PHLPost issues gold-foiled, 3D stamp for Year of Wooden Horse

MANILA, Philippines—To welcome the year of the wooden horse, the Philippine Postal Corp. (PHLPost) made available to the public the first ever gold-foiled three-dimensional (3D) stamp in the country on Friday.

Adopting a 3D embossing technology to produce the stamp, PHLPost said that the Year of the Horse Stamp-Special Issue Souvenir Sheet features a horse figure printed in gold foil stamping.

The government-owned postal services corporation said that the stamp is “the perfect souvenir stamp” to welcome the Chinese New Year.

“With its golden and embossed feel, the said stamp aptly showcases the grandeur Chinese New Year brings not only to the Chinese community but for common Filipinos alike,” PHLPost said in a statement.

According to PHLPost, the special issue has 12.5 to 14 holes perforation, printed using a special offset ink (processed ink) and was released in 7,000 copies only.

“We have made it available to the public especially among philatelists starting today,” Postmaster General and CEO Josie dela Cruz said.

The Horse Stamp-Special Issue Souvenir Sheet is sold P200 per piece while the regular ones cost P10 and P30.

Source: GMA Integrated News