Republic of the Philippines - Stamps & Postal History

RP Issues of 2014











2014, January 31.  Year of the Horse Special Souvenir Sheet

Litho Offset, 3-D Embossing with Gold Hot Stamping; 

Unwatermarked, 140mm x 96mm, Perf. 13 (100p);  Perf 13 1/4 (50p)

Thai-British Security Printers

Souvenir Sheets of 3


200p  Souvenir Sheets of Three   (7,000)

   50p Year of the Snake

100p Year of the Horse

   50p  Year of the Goat


Layout Artist:  Jose Antonio A. Jayme



Launched January 30, 2014, with 100 copies made available, some of which were autographed by Phlpost Postmaster General & CEO Josie dela Cruz sold during the launching ceremony (limited to one per person).  This is the first ever gold-foil stamp with 3D embossing of the Philippines.  Special project of Mr. Enrique “Eric” Tagle,  Manager, Business Lines Department, Phlpost.


First Day Covers:  Manila



Phlpost Official FDC envelopes


  Privately Issued




Chinese Astrology uses one’s birthday and birth time to predict their fortune. The astrological birth chart is built by Chinese Astrology Calendar, which is a combination of counting system Yin-Yang, Five Elements and 12 Animals. The Five Elements are Metal, Water, Wood and Earth. The twelve animals are Rat, Cow, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Chicken, Dog and Pig. Year of 2014 is the year of the Wooden Horse. It is one of the Chinese favorite animals. Horse provides a good and quick transportation for people before automobiles. Horse can give people a ride to their destination.

Therefore, horse is not only a symbol of travelling, but also a sign of speedy success. Horse likes to compete with others. They pursuit for their freedom, passion and leadership. Therefore, people will have a busy schedule for their goal in the Year of the Horse.




  • Chinese New Year

  • Horses


Articles by Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak

Back to the Top


Issues of 2014