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small banana / 小さなバナナ切手

October 24, 2013

1978 Tonga

It is obvious that self-adhesive stamp can made in flexible shapes.  This banana stamp is from Tonga, where the world first self-adhesive stamp was issued from.  This one is clearly inspired by the commercial stickers which are used for showing the origin of fruits – this is why it is very small, end to end is about 2.5 cm.

I would be very pleased to receive a letter with this stamp from Tonga.  They are now exporting a lot of pumpkins to Japan.