Italy in Japan 2001

IssueItaly in Japan 2001
First DayMay 19 , 2001
Value80 yen110 yen x 2 ( se-tenant pair)
Quantity20,000,000 copies8,500,000 copies each
DesignLogo mark"Annunciation"
by Sandro Botticelli
Size28.0 x 38.5 mm, vertical 33.0 x 42.0 mm, vertical
PrintingPhotogravure in 6 colors
Sheet10 stamps ( 2 x 5 )10 stamps ( 2 x 5 )
DesignerMorita Motoharu
Catalog No.C1811-1813
First Day of
Issue Postmark
Ueno Post Office

Japanese Stamp Specialized Catalog (JSCA) & SAKURA Catalog numbers are adopted.

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(Small Note for the Issue)

"Italy in Japan 2001" is the project to introduce the arts, culture and scientific technology of Italy to Japan during one year, which starts on 19 March 2001.

The stamps depict the logo-mark and the painting "Annunciation" both featuring the paintings by Sandro Botticelli. The logo-mark shows the Venus of "The Birth of Venus" in the Uffizi, Florence, who is holding the sun, symbol of Japan.