Stamps featuring Philippine Colonial Bridges II

The Philippine Postal Corporation will issue a set of stamps and souvenir sheet featuring colonial bridges built during the American regime.

Kind of Issue: Special
Denomination & Quantity: P7 – – – – 140,000 (4 designs)
Date of Issue (for P5.00): May 16, 2008
Souvenir Sheet: P28 – – – 8,000
Last Day of Sale May 15, 2009 (As stock allows)
Size of Stamps: 40mm x 30mm
Size of Souvenir Sheet 170mm x 60mm
Sheet Composition 16 (4 x 4)
Perforation: 14
Printing Process: Litho-Offset (4 colors)
Paper: Imported Unwatermarked
Printer: Amstar Company Inc.
Designer Vic Serevo
Graphic Artist: Angelo Bunyi
Design Coordinators Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak T.
Corazon T. Loza
Designs: colonial bridges built during the American regime (in water color)

Bridge building in the country is integral to the development of communities. It helps in the opening up of communities to various forms of land transport allowing thus the development of trade and relations between once distant and detached areas. The early history of bridge building was attributed to both the Spanish missionaries and conquistadors. During the early period of American rule, the Bureau of Public Works was created to initiate further the task of linking the Philippines together with spans that for some still serve the commuting public. The bridges highlight an architectural and engineering form that has served nobly the interest of the country. Read more.

The stamps, souvenir sheets and First Day Covers will be available starting May 16, 2008 at the Philatelic Service, Door 203, Liwasang Bonifacio, 1000 Manila and at all Regional Offices of the Philippine Postal Corporation.

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