Stamps featuring the University of Santo Tomas (UST)

University of Santo Tomas (UST)
University of Santo Tomas (UST)

The Philippine Postal Corporation is coming up with the University of Santo Tomas (UST) 400 Years (1611-2011) “Unending Grace” stamps which will be issued on January 25, 2011. It is classified as a “Commemorative” kind of issue with a denomination of P 7.00 and quantity of 100,000 pieces. Also to be issued are souvenir sheets with a denomination of P 37.00 and 10,200 pieces.

Kind of Issue:Commemorative
Denomination & Quantity:Php7.00 / 100,000 pieces
Date of Issue:January 25, 2011
Last date of Sale:January 24, 2012 (or as stocks allow)
Sheet Composition:40 (4 x 10)
Size of Stamp :40 mm x 30 mm.
Souvenir Sheet: Php 37.00 / 10,200 pieces
Size:110 mm. x 75 mm.
Printing Process:Litho offset (4 colors)
Paper:Imported Unwatermarked
Printer:Amstar Company, Inc.
Designer:UST Quadricentennial Committee headed by
Rev. Fr. Rolando V. de la Rosa, O.P.
Rector, University of Santo Tomas
Photos:Donald Tapan
Design Layout Artist:Jesus Alfredo Delos Santos
Designer of Souvenir Sheet:Ramon Orlina
Designer of Souvenir Folder:Jonathan Gamalinda
Design Coordinator:Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak
Jonathan Gamalinda
Designs:Three of the block of four stamp designs of the 400 years Commemorative Stamps for UST are edifices or buildings which are considered National Cultural Treasures. These are Design 1 which shows the Main Building; Design 2, shows the Central Seminary; Design 3, shows Arch of the Centules and Design 4 features the Painting entitled, “The Foundation of the University of Santo Tomas,” by Archbishop Benavides. The Souvenir Sheet features the design of Ramon Orlina that shows the Quattro Mondial Monument and Benavides Monument done in 1889 by Tony Noel with the University of Santo Tomas logo and the Main Building.

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