Birds in Hokkaidou

Steller's Sea-Eagle
Tufted Puffin,
Blakiston's Fish Owl
Red-Crowned Crane
IssueBirds in Hokkaidou
Date of Issue23 July 1999 (Heisei 11)
DenominationHorizontal se-tenant strip of four 50 yen stamps
DesignsR334: Oowashi,
Steller's Sea-Eagle,
R335: Etopirika,
Tufted Puffin
R336: Shimafukurou,
Blakiston's Fish Owl
R337: Tanchou,
Red-Crowned Crane
Quantity 7,875,000 sets
Image Area22.5 x 27.0 millimeters, vertical
PrintingPhotogravure in 5 colours
Sheet20 stamps (4 x 5)
DesignerMaehashi Yasuhiro (Illustrator)
Sold atPost offices in Hokkaidou, and the appointed post offices
(see the menu page)
First Day of
Issue Postmark
Kushiro Central Post Office

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

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(Small Notes for the Issue)

The length of Oowashi (R334) is 90 to 100 centimeters while the bird has a wingspread of 220 to 245 centimeters. The length of Etopirika (R335) is 39 centimeters and the weight is 840 grams. Shimafukurou's (R336) length is 71 centimeters. The length of Tanchou (R337) is 140 centimeters and the birds has wingspread of 240 centimeters.