Monday, June 2, 2014

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Today I will present some stamps from Japan.. beautiful stamps as usual..!!

Japan Post has started in 1992 a series named "Men of Culture" that is repeated every year with new personalities.. I just have Japanese stamps until 2004 , and at this time this series continue to have it's own place in the well structured Year plans of Japan Post..

As we know ,the Original "Men of Culture" Series (18) 1949/1952 is a series that all Japan Philately Fan want to have.. ( I never found this series selling anywhere...complete , of course..)..
1)2) Complete series "Men of Culture" 1998[ I'm going to specify the Perforation just once , because all of these stamps have the same perf: 13] [Personalities: Yoshie Fujiwara (Opera singer) , Bakin Takizawa (Writer)]

3) from "Men of Culture" (2) 1994 [Michio Miyagi (Composer)]

4) from "Men of Culture" (2) 1997 [Khouda Rhouan (Writer)]
5) from "Men of Culture" (2) 2003 [Mokichi Saito (Writer)]
6) from "Men of Culture" (3) 2004 [Koga Masao (Composer)]

Another beautiful series is the "My Favorite Songs".. This series started in 1997 with the 1st and 2nd issues ; in 1998 there were 5 issues and in 1999 2... Each issue have 2 stamps ,so we have a total of 18 stamps ; the stamps represent each one , a  different song and fractions of the musical notation appear in the inferior part of the stamp...When I finish these series I will present here in the blog.. 3 stamps missing!!

1) "My Favorite Songs 5 Issue" (2) 1998
Perf: 13
2) "My Favorite Songs 7th Issue" (2) 1998
Perf: 13

these are Prefecture Stamps.. they are really beautiful and I must highlight  that this particular branch of Japanese Philately is a "Paradise" for a Flower stamps Collector...they appear in almost every stamp and we always finish  thinking "What a beautiful Country..!!..."
1)Complete series " Tohoku's Four Season's Story II, Fukushima" 2003
Perf: 13.5
SG(17) [from Fukushima Prefecture]
2) Complete series "The Pagoda of Murouji Temple,Nara" 2004
Perf: 13.5
SG(9)[from Nara Prefecture]
3) "Cultural and Natural Heritage II,Hokkaido" (2) 2004
Perf: 13.5
SG(61)[from Hokkaido Prefecture]

 Japanese stamps that use Gold and Silver patterns, and they are many, are much more beautiful "Live" in your hand.. they loose almost their entire glow and  beauty in a photo or scan...

[Left] from a series (10) 2003 "Inauguration of Japan Post (public postal corporation)" 
Perf: 13.5
SG(3130) [Self Adhesive Stamp]

[Right] from aseries (2)+MS 1991 "Philatelic Week (120th Anniv. First Japanese Stamps)"
Perf: 13

[Left] Complete series 2002 " Fleet Review"
Perf: 13

[Right] complete series 1999 "100 Years of Japanese Emigration to Peru"
Perf: 13

[Left] from a series (2) 1988 "International Correspondence Week" 
Perf: 13

[Right] Complete series 1988 "43rd National Athletic Meeting, Kyoto"
Perf: 13

[Left] Complete series 2002 "12th World Psychiatry Congress."
Perf: 13

[Right] Complete series 2002 " 50th Anniv of Japan-U.S.A. Fulbright Exchange Programme"
Perf: 13

Complete Series 2002 " World Figure Skating Championships, Nagano"
Perf: 13

Complete series 1999 "Centenary of Patent Attorney System"
Perf: 13

A Small video I made in 2012, about a Japanese stamp...[with Sound!!..]

Sorry, because I have much to say about Japanese Stamps , but I don't have the time  right now... I have to leave , and I want to finish this post before...


1 comment:

  1. Muito bom Luiz, a descrição detalhada e numeração dos selos é de bastante ajuda a outros filatelistas,parabéns mais uma vez, J.RODRIGUES