Stamps featuring the Mother and Child paintings for Pasko 2008

The Philippine Postal Corporation will issue four stamps and a souvenir sheet featuring Mother and Child paintings for Pasko 2008.

Kind of Issue: Special
Denomination and Quantity: P7 — 50,000;
P20 –50,000;
P24 —50,000;
P26 — 50,000;
P33 — 6,500:
Date of Issue: November 10, 2008
Last Day of Sale: November 9, 2009 (as stocks allow)
Size of Stamps: 30mm x 40mm
Sheet Composition: 40 (10 x 4)
Size of souvenir sheet: 120mm x 95mm
Perforation: 14
Printing Process: Litho-Offset ( 4 colors)
Paper: Amstar Company, Inc.
Layout Artist: CorazonT.Loza
Designs Coordinator: Nena de Guzman, Danilo Pangan
Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak
Designs: Mother and Child Paintings Stamps:
P7 ethnic oil painting by Al Perez;
P20 painting by Angelito David;
P24 oil painting by Al Perez;
P26 painting by Mardonio Cenpron
Souvenir Sheet:
P7 water color by Al Perez;
P26 painting by Peter Aralar First Day Covers:
Paintings by Reynaldo

The Madonna and Child as subject of art is definitely Christian in origin and symbol. It fascinated artists for centuries and were made as icons for worship in Christian churches. In the Philippines, artists have made countless renditions of mother and child from classical to modern art. Read more



Stamps, souvenir sheets and Official First Day Covers will be available starting November 10, 2008 at the Philatelic Service, Door 203, Liwasang Bonifacio, 1000 Manila and at all Regional Offices of the Philippine Postal Corporation.

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