Date of Issue13 November 1998 (Heisei 10)
Denomination80 yen
Quantity 6,300,000 copies
Image Area25.0 x 33.5 mm, vertical
PrintingOffset in 5 colours
Sheet20 stamps (4 x 5)
DesignerKudou Koujin
Sold atPost offices in Touhoku and
the post offices (1), (2) and (3)
on the menu page
First Day of
Issue Postmark
Aomori Central Post Office
Catalog No.R259

Apples, Pane

IssueApples, Pane
Price800 yen (80 yen x 10)
Pane Size56.1 x 192.5 mm, vertical
Pane10 stamps (2 x 5)
Catalog No.R259P

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

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(Small Notes for the Issue)

Aomori is famous as a leading producer of apples in Japan. The stamp depicts the "Fuji" apple, a cross between two American varieties, Rall's Janet and Delicious, the "Ourin" apple and apple blossoms. A Furusato stamp by the same design was once isued on 2 October 1989, and for this time, the face value was changed from 62 yen to 80 yen.