opened envelope / 封筒からナンバー君

March 22, 2012

1 July 1972, Japan
Postal Code campaign
design: Katsutoshi Hioki

I like to see envelopes on a stamp – especially when it is opened and shows its coloured lining!

1 July 1973, Japan
5th Anniversary of the Postal Code
design: Takao Yamanouchi

These stamps were promoting the newly introduced postal code for machine sorting.  ‘Mr. Number’ was a known character at that time – I remember the paper cut-out of this figure was floating in my local post office.





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