A commemorative postage stamp on the International Geographical Congress and International Cartographic Conference :
Issued by Japan
Issued on Aug 25, 1980
Issued for : A postage stamp was issued in commemoration of the XXIVth International Geographical Congress, which was held Sept. 1 to 5 and the Xth International Cartographic Conference meeting between Aug. 25 and Sept. 1. Both of these assemblies, which are deeply concerned with human life on Earth, convened in Tokyo. About 3,000 participants from over 80 nations were scheduled to attend.
Design : The postage stamp has been designed with a map of the world and three–dimensional graphic representation which symbolizes geography, producing the three-dimensional effect in refreshing coloring.
Designer : Mr. Fumito Otani
Colour : Multicolour
Type : Stamp, Postal Used
Denomination : 50 Yen
Stamp Size : 22.5 mm x 33.0 mm
Quantity Issued : 26,000,000 stamps
Printing Process : Photogravure
- The 24th International Geographical Congress and the 10th International Cartographic Conference was held in Tokyo, participated by about 80 nations.
- Maps, ranging from basic ones prepared by government agencies to general city plans, road maps and those for sightseeing and travelling, are indispensable for economic and social activities in everyday life.
- Further, geography makes important contributions in various fields including land use, environment and disaster prevention by pursuing interactions between man and nature in each region with the use of maps.