“Year of the Ox” special stamps have been released by the Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) to welcome the Lunar Year.
The lunar year of the Ox officially begins on 12 February 2021, the year of the Metal Ox.
The Chinese Zodiac has twelve representative animals, namely: the rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog, and pig.
Previous years of the Ox zodiac sign are: 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, and 2009.
People born in the Year of the Ox are known for their diligence, dependability, strength, determination, and honesty. They are also known to be kind, gentle, and steadfast.
PHLPost has printed 50,000 copies of the two (2) different colorful designs of the regular stamps which can be purchased at PHP12.00 and PHP45.00 per stamp.
Aside from the regular stamp, celebrate the incoming #LunarNewYear in red and gold with the #YearoftheOx 2021 souvenir sheets.
Stamp collectors can also purchase the special limited edition souvenir sheets of the industrious Ox, embossed with gold hot foil stamping as embellishment, aside from the circular perforation for Php200 each and can be bought together with an official first-day cover enveloped at Php218 per piece. The stamps can also be ordered and delivered door to door through PHLPost Stamps on Wheels.
The special “Year of the Ox 2021 Stamps” are now available at the Philatelic Counter, Manila Central Post Office, all Mega Manila Post Offices, Postal Area 2, San Fernando, La Union, Postal Area 4, San Pablo, Postal Area 5, Mandaue, Postal Area 6, Iloilo, Postal Area 7, Davao, and Postal Area 8, Cagayan De Oro. For inquiries, please call 8527-01-08 or 8527-01-32 or follow/like the facebook page https://www.facebook.com/PilipinasPhilately/ for updates.
Valentine’s Day stamps and express delivery services have also been launched by the PHLPost.
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