Stamps featuring the Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines Foundation (CCPF)

The Philippine Postal Corporation will issue a stamp to commemorate the One Hundredth Year Anniversary of the Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines Foundation (CCPF).

Kind of Issue: Commemorative
Denomination and Quantity: P6.00 – – – – – 65,000
Date of Issue: July 15, 2003
Last Day of Sale: October 15, 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.
Designer: Edgar T. Fernandez
Design Coordinator: Mrs. Rose D. Teodoro
Layout Artist: Alfonso V. Divina
Design: Early Traders by Cesar Amorsolo & Anniversary Logo.
Most of Cesar Amorsolo's works remain undocumented and it was only after his death that his works appreciated in value. This masterpiece portraying early trade in the pre-Spanish era depicts the flourishing trade of our ancestors with Chinese and Malay merchants. The mutual trust and confidence demonstrated by the early traders and merchants serve as a continuing inspiration for all Filipino businessmen of today to conduct business with integrity, carry on our commercial responsibilities consistently and value the linkages that we have built up through the centuries. Within the history-rich conference room of the CCPF Building is the mural painting of artist Cesar Amorsolo which forms part of the design of the commemorative stamp. It is quite fortunate that the CCPF has properly preserved this invaluable work of art, which is truly symbolic of the ideals of CCPF.  

The Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines Foundation (CCPF), traces its beginnings to the Camara de Comercio de Filipinas established by virtue of the Royal Decree of April 19, 1886 issued by the Queen Regent Maria Cristina of Spain. At the end of the Spanish regime on July 19, 1903, the Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (CCP) was incorporated with the officers and members of the Camara de Comercio de Manila (which later became the Camara de Comercio de Filipinas) as founding members, indicating the continuity of the institutional identity. This continuity is further evidenced by the fact that the symbolical elements composing the logo and seal of CCPF are identical to those used by the Camara de Comercio de Filipinas. Read more.

 

Stamps and Official First Day Covers will be available starting 15 July 2003 at the Philatelic Division, Door 203, Liwasang Bonifacio, 1000 Manila and all Regional Offices of the Philippines Postal Corporation.

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