Republic of the Philippines - Stamps & Postal History

RP Issues of 2003





2003, February 11 (13).  Valentine's Day

Litho Offset.  Amstar Company, Inc.,  Perf. 14

Singles, Miniature Sheets of 16




     5p  Strawberry & Postman -  Singles  (50,000)

   17p  Sunrise of Hearts & Postman -  Singles  (50,000)

   21p  Rainbow Hearts & Postman -  Singles  (50,000)

   22p  Hearts, Butterflies & Postman -  Singles  (50,000)


Miniature Sheets of 16 Each Value   (3,125 set)


Design Coordinator:  Jimmy Ang

Designers Alfonso V. Divina, Victor Z. Serevo

Graphic Artist:  Edgar P. Patricio


First Day Covers:  Manila




2003 Valentine's Day

February 14 is Valentine's Day.  It is a worldwide celebration of love and romance, from flowers to felicitations, cards to caresses, telegrams to telephone calls, stamps to sweetie pies, are how lovers from all over the world spend Valentine's Day and express their feelings in the most romantic way

The set of 2003 Valentine’s Day stamps depict simple things in life that one can easily identify with in everyday simple love and romance:

P5 - Strawberry, love is expressed in "strawberries and kisses".

P17 - Sunrise of the heart occurs any time of the day. A time when you will be smitten by someone whom you will give your heart away no matter what time of day, or what place you will be. Love can be found anywhere, where two people are willing to find each other.

P21 - Rainbow heart is the color of love, Love exudes the many colors of life because life is colorful. Be it bright or sad, be it light or unbearable, be it stunning or corny, colors make our life as colorfu! as love can be.

P22 - Simple hearts expound simple joys in life, Love can bloom in simple weeds and like the butterflies, love will find its way to simple hearts.

All these Valentine stamps will come to your homes and hearts by way of your friendly neighborhood postman, the harbinger of love and romance in this season of the hearts.



  • Valentine's Day

  • Hearts

  • Butterflies

  • Fruits/Strawberries

  • Philately/Postman



Articles by Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak

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Issues of 2003