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 Japan on New Year 1965
December 15, 1964

Japan on New Year 1965

A special issue of the New Year Greeting Stamp for 1965 :

Mugiwara-hebi : Shinto Shrine, AsakusaIssued by Japan

Issued on Dec 15, 1964

Issued for : The mascot known as the “straw snake”, formerly sold in the precinct of Asakusa Shrine, Tokyo, has been chosen to provide the design of the five-yen New Year Stamp for 1965, popularly the year of snake.

Design : Mugiwarahebinative toy of Tokyo

Designer : Katsutoshi Hioki

Printing Colors : Dull blue, red, deep green and greyish black

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Denomination : 5 Yen

Size of Impression : 22.5 x 27 mm.

Sheet Composition : 20 (4 x 5) stamps per sheet

Paper : White without watermark

Quantity Issued : 25,000,000 stamps

Printing Process : Photogravure

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