Republic of the Philippines - Stamps & Postal History


RP Issues of 2006







2006, September 9, 18, 26.  Philippine Butterflies - Definitives

Litho Offset.  APO Production Unit, Inc.  Perf. 14 1/4

Singles, Sheets of 100 (10 x 10) (4p & 9p);  Sheets of 50 (5 x 10)  (30p, 100p)



2006, September 9:


  4p  Liptyra brassolis justini  -  Singles  (140,000)*

  9p  Lexias satrapes amlana  -  Singles   (3,100,000)**


* Original quantity is 100,000 plus renegotiated quantity of 40,000.


** Original quantity is 2,000,000 plus additional printing of 1,000,000 and renegotiated quantity of 100,000.


2006, September 18:


  30p  Appias nero domitia - Singles  (300,000)



2006, September 26:


   100p  Cepora aspasia olga  -  Singles  (100,000)



Photographer:  Catherine Grace Tan

Design Coordinator:  Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak

Designs:  Philippine butterflies from the collection of Justin "Tiny" Nuyda



First Day Covers:  Manila



4p.  Liphyra brassolis justini.   A butterfly found in Australia and Asia, particularly in the Philippines.  Belongs to the Lycaenids or Blues family.  The larvae are predatory and feed on ant larvae.  This is one of the largest species of Lycaenid butterfly. 

9p.  Lexias satrapes amlana.  This stunning Nymphalid from Negros Island is Lexias satrapes amlana. This is perhaps the largest species of Lexias in the world.

30p. Appias nero domitia.  Found mostly in Luzon, Marinduque, Masbate




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Articles by Dr. Ngo TiongTak




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Issues of 2006