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
Thai-British Security Printers
Souvenir Sheets of 3
200p Souvenir Sheets of Three
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
2014 YEAR OF THE HORSE
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.
Articles by Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak