World Puppetry Festival

R249 R250
Issue World Puppetry Festival
Prefecture Nagano
Date of Issue 17 July 1998 (Heisei 10)
Denomination 50 yen x 2
Quantity 9,750,000 se-tenant pairs
Design World Puppetry Festival
Image Area 24.0 x 33.0 mm, vertical
Printing Offset in 5 colours
Sheet 20 stamps (4 x 5)
Designer Harada Taiji
Sold at Post offices in Shin'etsu and
the post offices (1) & (2)
on the menu page
First Day of
Issue Postmark
Iida Post Office

World Puppetry Festival, Pane

Issue World Puppetry Festival, Pane
Price 500 yen (50 yen x 10)
Quantity 370,000 panes
Pane Size 51.0 x 190.0 mm, vertical
Pane 10 stamps (2 x 5)
Catalog No. R250P

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

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(Small Notes for the Issue)

In 1979, the first Puppetry Carnival in Iida was held, and it marks the 20th anniversary in 1998. To commemorate the occasion, the World Puppetry Festival is held in Iida from 2 to 9 August 1998.