Stamps featuring the Philippine Marine Biodiversity

The Philippine Postal Corporation, in cooperation with the Marine Science Institute, University of the Philippines will issue a set of topical stamps featuring Philippine Marine Biodiversity.

Kind of Issue: Special
Denomination & Quantities: 5.00 – 200,000 (4 designs)
Souvenir Sheet: P15.00 – 10,000
Date of Issue: May 11,1999
Last Day of Issue: November 11, 1999 (as stock allows)
Sheet Composition: 16 (4 x 4)
Size of Stamps: 40 mm x 30 mm
Perforation: 14
Printing Process: Litho-Offset (4 colors)
Paper: Imported Unwatermarked
Printer: Amstar Company, Inc.
Layout Artist:         Alfonso V. Divino
Design Coordinator: Alfredo I. Principe 
Design: All photos, slides and information provided by Dr. Edgardo D. Gomez Marine Science Institute, University of the Philippines 

Sea grapes (Caulerpa racemosa)- This green alga is relatively common in the shallow waters of coral reefs. This species is eaten fresh by many coastal dwellers, being known as "or-orusap" in lIocano. This and a congener, C. lentillifera, which is cultured in Cebu, are also called "Iato." (Photo by G. C. Trone, Jr.) Read more.

Stamps, Souvenir Sheets and Official First Day Covers will be available starting 11 May 1999 at the Philatelic Division, Money Order Building, Liwasang Bonifacio, 1000 Manila and all Regional Offices of the Philippine Postal Corporation.


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