MANILA, Philippines – The Chinese New Year is still more than two months away, but the Philippine Postal Corporation (Philpost) has released a special stamp to coincide with the “Year of the Goat.”
The year of the “green wooden goat” (alternatively: ram or sheep) begins on February 19, the Chinese New Year.
Issued on November 24, 2014, the stamp series features two designs – one with the image of a goat’s head priced P10 a piece, and another with a goat’s entire body worth P30.
Printed using scented ink, Philpost released over 55,000 copies of each design all throughout the country.
For stamp collectors, meanwhile, Philpost released 5,000 copies of a limited edition souvenir set that features both designs.
The stamps were designed by Jose Antonio Jayme and printed on imported, unwatermarked paper by security printer Amstar Co. Inc, Philpost said in a news release.
The 40 x 30 millimeter stamps will be sold until the supply runs out, Philpost said. – Rappler.com