150 Years of Modern Surveying in Japan

Japan 2019-06-03

On June 3, 2019, in honor of the annual Surveying Day, Japan Post issued a sheet of 10 stamps marking 150 years of modern surveying in Japan. The horizontal formatted stamps all have JPY 82 (USD 0.75) denominations. The images on the stamps depict important surveying instruments, infrastructure, and surveying processes in […]

New CartoPhilatelic Reference: World History of Maps: Explorers and Map Makers

T. Nishiumi, “World History of Maps – Explorers and Map Makers,” 2008

A foreign cartophilatelic reference has recently been brought to our attention. A Japanese book entitled World History of Maps: Explorers and Map Makers by Mr. T. Nishiumi was published in 2008. Mr. Nishiumi won a Large Vermeil at Brasiliana 2013, with a […]

Japan: Antarctic Treaty 50th Anniversary Issue

Japan 2011-06-23

On June 23, 2011, Japan Post issued a sheet of 10 stamps marking the 50th anniversary of the start of the Antarctic Treaty. Ratified on December 1, 1959, the treaty went into force on June 23, 1961. The sheet from Japan contains five map 80JPY denomination stamps, of a common design, […]