Stamps featuring the Grace Christian College

The Philippine Postal Corporation will come up with the Grace Christian College (formerly Grace Christian High School) stamps which will be issued on December 16, 2010. It is classified as a “Commemorative” kind of issue with a denomination of P 7.00 and quantity of 150,000 pieces.

The technical description of the Grace Christian College stamps are as follows:

Kind of Issue: Commemorative
Denomination & Quantity: Php7.00 / 150,000 pieces
Date of Issue: December 16, 2010
Last date of Sale: December 15, 2011 (as stocks allow)
Sheet Composition:  40
Size of Stamp : 40 mm x 30 mm
Souvenir Sheet:  Php28.00 / 8,450 pieces
Size: 170 mm. x 80 mm
Perforation: 14
Printing Process: Litho offset (4 colors)
Paper: Imported Unwatermarked
Printer: Amstar Company, Inc.
Designer:  Marie Jayzel Lim Te
Design Coordinator:  Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak Victorino Serevo
Designs: Stamp 1: (Upper left) It shows the new building which is now known as the Grace Christian College, located at Grace Village, Quezon City, with the GCC’s official logo.Stamp 2: (Lower left) In July, 1966 the concrete and modern building of GCHS was built in the Balintawak area, North of Quezon City, on what used to be rice fields. This beautiful edifice rose to be the symbol of the integration of academic excellence and Biblical truths in education

Stamp 3: (Upper right) It focuses on the Grace Christian College anniversary logo with the bible verse taken from Psalm 111:10. Backed up by its 60 years in existence, GCC, with more than 10,000 graduates scattered all over the Philippines and other parts of the world, they bring with them the Gracean Spirit which is contained in the College logo : Grace and Truth.

Stamp 4: (Lower right) It shows the new ramp building elementary wing of the Grace Christian High School, together with its founders, Ms. Julia L. Tan and Dr. and Mrs. Edward Spahr.

“In 1945, God allowed special people to catch a vision. The First Baptist Church of Doylestown, Pennsylvania sponsored a missionary conference and commissioned its own Pastor, Rev. and Mrs. Edwin Spahr as missionaries to the Philippines. Rev. and Mrs. Spahr ministered to the US servicemen stationed in Manila and handled pastoral duties to the Filipino congregation of FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF MANILA.

“On the Philippine side, the vision started in a small house in Tanduay St., Manila. A renowned Chinese Christian educator, Mrs. Julia L. Tan had the vision- …academic excellence coupled with sound spiritual training.

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