Stamps featuring the First 4 Philippine Stamps Issued
The Philippine Postal Corporation will issue a souvenir sheet (with additional inscriptions on the 150th Anniversary of First Philippine Postage Stamp souvenir sheet) to publicize POSTPEX 2004, which will be held at the Manila Central Post Office lobby from April 19 – 24, 2004.
|Kind of Issue:||Special|
|Denomination & Quantity:||P22.00 – – – – – 8,000|
|Date of Issue:||April 19, 2004|
|Last Day of Sale:||April 18, 2005|
|Size of Stamp:||80mm x30mm|
|Size of Souvenir Sheet:||115mmx 75mm|
|Sheet Composition:||10 (2 x 5) and uncut sheet of 20|
|Printing Process:||Litho-Offset ( 4 colors)|
|Printer:||Amstar Company, Inc.|
|Design Coordinator:||Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak|
|Design:||First 4 Philippine stamps issued in 1854 (the bottom margin shows the unissued 1oc black and the 1r "corros" error)|
The Philippines was one of the first countries in Asia to issue postage stamps (in 1854), 14 years after the first postage stamps were issued in England in 1840. The Philippine Postal Corporation, in cooperation with the APO Philatelic Society and the Philatelic Society of the Philippines (PSP), is putting up a 150-frame stamp exhibit to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the first Philippine postage stamps, POSTPEX 2004. Read more.