courier bird 2

運ぶ鳥 2

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.

This stamp is listed on eBay!

昭和52年6月20日発行
万国郵便連合加盟100年記念
デザイン:日置勝駿

ポストの周りを舞う鳥がピンクの封筒をくわえている、しんみりとレトロな図柄。35年前の切手と思うとうなずけますね。以前に載せた「ナンバー君」切手にも出てくるこのポストは、この頃から登場したようです。

中央にあるのがポストなのは日本人なら誰でも分かるし、きっとイギリス人にも分かると思うけれど、実は世界のポストはこんなにいろいろな色で設置されているのですね。フランスとフィンランドの黄色ぐらいしか憶えていないのだけれど。

3 thoughts on “courier bird 2

  1. 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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