Philippine Postal Corporation released a new set of stamps which features 2 Philippine orchid hybrids and 2 hybrids on its souvenir sheet and 1 endemic Philippine orchid on the common Php 12.00 stamp , Trichoglottis atropurpurea on souvenir sheet – souvenir sheet cost Php 48.00 plus 12% VAT . = Php 53.76
Orchids is quite popular subject in local philately and there is high demand for stamp collectors , since these orchids species and hybrids cannot be easily grown .
orchid species and hybrids souvenir sheet
The 2 Philippine orchid species includes Trichoglottis atropurpurea Reichb.f. 1877 which is endemic to the country and Phalaenopsis cornu-cervi Blume & Rchb.f. 1860 which is also found in other Asian countries.
Waling -waling also known as Euanthe sanderiana or Vanda sanderiana Rchb.f 1882 . Dendrobium sanderae variety luzonicum is found endemic to Central and Northern Luzon at an altitude of 1,000 meters to over 1,700 meters in elevation.
The two other orchid are hybrids Phalaenopsis Ching Hua and Rhyncholaeliacattelya Hsingying Rouge
DENO & QTY: P48.00—5,000 pcs.
DATE OF ISSUE: September 30, 2016
LAST DAY OF SALE: SEPTEMBER 29, 2017
SIZE OF STAMPS: (30mm x 40mm)
SHEET COMPOSITION: 4 Designs (Sheetlet of 16)
SIZE OF SOUVENIR SHEET: 12.5cm x 7.5cm
PERFORATION: 12.5 to 14 holes per 20mm
PRINTING PROCESS: Litho- Offset (4 colors)
PAPER: Imported Unwatermarked
PRINTER: Amstar Company, Inc.
GRAPHIC ARTIST: Victorino Z. Serevo
There are 96,000 pieces with 5,000 copies of souvenir sheet . The stamp is available at the main post office.
Please bear in mind that FDC and souvenir sheets had additional 12% VAT aside from the face value
Philippine Postal Corporation : https://www.phlpost.gov.ph/stamp-releases.php