Largha Seals

IssueLargha Seals
Date of Issue25 June 1999 (Heisei 11)
Denomination80 yen
DesignLargha Seals
Quantity 8,000,000 copies
Image Area22.5 x 33.0 millimeters
PrintingOffset in 5 colours
Sheet20 stamps (4 x 5)
DesignerNose Noshiaki (Illustrator)
Sold atPost offices in Hokkaidou, and
the appointed post offices
(see the menu page)
First Day of
Issue Postmark
Sapporo Central Post Office
Catalog No.R318

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

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(Small note for the issue)

R318 (R134): Originally, the stamp was issued on May 17, 1993, by the denomination of 62 yen (R134), but for this time, it was issued again by the denomination of 80 yen. The geographical distribution of largha seals (Phoca largha) in the north hemisphere is the widest among seals. They have many chances to contact with people as well. They also live around the coast of Hokkaidou. Although the adults have gray or dark gray fur with many spots, the baby seals are all white.