Philpost issues triangle stamps after more than 50 years!

Manila Central Post Office, Liwasang Bonifacio -Ermita , Manila -Philippines

The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) will issue a special souvenir sheet featuring some more marine species found in Philippine waters. Half of the quantity will have the “Thailand 2013 World Stamp Exhibition” logo in the center of the sheet. That is to publicize our participation at the stamp exhibition to be held at the Siam Paragon in Bangkok, Thailand from August 2 to 14, 2013.

Marine Biodiversity with Thailand 2013 logoMarine Biodiversity with Thailand 2013 logo

Kind of Issue : Special
Denominations & Quantities : P10.00 (8 designs in triangular format)
(10,000 sheets: 5,000 regular
and 5,000 with additional Thailand 2013 logo)
Selling price : P100.00 per sheet
Date of Issue : August 2, 2013
Last Day of Sale : August 1, 2014 (as stock allows)
Size of Stamps : 41mm. (sides) x 58mm. (base)
Size of Souvenir sheet : 132 mm. x 164 mm.
Perforation : 12
Paper : 105gsm matt art paper, 4+0c
Printing Process : Digital Printing
Printer : Ready Form Incorporated
Layout Artist : Jose Antonio A. Jayme
Designs : Philippine Marine Species

Marine Biodiversity with Thailand 2013 logo

Marine Biodiversity with Philpost logo and without Thailand 2013 logo 

The Philippine has been recognized as one of the world’s center of marine biodiversity. The country boasts of its abundant coral reef showcasing the vast variety of marine life.

Lemon Goby (Gobiodon citrinus) – is not a good swimmer and spends much of its time perched in the branches of gorgonians or on rocks with good vantage point. The mucus of this species is known to be poisonous and a protection against being eaten by other fish. However, it is not known to be cause a toxic problem. Distribution: Indo-Pacific. Length: 30mm/1.2in (wild). Diet: Particularly fond of live foods.

Dragon Wrasse (Novaculichthys taeniorus ) – The blotchy green coloration and elongated first rays of the dorsal fin are features of the juvenile; adult fishes are brown with marks radiating from the eye; these fade as the fish grows older. Distribution: Indo-Pacific. Length: 200mm/8in (wild). Diet: Crustaceans, meaty foods.

Three-spot Angelfish (Apolemichthys trimaculatus) – The three ‘spots’ that give the fish its common name are around its head one on top and one on each side of the body behind the gill covers. The lips are bright blue, and the anal fin is black with a broad white area immediately next to the body. Distribution: Indo-Pacific. Length: 250mm/10in (wild). Diet: Mainly algae.

White-tailed Damselfish (Dascyllus aruanus) – This white fish has three black bars across the body. The front bar covers the eye and follows the slope of the head up into the first rays of the dorsal fin. The rear two bars extend into the pelvic and anal fins and also into the dorsal fin, where they are linked by a horizontal bar along the top part of the fin. The caudal fin is unmarked. This is the hardiest of the damsels. Distribution: Indo-Pacific. Length: 80mm/3.2in (wild). Diet: meaty foods.

Orange Sea Perch (Anthias squamipinnis) – This very beautiful orange-red fish has elongated rays in the dorsal fin, a deeply forked caudal fin and long pelvic fins. It is a shoaling species that needs companions of the same species. Males have an elongated third dorsal spine are usually larger and more conspicuously coloured than females. Dominant males are quite happy for a harem to follow them. Distribution: Indo-Pacific. Length: 125mm/5in (wild). Diet: Live foods.

Spotted Puffer (Arothron meleagris) – Although a plain yellow colour phase occurs, normally the brown-grey body is densely covered with white spots. Distribution: Indo-Pacific. Length: 300mm/12in (wild). Diet: meaty foods.

Lemonpeel Angelfish (Centropyge flavissimus) – A plain yellow fish except for the blue outlines around the eye, bottom lip and gill cover edge. Distribution: Indo-Pacific. Length: 100mm/4in (wild.). Diet: Greenstuff.

Electric-blue Damsel (Pomacentrus coeruleus) – The bright blue coloration of this fish really makes it stand out. There may be some black facial markings. Distribution: Indo-Pacific. Length: 100mm/4in (wild.). Diet: meaty foods.

Souvenir sheets and Official First Day Covers will be available starting August 2, 2013 at the Post Shop, Philately and Museum Division, Manila Central Post Office, Door 203, Liwasang Bonifacio, 1000 Manila and at all Regional Offices of the Philippine Postal Corporation .And also at Philippine booth in the exhibition hall in Bangkok, Thailand.

The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) will issue a special souvenir sheet featuring some more marine species found in Philippine waters. Half of the quantity will have the “Thailand 2013 World Stamp Exhibition” logo in the center of the sheet. That is to publicize our participation at the stamp exhibition to be held at the Siam Paragon in Bangkok, Thailand from August 2 to 14, 2013.

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