU PHILTELIC SPECIALIST SOCIETY,
LTD. Alameda, CA, 2012, 65
pages
$7.50

Specialized Catalogue PartVII Fascicle 4
Miyako Island Postal History During and
After the War
by Tomiyama
Jojin, Translated by Nobu Vogel With Preface
by Arthur L-F. Askins, Jon B. Kawaguchi,
Editor, THE RYUKYU PHILATELIC
SPECIALIST SOCIETY, LTD., Alameda,
CA.,2012,  36 pages
$7.50

Specialized Catalogue PartVII Fascicle 5
Battle Records of Former
Communications Employees of Okinawa:
Kume Shima Post Office Portion, by Kikuzato
Kyobun, Translated by Nobu Vogel With
Preface by Arthur L-F. Askins,
Jon B. Kawaguchi, Editor, THE RYUKYU
PHILATELIC SPECIALIST SOCIETY, LTD.,
Alameda, CA.,2012,  50 pages
$7.50
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