Help with Meiji date seals


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Posted by Alec W. (174.105.163.103) on March 09, 2021 at 17:21:19:

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Hi all --

I'm hoping someone can help with the identification of the pictured date seals. They appear on the three sheets of a design depicting diplomatic negotiations related to the Taiwan Expedition. My research suggests that, had the illustrated meeting actually occurred (it did not), it would have happened around early September 1874. So I think the publication must have occurred during the second half of that year... but what month?

None of the seals seem to be a good match for anything I can find in Marks, Hotei, or GUDJ, though the left two have a general similarity to documented seals from months 10 through 12.

The full design can be seen here:

https://www.ukiyoesig.net/gallery/aw/059.html

Thanks in advance for any thoughts!
-A


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