Sunday, December 31, 2017

Saturday, December 30, 2017


Here's a show cover for Nathypex '95, the 3rd National Thematics and Youth Philatelic Exhibition hosted by the Cebu Philatelic Society, a member club of the Philippine Philatelic Federation.

The exhibit was held at Cebu City from July 24 to 28, 1995.

"Philately: A Window of the Past and the Future" -- do you agree?

Friday, December 29, 2017

El Economico slogan

The slogan cancel for the PAL El Economico inaugural flight was used in Manila from July 23 to July 31, 1954.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Inquirer 2001

In 2001 the Bank of the Philippines marked its 150th anniversary and held a philatelic exhibit at the Ayala Museum.

Shown here is a newspaper clipping of the event.

This was published in the Inquirer, and the article by Alex Vergara is titled "The stamp of history".

Tuesday, December 26, 2017


Did you know that Liwayway published a Republic stamp album?
Volume One came out in 1962 and even had a page devoted to "pointers for beginners in stamp collecting".
Not only stamps and souvenir sheets were illustrated (in black and white) but also postal stationery (stamped envelope, postal card, and aerogram).

Monday, December 25, 2017

Mama Sita

New Issue alert:


Kind of Issue : Commemorative
Denomination & Quantity : P12 - - - 80,000
Date of Issue : December 22, 2017
Last Day of Sale : December 21, 2018
Size of Stamps : 50mm x 35mm
Sheet Composition : 30 (5x 6)
Perforation : 14
Printing Process : Litho Offset (4 colors)
Paper : Imported Unwatermarked
Printer : Amstar Company, Inc.
Designer : Victoria Avi Roselle Brucelas
Layout Artist : Victorino Z. Serevo
Design : Artist rendition of Teresita “Mama Sita” Reyes

Sunday, December 24, 2017

EFO 1951 Peace Fund 18c C

Flaw on first P of PHILIPPINES
Flaw on second P of PHILIPPINES
Some more flaws of the 18c value.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Bata slogan cancel

From PHLPost:

BATA: ILIGTAS SA DROGA (Slogan Canceller)

This year the Council for the Welfare of Children celebrates the 25th year of the National Children's Month. 
On December 13, 2017 the Philippine Postal Corporation will issue a commemorative cover with the slogan, "BATA: ILIGTAS SA DROGA!" cancelled on the. R.A. No. 10661 declares every November as the National Children's Month (NCM) with the Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the National Youth Commission (NYC) as lead agencies.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

National Artists

New Issue alert:


Kind of Issue : Commemorative
Denomination & Quantity : P12 - - - 50,000/Design
Date of Issue : December 13, 2017
Last Day of Sale : December 12, 2018
Size of Stamps : 30mm x 40mm
Sheet Composition : 40 (10 x 4)/Design
Perforation : 14
Printing Process : Litho Offset (4 colors)
Paper : Imported Unwatermarked
Printer : Amstar Company, Inc.
Designer : Victorino Z. Serevo
Designs : Portrait of the six National Artists

Tuesday, December 19, 2017


New Issue alert:


Denomination & Quantity : P12 - - - 80,000
Date of Issue : December 14, 2017
Last Day of Sale : December 13, 2018
Size of Stamps : 30mm x 40mm 
Sheet Composition : 8 (4 designs)
Perforation : 14
Printing Process : Litho Offset (4 colors) 
Paper : Imported Unwatermarked
Printer : Amstar Company, Inc.
Designer   : Eunice Beatrix Uy Dabu
Stamp #1 : The first apparition
Stamp #2 : The Our Lady of Fatima herself
Stamp #3 : The last apparition: The Miracle of the sun
Stamp #4 : The three small shepherd children: Lucia dos Santos, Francisco Marto and Jacinta

Monday, December 18, 2017

Postpex 82 cover

Here's a Postpex '82 cover with a marginal block of ten Woman & Carabao stamps of 1935 privately overprinted by the Philippine Philatelic Auction Club.

This was for the 5th anniversary of PPAC in 1982.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

FSCC auction December 2017

Some 50 bidders participated in the auction sale of the Filipinas Stamp Collectors' Club held today at the Philpost lobby.

The auction committee ran out of bid cards, but fortunately all were accommodated. Some new faces were in the crowd.

There were 508 lots listed, philatelic and nonphilatelic. One lot in particular, which could fall on either philately or numismatics, was hotly contested between a philatelist and a numismatist. When the smoke finally cleared, it sold for 16 times its starting bid!

Raffle prizes were given out to members, and all partook of the party food. Thus ended the year for this club!

Saturday, December 16, 2017

EFO 1990 Recto definitive

Color shift affecting Recto's head: pink on the hair, yellow on his right side!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

letter writing finalists

PRESS RELEASE: International Letter Writing qualifiers named

PHLPost is pleased to announce the 27 chosen students from nine Postal Areas during the Area Level Letter Writing Contest held during the National Letter Writing Day on October 9. They will be once again be competing, this time on a National Level, wherein the winner will represent the Philippines to the UPU International Letter Writing for Young People Contest in April 2018.
Those who will be moving on to the National Level are Klyde Charles Lee P. Paynor of Honorato C. Perez Sr. Memorial Science High School, Fritzie D. Morales of Camp Tinio National High School and Gahlely A. Mari of Eastern Cabu National High School from North East Luzon Area; Jo Elizabeth F. Mina, Alodia Iyanla E. Viray and Rona Pamela R. Quiambao of Tarlac State University from North West Luzon Area; Marianne Rovic M. Macatangay and Eugene Carlson Garcia of Ramon Magsaysay High School and Shannen S. Masarque of Manuel Roxas High School from Mega Manila Area; Leana Renee I. Infante and Fatima Alexia E. Nieva of Canossa College at Hana Andrea Nixie F. Quinton of Liceo de San Pablo from Southern Luzon Area; Kimberly Nicole Etcuban, Cylla Noreen Gaytos and Anne Lorenz Valdez of Colegio del Immaculada Concepcion from Central and Eastern Visayas Area; Marla Vargas, Charlise Leada and Andrei Jan Tono of Iloilo Science and Technology University from Western Visayas Area; Denise Angela R. Diamante, Voltaire T. Sto. Domingo and Mayumi Sitoy of Ateneo de Davao University from Eastern Mindanao Area; Zaidi P. Saripada and Julianna Jo C. Gulle of Liceo de Cagayan University and Charmine V. Salvador of Bulua National High School from Central Mindanao Area; and, Kacey Marie V. Espartero of Claret School of Zamboanga City, Jasmine Melesma I. Sinlao of Pilar College of Zamboanga City Inc. and Rafaiza S. Arabain of Talong-Talon National High School from Western Mindanao Area.
Aside from the recognition, the three National Level winners shall receive cash prizes of P5,000 for the third prize, P7,000 for the second prize and P10,000 for the first prize.
For the Area Level, the students were asked to write a letter under the theme “Imagine you are an advisor to the new United Nations Secretary-General; which world issue would you help him tackle first and how would you advise him to solve it?”
This time, for the National Level, the students will write their letter under the theme given by the Universal Postal Union (UPU), “Imagine you are a letter travelling through time. What message do you wish to convey to your readers?” Deadline of submission of entries at PHLPost Area Administrative Offices in on or before January 10, 2018.