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 Ogasawara National Park
June 26, 1973

Ogasawara National Park

Complete set of 2 commemorative postage stamps on the Ogasawara National Park : Japan National Park Series :

Ogasawara Kokuritsu Koen : Kominato Beach (Chichi jima)Minami-Tori-shima (Marcus Island) : UNESCO World Heritage ListIssued by Japan

Issued on Jun 26, 1973

Issued for : As the 23rd of the national park series, 2 kinds of postage stamps, each showing the scenery of Ogasawara National Park, were issued on June 26, 1973, on occasion of the 5th Anniversary of the reversion of Ogasawara Islands to Japan.

Design : (A) Chichijima Beach and (B) Coral reef on Minami Island

Colour : Multicolour

Type : Stamps, Postal Used

Denomination : (A)10 Yen and (B) 20 Yen

Stamp Size : 22.5 mm x 33.0 mm

Quantity Issued : (A) 35,000,000 and (B) 32,000,000 stamps

About : 

  • The park lies 1,000 kilometres distant to the south of Tokyo and extends over the whole area of Ogasawara Islands consisting of more than 30 islands raised above the sea-level by the submarine volcanic action in the Tertiary period. Situated in the subtropical zone, the park offers the splendid views of the islands dotted on the sea and the steep cliffs formed by erosion.
  • With its land area of 6,433 hectares and the sea-level area of 25,563 hectares, it was designated as national park on October 16, 1972.
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