Philatelic Week 1998


IssuePhilatelic Week 1998
Date of Issue17 April 1998 (Heisei 10)
Denomination80 yen
Quantity50,000,000 copies
painted by Kobayashi Kokei
Image Area30.0 x 42.0 mm, vertical
PrintingPhotogravure in 6 colours
Sheet10 stamps (2 x 5)
LayoutAoki Gishou
First Day of
Issue Postmark
Osaka Central Post Office
Catalog No.C1669

Japanese Stamp Specialized Catalog (JSCA) & SAKURA Catalog number is adopted.

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(Small Notes for the Issue)

A week from 20 April is the Philatelic Week in Japan. The first commemorative stamp of the Philatelic Week was issued on 1 November 1947 (C115).

This year the stamp depicts "Keshi (poppies)" painted in 1921 by Kobayashi Kokei (1883-1957), which is now in possession of Tokyo National Museum, Ueno, Japan.