Thursday, December 15, 2016

2017 Year of the Rooster

New Issue alert:

2017 Year of the Rooster

Kind of Issue : Special
Denomination & Quantity : P18, P45 . . . 101,000
Souvenir Sheet : P200 . . . 5,000
Date of Issue : December 16, 2016
Last Day of Sale :December 15, 2017
Size of Stamps : 30mm x 40mm
Sheet Composition :16on (2 designs)
Size of Souvenir Sheet : 63mm x 63mm
Diameter : 38.1mm
Perforation : 14
Printing Process
Stamps : Litho Offset (4 colors)
Souvenir Sheet : Embellishment - Gold Foil
                         & Special Round Perforation with
Paper : Imported Unwatermarked
Printer : Amstar Company, Inc.
Designer : Rodine C. Teodoro

[press release added later]

PRESS RELEASE: PHLPost releases Rooster Stamps to welcome the New Year

As the year 2016 comes to a close, the Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost), released its “Year of the Rooster stamps” for 2017's Chinese New Year.
The souvenir sheets are red and gold with special embellishments of gold foil and 3D embossing.
The rooster is the tenth of the twelve Chinese zodiac animals, followed by the Year of the Dog for 2018.
Among the Chinese Zodiac animals, the rooster or chicken represents fidelity and punctuality, for it wakes people up on time. The Chinese says, people born in the year of the Rooster are beautiful, kind-hearted, hardworking, courageous, independent, humorous and honest.
PHLPost has printed 101,000 copies of the two (2) different colorful designs of the regular stamps which can be purchased at P18 and P45 per stamp.
In addition, PHLPost also printed 5,000 copies of the limited edition souvenir gold foil and special round perforation of the “New Year stamps” to be sold at P200 each for stamp collectors. 

The layout of the stamps was done by in-house graphic artist Rodine C. Teodoro.
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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