A small seal (kogata-ink) or small commemorative communication date stamp (kogata-kinen-tsushin-nippu-in) is a postmark used for municipal events, exhibitions, and other local commemorative events.
A special postmark or special communication date stamp is a postmark used when commemorative or special stamps are issued or when commemorative events are held nationwide. It is a postmark with a diameter of 36mm and is stamped with steep-colored ink. There are two types of special stamps: machine stamps (for commemorative stamping machines) and hand-pressed stamps (for hand-pressing).
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In general, a simple circular postmark with the name of the post office, date, and time is often used, but beautifully and stylishly designed postmarks are also sometimes used.There are several types of special postmarks, so I'll introduce some of the most common ones.