Stamps featuring the Deep-Sea Lobsters of the Philippines

The Philippine Postal Corporation will issue a set of stamps and a souvenir sheet featuring some Deep-Sea Lobsters of the Philippines.

Kind of Issue: Special
Denomination and Quantity: P7.00 – – – 100,000 (4 designs)
Souvenir Sheet: P28.00—5,000
Date of Issue: Sept. 30, 2009
Last Day of Sale: Sept. 29, 2010 (as stocks allow)
Sheet Composition: 16 (4×4)
Size of Stamps: 40mmx 30mm
Size of Souvenir Sheet: l36mmx 80mm
Perforation: 14
Printing Process: Litho-Offset ( 4 colors)
Paper: Amstar Company, Inc. Holotek Enterprises (for the foil stamping)
Layout Artist: Victorino Z. Serevo
Graphic Artist: Joy Arme Marie G, Reyes
Design Coordinator: Marivene Manuel-Santos
Designs: Photos of deep-sea lobsters provided by the National Museum courtesy of the ff.:

l. Corazon S. Alvina, Director of National Museum

2. Dr. Tim-Yam Chan, Professor Institute of Marine Biology, National Taiwan Ocean University

3. Virgilio S. Palpal-latoc, Curator Chief, Zoology Division National Museum

4. Marivene Manuel-Santos, Curator-in-charge, Carcinology Section and Senior Researcher, Zoology Division, National Museum

Chelarctus aureus (Holthuis, 1963) – LOCUST LOBSTER This lobster is found at depthi ranglng from 100 meters to 152 meters in Tayabas Bay and off Lubang Island in the Philippines, as well as in Fiji, Indonesia and South China Sea (Holthuis 2000)

The Stamps, Souvenir Sheets and Official First Day Covers will be available sta{ing Sept. 30, 2009 at the Postage and Philatelic Department Door 203, Liwasang Bonifacio, 1000 Manila and all Regional Offices of the Philippine Postal Corporation.

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