Stamp Clubs NewsThe Philippine Philatelic Auction Club...celebrated its 4th anniversary with a luncheon and grand auction at the Kowloon House...on Dec. 6, 1981. The affair drew over 150 members and guests and occasioned the official launching of PPAC's Catalogue of Philippine Postage Stamps, 1982 Edition.
Right after luncheon, election of the club's 1982 Board of Directors were held by a show of hands. Elected were Josefina T. Cura, Larry Dolan, Jose Luis Faustman, Fernando Gaite Jr., Carlos Inductivo, Amando Labayen Jr., Philip Liao, Naty G. Lozano, Rogelio Quistol, Nemesio Rivera, Jorge delos Santos, Antonio So and Quintin Tan. Some directors of 1981 did not accept nominations but took charge of the elections.
The PPAC's annual award of Appreciation for the individual who contributed most to the advancement of philately was given to Mandy Labayen, writer of the weekly column "Sunday Philatelist" which appears in the Philippine Sunday Express.
-o0o-The International Philippine Philatelic Society...concluded its first mail auction with success in terms of prices realized and participation of Philippine specialists both here and abroad. This was announced by Ms. Linda Stanfield, IPPS Secretary and RP Representative.
Among the mail auction highlights: Sc. No. 223 of 1900 for P2,600, 30% over catalog value; a used 20c Manila-Madrid for P95, just a little over full catalog; 1943 Kalayaan FDC postmarked Bacolod for P300, and Surigao for P320; an imperf pair of 30s Kennedy for P1,500, and a se-tenant PLDT pair with values omitted for P800.
Ms. Stanfield also announced that all 4 IPPS members who joined the ROCPEX '81of Taipei, forming the total entries on Philippine philately, won awards. They are Mario Que of the Philippines and IPPS US members C.L. Harb, William J. Oliver and Robert W. Thompson.
-o0o-Mr. Ysmael "Boy" Inductivo, President of the Philatelic Philippines Exchange Guild...announced that the club's newsletter will now come out three times a year instead of quarterly starting with 1982. This move was decided upon in order not to increase annual membership dues despite increased printing costs. In fact, payment in used stamps has been reduced from 200 to 150 so as to encourage more members from areas where US-dollars and IRCs are not easily available.
The latest issue of PALS lists scores of friend-seekers, mainly stamp collectors, from some two dozen countries around the globe. Members who pay their annual membership fees on or before April 1982 will still be entitled to four issues of PALS.
[Source: Hobby Time, December 1981-January 1982]