Japan 1987 Insects (4th series)

From Stamps of the World

  • Issue date: 23rd January 1987
  • four values in two se-tenant pairs
  • Designed by: Motoharu Morita
  • Printed by:
  • Print process: recess and gravure
  • stamp format height 36½mm x width 28mm
  • Perforations: 13 x 13

Insects fourth series
60y ~ Asian Apollo, Parnassius eversmanni
40y ~ Orange Tip, Anthocaris cardamines
60y ~ Chestnut Tiger, Parantica sita
40y ~ Great Purple, Sasakia charonda

  • Notes. The Chestnut Tiger design was issued in a miniature sheet on 12th March 1987 and in booklets, with imperf edges to stamps, on 30th September 1987

Sheet stamps[edit]

60y and 60y
60y and 60y
Parantica sita
60y beetle Cheirotonus jambar
60y stag beetle, Lucanus maculifemoratus
60y dragonfly, Antogaster sieboldii