Japan’s Admission to the UPU

Complete set of 2 commemorative postage stamps on the Centenary of the Admission of Japan to the UPU :

1308 Carrier Pigeons, Mail Box, UPU Emblem (Japan’s admission to the UPU) [Japan Stamp 1977]1309 UPU Emblem, Postal Service Flag of Meiji Era, world Map (Japan’s admission to the UPU) [Japan Stamp 1977]Issued by Japan

Issued on Jun 20, 1977

Issued for : To commemorate the Centenary of the Admission of Japan to the Universal Postal Union (UPU), a set of two postage stamps and a souvenir sheet comprising two stamps will be issued. The UPU was formed in 1874 and its membership now numbers 157 countries and Japan is one of principal member countries.

Design : (A) Pigeon carrying letter and postbox with emblem of UPU and (B) Japanese mail flag in the early Meiji era and emblem of UPU joined one another with map of globe.

Designer : (A) Mr. Masatoshi Hioki and (B) Mr. Motoharu Morita

Colour : Multicolour

Type : Stamps, Postal Used

Denomination : 50 & 100 Yen

Printing Process : Photogravure

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