Tuesday, April 24, 2018



Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPOST) will organize a week-long stamp exhibit from April 23-27, 2018 in line with its 26thcorporate anniversary at Manila Central Post Office lobby.
With the title SUGNAY (Selyong Magkaka-UGNAY Gobyernong Magkaka-agapay), PHLPOST aims to showcase its Government-related stamp releases.
“The exhibit is part of the 26th corporate anniversary celebration. The objective is put up an exhibit of stamps for Government offices and Local Government Units (LGU),” Postmaster General Joel L. Otarra said.
The corporation invited LGU's Chief Executives of stamps issued, stamp enthusiasts, government employees, and students from nearby schools to join the event.
SUGNAY Exhibit’s difference in other stamps display is that it focuses on government-related stamps. An event that will cater stamps featuring the best of the best of different cities and provinces in the country.
'More than the commemoration of significant milestone of the place, we would like to highlight the rich and colorful history of each LGUs through the stamps' PMG Otarra added.
Included in the exhibition are stamps from Cagayan De Oro City, Caloocan City, City of Davao, City of San Pablo, Taguig City, and more.
SUGNAY’s opening will coincide Salamat Po Letter Writing Grand Draw.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Saturday, April 21, 2018

PPAC membership cover

In 1988 the Philippine Philatelic Auction Club, on its 11th anniversary, mailed out to members an interesting cover.
This served as a membership card!

Friday, April 20, 2018

EFO 1986 World Expo

Ring flaws above Oct. 13 and below the second p of Pilipinas
Litho flaw off the tail of s in Pilipinas
A couple of EFOs of the World Expo stamp of 1986.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Palarong Pambansa 2018

New Issue alert:

PRESS RELEASE: PHLPost feature popular sports to mark Palarong Pambansa opening

The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) will issue a set of personalized multi-sport special stamps in sheetlet form to mark the opening of the Palarong Pambansa (Filipino for "National Games") to be participated by student-athletes from 17 regions in the country.
The Palarong Pambansa (National Games) is a weeklong sports gathering which will kick off on Sunday, April 15 in Vigan, Ilocos Sur and is organized by the Department of Education or DepEd.
The Palarong Pambansa is the culmination of school sports competition, which started from local intramurals, followed by provincial and regional athletic meets.
“We have decided to come up with postage stamps in order to feel the excitement and action of the sports in the Palarong Pambansa. Also, these postage stamps may somehow inspire people especially the youth to engage in physical education and learn the values inherent in sports”, Postmaster General Joel Otarra said.
PHLPost has printed limited copies of 1,000 generic sheets of four (4) P17 stamps with four (4) labels representing different sporting events which can be purchased at P150.00 per sheet. Another 4,000 pieces of the personalized sheets were printed which also contains four (4) P17 stamps with corresponding personalized labels valued at P150 per sheet.
Graphic artist Eunice Beatrix Dabu designed the special Palarong Pambansa stamps.
Starting on Monday, April 16, the Palarong Pambansa “popular sports” special postage stamps and its official first day cover will be 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.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Philpex 83 cover

A combination first day cover for Philatelic Week 1993 and show cover for Philpex '93, the Philippine Philatelic Exhibition held at the Manila Central Post Office from Nov. 22 to 27, 1993.
It says Philpex '93 was an exhibit of the International Philippine Philatelic Society in cooperation with the Philpost, United Nations Postal Administration, Cebu Philatelic Society, Quezon City Philatelic Society and Young Philatelists' Society.
Looks like the signature is that of Edison G. Cornejo of the YPS. There's an EGC beside the IPPS logo at left so he must have designed this show cover.