Stamps featuring the Baguio Country Club

The Philippine Postal Corporation will issue a pair of stamps to commemorate the Centennial anniversary of the Baguio Country Club.

Kind of Issue: Commemorative
Denomination and Quantity:  P6.00 – – – – – 120,000
Date of Issue: February 18, 2005
Last Day of Sale: February 17, 2006
Sheet Composition: 40 (4×10) and 8 (4×2)
Size of Stamps: 40mm x 30mm
Perforation: 14
Printing Process: Litho-Offset ( 4 colors)
Paper: Imported Unwatermarked
Printer: Amstar Company, Inc.
Design Coordinator: Federico R. Agcaoili
Graphic Artists: Antonio Alexander B. Castro
Peter P. Abulancia 
Mario Emil Leo A. Lazaga
Alfonso V. Divina
Design: The old photograph of the Club, circa 1930, replaced the silhouette figure of the Clubhouse found in the old logo and shows clearly the lodging rooms at the second level, the favorite verandah and the golfers in their white suits.

In the year 1900 the U.S. Secretary of State Elihu Root ordered the 2nd Philippine Commission "Do not forget to look for that cold place!" The Commission by then had heard of this fabled "paradise" from the Spaniards who were leaving after the Philippines had been purchased from Spain. The cold place was "Kafagway" inhabited by 30 Igorots, 10 llocanos and a white man-a German named Otto Sheerer. Read more.

 

Stamps and Official First Day Covers will be available starting 18 February 2005 at the Philatelic Service, Door 203, Liwasang Bonifacio, 1000 Manila and all Regional Offices of the Philippine Postal Corporation.

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