Japan Post Pokémon stamps


Japan Post has enveloped Pokémon fans in excitement with their upcoming Pokémon stamp collections. They’re based on the Pokémon Card Game, the 4 seasons, and even traditional art. The special Pokémon stamps are not only aesthetically pleasing, but also affordable – the cheapest ones go for ¥63 (~USD0.58) each.


Pokémon stamps based on the Pokémon Card Game and the seasons


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Japan Post will be releasing Pokémon stamps based on the Pokémon Card Game, as well as the 4 seasons. The Pokémon Card Game stamps cost ¥63 (~USD0.58) each, while the seasonal-themed stamps cost ¥84 (~USD0.77) each. 

You can buy the stamps individually from any physical Japan Post office. If you’re ordering online, the Pokémon Card Game and seasonal-themed stamps are sold as sheets of 10, priced at ¥630 (~USD5.79) and ¥840 (~USD7.72) respectively.

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Pokémon stamps based on the card game, priced at ¥63 (~USD0.58) each.
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Each Pokémon Card Game stamp measures 32mm x 23mm in size. The 10 designs feature Pikachu, Eevee, Butterfree, Cinderace, Magikarp, Mewtwo, Lucario, Liepard, Jirachi, and a Poké Ball. 10 million of such stamps are slated to be released.

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Pokémon stamps based on the 4 seasons, priced at ¥84 (~USD0.77) each.
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The seasonal-themed stamps feature Pokémons having fun throughout the 4 seasons. There are 10 designs in total, including one where Pikachu and Pachirisu are playing amongst sakura blossoms 

The stamp sizes vary – 5 of them measure 27mm x 25.5mm, while the remaining stamps’ lengths and heights ranges from 25.5-30mm and 25.5-28.5mm respectively. 25 million seasonal-themed stamps are slated to be released.

The 2 types of stamps will go on sale starting 7th July 2021.


Box collection of Pokémon stamps available


Japan Post is also selling a box collection at ¥4,000 (~USD36.75)

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Packed in a beautiful Poké Ball-themed box, the collection includes the Pokémon Card Game Sword & Shield Family Pokemon Card Game Anytime – a pack of Pokémon cards you can play with your family – and 3 transformation cards.

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Comparisons of the cards and original artworks
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It also includes 2 special Pokémon cards, for Pikachu and Cramorant, that reference Japanese traditional artworks – Beauty Looking Back by Hishikawa Moronobu and Wild Geese Flying Across Full Moon by Utagawa Hiroshige. Both artists are famous woodblock print artists.

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The box collection comes with a stamp sheet containing 10 designs based on Pokémon cards, including the 2 special traditional designs.

Japan Post plans to release 80,000 of such boxes. Sales start on 25th August 2021.


Order your Pokémon stamps online or buy them IRL


If you’re in Japan, you can get the stamps and box collection from the post office’s online store. You can also find the stamps at any physical Japan Post office, and get the box collection from selected post offices listed here.

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