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
Perforation: 14
Printing Process: Litho-Offset ( 4 colors)
Paper: Imported Unwatermarked
Printer: Amstar Company, Inc.
Designer: David Dujunco
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.

The souvenir sheet and official first day cover will be available starting 19 April 2004 at the Philatelic Service, Door 203, Liwasang Bonifacio, 1000 Manila and all Regional Offices of the Philippine Postal Corporation.


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