Republic of the Philippines - Stamps & Postal History


RP Issues of 2007







2007, October 30.  Philippine Birds - Definitive Issue

Litho Offset.  Amstar Company, Inc.  Perf. 13 1/2 (1p), 14 (100p)

Singles, Sheets of 100 (10 x 10)  (1p);  Singles, Sheets of 50 (10 x 5)  (100p)





     1p  Black-naped Oriole  -  Singles (6,500,000)

1p Reprint marked "2008"  (May 6, 2008)  (1,500,000)

1p Reprint marked "2008A"  (September 4, 2008)  (1,000,000)

1p Reprint marked "2000B"  (October 16, 2008) 

     (First order 750,000, Second order 1,000,000 - total of 1,750,000)


  100p  Philippine Eagle - Singles  (230,000)

100p Reprint marked "2008"  (September 9, 2008)  (25,000)

100p Reprint marked "2008A"  (October 22, 2008) 

        (First order 60,000, Second order 25,000 - total of 85,000)

Designer and Graphic Artists:  Corazon T. Loza,  Edward Gaspay

Design Coordinator:  Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak

Layout Artist:  Robinson C. Cruza


Designs:  All pictures taken from the book "A Guide to the Birds of the Philippines" by Robert S. Kennedy, Pedro C. Gonzales, Edward C. Dickinson, Hector C. Miranda, Jr., and Timothy H. Fisher.


First Day Covers:  Manila





1p Black-naped Oriole (Orio/us chinensis)
Black naped-Oriole are common and widespread in early second growth, open scrub and gardens, alone or in groups. It has a distinctive black and bright yellow plumage and its large size separates it from other species of orioles. This bird is fairly tame and noisy and can be heard from far away. Loud and pleasant pee-yaaaaooww or keeaaaooww call are repeated every few seconds often with several birds calling together.

100p Philippine Eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi)
The Philippine Eagle is the national bird of the Philippines. It is uncommon in forests from lowlands to over 2000m, usually in mountainous areas. It hunts from within the forest canopy from perches. It has huge body size, broad but relatively short wings, long tail, nearly all white underparts including underwing





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Issues of 2007