Arctic Fox

IssueArctic Fox
Date of Issue25 June 1999 (Heisei 11)
Denomination80 yen
DesignArctic Foxes
Quantity 8,900,000 copies
Image Area22.5 x 33.0 millimeters
PrintingPhotogravure in 6 colours
Sheet20 stamps (4 x 5)
DesignerSone Masayoshi (Illustrator)
Sold atPost offices in Hokkaidou, and
the appointed post offices
(see the menu page)
First Day of
Issue Postmark
Asahikawa Central Post Office
Catalog No.R317

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

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(Small note for the issue)

R317(R119): Originally, the stamp was issued on May 29, 1992, by the denomination of 62 yen (R119), but for this time, it was issued again by the denomination of 80 yen. Arctic Fox is a characteristic animal in Hokkaidou, the northern island of Japan. The stamp depicts a parent and a child of Arctic Fox with the flowers, Ezokozakura, which is also characteristic in the island representing the beauty of Hokkaidou. Arctic Fox lives not only in Hokkaidou but also in the southern Kuriles and Sakhalin.