Friday, April 10, 2015

stamps: gifts of friendship

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In 2015, the U.S. Postal Service® and Japan Post jointly issue Gifts of Friendship, a pane of stamps featuring beautiful images of flowering dogwood and flowering cherry trees. This issuance celebrates the enduring bond between two nations on the centennial of the gift of dogwood trees from the United States to Japan in 1915.

The left side of the stamp pane features four new stamps: two created by the U.S. Postal Service® and two created by Japan Post. On the right side of the stamp pane are eight additional stamps. The U.S. designs highlight the beauty of flowering cherry and flowering dogwood trees in WAshington, D.C. The Japanese designed stamps feature two prominent buildings in Tokyo. 

This 12-stamp pane includes two stamps from Japan Post and 10 stamps from the U.S. Postal Service®,  all denominated as Forever® stamps. 

You can read more about the Gifts of Friendship stamps here.

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