Friday, June 11, 2010

Bulls eyes cancelation (II)

Here is a letter from Japan that I received recently and that I wanted to share with you.

The cover is franked with four square stamps belonging to a set of six stamps issued on the 6th of May 2010 and picturing Hello Kitty.

And here is the booklet with the complete set.

Hello Kitty is a worldwide known fictional character created by the Japanese company Sanrio. It is a white female cat wearing a red bow. She first appeared in Japan in 1974 and was introduced in the USA in 1976. She is now famous all over the world among your girls and can be found on all sort of products. Even on postage stamps now!

The reason why I wanted to share this cover with you is not really the stamps (except if you are a big fan of Hello Kitty!). The main reason is the cancellation. This is a very good example of nice bulls eyes cancellation. I already wrote a post on this subject some times ago. But this cover is really impressive with the four square stamps canceled neatly with a very well centered postmark. In these times when it gets more and more difficult to get clean postmark in a lot of countries this cover really impressed me! I guess the sender is a very good friend of the postal clerk who cancelled the letter, otherwise I do not understand how he could get such a nice result!

1 comment:

José Tomas Buitrago said...

As you see, there is an origami them on this set.