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|
|Printing Process:||Litho-Offset ( 4 colors)|
|Printer:||Amstar Company, Inc.|
|Design Coordinator:||Federico R. Agcaoili|
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.