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Printer:
Bureau of Engraving and Printing  Search this
Depicts:
Matthew C. Perry, American, 1794 - 1858  Search this
Medium:
paper; ink (green); adhesive / engraving
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
Tokyo (prefecture)
United States of America
Date:
July 14, 1953
Description:
This Opening of Japan Centennial Issue stamps commemorates the centenary of Commodore Matthew C. Perry’s negotiations with Japan, which opened its doors to foreign trade. Upon the orders of President Millard Fillmore, Perry negotiated the treaty of the Convention of Kanagawa, which opened the Japanese ports of Shimoda and Hakodate to the United States and guaranteed protection for shipwreck American sailors. The stamp features a portrait of Commodore Matthew C. Perry, as well as an image of the first anchorage of US ships off of Tokyo Bay.
United States; Japan; Commodore Matthew C. Perry; President Millard Fillmore; Tokugawa shogunate; ports; ships; sailors; navy; trade; commerce
Topic:
Military & Policing Forces  Search this
The Cold War (1945-1990)  Search this
Asian-Pacific American Heritage  Search this
Ships & Waterways  Search this
Object number:
1980.2493.5053
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_1980.2493.5053