Stamps featuring the Benguet Corporation

The Philippine Postal Corporation will issue a stamp to commemorate the centennial anniversary of the Benguet Corporation.

Kind of Issue: Commemorative
Denomination and Quantity: P6.00 – – – – – 100,000
Date of Issue: August 12, 2003
Last Day of Sale: November 12, 2003
Sheet Composition: 50 (5 x 10)
Size of Stamps: 40mm x 30mm
Perforation: 14
Printing Process: Litho-Offset ( 4 colors)
Paper: Imported Unwatermarked
Printer: Amstar Company, Inc.
Graphic Designer: ArtEast Group
Design Coordinator: Edda V. Henson
Layout Artist: Alfonso V. Divina
Design:  The miners by Solomon Sap rid the first mine in Antamok, Benguet and the logo  

2003 is BENGUET CORPORATION'S 100th YEAR

Benguet Corporation was incorporated on August 12, 1903 by two former American soldiers-mining prospectors and a soda fountain owner, who were among the many Americans who stayed in the Philippines after the Spanish-American War. The Company pioneered modern gold mining operation in the country and ushered the beginning of the Philippine mining industry. Benguet Corporation opened its first gold mine in 1906 in Antamok and in 1927 acquired and operated the gold mines in nearby Balatoc and Acupan, all located in the Benguet province. It has since expanded into refractory chromite operation in 1934 and copper production in 1971. Until the late 1980s, Benguet Corporation was known as the biggest gold mining company in the Philippines and 16th largest in the world. Similarly, its chromite operation in Masinloc, known internationally as "Masinloc Ore", and its highly profitable Dizon Copper Gold operation in San Marcelino, Zambales were the largest in the country. Read more.

 

Stamps and Official First Day Covers will be available starting 12 August 2003 at the Philatelic Division, Door 203, Liwasang Bonifacio, 1000 Manila and all Regional Offices of the Philippine Postal Corporation.

 

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