Flowers of Hokkaido

R660a R660b R660c R660d

IssueFlowers of Hokkaido
First Day26 April 2005
Quantity3,500,000 sets
Value50 yen x 4, se-tenant strip of 4
Designs R660a - Sweetbrier     
R660b - Lavender
R660c - Cowslip
R660d - Lily of the valley
Size22.5 x 27.0 mm, vertical
PrintingPhotogravure in 5 colors
SheetR660: 20 stamps (4 x 5)
Designers R660a - Maehashi Yasuhiro (illustrator)
R660b - Tanaka Kouzou (illustrator)
R660c - Tanaka Kouzou (illustrator)
R660d - Maehashi Yasuhiro (illustrator)
PrinterNational Printing Bureau

The data are based on the Publicity of Japan Post.

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[Note on the Stamps]
The stamps depict the flowers in Hokkaido. Sweetbrier is the flower of Hokkaido. Lavender is the flower of Naka-Furano-cho and other three towns. Cowslip is the flower of Shibetsu City and Hamatonbetsu Town. Lily of the valley is the flower of Sapporo City and other fourteen towns.