Stamps featuring the Year of the Horse

The Philippine Postal Corporation will issue the 11th set in the “New Year’s greetings” stamp series, to usher in 2002, the year of the Horse, according to the Chinese Zodiac.

Kind of Issue: Special
Denomination and Quantity: P5.00 – – – – – 100,000
17.00 – – – – – 100,000
Souvenir Sheet (Perforated): 22.00 – – – – – 20,000
Souvenir Sheet (Imperforated): 22.00 – – – – – 20,000
Date of Issue: December 1, 2001
Last Day of Sale: March 1, 2002 (as stock allows)
Perforation: 14
Printing Process: Litho-Offset ( 4 colors)
Paper: Imported Unwatermarked
Printer: Amstar Company, Inc.
Designer: Victor Z. Serevo
Layout Artist: Alfonso V. Divina
Design Coordinator: Ramon G. Orlina
Graphic Design: Edgar P. Patricio
Design: Paper Mache horses are handcrafted in many towns of Laguna, particularly Paete and Pakil. These colorful paper mache horses come in a variety of shape & sizes. They are sold displayed during town fiestas & served as icons of liveliness & enduring happiness. As decors and souvenir items they are also being expoded to the U.S., Japan, Europe and other countries.
– photo provided by Mr. Ramon G. Orlina

Stamps, Souvenir Sheets and Official First Day Covers will be available starting 01 December 20O1 at the Philatelic Division, Door 203, Llwasang Bonifacio, 1000 Manila and all Regional Offices of the Philippine Postal Corporation

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