This series of flower stamps were issued in Japan in 1961 – over 50 years ago.
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.
Cherry blossom – Sakura (Prunus serrulata)
Issue date: April 1961
Japanese Iris (Iris ensata)
Issue date: 15th June 1961
Issue date: 2nd October 1961
I 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.