Friday, January 16, 2009

Cable Ship KDD Maru and map of Japan

This stamp of Japan, issued on June 25, 1969, received through postcrossing by me on December 2008 (nearly 40 years after issue date).

It was released on the occasion of completion of the Japan sea cable between Naoetsu, Japan and Nakhodka, Russia.

This ship, KDD Maru was the main cable layer for KDD (Kokusai Denshin Denwa Company) and was built in 1967, Mitsubishi, Shimonoseki Shipyard, Japan.

Scott catalogue #: A650
Denomination: 15y

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