Stamps featuring the Diplomatic Relations between Philippines and France

The Philippine Postal Corporation will issue a set of stamps and a souvenir sheet to commemorate 60 years of Philippines-France diplomatic relations.

Kind of Issue: Commemorative
Denomination & Quantity: P7 – – – 80,000
P26 – – – – -80,000
P26 – – – – – 10,000
Date of Issue: June 26, 2007
Last Day of Sale: June 25, 2008 (as stock allows)
Size of Stamps: 30mm x 40mm
Sheet Composition: 25 (2 x 5 P26 stamps at left; 2 x 5 P7 stamps at right, plus a central column of 5 labels) half the quantities in sheets of 10 and half in uncut joined sheets
Perforation: 14
Printing Process: Litho-Offset ( 4 colors)
Paper: Imported Unwatermarked
Printer: Amstar Company, Inc.
Designer: Manuel “Manny” Baldemor
Graphic Designer: Randolph Siscar
Design Coordinator: Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak T.
Designs: P7- Rizal Monument and Eiffel Tower
P26 – Banaue Rice Terraces and French castle

Diplomatic relations between the Philippines and France was established on June 26, 1947 with the signing of a Treaty of Friendship in Paris by then Philippine Vice-President and concurrent Secretary of Foreign Affairs Elpidio QUIRINO and then French Foreign Minister Georges BIDAULT. Both countries had just emerged from World War II, with the Philippines’ independence having been recognized by the United States on July 4, 1946 and the French Republic having been restored on August 25, 1944 with the liberation of Paris. Read more.

The stamps, souvenir sheets and first day covers will be available starting June 26, 2007 at the Philatelic Service, Door 203, Liwasang Bonifacio, 1000 Manila and at all regional offices of the Philippine Postal Corporation


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