Sunday, September 24, 2017

EFO 1965 Quirino credo

Black inscriptions shifted downward, with signature touching KOREO
Black inscriptions shifted upward, with the decorative initial letter of MAMUHAY touching the second P of PILIPINAS
A couple of color shifts of the 30-sentimo Quirino stamp of 1965.

Friday, September 22, 2017

EFO 1971 Philatelic Week overprint

Malformed s of 5s
Overprint shifted upward
Deformed s of 5s
Overprint shifted to the right
Yellow of base stamp shifted to the left
Overprint shifted to the right
Deformed E of FIVE
Overprint shifted to the right
EFOs of the 1971 Philatelic Week issue.

See also December 9, 2015 post.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

EFO 1963 Socio-Economic Program

Color Shift (see boy's legs)
Color Shift (see yellow of wheel around Macapagal)
Color Shift (see underneath of hand at left)
Color Shift (see white outline of woman)
Color Shift (see family and wheel around Macapagal)
Color Shift (see boy's left leg and underneath of hand at left)
Some color shifts of the 20-sentimo Socio-Economic Program stamp of 1963, as described in each caption.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Aseanpex update 1


Two Association of South East Asian Nations member-countries have already committed to join the ASEAN Philatelic Exhibition (ASEANPEx) 2017 on November 4 to 6, 2017, at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City that will be hosted by the Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost).
Cambodia Post and Thailand Post are set to bring in exhibit materials for ASEANPEx 2017, in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the ASEAN. They will also set up a booth where guests can avail of rare and collector’s item stamps from their countries.
Thailand Post is one of the leading postal administrations in the ASEAN. It is also one of the most advanced in terms of technology use. Cambodia, on the other hand, is also on its way to advancement.
ASEANPEx is a showcase of stamps and other philatelic products from the 10 ASEAN countries featuring current issuances, as well as rare and collector’s item stamps.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Nanjing 2017

New Issue alert:

China International Collection Expo 2017 featuring "2017 NEW YEAR: YEAR OF THE ROOSTER" with NANJING 2017 Logo

Kind of Issue : Special
Denomination & Quantity : P100 - - - 4,000
Date of Issue : September 08, 2017
Last Day of Sale : September 07, 2018
Size of Souvenir Sheet : 141mm x 96.4mm
Size of Stamp : 60mm x 30mm 
Special Embellishment : Gold Foil Stamping
Perforation : 14
Printing Process : Litho-Offset (4 colors)
Paper : Imported Unwatermarked
Printer : Amstar Printing Company, Inc.
Designer : Rodine C. Teodoro 
Designs : At the lower middle portion of the souvenir sheet features the Chinese New Year of the Rooster with the previous Year of the Monkey at left, and the upcoming Year of the Dog at right. At the upper right corner of the souvenir sheet is the “Nanjing 2017” logo. The words “Year of the ROOSTER” was printed in gold to emphasized the Year of the Rooster

[press release added later]

PRESS RELEASE: PHLPost exhibits zodiac stamps in Nanjing,China

The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) releases stamps with special embellishment called “Gold Foil Stamping” to showcase Philippine participation in the People’s Republic of China International Collection Expo 2017 organized by China Postal Administration in Nanjing.
Exhibitors from some 40 countries including the Philippines will showcase their valuable stamp which focuses on Chinese tradition and the evolution of papermaking and art on paper.
The embellished souvenir sheet features the monkey, rooster and dog in the twelve-year Chinese zodiac cycle.
2016 was the year of the monkey while 2017 is the year of the rooster, and 2018 will be the year of the dog.
The upper right corner of the souvenir sheet is the “Nanjing 2017” logo.
The word “Year of the ROOSTER” was printed in gold to emphasize the 2017 Year of the Rooster.
The coming 2018 year of the dog is the eleventh in the 12-year cycle of Chinese zodiac sign.
The dog is the symbol of loyalty, honesty and possesses the best traits of human nature.
People born under this sign are honest, friendly, loyal, smart, straight forward, and venerable and have a strong sense of responsibility.
PHLPost has printed 4,000 copies of the P100 peso denomination of the special “Nanjing” stamp.
In-house graphic artist Rodine Teodoro designed the colorful Chinese zodiac stamps.
The commemorative stamps 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.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

FSCC auction September 2017

More than 30 bidders participated in today's auction sale of the Filipinas Stamp Collectors' Club held at the Philpost lobby.

Listed in the auction list was a total of 528 lots, philatelic and nonphilatelic.

There was a congressman from a northern province who dropped by before the auction began. He had somebody bid on his behalf.

Some interesting Philippine philatelic lots included a stockbook of mint and used stamps of all eras from the Spanish to the Republic, a souvenir album folder of the 1952 Panapex issue, a 1957 Magsaysay mourning maximum card, several first flight covers of the Republic era, an album of 1985 mint stamps and FDCs, and used Rizal stamped envelopes with three different provincial cancels.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Signed sealed delivered

Have you read this magazine article published last September 3 by The Philippine Star?

Some excerpts of the article by Edu Jarque:

"During my time, every kid had a stamp collection. For me, my collection was my initial introduction to other countries. I remember the Vatican and San Marino stamps were among the largest, long before I traveled to these surprisingly geographical small territories...."

"Maxi Sta. Maria, manager of PHLPost’s Business Line Department, and his energetic team in charge of the revitalization of philately – the collection and study of stamps – discussed how it has breathed new life into the industry."

"The Philately section dreams – they have also taken this as a challenge – of eventually erecting a depository, their very own permanent philatelic museum, where they can exhibit the country’s extensive collection of stamps that is a part of our heritage that may be visited for education, fun and a sense of being proudly Filipino."

Have fun!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Stamp of Approval

Have you also read this feature published last September 3 by Manila Bulletin?

Some excerpts from the article by Lorraine Lorenzo:

"Enthusiasts like Jorge Cuyugan, the current PSCS president, would head down PHLPost to buy the newest issues from the post office’s stamp shop. He is well known for his collection of Rizaliana stamps, and has actually completed all stamps depicting the national hero from collections dating as early as 1906."

"Dr. Ymerson Tan, another collector and a friend of Cuyugan, has a complete collection of the Queen Isabella II stamps — the first stamps issued when the Philippines opened its own postal service during Spanish times. He would also visit the post office regularly to purchase new issues, and he shared how he would get some of the rarest pieces – like a Year of the Monkey stamp that didn’t have the word ‘Monkey’ in it."

"Josie Cura, president of FSCS, would regularly set up a table at the PHLPost lobby, where they would sell old and rare stamps, as well as an indexed calendar of stamp issues for serious and beginning collectors."

"Rodin Teodoro, a stamp designer with over 30 designs under his wing, shares the importance of stamps in our culture. 'When I design, I try to keep it simple but classy because stamps are a way of showing the the world our history and culture.'"

PSCS is Pampanga Stamp Collectors' Society, and FSCS (sic) is Filipinas Stamp Collectors' Club.

Have fun!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

ring flaw 29

Ring flaw below the T of FIRST and another ring flaw below the 1 of 1949.

Monday, September 11, 2017

ring flaw 28

Ring flaw above the P of PRESIDENT.

I have two copies. A constant variety?

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Friday, September 8, 2017

ring flaw 25

Three ring flaws on each of these stamps: above the R and second O of ROMULO and above the E of PRESIDENT.

I have three copies. A constant variety?

Thursday, September 7, 2017

tourism boost

PRESS RELEASE: PHLPost to issue postage stamps to boost tourism in the country

The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) has supported the moved of Paranaque Rep. Eric Olivarez author of House Bill (HB) 5362, requiring the Philippine Postal Service (PhlPost) to print postage stamps depicting Philippine tourist spots.
The proposed bill requires that these stamps be affixed on all outgoing mail matter for a certain period 
of time to attract foreign tourist and for other purposes.
According to PHLPost, a postage stamp acts as an ambassador for the country because they always tell stories about the beautiful places as it travels around the world through the postal service.
In the hearing presided by Representative Lucy Torres-Gomez, Chairperson of the Committee on Tourism, the bill seeks to accelerate tourism promotion efforts by spreading and make known the existence of the famous tourism destinations in the country.
The postage stamps will surely arouse the interest of tourists about these areas and of the extraordinary beauty of these Philippine Tourist destination spots like Boracay, Palawan, Bohol among others.
The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) will print the stamps depicting tourist areas in the country.
The purpose is to trigger awareness and information about the tourist’s areas which the Department of 
Tourism and the Tourism Promotions Board can provide that could attract foreigners to visit the 

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Have I Told You Philately

Have you read this feature published last Sunday by Manila Bulletin?

Some excerpts from the article by Alexa H. Bacay:

"One of the active stamp collecting clubs in the Philippines is the Cebu Stamp Club, Inc. (CSCI). Founded by Richard Allan B. Uy in 1996, it now has 461 members worldwide and is still encouraging other stamp collectors to join the club."

"Uy himself started out as a young philatelist. He shares that when he was in his teens, he opened a steel cabinet that was full of letters and envelopes with stamps from China and Taiwan. His grandfather being in the import/export business had regular correspondence with these countries, thus the many stamps that got Uy into the hobby of collecting. Soon he found himself exchanging doubles with his friends who shared the same interest."

"Meanwhile, Uy dreams to have the Cebu Stamp Club on a stamp someday. He shares that they were responsible for the concept of the Tres de Abril stamp, where they collaborated with the Cebu City government through the Cultural and Historical Affairs Commission and the Stamp Advisory Committee of PHILpost. The stamps bore the artwork of a Cebuano artist, and were released on June 12, 1998, as part of a set."

Have fun!

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

National Teachers' Month

New Issue alert:

National Teachers’ Month

Kind of Issue : Special
Denomination & Quantity : P12 - - - 80,000
Date of Issue : September 5, 2017
Last Day of Sale : September 4, 2018
Size of Stamps : 40mm x 30mm 
Sheet Composition : 40 (4 x 10)
Perforation : 14
Printing Process : Litho Offset (4 colors) 
Paper : Imported Unwatermarked
Printer : Amstar Company, Inc.
Designer : Rodine C. Teodoro


[press release added later]


PRESS RELEASE: PHLPost releases cartoon style stamp to celebrate Teachers Month

To highlight the opening of the month-long celebration of the National Teachers Month, the Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) and the Department of Education (DepEd) has unveiled a special cartoon-style commemorative stamp featuring the unique role and service that teachers play in building the nation.
The ceremonial unveiling of stamps honoring the school teachers nationwide was held at the Department of Education (DepEd) main building in Pasig City.
“Through stamps, we pay tribute to our beloved and hardworking teachers who play an important role in shaping the future of the students under their guidance and care”, Postmaster General Joel Otarra said.
The cartoon-style stamps designed by PHLPost in-house creative artist Rodine Teodoro features an illustration of a happy and dignified Filipino teachers and their students wearing a set of clothes of their chosen profession. It also incorporates the logo and text of My Teacher, My Hero.
This year’s National Teacher’s Month (NTM) focuses on the theme: Gurong Pilipino, Kaakbay sa Progreso (Filipino teachers, Partner in Progress).
PHLPost also printed 80,000 copies of the special stamps measuring 40mm x 30mm and sold at P12.00 each.
Also, the “ National Teacher’s Month” stamp comes with a souvenir first day cover envelope which are now available at the Post Shop, Central Post Office, Door 203, Liwasang Bonifacio, Manila and area post offices nationwide. For inquiries, please call 527-01-32.

Monday, September 4, 2017

EFO 1973 surcharge

Here the surcharge is shifted to the right.

Compare with the November 23, 2015 post.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

APO auction September 2017

Some 30 bidders participated in the auction sale of the APO Philatelic Society held today at the Philpost lobby.
Of the 459 philatelic and nonphilatelic lots listed, the following were the Philippine philatelic items (not counting some with inadequate descriptions):
Spanish era
3 stamps

1926 FDC
1926 FDC Botica Boie envelope
1926 FDC 20c Legislative Palace
1926 2nd Day Cover
1928 FFC Manila-Aparri
1928 FFC Aparri-Manila
1945 Victory postal card Unconditional Surrender of Japan
1945 cover US Army lands San Fabian
1945 postal card MacArthur V-J Day
5 packs incl Small Commonwealth 5 diff, special delivery

Japanese occupation
1943 FDC Kalayaan cancelled Daet
1943 FDC Kalayaan perf imperf 2pcs
1944 cover 9th Anniv of Commonwealth (anti-Japanese protest)
1st Anniv Fall of Bataan & Corregidor mint & FDC (Phil School Book Co. envelope)

Republic mint
1947 postage dues set
1954 Asian Games pairs 3v
1960 Rome Olympics 4v B/4
1962 Malaria 3v B/8
1975 Orthopedic imperf
1978 San Lazaro Hospital B/4
1979 Scoutpex ovpt ss
1980 MacArthur ss
1982 Emancipation large & small
1984 LRT single & B/4
1985 RP-China Diplomatic ss
1988 Seoul Olympics ss
1988 Holy Spirit B/4
1989 NST Week ss
1990 Great Filipinos strip 2sets
1993 Indopex ovpt ss
1994 Endemic Philippine Mammals pane of 40
2002 St. Thomas de Aquinas Parish 23pcs
2002 Year of the Mountain ss 6pcs
2006 Chan-Cu Association 3 sheetlets
2012 Dolphy ss 5pcs
Phl-Japan Friendship 2 sheetlets
NSCM 2pcs
Marcos 60s surcharged 40s wrong color ovpt
4 diff ss Christianity, Jesuits, Bataan, UN Adoption + used Lions

Republic used
1981 Pope set & ss
200+ on-paper
In approval pages, hundreds

Republic specimens
Pedro Calungsod ss

Republic FDC
1946 Independence
1947 pictorials 2v B/4
1947 pictorials 3v B/4
1947 postage dues
1948 officials 2v B/4
1950 Baguio Conference
1952 Panapex
1954 Asian Games
1955 Magsaysay
1960 Refugee
1971 FNCB B/4 3pcs
1975 APO
1977 Espamer ss
1978 World Basketball B/4 2pcs
1981 Pope ss
1983 Pasko ss
1984 Christmas 3 diff cachets
1984 Sumulong B/4 surcharged
1984 Espana perf imperf ss
1985 Virgin Mary set
1987 Christmas 8v 2pcs
1988 Olympic Week 6pcs
1991 Basketball set & 2ss 3pcs
1992 Rare & Endangered Birds 2pcs
1992 WWII set & 2ss 3pcs
1992 Barcelona Olympics set & ss 2pcs
1992 Taiwan Exhibit set perf imperf ss + Bible FDC
1993 Asean Jamboree 2pcs
1993 Rooster perf imperf ss + Taiwan ovpt perf imperf
All diff
MacArthur Leyte + Quezon-Roosevelt
6 diff GSIS Scoutpex RVM PLDT etc

Republic covers
1950 Baguio Conference Mansion House
2005 FFC Manila-Frankfurt + 1981 Red Cross & 1988 Christmas

1935 Pasay-Rizal Mortgage w/documentary stamp
1947 Luzon Surety Company doc w/Victory documentary stamps
1960s Album of stamps and FDCs
1969 Philatelic Week , UN ss, hundreds of used 5c CB
1973 Villamor set + FDC
1977 ADB FDC, PICC 2v B/4
1988 TB seal 1 sheet
1991 Philacon ss 2pcs mint
1992 Mt. Pinatubo maximum card
1992 Mt. Pinatubo maximum card (diff view)
Span-Phil & USPI mix used
2 maximum cards Cory & Ninoy