Friday, September 22, 2017

EFO 1971 Philatelic Week overprint

Malformed s of 5s
Overprint shifted upward
Deformed s of 5s
Overprint shifted to the right
Yellow of base stamp shifted to the left
Overprint shifted to the right
Deformed E of FIVE
Overprint shifted to the right
EFOs of the 1971 Philatelic Week issue.

See also December 9, 2015 post.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

EFO 1963 Socio-Economic Program

Color Shift (see boy's legs)
Color Shift (see yellow of wheel around Macapagal)
Color Shift (see underneath of hand at left)
Color Shift (see white outline of woman)
Color Shift (see family and wheel around Macapagal)
Color Shift (see boy's left leg and underneath of hand at left)
Some color shifts of the 20-sentimo Socio-Economic Program stamp of 1963, as described in each caption.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Aseanpex update 1


Two Association of South East Asian Nations member-countries have already committed to join the ASEAN Philatelic Exhibition (ASEANPEx) 2017 on November 4 to 6, 2017, at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City that will be hosted by the Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost).
Cambodia Post and Thailand Post are set to bring in exhibit materials for ASEANPEx 2017, in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the ASEAN. They will also set up a booth where guests can avail of rare and collector’s item stamps from their countries.
Thailand Post is one of the leading postal administrations in the ASEAN. It is also one of the most advanced in terms of technology use. Cambodia, on the other hand, is also on its way to advancement.
ASEANPEx is a showcase of stamps and other philatelic products from the 10 ASEAN countries featuring current issuances, as well as rare and collector’s item stamps.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Nanjing 2017

New Issue alert:

China International Collection Expo 2017 featuring "2017 NEW YEAR: YEAR OF THE ROOSTER" with NANJING 2017 Logo

Kind of Issue : Special
Denomination & Quantity : P100 - - - 4,000
Date of Issue : September 08, 2017
Last Day of Sale : September 07, 2018
Size of Souvenir Sheet : 141mm x 96.4mm
Size of Stamp : 60mm x 30mm 
Special Embellishment : Gold Foil Stamping
Perforation : 14
Printing Process : Litho-Offset (4 colors)
Paper : Imported Unwatermarked
Printer : Amstar Printing Company, Inc.
Designer : Rodine C. Teodoro 
Designs : At the lower middle portion of the souvenir sheet features the Chinese New Year of the Rooster with the previous Year of the Monkey at left, and the upcoming Year of the Dog at right. At the upper right corner of the souvenir sheet is the “Nanjing 2017” logo. The words “Year of the ROOSTER” was printed in gold to emphasized the Year of the Rooster

[press release added later]

PRESS RELEASE: PHLPost exhibits zodiac stamps in Nanjing,China

The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) releases stamps with special embellishment called “Gold Foil Stamping” to showcase Philippine participation in the People’s Republic of China International Collection Expo 2017 organized by China Postal Administration in Nanjing.
Exhibitors from some 40 countries including the Philippines will showcase their valuable stamp which focuses on Chinese tradition and the evolution of papermaking and art on paper.
The embellished souvenir sheet features the monkey, rooster and dog in the twelve-year Chinese zodiac cycle.
2016 was the year of the monkey while 2017 is the year of the rooster, and 2018 will be the year of the dog.
The upper right corner of the souvenir sheet is the “Nanjing 2017” logo.
The word “Year of the ROOSTER” was printed in gold to emphasize the 2017 Year of the Rooster.
The coming 2018 year of the dog is the eleventh in the 12-year cycle of Chinese zodiac sign.
The dog is the symbol of loyalty, honesty and possesses the best traits of human nature.
People born under this sign are honest, friendly, loyal, smart, straight forward, and venerable and have a strong sense of responsibility.
PHLPost has printed 4,000 copies of the P100 peso denomination of the special “Nanjing” stamp.
In-house graphic artist Rodine Teodoro designed the colorful Chinese zodiac stamps.
The commemorative stamps and official first day cover are now available at the Post Shop, Central Post Office, Door 203, Liwasang Bonifacio, Manila and area post offices nationwide. For inquiries, please call 527-01-08 or 527-01-32.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

FSCC auction September 2017

More than 30 bidders participated in today's auction sale of the Filipinas Stamp Collectors' Club held at the Philpost lobby.

Listed in the auction list was a total of 528 lots, philatelic and nonphilatelic.

There was a congressman from a northern province who dropped by before the auction began. He had somebody bid on his behalf.

Some interesting Philippine philatelic lots included a stockbook of mint and used stamps of all eras from the Spanish to the Republic, a souvenir album folder of the 1952 Panapex issue, a 1957 Magsaysay mourning maximum card, several first flight covers of the Republic era, an album of 1985 mint stamps and FDCs, and used Rizal stamped envelopes with three different provincial cancels.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Signed sealed delivered

Have you read this magazine article published last September 3 by The Philippine Star?

Some excerpts of the article by Edu Jarque:

"During my time, every kid had a stamp collection. For me, my collection was my initial introduction to other countries. I remember the Vatican and San Marino stamps were among the largest, long before I traveled to these surprisingly geographical small territories...."

"Maxi Sta. Maria, manager of PHLPost’s Business Line Department, and his energetic team in charge of the revitalization of philately – the collection and study of stamps – discussed how it has breathed new life into the industry."

"The Philately section dreams – they have also taken this as a challenge – of eventually erecting a depository, their very own permanent philatelic museum, where they can exhibit the country’s extensive collection of stamps that is a part of our heritage that may be visited for education, fun and a sense of being proudly Filipino."

Have fun!