Stamps featuring Vesak Day in the Philippines

The Philippine Postal Corporation will issue a stamp to publicize the first official Vesak Day Celebration in the Philippines.

Kind of Issue: Special
Denomination & Quantity: P5.00 – – – – – 70,000
Date of Issue: May 26, 2002
Last Day of Sale: August 26, 2002
Sheet Composition: 50 (10 x 5)
20 (5 x 4)
Size of Stamps: 30mm x40mm
Perforation: 14
Printing Process: Litho-Offset (4 colors)
Paper: Imported Unwatermarked
Printer: Amstar Company, Inc.
Design Concept: Mariano S. Yupitun
Designers: Edgar P. Patricio
Josefa Consunji-Reyes
Fred Cabuang
Isaiah Ginson
Raj Mansukhani
Catherine Tan
Josephine Gortega
Project Coordinators: Mel Gonzaga
Noli Torio
Design Coordinator: Antonio D. A. Claro
Graphic Artist: Jeffrey Bayonito-Computer Graphic, Inc.
Design: Image of Gautama Buddha with a World Peace Tower Stupa on the background signifying the Buddha’s universal message of peace, nonviolence, compassion and wisdom as summarized in the “Four Noble Truths” and “Eightfold Path” The lotus flower represents the preservation of purity amidst adversities. The logo of the Universal Wisdom Foundation signifies the worldwide relevance of Buddhism spanning all races and cultures. It is on the Vesak Day of every year, when we commemorate the Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and Parinirvana, that we are reminded to live up to these timeless messages of Buddha in our daily lives.

Stamps and Official First Day Covers will be available starting May 26,2002 at the Philatelic Division, Door 203, Liwasang Bonifacio , 1000 Manila and all Regional Offices of the Philippine Postal Corporation.

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