Before the WPS August meeting and Auction last night, I’m still smiling from receiving the 1962 Japan Stamp International Letter Writing Week. It was a special treat having stamp club buddy Tim giving it to me knowing my AnchoredScraps Letter Writing Daily Blog encourages Letter Writing – Wow Tim!
My stamp is MNH (Mint Never Hinged) and I’m still learning the philately vocabulary.
1962 Japan Stamp International Letter Writing Week
This is my first stamp from Japan I’m adding to my small stamp collection. I’m really enjoying the beauty of the painting including a bridge in the art.
In looking up the 1962 Japan Stamp International Letter Writing Week on Wikimedia, it is sharing this about it.
English: A 1962 post stamp in Japan. The image itself is a ukiyoe painted by Ando Hiroshige (1797-1858), which is in the public domain.
In looking up stamp condition on Wikipedia, it shares the following.
“Another key factor in the case of mint stamps is the presence or absence of postage stamp gum and whether the gum has been disturbed.
- Mint never-hinged (MNH or Mint NH, NH, u/m) is an unused stamp that has full original undisturbed gum with no trace of damage done by a stamp hinge. Stamps sell at a considerable premium if they are in this condition.”
Again, my sincere Thank you to Tim for the 1962 Japan Stamp International Letter Writing Week (MNH).
This is such a great idea to consider with gift-giving a stamp that ties to something a person has an interest. To not give away any surprises for upcoming birthdays for gift-giving from me, I’m just going to close for now with stay tuned. In the meantime, consider looking over at Mystic Stamp Company for browsing stamps available for purchasing. See you tomorrow!
Attribution & Thank you to the following who I referenced above –
Wikimedia Hiroshige [Public domain]; File:Japan Stamp in 1962 International Letter Writing Week.JPG