R270: Phalaenopsis R271: Vanda
Date of Issue12 February 1999 (Heisei 11)
Denominationb80 yen x 2, horizontal se-tenant pair
DesignsR270: Phalaenopsis
(Phal. Cygnus 'Renaissance')
R271: Vanda
(V. Pat Delight 'Tomo')
Quantity 7,050,000 se-tenant pairs
Image Area22.5 x 33.0 millimeters
PrintingPhotogravure in 5 colours
Sheet20 stamps (4 x 5)
(Photograph provided by)
Watanabe Naokazu
(Kokubunji Youran-en)
Masuyama Katsuhiro
(Masuyama Ran-en)
Sold atPost offices in Tokyo, and the appointed post offices
(see the menu page)
First Day of
Issue Postmark
Koishikawa Post Office

Orchids, Pane

IssueOrchids, Pane
Price800 yen (80 yen x 10)
Pane Size51.0 x 190.0 millimeters
Pane10 stamps (se-tenant pair x 5)
Catalog No.R271P

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

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(Small Notes for the Issue)


Japan Grand Prix International Orchid Festival is an annual event at Tokyo Dome, Japan. More than 450,000 people visited the festival in 1998, in which about 80,000 items were exhibited. For this year the festival is held from February 20 to 28.

R270: The stamp shows the winner of Japan Grand Prix in 1998, phalaenopsis (Phal. Cygnus 'Renaissance') by Watanabe Naokazu.

R271: The stamp shows the winner of Superiority Award at the festival in 1998, vanda (V. Pat Delight 'Tomo') by Masuyama Katsuhiro.