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Stamps featuring the Year of the Dog

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Stamps featuring the Year of the Dog
Stamps featuring the Year of the Dog

The Philippine Postal Corporation will issue the second set in cycle of the New Year’s Greetings Stamp series, to usher in 2006, the New Year of the Dog, according to the Chinese Zodiac.

Kind of Issue: Special
Denomination & Quantities P6.00(10-on) - - - - 25,000
P6.00(20-on) - - - - 25,000
P17.00(10-on) - - - 25,000
P17.00(20-on) - - - 25,000
Date of Issue  December 1, 2005
Sheet Composition  100(10x10)
Last day of Sale November 30, 2006
Sheet Composition  20(5x4) and 10(2x5)
Size of Stamps 40mm x 30mm
Souvenir Sheet P46.00----- 12,000
Size of Souvenir Sheet 98mm x 88mm
Perforation 14
Printing Process: Litho-Offset (4 colors)
Paper: Imported Unwatermarked
Printer   Amstar Company, Inc..
Designer Jesus Alfredo D. Delos Santos
Design Shih Tzu (P6.00) and German Shepherd (P17.00) 

The Chinese animal signs are a 12-year cycle used for dating the year. They represent a cyclical concept of time, rather than the western linear concept. The Chinese Lunar Calendar is based on the cycles of the month, and is constructed in a different fashion than the western solar calendar. It is the longest chronological record in history, dating from 2600 B.C., when Emperor Huang Ti introduced the first cycle of the zodiac. Read more.

 

Stamps, Souvenir Sheets and Official First Day Covers will be available starting December 1, 2005 at the Philatelic Service, Door 203, Liwasang Bonifacio, 1000 Manila and all Regional Offices of the Philippine Postal Corporation.