Stamps: Japanese Flowers

This series of flower stamps were issued in Japan in 1961 – over 50 years ago.

stamps Japan 1961 Flowers

Country: Japan
Date of Issue: 1961

These stamps are part of a series, and I think that each stamp was issued on a different date throughout the year in 1961. I haven’t been able to track down the exact issue dates for all of them.

Stamp Details

stamps Japan 1961 Flowers Cherry blossom

Cherry blossom – Sakura (Prunus serrulata)
Issue date: April 1961

stamps Japan 1961 Flowers Iris

Japanese Iris (Iris ensata)
Issue date: 15th June 1961

stamps Japan 1961 Flowers GentianGentiana (Gentiana)
Issue date: 2nd October 1961
stamps Japan 1961 Flowers Bell FlowerBellflower (Campanula)
stamps Japan 1961 Flowers Camellia japonicaJapanese Camellia (Camellia japonica)
stamps Japan 1961 Flowers Camellia sasanquaChristmas Camellia (Camellia sasanqua)
stamps Japan 1961 Flowers ChrysanthemumChrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum pacificum)
stamps Japan 1961 Flowers LilyGoldband Lily (Lilium auratum)
stamps Japan 1961 Flowers Morning GloryMorning Glory (Convolvulaceae)
stamps Japan 1961 Flowers NarcissusNarcissus (Narcissus)
stamps Japan 1961 Flowers PeonyPeony (Paeonia)
stamps Japan 1961 Flowers Plum blossomPlum blossom (Prunus mume)

Japex 2013

stamps Japan 1961 Flowers stock cardI bought these stamps at Japex 2013 for 500 yen, purchased as a set on a stock card. I don’t think the set is rare or valuable, but I think they are beautiful stamps and I am pleased to have them as a set. In 2014, 500 yen is about 2.90 GBP / 4.80 USD / 3.50 EUR.

Extra

Here are the Japanese flower definitive stamps from 2014/2015.

Japanese flower definitive stamps

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