Tuesday, October 20, 2015
V-PEX, the Victory Philatelic Exhibition, was held at Manila from October 20 to 22, 1945.
Yes, sir, philately was alive before, during and after the Second World War.
This exhibit, reported to be the first after the Japanese occupation, was held by the Philippine Philatelic Club to commemorate the first anniversary of the Leyte D-Day, the landing of American troops on that island.
The postal card and cover shown above were cancelled on October 20, 1945, the first day of the exhibition, which was held at the Arias Building. Both also have the official commemorative cachet handstamped in black.
These are not difficult to find, even after 70 years!