Thursday, October 20, 2016

Philippine Airlines 75th

New Issue alert:

Philippine Airlines 75 “ The Heart 0f The Filipino”

Kind of Issue : Commemorative
Denomination & Quantity : P 12.00 – 101,000
Date of Issue : October 19, 2016
Last Day of Sale : October 18, 2017
Size of Stamps : 40mm x 30mm
Sheet Composition : 40 On (4 x 10)
Perforation : 14
Printing Process : Litho - Offset (4 colors)
Paper : Imported Unwatermarked
Printer : Amstar Company, Inc.
Designer : Rodine C. Teodoro
Design Coordinator : Marla Manundo – Corporate Communications Department,
Philippine Airlines
Design : Philippine Airlines flying over the map of the world.

[press release added later]

PRESS RELEASE: PHLPost releases Philippine Airlines commemorative stamps

The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) launches the Philippine Airlines 75th Anniversary Commemorative Stamps featuring the new and inspiring slogan “The heart of the Filipino”.

Philippine Airlines, a trade name of PAL Holdings, Inc., historically is the nation’s flag carrier. It is the first commercial airline in Asia and the oldest of those currently in operation, with a long and distinguished record in the aviation industry.

The Airline was founded on February 1941 by a group of businessmen led by Andres Soriano, one of the country's leading industrialists.

The Philippine Airlines 75th anniversary commemorative stamps feature’s the flag carrier flying over the map of the world. According to the new slogan, “from the beauty of the Philippines to the warmth of its people, Philippine Airlines embodies the generous, the resilient, the Beautiful Heart that is uniquely Filipino”.

PHLPost commissioned security printer Amstar Co. to print 101,000 copies of the stamps, to be sold at P12 each. The stamps were designed by PHLPost graphic artist Rodine Teodoro, based on the photo provided by Marla Manundo of PAL.

The stamps and official first day cover are available at the Post Shop, Central Post Office, Door 219, Liwasang Bonifacio, Manila and area post offices nationwide. For inquiries, please call 527-01-08 or 527-01-32.

[Here's the media release of Philippine Airlines]

November 8, 2016
Postage stamp celebrates PAL's 75th anniversary
A commemorative postage stamp marking Philippine Airlines' 75th anniversary was presented by the Philippine Postal Corporation to PAL Chairman Dr. Lucio C. Tan and PAL President Jaime J. Bautista in a ceremony last November 8 at the Villamor Airbase Grandstand, Pasay City.
The stamp features PAL's flagship aircraft – the Boeing 777-300ER – soaring over a world map as well as the Philippine map.
It reflects PAL's role of flying Filipinos to the far corners of the globe and back home, as well as linking the islands of a nation.
The design by the Philippine Postal Corporation also shows the flag carrier's current mandate – to be a showcase of the best of the Philippines to the world. Many associate Philippine Airlines to the Philippines while the Philippines is best represented by Philippine Airlines.
The stamp's unveiling was a key sidelight of PAL's public presentation of its seventh B777.
"Despite today's electronic age of emails, chats and private messages, the postage stamp refuses to be relegated to the postal service archives," said Mr. Bautista.
"They remain relevant because stamps contain messages of a certain time, certain place, person, event or era. They are rich in historical significance ... and appreciated particularly by philatelists," he added.
The Philippine Postal Corp. first issued the PAL stamp last Oct. 19.
The stamp captures a significant milestone in the history of Asia's first airline. That milestone is made known to peoples of distant lands where mails and parcels using the stamp are delivered.
For the last 75 years, PAL had caused the issuance of commemorative stamps to mark historic occasions.

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