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RP Issues of 2009









2009, December 1.  Year of the Tiger (2010 Chinese New Year)

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

Singles,  Miniature Sheets of 10;  Souvenir Sheets of 4





   7p  Stylized Head of a Tiger, Singles (35,000)
  20p Stylized Tiger, Singles 


Miniature Sheets of 10  (3,500 each value)


Souvenir Sheets of 4   (5,000)

   7p x 2  Stylized Head of a Tiger 
 20p x 2  Stylized Tiger    


First Day Covers:  Manila




According to the Chinese Zodiac, the Year of 2010 is the Year of the Tiger, which begins on February 14, 2010 and ends on February 2, 2011.   The Tiger is the third sign in the cycle of Chinese Zodiac, which consists of 12 animal signs.  It is a sign of courage. This fearless and fiery fighter is revered by the ancient Chinese as the sign that wards off the three main disasters of a household: fire, thieves and ghosts.

People born in the Year of the Tiger are generally well liked because of their charming personalities.  Often, failing at a given task or being unproductive in his personal or professional life can cause a Tiger to experience a deep depression.  Criticism from loved ones can also generate this type of Tiger reaction.

Tigers are fond of competitions. They simply cannot pass up a challenge.  They may appear cool and are unpredictable, and it would be unwise to underestimate their reactions.  Natural leaders, they have a strong sense of their own dignity.  They are intelligent, alert, and farsighted.  Good strategists and tacticians, they often have a hidden agenda.  As long as they do not risk their luck too often, and keep their restless nature under control, they will enjoy success and happiness.

People born in the Year of the Tiger are straightforward and uninhibited in nature. They will never give up no matter how frustrated they may become.  But, they are also full of suspicion and sometimes will take hasty action. 

Famous Tiger People:  Agatha Christie, Crystal Gayle, Cybill Shepherd, Demi Moore, Diana Rigg, Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, Hilary Swank, Jodie Foster, Marilyn Monroe, Mary Queen of Scots, Norma Shearer, Penelope Cruz, Queen Elizabeth II, Rosie O'Donnell, and Tom Cruise.





  • Chinese New Year

  • Animals


Articles by Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak



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Issues of 2009