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This stamp commemorates the 100th anniversary of Commodore Matthew Perry’s negotiations with Japan that opened the nation to trade after more than 200 years of isolation. The stamp pictures Commodore Perry’s ships in Tokyo Bay with Mount Fuji in the background and Perry’s portrait in the upper-right corner.


You will receive 25 total stamps all in mint condition. Perfect for wedding envelopes, postcards, birthday invitations or other occasions! They also look great for scrapbooking, decoupage and other craft projects!

Quantity: 25
Face Value: 5¢
Year of Issue: 1953
Scott: 1021


All stamps are guaranteed authentic, unused, and ready for your envelopes!

Please note that stamps are separated into blocks/panes/singles to fit our rigid envelopes and keep shipping cost low. If you would like to receive your stamps as a full sheet, just message us through our Contact Form and we can arrange that for you.

Because these stamps are of a smaller denomination than the current postage rate, they can be used together or in conjunction with other vintage stamps to mail wedding invitations, party invitations, or just regular old snail mail! 

5¢ Opening of Japan Centennial - Pack of 25 unused stamps from 1953

SKU: 1158
  • U.S. #1021
    5¢ Opening of Japan

    Issue Date: July 14, 1953
    City: Washington, D.C.
    Quantity: 89,289,600
    Printed by: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
    Printing Method: Rotary Press
    Perforations: 11 x 10½
    Color: Green


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