International Year of Older Persons
Elephant and Stork
|Issue||International Year of Older Persons|
|Date of Issue||1 October 1999 (Heisei 11)|
|Design||Elephant and Stork|
|Image Area||28.05 x 35.9 millimeters|
|Printing||Photogravure in 5 colours|
|Sheet||20 stamps (4 x 5)|
|Designer||Sugita Yutaka (Illustrator)|
|First Day of|
|Shinjuku Post Office|
Japanese Stamp Specialized Catalog & SAKURA Catalog number is adopted.
(Back to Menu)
(Small Notes for the Issue)
The United Nations adopted the Principles for Older Persons at its 46th General Assembly in 1991. The UN Principles address the independence, participation, care, self-fulfillment and dignity of older persons. The General Assembly has designated 1999 the International Year of Older Persons in the following year. The stamp depicts an elephant and a stork symbolizing following generation by the latter and longevity by the former.