Stamps featuring the Colegio de San Jose – San Jose Seminary

The Philippine Postal Corporation will issue a stamp to commemorate the 400 Years Colegio de San Jose – San Jose Seminary.

Kind of Issue: Commemorative
Denomination & Quantity: P5.00 – – – – – 75,000
Date of Issue: October 1, 2001
Last Day of Sale: January 1, 2002
Sheet Composition: 50 (5 x 10)
Size of Stamp: 30mm x 40mm
Perforation 14
Printing Process: Litho-Offset (4 colors)
Paper: Imported Unwatermarked
Printer   Amstar Company, Inc.
Designer: Alfonso V. Divina
Design Coordinators: Ramon JT Salazar
Graphic Artist: Edgar P. Patricio
Design: San Jose Seminary Building, Statue of
St. Joseph Sculptured by Prof. Anastacio Caedo and
SJS Logo (Photo provided by the Seminarians of SJS)

In 1601 the Jesuit Vice-Provincial, Fr. Diego Garcia founded the Colegio de San Jose and placed Fr. Pedro Chirino as its first rector. As later authorized by both the civil and ecclesiastical authorities, the purpose of this college was "to train ministers of the gospel." This was the start of the modem San Jose Seminary. Classes opened on August 1, 'l 601, and on August 25 of the same year the college received full approval. Read more.



Stamps and Official First Day Covers are available starting 01 October 2001 at the Philatelic Division, Door 203, Central Post Office Building, Liwasang Bonifacio 1000 Manila and all Regional Otfices of the Philippine Postal Corporation.

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