Stamps featuring Pope John Paul II

The Philippine Postal Corporation will issue an overprinted souvenir sheet to commemorate the first death anniversary of Pope John Paul II.

Kind of Issue: Commemorative
Denomination and Quantity: P26.00
Date of Issue: April 2, 2006
Souvenir Sheet Overprinted: P7.50 Pope John Paul’s Pastoral Visit issued in 1981
Over Printing Process: Litho-Offset (1 color)
Paper: Imported Unwatermarked
Printer: Amstar Company, Inc.
Printer (for souvenir sheet): 13,255 pcs
Printer (for overprinting): Staderini, Italy

The Filipino people are very much enthusiastic about featuring Pope John Paul II on stamps in commemoration of his first death anniversary on April 2, 2006. Therefore, the management decided to come up with a project to utilize the stamps stocked at the Main Vault which include the souvenir sheets of Pope John Paul ll’s Pastoral Visit in 1981. Read more.

The overprinted souvenir sheets and Official First Day Covers will be available starting 02 April 2006 at the Philatelic Service, Door 203, Liwasang Bonifacio, 1000 Manila and all Regional Offices of the Philippine Postal Corporation.

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