Monday, October 12, 2015

Apec stamp

New issue alert:

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation 2015

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation 2015 Stamps and Official First Day Covers will be available starting October 12, 2015 at the Post Shop, Philately and Museum Division, Manila Central Post Office, Door 203, Liwasang Bonifacio, Manila and at all Regional Offices of the Philippine Postal Corporation.

A news story about this new issue appeared yesterday in The Philippine Star:

press release added on Nov. 6 (note change in design)

PRESS RELEASE: PHLPost to issue APEC 2015 special stamps

The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) will issue a special stamp featuring the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ Meeting that the country will host this month.
The APEC stamp can be purchased starting Tuesday, November 10 and will be available at PhlPost until November 09 next year or until supply lasts.
PHLPost creative artist Rodine Teodoro prepared the stamp, which features the official APEC logo and the words “APEC PHILIPPINES 2015”, Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation, can be seen on the stamp. The theme: “Building Inclusive Economies, Building a Better World” were inscribed on the first day cover envelope.
About 101,000 copies of the APEC stamp were printed by security printer Amstar Company, Inc. to be sold at P30 each.
Foreign and local collectors are expected to buy the stamps, measuring 25X50mm.
The APEC was founded in November 1989 with Philippines as one of the pioneer member economy. It is a multilateral organization that seeks to foster trade and economic prosperity among its members in the Asia-Pacific region.
The country will host the APEC meetings on Nov. 18 and 19 in Manila.
The stamps and official first day cover shall be available starting November 10 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.

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