Centenary of Shimizu Port

R342: Shimizu Port
IssueCentenary of Shimizu Port
Date of Issue2 August 1999 (Heisei 11)
Denomination80 yen
DesignShimizu Port in morning
Quantity 7,900,000 copies
Image Area22.5 x 33.0 millimeters, vertical
PrintingOffset in 5 colours
Sheet20 stamps (4 x 5)
DesignerTsukimisato Shigeru (Oil Painter)
Sold atPost offices in Toukai, and
the appointed post offices
(see the menu page)
First Day of
Issue Postmark
Shimizu Post Office
Catalog No.R342

Centenary of Shimizu Port, Pane

IssueCentenary of Shimizu Port, Pane
Price800 yen (80 yen x 10)
Pane Size51.0 x 190.0 millimeters
Pane10 stamps (2 x 5)
Catalog No.R342P

Japanese Stamp Specialized Catalog (JSCA) and SAKURA Catalog numbers are adopted.

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(Small Notes for the Issue)

Shimizu Port is located in Suruga Bay. The city developed as a post-station town on the highway Tokaido during the Edo period (1600-1867). In 1899, Shimizu Port was opened to Western countries. The port is appointed as a specific important harbour. The total amount of imports and exports through the port in 1998 was 2,200,000 million Japanese yen, the 7th greatest in Japan.