Thursday, October 29, 2015
Philatelic Week 1984
Nowhere on the se-tenant stamps does it say that this was issued for 1984 Philatelic Week but the first day cover says so.
The stamps honor Mario Que for winning a FIP Gold Award at AUSIPEX '84, the first Philippine exhibitor to win such award, for his Spanish Philippines exhibit.
FIP stands for Federation Internationale de Philatelie (spelled with diacritical marks on the two ees of the first word and the second e of the third), the international philatelic organization founded on June 18, 1926, which is based in Switzerland.