Nagano Winter Olympic Games

C1654: 80 yen(left),
C1655: 50 yen(right)

C1656: 80 yen(left),
C1657: 50 yen(right)

C1658: 80 yen(left),
C1659: 50 yen(right)

C1660: 80 yen(left),
C1661: 50 yen(right)

C1662: 80 yen(left),
C1663: 50 yen(right)

IssueNagano Winter Olympic Games
Date of Issue5 February 1998 (Heisei 10)
Denominations80 yen x 550 yen x 5
Quantity5,000,000 se-tenant sheet of 10
Designs C1654:(80 yen) SnowboardingC1655:(50 yen) Miyama-rindo
(Gentiana nipponica)
C1656:(80 yen) CurlingC1657:(50 yen) Ryukinka
(Caltha palustris)
C1658:(80 yen) Speed skatingC1659:(50 yen) Kuro-yuri
(Fritillaria camtschatcensis)
C1660:(80 yen) Cross-countryC1661:(50 yen) Yama-shakuyaku
(Paeonia japonica)
C1662:(80 yen) Alpine skiingC1663:(50 yen) Katakuri
(Erythronium japonicum)
Image Area25.0 x 33.5 mm, vertical
PrintingPhotogravure in 6 colours
Sheet10 stamps (2 x 5)
Photographer50 yen: Kihara Hiroshi
Designers80 yen: Kikuchi Akira50 yen: Tamaki Akira
Sheet DesignTamaki Akira
First Day of
Issue Postmark
Nagano Olympic Village Post Office

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

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Nagano Winter Olympic Games

The ten stamps which depict the winter sports (80 yen) and the flowers (50 yen) were issued to commemorate Winter Olympic Games in Nagano, Japan. Each stamp shows either one color of the five-ring Olympic emblem on the background, or flowers of a color of the five-rings. The size of a sheet is 141 x 213 millimeters, which is the same as the sheets of My Favourite Song Series. In the sheet margin (at right side), the emblem of Nagano 1998, the Snowlets (the mascots of the Olympic games) are shown together with the messages: "From around the world - to flower as one." "I want to make winter my friend, and meet people from all over the world." and "My dream will come true in Nagano."