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Origami on Postage Stamps

This is a selection of postage stamps and other philatelic material from around the world displaying origami.

Using the Scott catalog numbers where available.

If you have any corrections / additions to the listings, Please contact me.

With thanks to Janet Hamilton, John Smith, Jose Tomas Buitrago and this website

Country Year Scott # Description Photo (click to enlarge)
Benin 1981 514 Intl. Letter writing week - paper plane
Bosnia (Croat admin.) 2008 Europa - Letter writing - paper plane
Brazil 1978 1571 National week - Children at play - paper plane
Brazil 1988 2153 Christmas (50cz)
Abbey, nuns
Brazil 1988 2154 Christmas (100cz)
Nativity
Brazil 1988 2155 Christmas (200cz)
Santa Claus
Brazil 1988 2153-2155 Christmas FDC with origami star on postamrk and on cover
Brazil 2008 Japanese immigration cent. - Crane (crane on First-Day postmark, too)
Bulgaria 2002 4243 Start of European Security and Cooperation Negotiations
Origami Crane (not traditional)
Bulgaria 2002 4243 Start of European Security and Cooperation Negotiations
Origami Crane (not traditional). Cranes on FDC as well
China (Taiwan) 1987 2574-2575 Speedpost service (set of 2) - paper plane
China (Taiwan) 1994 2947 Children at play - paper boat
China (Taiwan) 1994 2949 Children at play - paper plane
China (Taiwan) 1994 2950a Children at play - souvenir sheet
China (Taiwan) 2013 Children at play - paper plane
Christmas Island 1982 135 Christmas 1982 (27c)
Joseph by Robert Neale
See the booklet here: Part1 Part2 Part3
Christmas Island 1982 136 Christmas 1982 (50c)
Angel by Dokuohtei Nakano
Christmas Island 1982 137 Christmas 1982 (75c)
Mary with baby by Robert Neale
Colombia 1985 C754 Census - paper hat
Costa Rica 1974 C604 50th anniversary of the Costa Rican Insurance Institute
Traditional boat
Croatia 1992 C4 Paper airplane made from picture of Osijek Cathedral
Croatia 2011 Philately week of Japan - Origami day - bird on postmark
Czechoslovakia 1992 2861 Czechoslovakian Red Cross
Traditional boat
Czechoslovakia 1992 2861 Czechoslovakian Red Cross
Traditional boat. Traditional hat on FDC
Ecuador 1996 1388 Advancement of Ecuador, 4-year program (1500s)
Bird folded out of mail
Finland 1988 771 Europa - Communication and transport - paper dart
France 1961 Salon De L'enfance - pajarita postmark
France 1969 Salon De L'enfance - pajarita postmark
France 1992 Rivet - Pajarita postmark
France 2002 Machine stamp - Paper planes
France 2010 Holidays & Celebrations - Traditional boat
12 stamps in the set, not all origami: http://www.wnsstamps.ch/en/stamps/FR139.10
France 2010 Holidays & Celebrations - House
France 2010 Holidays & Celebrations - Traditional hat
France 2010 Holidays & Celebrations - Pajarita
France 2010 Holidays & Celebrations - Paper plane
Gambia 2011 Phila Nippon 2011 (sheetlet - 1 stamp)
Traditional flapping bird
Gambia 2011 Phila Nippon 2011 (sheetlet - 8 stamps)
Traditional models, Robert Neale's "Magic Star"
Germany 2004 2273 Greetings
Airplane
Germany (Federal republic) 1983 1402 10th anniversary of United Nations membership Fan
Great Britain 1984 Letters abroad booklet cover - traditional dart and boat
Great Britain 2011 Phila Nippon 2011 Exhibition Sheet
Official "Personalized" stamps. Origami is on labels. The designer is David Kimpton
Greece 2010 Islands. Traditional boat
Greece 2011 Tourism destination Greece. Traditional boat
Grenada Grenadines 1991 1311 Phila Nippon 91 (50c) Donald and Mickey try origami
Guyana 1995 3014 Yasunari Kawabata, literature Nobel laureate. Cranes
Hong Kong 2006 1210 International Day of Peace ($1.80) - Crane
More info here
Hong Kong 2006 1213a International Day of Peace - Cranes on stamp and margin
Hong Kong 2008 1316 Paper Folding Fun ($1.40) - "Bauhinia - City Flower of Hong Kong"
More info here
Hong Kong 2008 1317 Paper Folding Fun ($1.80) - "Bear"
More info here
Hong Kong 2008 1318 Paper Folding Fun ($2.40) - "Lunar New Year Specialties and Decorations"
More info here
Hong Kong 2008 1319 Paper Folding Fun ($2.50) - "Fragrant Lotus" and "Flower Rainbow"
More info here
Hong Kong 2008 1320 Paper Folding Fun ($3) - "Adorable Koalas" and "Monkey and Banana"
More info here
Hong Kong 2008 1321 Paper Folding Fun ($5) - "Christmas" and "Cute Santa"
More info here
Hong Kong 2008 1321a Paper Folding Fun
More info here
Hong Kong 2008 Special postmark for "Paper Folding Fun" issue
Hungary 1987 3106 The Steadfast Tin Soldier, by Andersen - Traditional boat
Iceland 2008 Europa CEPT (85c) - Traditional boat
Iceland 2008 Europa CEPT (110c) - Paper dart
Israel Aerogramme - paper dart
Japan Japan wedding anniversary exposition - postmark - crane
Japan Fiscal tax Revenue Stamp (50,000y)
Traditional crane
Japan 1958 Children's day postmark
Japan 1962 762 Star festival (Tanabata Matsuri)
Traditional crane hanging from tree
Japan 1963 805? Year of the Dragon. Crane on margin
Miniature-sheet was a lottery prize
Japan 1966 Fighting Cancer - Postmark - black and white cranes
Japan 1980 1410 Letter writing day (50y)
Pentagonal knot
Japan 1980 Children's day philatelic exhibition postmark - helmet, swan
Japan 1980 Children's day philatelic exhibition postmark - helmet, child
Japan 1980 Children's day philatelic exhibition postmark - letter, mailbox
Japan 1980 Children's day philatelic exhibition postmark - letter, Watanabe Kazan
Japan 1982 1506 Crane (60y)
Japan 1983 1556 Crane (40y)
Japan 1986 1708? Year of the rabbit
Miniature-sheet was a lottery prize
Japan 1987 1765? Year of the dragon
Miniature-sheet was a lottery prize
Japan 1988 1812? Year of the snake
Miniature-sheet was a lottery prize
Japan 1988 Aerogramme - crane
Japan 1989 1837 Crane (41y)
Japan 1989 1838 Crane (62y)
Japan 1989 2000? Year of the horse
Miniature-sheet was a lottery prize (#2001 was the lottery ticket)
Japan 1990 2060 21st International Congress of Mathematicians
12-unit Sonobe-modular
Japan 1993 Children's day postmark
Japan 1994 2228 Crane (50y)
Japan 1994 2229 Crane (80y)
Japan 1995 World Veterinary Congress - Traditional crane postmark. See the ad for the postmark here
Japan 1995 Pre-stamped postcard (50+3y) - connected cranes
Japan 1996 2530 Marine Day (50y)
Traditional windmill-base boat
Japan 2001 Japan World Stamp exn. 7 postmarks - Traditional models
Japan 2010 Hello Kitty - Shanghai expo
Japan 2012 30th anniversary of greeting stamps - postmark
Korea 2003 2128 Philately Week
Kosovo 2008
Europa souvenir sheet - paper plane
Kyrgyzstan 2005 270 Information Society summit - paper plane
Mexico 2008 World Postal Day
semi-origami dove
Mexico 2009 World Postal Day - paper plane
Moldova 2002 The post in children's art - paper hat
Netherlands 1990 Aerogramme - paper plane (1G)
Netherlands 1990 Aerogramme - paper plane (1.10G)
Netherlands 1990 Aerogramme - paper plane (1.20G)
Netherlands 1993 B674 Children and the Media
Child wearing newspaper hat
Netherlands 1993 B676b Children and the Media - Souvenir sheet
Child wearing newspaper hat
Netherlands 1997 Meter Stamp - origami instructions for a swan
New Zealand 2007 B186 Children's health ($1+10c) - Traditional crane
New Zealand 2007 B187 Children's health - Traditional crane
Peru 1999 1218 Japanese immigration to Peru
Traditional crane
Philippines 2009 Children's games - traditional boat
Romania 1981 Children's games - riding stick horse - paper hat
Ryukyu Islands 1962 Children's day - postmark with samurai helmet
Saint Vincent 2005 3444 Year of the Rooster (75c) - 3 stamps in souvenir sheet
Solomon Islands 1974 272 Cent. Of U.P.U (4c)
Postman, adapted from the "fardel bearer" by George Rhoads (S. Randlett, The Best of Origami, p. 75)
Solomon Islands 1974 273 Cent. Of U.P.U (9c)
Carrier Pigeon, by Akira Yoshizawa (R. Harbin, Origami 1, p. 91)
Solomon Islands 1974 274 Cent. Of U.P.U (15c)
St. Gabriel, Patron Saint of Telecommunications and Philately, ("angel" by Neal Elias, in S. Randlett, The Best of Origami, p. 177)
Solomon Islands 1974 275 Cent. Of U.P.U (45c)
Pegasus, by Isao Honda (The World of Origami, p. 137)
Solomon Islands 1974 272-5 Cent. Of U.P.U - Official FDC has a crane, as well
Spain 1956 E21 Correspondencia Urgente - dart (2p)
Spain 1965 E23 Correspondencia Urgente - dart (3p)
Spain 1966 E24 Correspondencia Urgente - dart (5p)
Syria 1959 C31 Children's day
Traditional Pajarita
Thailand 1997 Aerogramme - paper dart
United Nations 1982 Aerogramme - paper dart
Uruguay 1986 1187 UPU day - paper plane
Vatican City 1964 397-399 Japanse nativity scene by Teresa Kimiko Koseki - (set of 3) paper plane
Venezuela 1967 C973-C975 Children's festival - set of 3 - paper dart
Yugoslavia 1961 RA26, RAJ23 Children's week (set of two 2d) - swallow plane
Yugoslavia 1989 1959 Europa - paper boats
Spain 1989 School Stamp Contest - Pajarita cancel
Spain 1988 Children's Festival - Windmill cancel
Portugal 2009 World Scout Collectors Meeting - Scout Emblem cancel
Spain 1940 Gen. Franco with pajarita perfin
Mexico 2014 Day of the Child - origami "Sphere"
Mexico 2014 Day of the Child - origami "Sphere" - souvenir sheet
Canada 2014 Community Foundation
Origami boat
Netherlands 2014 Itsuki Gentaku (1757-1827), Dutch Studies
Origami owl
Netherlands 2014 Philipp Franz von Siebold (1796-1866) physician & Japan explorer
Origami fish
Netherlands 2014 The Mistress, painting by Vincent van Gogh
Origami star
Netherlands 2014 Girl in Red Kimono painting by G.H. Breitner
Origami kimono
Netherlands 2014 Sailing ship De Liefde
Origami heart
Netherlands 2014 Dejima
Origami boat
Netherlands 2014 Boundless Netherlands - Japan: trade
Netherlands 2014 Boundless Netherlands - Japan: science
Netherlands 2014 Boundless Netherlands - Japan: art
Greece 2015 NOTOS philatelic exhibition
Greece 2015 NOTOS philatelic exhibition