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|
|Printing Process:||Litho-Offset (4 colors)|
|Printer:||Amstar Company, Inc.|
|Layout Artist:||Alfonso V. Divina|
|Designers:||Pidoy de los Santos
|Design Coordinator:||August V. de Viana|
|Graphic Artist:||Edgar P. Patricio|
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.