Saturday, February 6, 2016

Valentine's Day 2016

New issue announcement for Valentine's Day in today's edition of The Philippine Star.

[press release added later]

PRESS RELEASE: PHLPost releases rose-scented stamps for Valentines

The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) released special rose-scented stamps to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

The stamps which are specially printed in rose-scented paper will warm the hearts of someone who will receive the stamps to be circulated nationwide in limited quantity.

Some say that flowers have meanings, and the beautiful rose symbolizes love. It signifies something to the person to whom the flowers is given.
About 101,000 pieces of the Valentine’s Day stamps with an image of a single-stem of rose in full bloom and the three words Faith Hope and Love imprinted at the background. The stamps are being sold at P25 each.

The colorful and heartwarming stamps were designed by artist Rodine Teodoro.

PHLPost is expecting that a lot of people will get the stamps either for mailing purposes or for collections. There are stamp collectors who's collection are specializing on Valentine’s Day stamps. 

These Valentine’s Day stamp is unique because of special embellishment added to make it more attractive. PHLPost has used a special kind of ink that smells the fragrant of a rose that will last longer and make it appear like stationery.

PHLPost has also showcased series of scented stamps featuring the late president Cory Aquino’s floral paintings which are among the top selling stamps issued by the postal service.

The stamps and official first day cover are now available at the Post Shop, Central Post Office, Door 203, Liwasang Bonifacio, Manila and area post offices nationwide. For inquiries, please call 527-01-08 or 527-01-32.

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