Republic of the Philippines - Stamps & Postal History

RP Issues of 2016











2016, June 30.  Popular Fruits of the Philippines

Litho Offset.  Amstar Company, Inc.  Perf 13.5

Singles, Sheets of  100





45p  Durian (Durio zibethinus) - Singles - (500,000)



First Day Covers:  Manila



Popular Fruits of the Philippines

DURIAN  (Durio zibethinus).  Also known as Civet Fruit.  Having one of the most pungent odors of any fruit in the world, the durian is either scorned or adored. Many regale its nutty, caramel tasting flesh, calling the durian the king of all fruits. Others will not go near it, for the intense odor, often overwhelmingly noxious, destroys any chance at enjoying the flavor. Flavor is sometimes described as a unique blend of nuts, spices, banana, and onions mixed together. Fruit is very large, sometimes over one foot long, and is covered in sharp, hard spikes.





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Articles by Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak

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Issues of 2016