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Stamps featuring the indigenous Philippine orchids

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Stamps featuring the indigenous Philippine orchids

The Philippine Postal Corporation will issue a set of four (4) high denominated definitives featuring some 19th century European old prints of indigenous Philippine orchids.

Kind of Issue: Definitive
Denomination and Quantities: P30.00 - - - - - 150,000
P50.00 - - - - - 150,000
P75.00 - - - - - 150,000
P100.00 - - - - - 150,000
Date of Issue: P30.00 - August 21, 2003
P100.00- August 21,2003
P50.00 - September 9, 2003
P75.00 - September 9, 2003
Sheet Composition: 50 (10 x 5)
Size of Stamp: 30mm x 40mm
Perforation: 14
Printing Process: Litho-Offset ( 4 colors)
Paper: Imported Unwatermarked
Printer: Amstar Company, Inc.
Design Coordinator: Anton D.A. Claro
Layout Artist: Alfonso V. Divina
Graphic Artist: Edgar P. Patricio
Design: Old prints from the Orchid Album of Robert Wagner and Benjamin Samuel Williams, Paxton's Magazine of Botany and Register of Flowering Plants, and the Botanical Magazine illustrated by Walter Hood Fitch. All the orchid prints were done in the 19th century and some are by John Nugent Fitch, a nephew of Walter Hood Fitch.
Mariposa - Phalaenopsis amabilis (P30.00) - The leaves of this orchid are few, broadly ovate-oblong, blunt apically, fleshy and leathery, long and about 5" wide. Inflorescences are slender and gracefully arching. Flowers which vary in size are white, flushed with yellow on the lip and more or less marked and striped with red around the calli. Sepals are oblong and blunt at tips. Petals are clawed, mostly broadly rhombic-cuneate, blunt and somewhat emarginate apically. Read more.
 
 
Stamps and Official First Day Covers will be available starting their respective first day of issue at the Philatelic Service, Dor 203, Liwasang Bonifacio, 1000 Manila and all Regional Offices of the Philippine Postal Corporation.