Autumn Bellflowers

Autumn Bellflower
IssueGentian, Autumn Bellflower
Date of Issue30 July 1999 (Heisei 11)
Denomination50 yen
DesignGentian, Autumn Bellflowers
Quantity 12,000,000 copies
Image Area22.5 x 33.0 millimeters, vertical
PrintingOffset in 5 colours
Sheet20 stamps (4 x 5)
DesignerWatanabe Misao (Traditional Japanese Painter)
Sold atPost offices in Touhoku, and
the appointed post offices
(see the menu page)
First Day of
Issue Postmark
Morioka Central Post Office
Catalog No.R341

Autumn Bellflowers, Pane

Issue Gentian, Autumn Bellflower
Price500 yen (50 yen x 10)
Sheet51.0 x 190.0 millimeters
Pane10 stamps (2 x 5)
Catalog No.R341P

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

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(Small Notes for the Issue)

Rindo, gentians or autumn bellflowers, is one of the representative farming products of Iwate. Ashirocho Town in Ninohegun, Iwate, makes more Rindo than any other places in Japan. The flower has long been a beloved symbol of autumn in Japan.