Japan: Specimen

This Japanese Apimondia stamp is overprinted "MIHON". Translated: 'specimen'. 

In other words this stamp was sent to a press man before the emission date; giving the press man time to write an article before emission.

by Jan de Crom  
taken from "The Postal Bee"  4/2005 
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