PRESS RELEASE: PHLPost introduces cartoon-style sticker stampsNovember 12, 2015
For the first time, the Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) has released a new set of four (4) special limited edition of stamps which uses stick-on self adhesive (sticker) technology featuring different cartoon-style characters that brings to life stamp collectors of all ages.
These cartoon-style sticker stamps is being featured by PHLPost to celebrate the National Stamp Collecting Month this November by virtue of Presidential Proclamation Number 494 signed by former President Fidel V. Ramos, declaring the month of November as National Stamp Collecting Month (NSCM).
“We are proud to see these colorful images comes to life with the special limited edition of stick-on self adhesive stamps PHLPost released for the first time, to connect one another through the posts”, Postmaster General Josie Dela Cruz said.
PHLPost creative artist Rodine Teodoro designed the stamp, featuring collectors young and old, in cartoon-style characters engaged in the hobby of stamp collecting.
About 30,000 sheets of four (4) different designs of the stamps, sold at P15 each were printed by security printer Amstar Company, Inc. measuring 150X50mm for every sheetlet.
Collecting stamps are a favorite and exciting pastime of people who are interested in history, geography, sports, art and world cultures.
Aside from the sticker stamps, PHLPost has introduced several postal innovations in the production of stamps such as the glow in the dark, scented, gold foiled, 3D embossed, personalized, laminated varnish and tactile printing technology.
The stamps, souvenir sheets and official first day cover are now 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.