Stamps featuring the Bureau of Customs in the Philippines

The Philippine Postal Corporation will issue a stamp to commemorate the Centennial Anniversary of the Bureau of Customs.

Kind of Issue: Commemorative
Denomination & Quantity: P5.00 – – – – – 100,000
Date of Issue: February 1, 2002
Last Day of Sale: May 1,2002
Sheet Composition: 50 (10 x 5)
Size of Stamps: 40mm x 30mm
Perforation: 14
Printing Process: Litho-Offset (4 colors)
Paper: Imported Unwatermarked
Printer: Amstar Company, Inc.
Designer:  Reynaldo V. Pablo
Design Coordinator: Teresita S. Roque & Eddie de la Cuesta
Graphic Artists: Rigor V. Pablo & Edgar P. Patricio
Design: The visual used in the design is lifted from a printed copyo f a lithographic print from the original artwork by French artist Auguste Nicolas Vaillant (1793-1858). The owner of the framed artwork "Douane De Manille" The Manila Customs circa 1852 is loaned from the BOC-Commissioner of Customs Titus Villanueva and other visual materials from Intramuros Administration.

Trade between the Philippines and other countries more particularly her Asian neighbors, already existed long before the colonization of the islands. Foreign visitors presented "customary" tributes to our rajahs, datus and even to local chieftains for the privileges they enjoyed in exchanging goods for rare Philippine produce more particularly the islands spices and gold. "Barter" eventually emerged as the mode of exchanges and domestic trade giving way also to a founded "Philippine-Acapulco Trade" route more popularly known later as the 'galleon trade'. As the galleon trade flourished, 'Christianity' deepened its anchors in the islands. Read more.

 

Stamps and Official First Day Covers will be available starting 01 February 2002 at the Philatelic Division, Door 203, Liwasang Bonif ci , 1oo~an a and all Regional Offices of the Philippine Postal Corporation.

 

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