150th Anniversary of Modern Iron Manufacturing

C2048a C2048b
C2048c C2048d C2048e C2048f

Issue150th Anniversary of Modern Iron Manufacturing
First DayDecember 1, 2008
Values80 yen x 6, sheet of ten
Designs C2048a - Blast furnace (hot blast stove and chimney)
C2048b - Blast furnace (blast furnace and conveyor belt)
C2048c - AIRA 1
C2048d - AIRA 2
C2048e - Image of blast furnace
C2048f - Distant view of blast furnace
DesignerTamaki Akira (stamp designer)
Printing Photogravure in 6 colors
Size C2048a, C2048b, C2048e: 28.05 x 35.5mm
C2048c: 25.1 x 35.5mm
C2048d, C2048f : 25.0 x 35.5mm, 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)
In 1858, Japan's first western-style blast furnace went into operation in Kamaishi. The stamps were issued to commemorate the 150th anniversary of modern iron manufacturing process in Japan.