Centenary of the Patenet Attorney System in Japan

C1717: "Jindou-sha
(man power car)"
IssueCentenary of the Patenet Attorney System in Japan
Date of Issue1 July 1999 (Heisei 11)
Denomination80 yen
Quantity15,000,000 copies
Design"Jindou-sha" (man power car)
Image Area34.0 x 28.05 millimeters, horizontal
PrintingPhotogravure in 5 colours
Sheet20 stamps (5 x 4)
DesignerTamaki Akira (Public service designer)
First Day of
Issue Postmark
Tokyo Central Post Office
Catalog No.C1717
Japanese Stamp Specialized Catalog (JSCA) and SAKURA Catalog number is adopted.

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(Small Notes for the Issue)

Since the Patent Attorney System was enacted in 1899, the patentee, patent attorney and the patent office have made great contributions to Japanese industrial and economical developments. The stamp depicts the plan of "Jindou-sha (man power car)," which got a patent on the first day of the system, on July 1, 1899.