First bicycle stamp from Japan


29 October 1948 Japan
National Athletic Meet
design: Katsutoshi Hioki

The first set of stamps on theme of sports were issued in 1948.  This bicycle stamp was one of the second set, celebrating 3rd National Athletic Meeting.  Off centred and dull mono colour print, but showing beginning of hope in rebuilding the country, 3 years after the end of the war.



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