Hokkaido, the Northern Paradise II

R418 R419

IssueHokkaido, the Northern Paradise II
Date of Issue19 July 2000 (Heisei 12)
Denomination50 yen x 2, se-tenant pair
DesignFlowering Potato Field
Size24.0 X 33.0 millimeters, vertical
PrintingPhotogravure in 5 colors
Sheet20 stamps (4 x 5)
DesignerKanai Hideaki (illustrator)
Catalogue No.R418-419
First Day of
Issue Postmark
Obihiro Post Office

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

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(Small Notes for the Issue)
The stamps dipict the flowering potato field, which represents the vastness of Hokkaido. The stamps were issued together with the ones with contribution to the refugees of the Mt.Usu-eruption-disaster. However, the ones with the contribution were sold at every post office in Japan until August 31 while the 50 yen stamps were handled as usual Furusato ones.