Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Mabini

New Issue alert:

CENTENNIAL OF MABINI, BATANGAS

Kind of Issue                       : Commemorative
Denomination & Quantity     : P12 - - - 80,000 (2 designs)
Date of Issue                       : February 10, 2018
Last Day of Sale                   : February 09, 2019
Size of Stamps                     : 40mm x 30mm 
Sheet Composition               : 40 (4 x 10)
Perforation                          : 14
Printing Process                   : Litho Offset (4 colors) 
Paper                                 : Imported Unwatermarked
Printer                                : Amstar Company, Inc.
Designer                             : Victorino Z. SerevoPHLPOST
Designs                               : Mabini, Batangas Centennial logo and Anilao underwater photo.
During the Spanish colonial rule, the Calumpan Peninsula was made part of the pueblo of Bauan, 
in the province of Kumintang, now known as Batangas. Bauan was subdivided into barrios: Mainaga, 
Pulong-Niogan, Pulong-Balibaguhan, Anilao, Solo, PulongAnahao, Bagalangit, Nag-Iba, Malimatoc, 
Saguing, and Talaga. The peninsula remained a part of the pueblo of Bauan even until the early 
part of the American Occupation. The people of this peninsula suffered untold hardships under 
the Spanish rule. The yoke of the Spanish tyranny was thrown off after the gallant uprising of 
1896. Foremost of the heroic young men was Don Francisco Castillo, known as Kapitan Kiko, who 
led the fight for freedom in his peninsula.
After efforts have been exerted by the proponents of establishing a new municipality independent 
of the town of Bauan, eleven barrios of the Calumpan Peninsula and the whole of Maricaban Island 
was declared an independent municipality, with the name Mabini, derived from the Philippine hero 
Apolinario Mabini. The new-born municipality of Mabini was inaugurated on January 1, 1918, with 
Captain Francisco Castillo, known as the founder of the town, as the first appointive Municipal 
President.
Mabini is now a first-class municipality in the Province of Batangas. 
It is known for its Anilao diving sports and snorkeling sites.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

EFO 1970 ICSW 20s B

Color Shift affecting right arm of woman
Color Shift affecting right arm of woman
Blue line at upper right
Color Shift affecting right arm of woman
Additional EFOs of this stamp.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

FSCC auction February 2018

Today's auction sale of the Filipinas Stamp Collectors' Club was held at the Philpost lobby.
Some two dozen bidders, including Philippine Philatelic Journal editor Hans Becker of Cebu, joined the action for two hours.
There were 510 philatelic and nonphilatelic lots offered, the former including a bisect cover of Cebu and the latter including lapel buttons!

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Harana

New Issue alert:

PRESS RELEASE: PHLPost releases Harana Stamps in time for Valentines Day celebration

The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) released today, February 14, the “Harana Stamp”, the digital art rendition of the traditional Filipino way of courtship, modernized by the Singing Karteros (mailman).
The “Singing Mailman” delivers greeting cards, flowers even chocolates and other romantic items to love ones on Valentine’s Day while singing their favorite songs.
The “Harana Stamp” features a couple in Philippine national costumes with the boy serenading the girl, and holding her heart in acceptance.
Designed by in-house layout artist Eunice Beatrix Dabu, the “Harana Stamp”, PHLPost has printed 50,000 copies of the stamps to be sold at P12 each and another 400 pieces of limited edition official first day cover envelope for collectors.
PHLPost has been issuing Valentine’s Stamp yearly to celebrate the heart's day. It has become a Filipino tradition popularized by the PHLPost own “Singing Karteros”.
Valentine’s Day celebration is not only for lovers, but also for married couples, old and young, and for singles searching for partners.
The 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.
On Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 2:36:28 PM GMT+8, Alvin Fidelson wrote:

PHLPost releases “Harana Stamps” in time for Valentine’s Day celebration
The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) released today, February 14, the “Harana Stamp”, the digital art rendition of the traditional Filipino way of courtship, modernized by the Singing Karteros (mailman).
The “Singing Mailman” delivers good old fashioned greeting cards, flowers even chocolates and other romantic items to love ones on Valentine’s Day while singing their favorite songs.
The “Harana Stamp” features a couple in national costumes with the boy serenading the girl, and holding her heart in acceptance.
Designed by in-house layout artist Eunice Beatrix Dabu, the “Harana Stamp” features the digital art rendition of the traditional “Harana”. PHLPost has printed 50,000 copies of the stamps to be sold at P12 each and another 400 pieces of limited edition official first day cover envelope for collectors.
PHLPost has been issuing Valentine’s Stamp yearly to celebrate the day of the hearts. It has become a Filipino tradition popularized by the PHLPost own “Singing Karteros”.
Valentine’s Day celebration is not only for lovers, but also for married couples, old and young, and for singles searching for partners.
The 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.