Stamps featuring the Our Lady of Penafrancia

The Philippine Postal Corporation is coming up with the 300 Years of Devotion to Our Lady of Peñafrancia stamps which will be issued on September 8, 2010. It is classified as a “Commemorative” kind of issue with a denomination of P 7.00 and quantity of 160,000 pieces.

The technical description of the 300 Years of Devotion to Our Lady of Peñafrancia stamps are as follows:

Kind of Issue: Commemorative
Denomination & Quantity: Php7.00 / 160,000 pieces
Date of Issue: September 8, 2010
Last date of Sale:  September 9, 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.
Artist:: Victor Dennis T. Nierva
Design Coordinator: Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak, Victor Serevo, Elenita San Diego
Designs:  Stamp1: Image of Our Lady of Peñafrancia, 1924 Stamp2: Image of Our Lady of Peñafrancia, 2009 Stamp3: Our Lady of Peñafrancia Shrine Stamp4: Basilica Minore of Our Lady of Peñafrancia, Naga City

One of the many Catholic traditions is the Marian devotion. We, the Filipinos, especially the Bicolanos, have that extraordinary, exceptional, and devoted love for Mother Mary — the Mother of Jesus and our Mother, too. We believe that she will intercede for us and will lift our prayers up to God. Thus, there is strong belief and unshakable faith that our prayers are answered through the intercession of the Blessed Mother. Read more

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