PHILIPPINES

Save Our Ocean, Save Our Shores (Definitive Stamps)

Series II Release Date:  06 January 2021

Series III Release Date:  13 January 2021

 

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Date of Issue: 6 January 2021
Kind of Issue: Definitive
Designers: Irma Jane C. Junio (PHLPost), Rodine C. Teodoro (PHLPost)
Researcher/Writer: Maria Abigail D. Tarroza (PHLPost)
Coordinators: Joseph Elliz B. Comendador & Joseph Foronda (National Museum of the Philippines); Jun Bucao Jr. (FUNtastic Philippines, Inc.)
Denomination: 17.00, 45.00
Stamp Size: 25mm x 25mm
Sheet Composition: 100 (10 x 10)
Printing Process: Offset Lithography
Printer: AMSTAR Company, Inc.
Perforation: 14
Quantity: 17.00 – 2,000,000; 45.00 – 2,250,000; 300 OFDC Envelopes

 

17 Pesos: Martin’s Tibia (Rostellariella martinii)

 

 

45 Pesos: Yoka Star Turban (Guildfordia yoka)

 

 

 

First Day Cover

 

 

 

 

First Day of Issue Cancellation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adding to the “Save Our Shores, Save Our Ocean” series – definitives in Php 17.00 and Php 45.00 denominations.

The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) issues definitive stamps featuring marine mollusks entitled “Save Our Shores, Save Our Ocean”.

Stamps travel the world – definitive stamps more than others. Definitive stamps are usually presented with themes depicting the varied flora and fauna of the Philippines. Of late, advocacies are tied with stamps to maximize the reach that they provide. These miniature pieces of art are instrumental in sending letters but can simultaneously be messages themselves.

To send the message on the importance of taking care of our natural resources and in the context of environmental and health crises caused by overexploitation, PHLPost issues “Save Our Shores, Save Our Oceans”, with photographs of specimens provided by the National Museum of the Philippines and images of Philippine waters from FUNtastic Philippines, Inc.

Featured on the seventeen and forty-five peso stamps are Martini’s tibia (Rostellariella martinii) and the yoka star turban (Guildfordia yoka) which occur in deep waters. Both attractive specimens of marine wildlife, these gastropods are bought and sold for their aesthetics. To protect local populations, the catching and exporting of R. martinii has been forbidden by law (Fisheries Administrative Order no. 208, s. 2001).

Laws exist to safeguard aquatic habitats from exploitative fishing practices but waters enclosed in Philippine territories are also at the mercy of pollution and climate change. The species featured herein represent only a small amount of what we stand to lose: our natural resources, coastal livelihoods and communities, and our country’s sustainable future.

Stamps and Official First Day Covers of “Save Our Shores, Save Our Ocean” will be available at the Philatelic Counter, Manila Central Post Office, all Mega Manila Post Offices, Postal Area 1, Tuguegarao, Postal Area 2, San Fernando, La Union, Postal Area 4, San Pablo, Area 5, Mandaue, Postal Area 6, Iloilo, Postal Area 7, Davao, Postal Area 8, Cagayan de Oro, and Postal Area 9, Zamboanga.

 

 

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Date of Issue: 13 January 2021
Kind of Issue: Definitive
Designers: Irma Jane C. Junio (PHLPost), Rodine C. Teodoro (PHLPost)
Researcher/Writer: Maria Abigail D. Tarroza (PHLPost)
Coordinators: Joseph Elliz B. Comendador & Joseph Foronda (National Museum of the Philippines); Jun Bucao Jr. (FUNtastic Philippines, Inc.)
Denomination: 14.00, 100.00
Stamp Size: 25mm x 25mm; 30mm x 40mm
Sheet Composition: 100 (10 x 10); 40 (4 x 10)
Printing Process: Offset Lithography
Printer: AMSTAR Company, Inc.
Perforation: 14
Quantity: 14.00 – 200,000; 45.00 – 700,000; 300 OFDC Envelopes

 

14 Pesos: Asian Moon Scallop (Amusium pleuronectes)

 

 

 

100 Pesos: Fluted Giant Clam (Tridacna squamosa)

 

 

 

 

First Day Cover

 

 

 

 

 

First Day of Issue Cancellation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) issues definitive stamps featuring marine mollusks entitled “Save Our Shores, Save Our Ocean”.

Stamps travel the world – definitive stamps more than others. Definitive stamps are usually presented with themes depicting the varied flora and fauna of the Philippines. Of late, advocacies are tied with stamps to maximize the reach that they provide. These miniature pieces of art are instrumental in sending letters but can simultaneously be messages themselves.

To send the message on the importance of taking care of our natural resources and in the context of environmental and health crises caused by overexploitation, PHLPost issues “Save Our Shores, Save Our Oceans”, with photographs of specimens provided by the National Museum of the Philippines and images of Philippine waters from FUNtastic Philippines, Inc.

Featured on the third and last series, on the fourteen and one hundred peso stamps are the Asian moon scallop (Amusium pleuronectes) and the fluted giant clam (Tridacna squamosa). The fluted giant clam is also known as the “scaly clam” and like T. gigas, it is prized for its large, beautiful shell. The Asian moon scallop is a bivalve with commercial value as a food source and is increasingly being cultivated locally.  Both A. pleuronectes and T. squamosa occur in shallow waters and can be cultured, which is especially useful for conserving the dwindling numbers of Tridacna.  Remarkably, all seven known species of giant clam have been noted to occur in the Philippines.

Laws exist to safeguard aquatic habitats from exploitative fishing practices but waters enclosed in Philippine territories are also at the mercy of pollution and climate change. The species featured herein represent only a small amount of what we stand to lose: our natural resources, coastal livelihoods and communities, and our country’s sustainable future.

Stamps and Official First Day Covers of “Save Our Shores, Save Our Ocean” will be available at the Philatelic Counter, Manila Central Post Office, all Mega Manila Post Offices, Postal Area 1, Tuguegarao, Postal Area 2, San Fernando, La Union, Postal Area 4, San Pablo, Area 5, Mandaue, Postal Area 6, Iloilo, Postal Area 7, Davao, Postal Area 8, Cagayan de Oro, and Postal Area 9, Zamboanga.

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