Land of Snow

Snow Crystals
R267: Snowman R268: Ice Flows R269: Cranes
in Snowfield
IssueLand of Snow
Date of Issue5 February 1999 (Heisei 11)
Denominationsse-tenant strip of 4 (80 yen x 2 + 50 yen x 2)
DesignsR266(80 yen, left):
Snow Crystals
R267(80 yen, right):
R268(50 yen, left):
Ice Flows
R269(50 yen, right):
Cranes in Snowfield
Quantity 12,875,000 sets
Image Area22.5 x 27.0 millimeters, vertical
PrintingPhotogravure in 5 colours
Sheet20 stamps (4 x 5)
Designers80 yen: Takata Noriko50 yen: Fujikura Hideyuki
Sold atPost Offices in Hokkaidou, and the appointed post offices
(see the menu page)
First Day of
Issue Postmarks
Sapporo Central Post Office
Asahikawa Central Post Office
Abashiri Post Office
Hayakita Yukidaruma Post Office
Tsurui Post Office

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

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(Small Note for the Issue)

Land of Snow

To commemorate the 50th Sapporo Snow Festival and to publicize the enjoyment and beauty of Hokkaido, commemorative stamps were issued in form of a horizontal se-tenant of four stamps. They depict the things related to winter in Hokkaidou.