Stamps featuring the Philippine Orthopedic Association

The Philippine Postal Corporation will issue a stamp, the 50th Anniversary Philippine Orthopedic Association.

Kind of Issue: Commemorative
Denomination and Quantity: P5.00 – 50,000
Date of Issue: March 20, 1999
Last Day of Sale: September 20, 1999 tos stock allows)
Sheet Composition: 50 (10x 5)
Size of Stamps: 30mm x40mm
Perforation: 14
Printing Process: Litho-Offset ( 4 colors)
Paper: Imported Unwatermarked
Printer: Amstar Company, Inc.
Designer: Michael Ian S. Dela Paz
Layout Artist: Alfonso V. Divina
Design: Recovered Crippled Person, POA Logo

Orthopedic surgery as a specialty started in 1945 following the liberation of Manila by USAFFE,when hundreds of Filipinos were disabled by the war and were treated at the Philippine Civil Hospital. At that time General Basilio J. Valdes, Secretary of Health appointed Dr. Jose V. De Los Santos as the first Medical Director. Read more.

Stamps, and Official FirstDay Covers will be available on 20 March 1999 at the Philatelic Division, Money Order Building, Liwasang Bonifacio, 1000 Manila and all Regional Offices of the Philippine Postal Corporation.


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