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INTEREST: K-On's Real-Life School Gets Its Own Postage Stamp Set




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giascle



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 9:11 pm Reply with quote
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Although neither the stamps nor the press release mentions K-ON!, one of the stamps features a guitar similar to the one that the K-ON! character Yui plays.

Don't forget the pastries on the table. It's not K-On! without pastries.
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scchan



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 11:19 pm Reply with quote
State endorsement to moeblob Twisted Evil

PS: Frankly speaking, I don't know if this is a good thing or a bad thing... I know what the headmaster of the school will probably say however.. haha (Deja Vu Haruhi)


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Megiddo



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I must say I'm curious on whether a fervent fan of the kakifly manga placed that turtle on the banister of the staircase of if it was that way all along and kakifly just incorporated it into his series. I'm leaning towards the former, seeing how kakifly has incorporated a lot of turtles in the story, even the pet Ton-chan.
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SonicRenegade84



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 15, 2010 12:39 am Reply with quote
I want those ****ing stamps.
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Epsilon18



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 15, 2010 5:49 am Reply with quote
Pretty awesome.
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Shiroi Hane
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 15, 2010 10:25 am Reply with quote
Megiddo wrote:
I must say I'm curious on whether a fervent fan of the kakifly manga placed that turtle on the banister of the staircase of if it was that way all along and kakifly just incorporated it into his series. I'm leaning towards the former, seeing how kakifly has incorporated a lot of turtles in the story, even the pet Ton-chan.

Given there's some sort of story about the tortoise and the hare on the site, it seems more like the latter:
http://www.toyosato-elschool.net/toyosato/movie/movie.html

Was the school in the manga designed after this school anyway? The article suggests it was just the anime.

--edit-- I think I'm losing my mind, or at least my words --/edit--


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Heaven's Cloud



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 15, 2010 12:57 pm Reply with quote
Are these actually a separate postage stamp issue or just the Japanese equivalent of what in the US would be known as "personalized postage" where you can put whatever pictures you want in the frames?
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agila61



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 15, 2010 1:07 pm Reply with quote
Heaven's Cloud wrote:
Are these actually postage stamps or just the Japanese equivalent of what in the US would be known as "personalized postage" where you can put whatever pictures you want in the frames?


The Japanese Post Office would not "announce" release of a set of personalized postage made by some fan. This is a set released in hopes that people will buy the stamps and not use them. insert_cash_register_sound_here
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Heaven's Cloud



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 15, 2010 9:11 pm Reply with quote
agila61 wrote:
Heaven's Cloud wrote:
Are these actually postage stamps or just the Japanese equivalent of what in the US would be known as "personalized postage" where you can put whatever pictures you want in the frames?


The Japanese Post Office would not "announce" release of a set of personalized postage made by some fan. This is a set released in hopes that people will buy the stamps and not use them. insert_cash_register_sound_here


Yes and no. I did some research on these - they are "Frame" stamps issued by Japan Post in 2007 whose image portion could be personalized (according my Scott 2010 Vol. 4 Stamp catalogue - I cannot read enough kanji to know what Sakura 2009 catalog says about them - both just list a generic image). Looks like Japan Post offically personalized them for this. I agree they are a cash grab - looks like they are priced above the face value of the stamps - similar to the Australian post officially selling Disney or Pixar personalized stamps or the USPS selling NFL team personalized stamps. See also http://green.autoblog.com/2010/01/24/nissan-and-japanese-post-office-to-sell-electric-vehicle-history/ for the same frames issued honoring Nissan. Most stamp collectors / stamp catalogs won't recognize these types of stamps as separate issues or official commemoratives.
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