Republic of the Philippines - Stamps & Postal History


RP Issues of 2007







2007, August 7.  Philippine Butterflies

Litho Offset.  Amstar Company, Inc.  Perf. 13 1/2

Singles, Sheets of 100 (10 x 10)



     8p  Troidaes magellanus magellanus - Singles  (1,000,000)

   17p  Achillides palinurus daedalus - Singles (1,000,000)


Note:  Actual First Day of Issue for the 17p is August 21.


First Day Covers:  Manila




Troidaes magellanus.  One of the largest butterflies in the Philippines and classified as a bird wing.  Has the ability to show a blue-green sheen if viewed frojm an oblique angle.  Inhabits most of the Philippines except the western islands.

Achillides palinurus daedalus.  More known as the "green rhapsody". The green metallic sheen color gives a semblance of a symphony while in flight.




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Articles by Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak



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Issues of 2007