FDC-Scott 1254 & 1257


1979.4.2 Regular Issue Coil Stamps

First Day Cover:  Regular Cancel for International Mail from Osaka.

  • North American Destinations  (free postage)
  • Other Destinations:   Actual Postage Charge – Please contact us.


Only 1 left in stock


These two stamps on this First-Day-Cover are coil stamps.  The Japanese Ministry did not recognize coil stamps as separate issues from regular issue sheet stamps and therefore never provided an “official” first-day-cancel for any of the coil stamps.  However. philatelist  have always recognized coil stamps as different issues from sheets stamps.

These coil stamps were issued 1979.4.2.  Kanai Stamp Co. mailed this cover with a Printed Matter advertisement to the American Philatelic Society on First-Day.  Since the Ministry provided no special First Day Cancel, the stamps were cancelled with the regular postmark for International mail from Osaka, one of the three post offices where these coils stamps could be purchases over the counter.

An interesting and very unusual First-Day-Cover.  A bargain at $25.

Reference:  Japanese Philately  Vol. 34/197-8,