courier bird 2 / 運ぶ鳥 2

March 19, 2012

*exch. 050

20 June 1977, Japan
Centenary of Admission to Universal Postal Union
design: Katsutoshi Hioki

I found another stamp with birds, carrying messages.  The rectangular shape in the middle is a post box – I noticed that Red post boxes are not universal.  This map shows the different colours of post boxes around the world – but for me, having lived in Japan and now living in the UK, post boxes have always been red!

The design of this stamp looks nicely dated and the shape of this post box is evocative of that time, in a similar way that I remember ‘Mr. Number’ of these stamps at the edge of my memory.




3 Responses to “courier bird 2 / 運ぶ鳥 2”

  1. Jürgen Says:

    Yellow rules !! 😛

  2. Tomoko Says:

    ?? What is Yellow rules?

  3. Jürgen Says:

    it means that yellow post boxes are the best 😉

    well… I only say that because I live in Switzerland and here they are yellow !

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