New Year's Stamps for 2001

N87: Coiled Snake
N88: snake

IssueNew Year's Stamps for 2001
Date of Issue15 November 2000 (Heisei 12)
DenominationsN87: 50 yenN88: 80 yen
QuantityN87: 50,000,000N88:10,000,000
DesignsN87: Coiled Snake of Jindaiji DoreiN88: snake of Sasanobori
Image AreaN87: 18.5 x 25.5 millimetersN88: 21.5 x 25.5 millimeters
PrintingPhotogravure in 5 colours
SheetN87: 100 stamps (10 x 10)N88: 20 stamps (4 x 5)
DesignersN87: Maruyama Satoru
(public service designer of stamps)
N88: Mimata Mie
(public service designer of stamps)
First Day of
Issue Postmark
Chofu Post Office (hand-struck one)
Yonezawa Post Office (hand-struck one)

Japanese Stamp Specialized Catalog (JSCA) & SAKURA Catalog numbers are adopted.

(Small Notes for the Issue)
N87: 50 yen New Year's stamp for 2001 depict the unglazed clay bells of Jindaiji. The characteristics of the Jindaiji Dorei (unglazed clay bells) is its naive colors and patterns, which are now made by Baba Kikuo.
N88: 80 yen New Year's stamp for 2001 depict snake of Sasanobori, which is a folk wooden toy of more than one thousand and some hundred years of tradition. The characteristics of Sasanobori is its wild simplicity.

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