For those of you that like to collect memorabilia related to electric vehicles or simply like to collect stamps, Nissan and the Japanese post office have a deal for you. Starting February 1, a limited edition sheet of postage stamps chronicling the history of Nissan's electric vehicle development from 1947 until today will be available at 954 post offices around Japan. The sheet of 10 ¥80 stamps will run ¥1,200 (about $13.34 U.S. as this is written).
If you want to acquire these stamps and you don't live in Japan, they'll likely cost you a whole lot more than that. The post office is not taking any mail orders – you have to pick them up in person. Perhaps worse than that, only 1,000 sheets will be available. If you have a friend in Japan, you might want to have them head down to the post office on February 1 to pick some up for you. If not, there will no doubt be some on eBay before long.

[Source: Nissan]


PRESS RELEASE

Sales of Original Frame Stamps, "History of Cars 'NISSAN Skyline'" and "History of Cars 'NISSAN Electric Vehicles'"


Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and Minami Kanto Regional Office, Japan Post Network Co., Ltd. today announced the sales of jointly made original frame stamps, "History of Cars 'NISSAN Skyline'" and "History of Cars 'NISSAN Electric Vehicles'".

The designs of these original frame stamps are based on Nissan's successive Skylines and electric vehicles. They will be sold at 954 post offices including Yokohama Central Post Office for a limited time from February 1st to August 31st, 2010.

Original Frame Stamps

Name History of Cars
"Nissan (Skyline)"
History of Cars
"Nissan (Electric Vehicles)"
Start of Sales Monday, February 1st, 2010
Sales Period Monday, February 1st - Tuesday, August 31st, 2010
Sales Number 5,000 sheets 1,000 sheets
Where to Buy All post offices in Kanagawa and Yamanashi prefecture, covered by Minami Kanto Regional Office (954 offices) (Excludes simplified post offices).
Format Ten 80-yen stamps / sheet
Sales Unit Sold by sheet
Sales Price ´┐ą1,200 / sheet
Mail Order Not available


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