The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) releases special topical postage stamps featuring the best orchid collections the country has ever produced which are endemic in nature.
“Through these miniature pieces of art, PHLPost would like to promote the propagation of Philippine orchids which are being recognized for its beauty and diversity from orchidists here and abroad”, Assistant Postmaster General Luis Carlos said.
The block of four regular stamps above are: Vanda sanderiana or the waling-waling is considered to be the “Queen of Philippine flowers”; Dancing Lady or Oncidium Orchihd species which produces dozens of small flowers at the same time, giving a spectacular show that lasts for several weeks; Mrs. Sander’s Dendrobium or Dendrobium sanderae, found in the Regions of Central Luzon especially in tropical pine forests; and, Moth Orchid or Phalaenopsis, one of the most popular orchids which are pleasing to the eye.
PHLPost also releases 5,000 pieces of limited colorful souvenir sheets stamps featuring Dear Antler Moth Orchid or Phalaenopsis comu-cervi, Cattleya or Hsinying rouge ‘CH 36’Rhyncholaeliocattleya, Moth Orchid or Phalaenopsis ching hua wizard and Dark Purple Trichoglottis or Trichoglottis atropurpurea.
PHLPost commissioned security printer Amstar Co. to print 96,000 copies of the stamps,to be sold at P12 each. The stamps were designed by PHLPost layout artist Victorino Serevo, with the photo provided by stamp collector Jonathan Blaza.
The Philippine Orchids regular stamps, special souvenir sheets and official first daycover are available starting September 30, 2016 at the Post Shop, Central Post Office,Door 219, Liwasang Bonifacio, Manila and area post offices nationwide. For inquiries,please call 527-01-08 or 527-01-32.