Stamps featuring Butterflies III

The Philippine Postal Corporation will continue its Philippine butterflies definitive series with new stamps dated “2006”. These are needed for the postage rates hike due to increase in handling costs and the inclusion of value added tax (VAT).

Most of the stamps in this new series will be modified versions of the definitives issued in 2005. The colored ring behind each butterfly will be removed. The P7.00 stamps will not have any background color, while the rest will have the entire background in one color and with a fainter outline around each butterfly. The first part of this “2006” series includes a single P1.00 stamp (for make-up rate) and a block of ten P7.00 stamps since the local rate was increased from P6.00 to P7.00 starting January 16, 2006.

Kind of Issue: Definitive
Denomination & Quantities P 1.00 – 3,000,000
P 7.00 – 6,500,000 (10 designs)
Date of Issue April 28, 2006
Sheet Composition 100 (10×10)
Size of Stamps 22mm x 25mm
Perforation 14 1/4
Printing Process: Litho-Offset (4 colors)
Paper: Imported Unwatermarked
Printer APO Production Unit, Inc..
Photographer Catherine Grace Tan
Design Coordinator Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak
Design Philippine Butterflies from the collection of Justin “Tiny” Nuyda

Stamps and official first day covers will be available starting April 28, 2006 at the Philatelic Service, Door 203, Liwasang Bonifacio, 1000 Manila and all regional offices of the Philippine Postal Corporation

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