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Valentine's Day 2010 Stamps

The Philippine Postal Corporation is coming up with the Valentine’s Day 2010 stamps which will be issued on January 25, 2010. It is classified as a “Special” kind of issue with a denomination of P 7.00 and a quantity of 70,000 pieces. Valentine's Day in the Philippines is synonymous with red roses (usually at a higher price than the usual), red shirts (for those who are looking for partners), crowded movie houses and restaurants, and of course, public plazas turned into lovers lane. Filipinos have always been known as romantic people. And it is mirrored during this special day of the Hearts. Flower stores will be raided by men who will buy roses, tulips, and other types of floras even at a price that is higher than the normal. The most wonderful part of Valentine's Day in the Philippines is the fact that whether or not there is economic crisis in the country, Filipinos always take time to hand out red roses or sweet stuff to the people they care so much, it could be their loved ones, office mates, friends, or even those who have hurt their feelings. That's uniquely Filipino style. The technical description of the Valentine’s Day 2010 stamps are as follows: Kind of Issue: Special Denomination and Quantity: Php7.00 / 70,000 pieces Date of Issue: January 25, 2010 Last date of Sale: January 24, 2011 (or as stocks allow) Sheet Composition: 40 (4 x 10) Size: 30 mm x 40 mm. Perforation: 14 Printing: Litho offset (4 colors) Paper: Imported Unwatermarked Printer: Amstar Company, Inc. Designers: Corazon T. Loza Evangeline V. Flores (On-the-Job Trainee) Design/s: Cupid with his bow and arrow With the text, “Shower the World with Love” Highlighted by the words “I love you” in many Languages and “Happy Valentine’s Day Cupid scattering petals with the text, “Mahal Kita” and “Happy Valentine’s Day”