Stamps featuring the Summer Institute of Linguistics (SIL)

The Philippine Postal Corporation will issue a series of 3 souvenir sheets featuring ethnic weavings and traditional crafts of the Cultural Communities among whom Summer Institute of Linguistics has served on the occasion of its 50th Anniversary in the Philippines on February 28, 2003.

Kind of Issue: Commemorative
Denomination & Quantity: Blue Souvenir Sheet – P22.00 — 60,000 pcs.
Green Souvenir Sheet – P44.00 — 60,000 pcs.
Red Souvenir Sheet – P44.00 — 60,000pcs.
Date of Issue: February 28, 2003
Last Day of Issue: May 28, 2003
Sheet Composition: Four (4) ons (2×2)
Size of Stamp: 40mm x 30mm
Perforation: 14
Printing Process: Litho-Offset (4 colors)
Paper: Imported Unwatermarked
Printer: Amstar Company, Inc.
Designers: Darwin Bayani
Rex & Jean Lieffers
Graphic Artist: Darwin Bayani
Design Coordinator: Anton Claro

Fifty years ago, the first Summer Institute of Linguistics (SIL) linguists arrived in the Philippines at the invitation of President Ramon Magsaysay and others. Twenty years later, SIL achieved the distinction of receiving the Magsaysay Award for International Understanding. Today SIL is recognized as an international NGO in consultative status with UNESCO and the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. Read more.

The Souvenir Sheets and Official First Day Covers will be available starting 28 February 2003 at the Philatelic Division, Door 203, Liwasang Bonifacio,1 000 Manila and all Regional Offices of the Philippine Postal Corporation.


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