Stamps featuring the Filipino-Chinese General Chamber of Commerce, Inc.
The Philippine Postal Corporation will issue a pair of stamps to commemorate the centennial of the Filipino-Chinese General Chamber of Commerce, Inc.
|Kind of Issue:||Commemorative|
|Denomination and Quantity:||P6.00 – – – – – 200,000|
|Date of Issue:||October 12, 2004|
|Last Day of Sale:||October 11, 2005 (as stock allows)|
|Sheet Composition:||40 (4 x 10) and 8 (4 x 2)|
|Size of Stamps:||40mm x 30mm|
|Printing Process:||Litho-Offset ( 4 colors)|
|Printer:||Amstar Company, Inc.|
|Designer:||Simon Lee Tiong Seng|
The composite design depicts the Intramuros alongside the Great Wall of China as though East Asia meets Asia. This symbolizes more than 100 years of relations between the two countries, friendly in its social and political aspects, and mutually beneficial in terms of commerce and trade.
Dominant colors are red, green, and gold. Red is the Chinese color for luck, green is the universal color for productivity, and gold, universal as well, stands for wealth.
So with these stamps, the Filipino-Chinese General Chamber of Commerce, Inc, conveys its wish and hope for endless years of luck, productivity, and wealth for both China and the Philippines.
The Filipino-Chinese General Chamber of Commerce, Inc. (FCGCCI) is the "oldest" Chinese business organization in the Philippine which was established in 1904. It aims to provide financial and material contributions to the country, especially assistance to the victims of calamities and needy fellow Filipinos. It also provides settlements as well as arbitrations of disputes brought to its attention in the Chinese community. Read more
Stamps, Miniature Sheets and Official First Day Covers will be available starting 12 October 2004 at the Philatelic Service, Door 203, Liwasang Bonifacio, 1000 Manila and all Regional Offices of the Philippine Postal Corporation.