Stamps featuring the Dia Del Galeon Festival

The Philippine Postal Corporation is coming up with the Dia Del Galeon Festival 2010 stamps, which will be issued on October 8, 2010. It is classified as a “Commemorative” kind of issue with a denomination of P 7.00 and quantity of 75,000 pieces. Also to be issued are souvenir sheets with denominations of P 14.00 (6,500 pieces) and P 47.00 (6,500 pieces), respectively. The said souvenir sheets shall be sold in pair.

he technical description of the Dia Del Galeon Festival 2010 stamps are as follows:

Kind of Issue: Commemorative
Denomination & Quantity: Php7.00 / 75,000 pieces
Date of Issue: October 8, 2010
Last date of Sale:  October 7, 2011 (or as stocks allow)
Sheet Composition: 40 on (4 x 10)
Size of Stamp : 40 mm x 30 mm.
Souvenir Sheet1:  Php 14.00 / 6,500 pieces
Souvenir Sheet 2:  Php 47.00/ 6,500 pieces
Size: 175 mm. x 80 mm.
Printing Process: Litho offset (4 colors)
Paper: Imported Unwatermarked
Printer: Amstar Company, Inc.
Designer: Jesus Alfredo Delos Santos Photos: Ayala Museum through NCCA (*as reference):
Design Coordinator: Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak Elenita D.L. San Diego
Designs: Artist’s rendition of the Galeon with the map of the Philippines, Mexico and Spain showing the Galeon trade. Souvenir Sheet 1 shows the old map taken from the book of Sen. Edgardo J. Angara. SouvenirSheet 2 shows the modern map showing the Galeon trade route and the logo of Dia Del Galeon Festival.


Recently, an interesting article was written in the about the Dia Del Galeon Festival 2010, which states:

“The Día del Galeón Festival celebrates the unique journey of the Manila galleons and their place in maritime history – spanning the globe and linking the Philippines with Mexico and Spain. For 250 years (from 1565 – 1815) the Manila galleons were a conduit for global trade and cultural exchange between Europe, the New World and Asia.

“In October 2009 UNESCO recognized the unique part the Manila galleons played in the globalization of trade and cultural exchange by declaring 8th October as the international “Día del Galeón” (day of the galleon). Motivated by Senator Edgardo Angara, the Philippine National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), in conjunction with the embassies of Spain and Mexico, spearheaded the creation of a month-long series of events that will span the traditional galleon trade route through the Philippines. Read more

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