The First Noguchi Hideyo Africa Prize

C2036a C2036b

Issue The First Noguchi Hideyo Africa Prize
First Day May 23, 2008
Values 80 yen x 2 (se-tenant pair)
Designs C2036a - Portrait of Noguchi Hideyo
C2036b - Map of Africa and microscope
Designer Morita Motoharu (stamp designer)
Printing Offset in 6 colors
Size 28.0 x 35.6 mm, vertical
Sheet Size 93.5 x 222.5 mm, vertical
Sheet 10 stamps (2 x 5) Sheet

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

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(Small Notes for the issue)
"Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize" was established to commemorate the 80th anniverysary of the death of Noguchi Hideyo, the worldwide known bacteriologist. The prize is aimed to award people who made outstanding constributions to medical research and medical services in Africa.
The two stamps depict portrait of Noguchi and his beloved microscope with a map of Africa behind it.