Stamps featuring Philippine Birds VII

The Philippine Postal Corporation will issue a new series of definitive stamps for 2007 featuring several species of Philippine birds.

Kind of Issue: Regular/definitive
Denomination & Quantities: P5 – – – 8,500,000
P50 – – – 230,000
Date of Issue: November 5, 2007
Size of Stamps: P5 (22mm x 25mm)
P50 (30mm x 40mm)
Sheet Composition: P5 – 100 (10 x 10)
P50 – 50 (10 x 5)
Perforation: P5 – 13 1/2, P50 – 14
Printing Process: Litho-Offset (4 colors)
Paper: Imported Unwatermarked
Printer Amstar Company Inc.
Designer and Graphic Artist Corazon T. Loza / Edward Gaspay
Design Coordinator Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak
Layout Artist Robinson C. Cruza
Design P5 – Barn Swallow
P50 – Philippine Eagle (all pictures were taken from the book” A guide to the Birds of the
Philippines”, by Robert S. Kennedy, Pedro C.Gonzales, Edward C. Dickinson, Hector C.
Miranda, Jr. and Timothy H. Fisher)

The two Philippine birds featured in this second set are:

P5.00 – Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)
Barn Swallows are abundant visitors recorded from late July to early June, in a range of habitats from the coast to above the forest in high mountains. They are fast, graceful flyers that may be close to the ground or high in the sky. Deeply forked tail, dark breast band, and whitish or buff underparts that separates it from resident Pacific Swallow. Barn Swallows call musical twittering.

P50 – Philippine Eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi), also featured on the P100 stamp but on this new stamp, only its upper body is shown. Read more

Stamps and Official First Day Covers will be available starting November 5, 2007 at the Philatelic Service, Door 203, Liwasang Bonifacio, 1000 Manila and at all Regional Offices of the Philippine Postal Corporation.

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