Japan issues 4th edition constellation set

By in Astronomy, Science, Stamp news on January 2, 2014
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Stamp-Japan-Constellations-IVOn the 4th of December 2013 Japan Post launched the fourth issue of Constellation series, which aims to promote both fields of letter culture and natural science.
The stamps depict ten signs of constellation often seen in winter: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Orion, Auriga, Canis Major, Procyon, Lepus, Monoceros and Tsuzumiboshi ( Orion).

Additional information Constellation set

Designer: Hoshiyama Ayaka
Issued in a sheet of 10 self-adhesive stamps.
Stamp postage value: 80 Yen
Circulation: 4 4 million sheets
Date of issue: 4-12-2013

Stampseries Japan Constellations IVlayout(1): Aries
(2): Taurus
(3): Gemini
(4): Orion
(5): Auriga
(6): Canis Major
(7): Koinuza
(8): Lepus
(9): Monoceros
(10): Tsuzumiboshi

Have a look at all Astronomy stamps issued by Japan here.

 

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