Stamps featuring the Black Nazarene in the Philippines and Our Lady of Guadalupe

The Philippine Postal Corporation will issue a stamp to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the establishment of Diplomatic Relation between the Philippines and Mexico.

Kind of Issue: Commemorative
Denomination & Quantity: P5.00 – – – – – 3,500 miniature sheets (cut) – 35,000 pcs.
22.00 – – – – – 3,500 miniature sheets (cut) – 35,000 pcs.
P5.00 & P22.00 – 1,500 sheets
Souvenir Sheet: P22.00 – – – – – 12,500 pcs. (perf.)
Date of Issue: April 23, 2003
Last Day of Issue: July 23, 2003
Sheet Composition: 2×5 (10 on – cut) & 4×5 (20 on – uncut)
Size of Stamp: 30mm x 40mm
Perforation: 14
Printing Process: Litho-Offset (4 colors)
Paper: Imported Unwatermarked
Printer: Amstar Company, Inc.
Project Coordinator: Jimmy Ang
Layout Artist: Alfonso V. Divina
Graphic Artist: Edgar P. Patricio
Design: Photos of Black Nazarene of Quaipo, Our Lady of Guadalupe and Procession of our Nazarene with the Basilica as background.
The Republic of the Philippines established diplomatic ties with Mexico on April 23, 1953. Furthermore, the Philippines – Mexico relations go back centuries before both countries became free and independent nations. Our roots go back to Galleon Trade. Read more.
Stamps, Souvenir Sheets and Official First Day Covers will be available starting 23 April 2003 at the Philatelic Division, Door 203, Liwasang Bonifacio, 1000 Manila and all Regional Offices of the Philippine Postal Corporation.


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