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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Japan-1969-A Set of Postage Stamps-National Teasures of the Edo Period-Illustrated

Shown below are the three postage stamps issued in Japan in 1969 illustrated with treasures from Japan's Edo Period. The stamp values are 15 and 50 Yen. Three were issued with a value of 15 Yen and one of 50 Yen. The "Red-plum Tree" and "White-plum Tree" were issued as a se-tennant pair, making a 15, 30 and 50 Yen set of values. The print is a drawing by Japanes artist Ikeno, the "Pheasant" is an incense burner.




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