JAPAN

Stamps inscribed 'Nippon' and/or ''.

1871 ->

From 1871: 1 Yen (JPY) = 100 Sen = 1000 Rin
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HERALDIC CATS

Issue Item code Item type Face value Remarks SC
140th Anniversary of the Postcard JP20100925_26 PMK 1708799 Commemorative Postmark - Heraldic Lions
CoA of Bavaria (on Bavarian stamp)
Toshima Branch PO, Tokyo
25 - 26 Sept 2010
Japanese dates:
22.9.25 - 22.9.26 *
2011 British Philatelic Exhibition JP20110416_17 PMK 1708799 Commemorative Postmark - Heraldic Lions
British Royal CoA
"British Philatelic Exhibition" and same text in Japanese
Toshima Branch PO, Tokyo
16 - 17 Apr 2011
Japanese dates:
23.4.16 - 23.4.17 *

* A note on Japanese dates:
Japan follows the Gregorian callendar regarding days and months, years are, however, counted within the reign of the current emperor. Domestic Japanese postmarks wil thus not use Western years. International mail is mostly postmarked with an international postmark showing a Western year and the city and country in Latin script - alone or in addition to the domestic postmark. For catstamp collectors, the post-war reigns are of significance. Emperor Hirohitho's reign, referred to as 'Showa' ("Brilliant Harmony") started in 1926 (year 1), and lasted until 1989 (year 64). The current reign of Emperor Akhito is referred to as 'Heisei' ("Achieving Peace") and started in 1989 (year 1). 2012 is thus year 24.

Compiled by Geir Arveng
Latest update: 15 March 2012