Stamps featuring the Year of the Monkey

The Philippine Postal Corporation will issue the 13th set in the “New Year’s Greetings” stamps series, to usher in 2004, the Year of the Monkey, according to the Chinese Zodiac.

Kind of Issue: Special
Denomination & Quantities: P6.00 – – – – – 100,000
17.00 – – – – -100,000
Souvenir Sheet (Perforated): 23.00 15,000
Souvenir Sheet (Imperforated): 23.00 15,000
Sheet Composition: 20 (5 x 4)
Size of Stamps: 40 mm x 30 mm
Size of Souvenir Sheet: 98mm x 88mm
Date of Issue: December 1, 2003
Last Day of Issue: June 1, 2004 (as stock allows)
Perforation: 14
Printing Process: Litho-Offset (4 colors)
Paper: Imported Unwatermarked
Printer: Amstar Company, Inc.
Designer: Victor Z. Serevo
Rufe A. Goco
Layout Artist: Alfonso V. Divina
Designs: Capuchin monkey and male orangutan (reference provided by Petra and the management and staff of the Manila Botanical and Zoological Gardens.)

Stamps, Souvenir Sheets and Official First Day Covers will be available starting 1 December, 2003 at the Philatelic Service, Door 203, Liwasang Bonifacio, 1000 Manila and all Regional Offices of the Philippine Postal Corporation.

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