Stamps featuring the Filipino Legacy in Hawaii

The Philippine Postal Corporation will issue a set of stamps and a souvenir sheet to commemorate the 100 years of Filipino migration to Hawaii.

Kind of Issue: Commemorative
Denomination & Quantity: P6.00   – – – – – 55,000
P22.00 – – – – – 35,000
Souvenir Sheet: P22.00 – – – – – 10,000
Date of Issue: January 5, 2006
Last Day of Sale: January 4, 2007 (as stock allows)
Sheet Composition: 50 (10×5)
Size of Stamps: 30mm x 40mm
Size of Souvenir Sheet: 90mm x 85mm
Perforation: 14
Printing Process: Litho-Offset (4 colors)
Paper: Imported Unwatermarked
Printer: Amstar Company, Inc.
Design Coordinators: Rino D. Paez
Marjuanita Teresa T Malapo
Layout Artist: Alfonso V. Divina
Graphic Artist: Richard Allen M. Baron  
Designs: The winning entries of the Hawaii Centennial Commemorative Stamps Design Competition: The first place winners' designs (student and professional categories) are featured on the two stamps and Souvenir sheet, while the second place and the third place designs for both categories are used as cachets for the two Official First Day Covers.

It was in December 20, 1906 that the ship Doric docked at Honolulu, carrying fifteen Filipinos (one of whom brought along his fighting cock) along with a handful of Chinese, Japanese and Sikhs. Eleven of the Filipinos were single, four were married. The oldest was fifty-six and the youngest was fourteen. All of them originated from the coastal area of Candon in llocos Sur. Little did these men know that they were making history by being the firs group of Filipinos to settle in Hawaii, part of what became the first wave of Filipino migration to the United States of America. Read more.


Stamps, Souvenir Sheet and Official First Day Covers will be available starting January 5, 2006 at the Philatelic Service, Door 203, Liwasang Bonifacio, 1000 Manila and all Regional Offices of the Philippine Postal Corporation


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