Stamps featuring the International Year of Biodiversity

The Philippine Postal Corporation has issued the United Nations International Year of Biodiversity stamps, which features the top three winners of On-the-Spot Stamp Design Contest, yesterday, October 26, 2010. It is classified as a “Special” kind of issue with a denomination of P 7.00 and quantity of 50,000 pieces.

The technical description of the United Nations Stamp Issue, International Year of Biodiversity are as follows:

Kind of Issue: Special
Denomination & Quantity: Php7.00 / 50,000 pieces
Date of Issue: October 26, 2010
Last date of Sale: October 25, 2011 (or as stocks allow)
Sheet Composition: 40 on (4 x 10)
Size of Stamp : 30 mm x 40 mm.
Printing Process: Litho offset (4 colors)
Paper: Imported Unwatermarked
Printer: Amstar Company, Inc.
Designer: On-the-Spot Stamp Design Contest Winners:
First Prize: Ms. Krysten Alarice Tan Third Year High School St. Stephen’s High School, Manila
Second Prize: Mr. Justen Paul Tolentino Fourth Year High School St. Stephen’s High School, Manila
Third Prize:  (as cache for First Day Cover) Mr. Christian Art D. Malquisto Fourth Year, Lakandula High School, Manila
Design Coordinator: Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak Victorino Serevo
Designs: “The Importance of Protecting Earth’s Natural Resources.”


The top three winners in this year’s On-the-Spot Stamp Design Contest jointly organized by the United Nations Information Centre Manila (UNIC) and the Philippine Postal Corporation (Philpost) were formally announced in awarding ceremonies held recently at Philpost.

The winners are: Krysten Alarice Tan (first prize); Justen Paul Tolentino (second prize); and Christian Art D. Malquisto (third prize). Tan and Tolentino are third and fourth year high school students, respectively, from St. Stephen’s High School, Manila, while Malquisto is a fourth year high school student from Lakandula High School, Manila. Read more

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