Stamps featuring Philippine Seacrafts

The Philippine Postal Corporation will issue a set of stamps to publicize the Millennium Stamps series III.

Kind of Issue: Special
Denomination & Quantity: P5.00 – – – – – 150,000
Date of Issue: September 21, 2000
Last Day of Sale: March 21, 2001
Sheet Composition: 50,000 of each design in sheet of 12 (3 x 4)
Size of Stamps: 40mm x 30mm
Perforation: 14
Printing Process: Litho-Offset (4 colors)
Paper: Imported Unwatermarked
Printer: Amstar Company, Inc.
Layout Artist: Alfonso V. Divina
Designers: Pidoy de los Santos
Nellie Tolentin
Design Coordinator: August V. de Viana
Graphic Artist: Edgar P. Patricio
Design: Millennium Seacrafts

As a country entirely surrounded by water, the Philippines developed itself as a maritime power long before the coming of the Spaniards. Seas and other bodies of water served as highways rather than barriers to trade and communication. Boat making in the Philippines reached a high level that early Filipinos were building ships which sailed to distant shores. The naval expertise of Filipinos in shipbuilding and sailing were among the most advanced in the Western Pacific. Read more.

Stamp and Official First Day Covers will be available starting 21 September 2000 at the Philatelic Division. Door 203, Liwasang Bonifacio 1000 Manila and all Regional Offices of the Philippine Postal Corporation.

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