Catalogue numbers for bird stamps from Japan
YearDate DescriptionSGMichelScottYvertÅEKSissueKS
1875 01.01.1875 Definitives 61-63 25-27 46-47,50 32-34 1-3 1875.01 1-3
1946 15.09.1946 Definitives 429 354 365 356 4 1946.01 4
1946 12.12.1946 Governmental postal service 439 365 378 353 5 1946.02 5
1947 01.09.1947 Definitives 446 375 387 380C 6 1947.01 6
1948 01.10.1948 Red Cross 486 410 B10 387 7 1948.01 7
1948 01.10.1948 Red Cross MS487 412/B24 SSB11 BF17 8 1948.02 8
1949 01.11.1949 Postal week 556 475 479 437 9 1949.01 9
1950 10.01.1950 Air 575-579 494-498 C9-C13 PA7-PA11 10-14 1950.01 10-14
1952 Definitives 557 512a 6a 1952.01 15
1953 15.09.1953 Definitives 669 592 584 539 15 1953.01 16
1953 12.10.1953 Return of Crown Prince from overseas tour 715 622 588 543 16 1953.02 17
1954 10.05.1954 Definitives 655 586 598 553 17 1954.01 18
1955 10.09.1955 Definitives 657 643 611 566 18 1955.01 19
1957 01.07.1957 International geophysical year 766 669 637 592 19 1957.01 20
1959 20.04.1959 Definitives 643D 611a 18a-18b 1959.01 21-22
1959 25.09.1959 National parks 808 709 677 632 20 1959.02 23
1959 12.10.1959 International air transport 811 712 680 635 21 1959.03 24
1960 24.05.1960 International bird preservation congress 827 727 695 648 22 1960.01 25
1961 02.10.1961 Definitives 643C 738 18c 1961.01 26
1963 01.04.1963 Definitives 643D 611b 18d-18e 1963.01 27-28
1963 10.06.1963 Japanese birds 929 826 788 742 23 1963.02 29
1963 25.07.1963 Definitives 866 764 753 702A 24 1963.03 30
1963 10.08.1963 Japanese birds 930 827 789 743 25 1963.04 31
1963 20.11.1963 Japanese birds 931 828 790 744 26 1963.05 32
1964 10.01.1964 Japanese birds 932 829 791 745 27 1964.01 33
1964 10.02.1964 Japanese birds 933 830 792 745A 28 1964.02 34
1964 01.05.1964 Japanese birds 934 831 792A 745A 29 1964.03 35
1964 01.08.1964 Definitives 643E 611c 18f-18g 1964.04 36-37
1965 20.07.1965 Maritime day 1006 894 846 808 30 1965.01 38
1965 01.12.1965 Definitives 864 762 751 701B 31 1965.02 39
1966 03.11.1966 Famous japanese gardens 1034 921 873 857 32 1966.01 40
1967 02.10.1967 International tourist year 1099 973 931 880 33 1967.01 41
1968 01.07.1968 Definitives 643E,643D + 1004 914b 1968.01 42-43
1968 01.08.1968 Definitives 1066 1007A 888A 844A 34 1968.02 44
1969 25.02.1969 National park 1155 1032 985 932 35 1969.01 45
1971 10.05.1971 Bird week 1259 1110 1060 1008 36 1971.01 46
1971 23.06.1971 Antarctic treaty 1260 1111 1061 1009 37 1971.02 47
1971 15.07.1971 Definitives 1226 1116A 1067 1012 38 1971.03 48
1971 10.11.1971 Definitives 1227 1128 1068 1013 39 1971.04 49
1971 01.12.1971 Definitives 1235 1129 1075 1036 40 1971.05 50
1972 31.01.1972 Definitives 1067 38a-38d 1972.01 51-54
1973 18.09.1973 National park 1330 1188 1148 1090 41 1973.01 55
1973 06.10.1973 International correspondence week 1331 1189 1149 1091 42 1973.02 56
1973 19.11.1973 Definitives 1237 1192 1077 1094 43 1973.03 57
1974 20.02.1974 Japanese folk tales 1343-1344 1200-1201 1159-1160 1102-1103 44-45 1974.01 58-59
1974 01.10.1974 Inter-parliamentary union congress 1366 1225 1182 1127 46 1974.02 60
1974 07.10.1974 International correspondence week 1367 1226 1183 1130 47 1974.03 61
1975 16.01.1975 Nature conservation 1377 1237 1199 1137 48 1975.01 62
1975 13.02.1975 Nature conservation 1381 1241 1200 1138 49 1975.02 63
1975 08.08.1975 Nature conservation 1405 1263 1201 1165 50 1975.03 64
1975 06.10.1975 International correspondence week 1411 1269 1232 1171 51 1975.04 65
1976 27.02.1976 Nature conservation 1419 1278 1202 1180 52 1976.01 66
1976 06.10.1976 International correspondence week 1435 1298 1264 1200 53 1976.02 67
1977 06.10.1977 International correspondence week 1478 1338 1314 1239 54 1977.01 68
1978 13.05.1978 Rotary International convention 1493 1352 1324 1254 55 1978.01 69
1978 06.10.1978 International correspondence week 1509 1368 1347 1270 56 1978.02 70
1979 02.04.1979 Definitives 34a 1979.01 71
1979 08.10.1979 International correspondence week 1546 1405 1383 1307 57 1979.02 72
1980 06.10.1980 International correspondence week 1608 1444 1418 1346 58 1980.01 73
1981 27.07.1981 Anniversary of national parks 1634 1479 1461 1380 59 1981.01 74
1981 06.10.1981 International correspondence week 1642 1487 1480 1388 60 1981.02 75
1982 20.03.1982 Ueno Zoo 1660-1661 1504-1505 1487a-1487b 1405-1406 61-62 1982.01 76-77
1982 22.05.1982 National afforestation campaign 1667 1511 1491 1412 63 1982.02 78
1983 22.09.1983 Endangered birds 1713-1714 1560-1561 1534-1535 1461-1462 64-65 1983.01 79-80
1983 14.11.1983 Antarctic research ship 1721 1568 1554 1469 66 1983.02 81
1983 25.11.1983 Endangered birds 1724-1725 1571-1572 1536-1537 1470-1471 67-68 1983.03 82-83
1984 26.01.1984 Endangered birds 1729-1730 1575-1576 1538-1539 1480-1481 69-70 1984.01 84-85
1984 15.03.1984 Endangered birds 1735-1736 1581-1582 1540-1541 1490-1491 71-72 1984.02 86-87
1984 22.06.1984 Endangered birds 1742-1743 1589-1590 1542-1543 1474-1475 73-74 1984.03 88-89
1984 10.12.1984 Birds in danger of extinction MS1768 1614-1616/B106 SS1544 BF91 75-77 1984.04 90-92
1986 09.05.1986 National afforestation campaign 1840 1685 1674 1583 78 1986.01 93
1987 23.05.1987 National afforestation campaign 1893 1737 1740 1633 79 1987.01 94
1987 23.06.1987 Travel diary by Basho Matsuo 1896 1740 1714 1636 80 1987.02 95
1988 20.05.1988 National afforestation campaign 1944 1785 1774 1681 81 1988.01 96
1989 10.03.1989 Travel diary by Basho Matsuo 1715a 80a 1989.01 97
1990 01.10.1990 Regional stamp Prefecture stamp 1996 1924 1884 82 1990.01 98
1990 09.10.1990 Gifu. Four seasons in Hida Prefecture stamp 2001 1926 1887B 83 1990.02 99
1990 30.10.1990 Hokkaido Prefecture stamp 2006 1930 1889-1890 84 1990.03 100
1991 28.06.1991 Water birds 2150-2151 2050-2051 2103-2104 1934-1935 85-86 1991.01 101-102
1991 27.09.1991 Water birds 2162-2163 2068-2069 2105-2106 1952-1953 87-88 1991.02 103-104
1992 30.01.1992 Water birds 2179-2180 2087-2088 2107-2108 1971-1972 89-90 1992.01 105-106
1992 25.03.1992 Water birds 2184-2185 2092-2093 2109-2110 1976-1977 91-92 1992.02 107-108
1992 08.05.1992 Fukuoka Prefecture stamp 2098 1958 1982 93 1992.03 109
1992 31.08.1992 Water birds 2198-2199 2116-2117 2111-2112 2000-2001 94-95 1992.04 110-111
1992 15.10.1992 Aichi Prefecture stamp 2126 1969 2010 96 1992.05 112
1992 15.10.1992 Aichi 2126 Z129 1992.06 113
1992 15.10.1992 Aichi Z129a 96a-96d 1992.07 114-117
1992 30.11.1992 Definitives 2218,2220,2221 2135-2137 2157,2159,2161 2019-2021 97-99 1992.08 118-120
1992 30.11.1992 Definitives 2138-2139 97a-98a 1992.09 121-122
1993 29.01.1993 Water birds 2241-2242 2140-2141 2113-2114 2022-2023 100-101 1993.01 123-124
1993 26.02.1993 Definitives 2135D,2135E,2136D,2136E 2159a 97b-98d 1993.02 125-128
1993 26.02.1993 Definitives 2159b 98b-98e 1993.03 129-132
1993 31.03.1993 Water birds 2247-2248 2148-2149 2192-2193 2030-2031 102-103 1993.04 133-134
1993 25.05.1993 Water birds 2251-2252 2156-2157 2194-2195 2038-2039 104-105 1993.05 135-136
1993 10.06.1993 5th meeting of Ramsar convention 2256-2257 2162-2163 2201-2202 2044-2045 106-107 1993.06 137-138
1993 23.06.1993 Shizuoka Prefecture stamp 2166 Z137 2048 108 1993.07 139
1993 23.06.1993 Shizuoka Z137 108a-108d 1993.08 140-143
1994 13.01.1994 Definitives 2219,2222,2223 2200-2202 2158,2161,2162 2079-2081 109-111 1994.01 144-146
1994 24.01.1994 Definitives 2200C,2201C 109a-110a 1994.02 147-148
1994 24.01.1994 Definitives 2203BB,2204BB 109b-110b 1994.03 149-150
1994 25.04.1994 Definitives 2224 2221 2163 2099 112 1994.04 151
1994 20.05.1994 National land afforestation 2302 2231 2240 2110 113 1994.05 152
1994 23.06.1994 Shinkoro tower and the Tajima festival Prefecture stamp 2237 Z149 2116 114 1994.06 153
1994 23.06.1994 Shinkoro tower and the Tajima festival 2237D,2237E Z149a 114a-114d 1994.07 154-157
1994 22.07.1994 Kentish Plover and Futamiura beach Prefecture stamp 2241 Z151 2118 115 1994.08 158
1994 22.07.1994 Kentish Plover and Futamiura beach 2241D,2241E Z151a 115a-115d 1994.09 159-162
1995 21.11.1995 World heritage 2401 2361 2454 2236 116 1995.01 163
1995 02.10.1995 New face value 2340 117 1995.02 164
1996 10.05.1996 The 50th anniversary of bird week 2413-2414 2381-2382 2523-2524 2259-2260 118-119 1996.01 165-166
1996 03.06.1996 The history of postage stamp 2418-2419 2387-2388 2420-2421 2265-2266 120-121 1996.02 167-168
1997 22.07.1997 Nature of Japan 2220a,2223a 2469-2470 2478-2479 2352-2353 127-128 1997.01 169-170
1997 06.10.1997 International letter writing week 2477 2489 2581 2367 129 1997.02 171
1997 28.10.1997 The first world walking festival Prefecture stamp 2497A Z229 2380 130 1997.03 172
1997 28.10.1997 The first world walking festival 2497D,2497E Z229a 130a-130d 1997.04 173-176
1997 08.12.1997 Favourite songs 2497 2513 2601 1997.05 177
1998 16.02.1998 Nature of Japan 2223b,2224a 2533-2534 2480-2481 2417-2418 131-132 1998.01 178-179
1998 23.02.1998 Nature of Japan 2224b 2535 2482 2419 134 1998.02 180
1998 06.10.1998 International letter writing week 2542-2547 2587-2592 2632-2637 2471-2476 135-139 1998.03 181-185
1999 05.02.1999 Land of snow Prefecture stamp 2624-2627 2505-2508 140 1999.01 186
1999 03.06.1999 Japanese migration to Bolivia 2591 2695 2675 2576 142 1999.02 187
1999 16.07.1999 Toki in Sado Prefecture stamp 2712-2713 Z334-335 2597-2598 143-144 1999.03 188-189
1999 23.07.1999 Birds in Hokkaido Prefecture stamp 2734-2737 Z338-339,Z340-341 2616-2619 145-148 1999.04 190-193
1999 16.08.1999 Definitive stamps for celebrations 2615 2747 2706 2626-2628 149 1999.05 194
1999 06.10.1999 International letter writing week 2639 2784 2710 150 1999.06 195
1999 22.12.1999 20th century 2684 2844 2690h 2725 151 1999.07 196
2000 12.01.2000 Prefecture Tokyo Prefecture stamp 2847 Z379 2728 152 2000.01 197
2000 23.02.2000 20th century 2716 2885 2693j 153 2000.02 198
2000 02.03.2000 Prefecture Okayama Prefecture stamp 2888-2891 Z390,Z393 2769-2772 154-155 2000.03 199-200
2000 02.03.2000 Prefecture Okayama 2888-2891/B184 Z393b BF168 156-157 2000.04 201-202
2000 21.04.2000 National land afforestation 2738 2932 2732 159 2000.05 203
2000 01.05.2000 Saitama Prefecture stamp 2936 Z406 2817 160 2000.06 204
2000 19.05.2000 PhilaNippon '01 2749-2758 2943-2952 2733a,b,c 161-163 2000.07 205-207
2000 29.09.2000 Prefecture Tokyo Prefecture stamp 3042 Z433 2913 164 2000.08 208
2000 22.12.2000 20th century 2869 3097-3106 2703i 165 2000.09 209
2001 05.01.2001 Internet Fair 2001 2870-2871 3107-3108 2755-2756 2978-2979 166-167 2001.01 210-211
2001 01.02.2001 Kairakuen 3116 Z461 2987 168 2001.02 212
2001 01.02.2001 Kairakuen 3113-3116/B187 Z461b 169 2001.03 213
2001 25.05.2001 Prefecture Yamaguchi Prefecture stamp 3169A Z484 3040 170 2001.04 214
2001 25.05.2001 Prefecture Yamaguchi 3169D, 3169E 3040a 171-172 2001.05 215-216
2001 01.08.2001 PhilaNippon '01 2946-2955 3230-3239 2789c,d,h, i 3100-3109 173-176 2001.06 217-220
2002 22.02.2002 World heritage 2997-3006 3306-3315 2764h,j 177-178 2002.01 221-222
2002 25.03.2002 Definitives 2203BA-2204BA 2488C-2488D 3200-3201 179-180 2002.02 223-224
2003 10.02.2003 Greetings 3465,3467 2851a-e 181-182 2003.01 225-226
2003 01.04.2003 Japan Post 3127-3136 3496-3505 2583a-j 3356-3365 183-184 2003.02 227-228
2003 01.05.2003 Prefecture Gifu 3514-3515 Z591-592 3382-3383 185 2003.03 229
2003 23.07.2003 Letter writing day 3169-3178 3562A 2864a-j 186 2003.04 230
2003 23.07.2003 Letter writing day MS3179 3562A/B192 2864l 187 2003.05 231
2003 23.07.2003 Letter writing day 3562D 2864k 188-189 2003.06 232-233
2004 28.05.2004 Prefecture Hokkaido, icebreaker 3669 Z629 3523 190 2004.01 234
2004 23.07.2004 Letter writing day 3695 2894c 191 2004.02 235
2005 06.06.2005 Prefecture Hyogo, Oriental Stork 3829 Z688 3677 192 2005.01 236
2005 22.08.2005 Northernmost nature in Hokkaido 3894 Z702 193 2005.02 237
2006 01.02.2006 Prefecture Shizuoka, cherry blossom 3945 Z706 2006.01 238
2006 23.05.2006 Australia-Japan year of exchange 3425 3990 2958j 2006.02 239
2006 03.07.2006 Northern animals 4028 Z742 2006.03 240
2006 03.10.2006 Greetings, joint issue with Singapore 3467-3468 4095-4096 2966e,f 2006.04 241-242
2007 23.01.2007 Antarctic expedition 3518-3521 4147-4150 2978c,d,e,f 2007.01 243-246
2007 23.01.2007 Antarctic expedition 3531,3530,3533,3534 4155-4164 2979a-j 2007.02 247-250
2007 20.04.2007 Philately week 3557,3559-3560 4202-4203,4205 2986,2988-2989 2007.03 251-253
2007 01.05.2007 Birds in Chugoku 4211-4215 Z786-790 2007.04 254-258
2007 01.05.2007 Animals of Hokkaido 4206 Z791 4048 2007.05 259
2007 23.05.2007 Japan-India friendship year 4224 2990d 2007.06 260
2007 06.07.2007 World heritage 3582,3590 4274,4280 2983c,i 2007.07 261-262
2007 01.10.2007 Definitives 4382A,4383 3002-3003 2007.08 263-264
2008 18.04.2008 Philately week 3712,3714,3716 4477,4479,4481 3019,3021,3023 2008.01 265-267
2008 18.06.2008 Japan-Brazil 4513 3028j 2008.02 268
2008 01.07.2008 Nature 4534/B200 3040a 2008.03 269
2008 12.08.2008 Japan-China 4618-4619 3052e,f 2008.04 270-271
2009 02.02.2009 Travel scenes 3969 4785 3093h 2009.01 272
2009 08.07.2009 Nature 4956/B206 2009.02 273
2010 01.03.2010 Travel scenes 4293 5181 3205b 2010.01 274
2010 20.04.2010 Philately week 5230 3219c 5034 2010.02 275
2010 01.06.2010 Hometowns 5303 5102 2010.03 276
2010 18.06.2010 Anniversary for local government law (Gifu) 5335/B213 3244a 5134 2010.04 277
2010 04.10.2010 Anniversary for local government law (Aichi) 5428/B215 3262b 5227 2010.05 278
2010 18.10.2010 International year of biodiversity 4500-4509 5442 3266h 5241 2010.06 279
2010 Definitives 4382C 3281 4224a 2010.07 280
2011 Old stamp images, new font for digits 5506-5507 2011.01 281-282
2011 01.02.2011 Travel scenes 4596-4606 5537,5544 3302b,3302i 2011.02 283-284
2011 04.02.2011 Greetings 5549 3303d 2011.03 285
2011 31.03.2011 Peter Rabbit and friends 4626-4645 5581,5591,5593 2011.04 286-288
2011 15.06.2011 Anniversary for local government law (Toyama) 4688-4692 5658/B220 3335c 2011.05 289
2011 23.06.2011 Antarctic treaty anniversary 5681-5686 3342a-e 2011.06 290-294
2011 23.08.2011 Harmony with nature 4877-4881 5752 3352 5548 2011.07 295
2011 14.10.2011 Anniversary for local government law (Shiga) 4918-4922 5799/B223 3382a 5596 2011.08 296
2012 20.06.2012 Bonin Islands 6005 3442a 5801 2012.01 297
2012 23.08.2012 Harmony with nature 5210-5214 6101 3464 5894 2012.02 298
2012 15.11.2012 Anniversary for local government law (Oita) 5313-5317 6208/B232 3492b 2012.03 299
2013 15.01.2013 Anniversary for local government law (Hyogo) 5358-5362 6252/B233 3506a 2013.01 300
2013 16.04.2013 Travel scenes 6334 3531a 2013.02 301
2013 23.05.2013 Harmony with nature 5470-5474 6371 3545 2013.03 302
2013 20.09.2013 Baby animals 5597-5601 6547 3595d 2013.04 303
2013 13.12.2013 Anniversary for local government law (Kagoshima) 6683/B241 3643e 2013.05 304
2014 15.05.2014 Rare wildlife in Japan 6770 3680 2014.01 305
2014 26.06.2014 Fuji 6865 3697j 2014.02 306
2014 23.07.2014 Letter writing day 6879,6883 3708,3712 2014.03 307-308
2015 02.02.2015 Definitives 7157 3791 2015.01 309
2015 12.05.2015 Anniversary for local government law (Yamaguchi) 7244/B254 3824c 2015.02 310
2016 03.03.2016 Spring greetings 7745 2016.01 311
2016 26.04.2016 G7 7820 3988c 2016.02 312
2016 07.06.2016 Anniversary of local government law 7891-7937 2016.03 313
2016 05.08.2016 Greetings, traditional colours 8041-8050 2016.04 314
2016 05.08.2016 Greetings, traditional colours 8051-8060 4022c,4022f 2016.05 315-316
2016 10.08.2016 Mountain day 8070 4023j 2016.06 317
2016 23.09.2016 Natural monument 1 8158-8159 4036a-b 2016.07 314-315
2016 11.11.2016 Familiar animals 2016.08 316-317
2016 11.11.2016 Familiar animals 2016.09 318-321
2017 17.03.2017 Birds and flowers paintings 2017.01 322-325
2017 28.04.2017 Natural monument 2 4101h-i 2017.02 326-327
2017 07.06.2017 Japanese paintings 4118d 2017.03 328
2017 05.07.2017 Penguins 4124a-j 2017.04 329-337
2017 18.08.2017 Traditional Japanese design 4141a-e 2017.05 238-339
2017 08.11.2017 Gifts from the forest 2017.06 340
2017 08.11.2017 Gifts from the forest 2017.07 341-342
2018 02.03.2018 Mt Fuji 2018.01 343
2018 26.06.2018 Bonin 4214g-h 2018.02 344-345
2018 23.08.2018 Autumn greetings 4226e 2018.03 346
2018 09.10.2018 International letter-writing week 4241,4243 2018.04 347-348
2019 20.02.2019 Spring greeting 2019.01 349
2019 22.02.2019 Anniversary 2019.02 350
2019 12.04.2019 Fauna and flora 2019.03 351-353
2019 20.08.2019 Celebration 2019.04 354
2019 23.08.2019 Autumn greetings 2019.05 355-356
2019 23.08.2019 Autumn greetings 2019.06 357
2019 07.10.2019 International letter-writing week 2019.07 358
2019 06.11.2019 Traditional colours 2019.08 359
2020 07.02.2020 Miyakojima 2020.01 360
2020 21.02.2020 Spring greeting 2020.02 361-363
2020 01.06.2020 Summer greeting 2020.03 364
2020 10.06.2020 Fauna and flora 2020.04 365-367
2020 19.06.2020 Traditional colours 2020.05 368
2020 17.07.2020 Natural monument protection 2020.06 369
2020 16.10.2020 World of arts 2020.07 370
2020 16.10.2020 World of arts 2020.08 371
2020 16.11.2020 Animals 2020.09 372
2020 16.11.2020 Animals 2020.10 373-374
2020 20.11.2020 Winter greetings 2020.11 375-376
2021 19.02.2021 Spring greeting 2021.01 377
2021 23.04.2021 Happy greetings 2021.02 378-379
2021 23.04.2021 Happy greetings 2021.03 380-381
2021 10.05.2021 Fauna and flora 2021.04 382-385
2021 26.05.2021 Shimane prefecture 2021.05 386-388

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