London 2012 Olympic stamps issued by Philippine Postal Corporation

Manila Central Post Office, Liwasang Bonifacio , Ermita , Manila –Philippines

Philippine Postal Corporation or Philpost issued on July 27 a set of four postage stamps to commemorate 30th Olympic Games London 2012. The stamps features Athletics, Boxing, Swimming and Shooting.

100, 800 pieces of the stamps was issued by Philpost or 25, 200 pieces per design printed by Amstar

Technical Description: Games of the 30th Olympiad London2012

Kind of Issue: Special

Denominations and Quantity: Php7.00 per piece   / 100,800 pieces

Date of Issue: July 27, 2012

Last date of Sale: July 26, 2013 (as stocks allow)

Sheet Composition:  40

Size: 40 mm x 30 mm

Perforation: 14

Printing: Litho offset (4 colors)

Paper: Imported Unwatermarked

Printer: Amstar Company, Inc.

Designer: Mr. Jay Javier R. Cahilig, Jr. (OJT, TUP)

Lay out Artist: Mr. Victorino Serevo

Design Coordinator: Mrs. Elenita D.L. San Diego

Designs: Stylized design of the four major games which will be participated in by Filipino athletes in the 2012 London Olympic Games

The Summer Games of the XXX Olympiad is scheduled from July 27 to August 12, 2012  to take place in London, United Kingdom. This will also be the second time for Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II to grace the opening ceremonies of the Olympic games , her first one was in 1976 in Montreal, Canada.

These 30th Olympic Games London 2012, has adopted the slogan of “Live as One” and the motto of “Inspire a Generation”.

commemorative stamps issued by Royal Mail

London will become the first city to officially host the modern Olympic Games three times, having previously done so in 1908 and in 1948. London was selected as the host city for the 2012 Olympics out of the nine cities that submitted bids by 15 July 2003.

Over 10,000 athletes from 204 National Olympics Committees (NOCs) are expected to participate. In the course of 19 days, athletes from around the globe will compete in 26 fields, in 39 different sports and in 34 separate venues. London 2012 Olympic Games begin on 27th July 2012 with the theme slogan ‘Inspire a Generation’.

There will be 11 Filipino athletes that will be competing in the 30th Olympiad.

First Day Issue of the 17th Olympic Games held in Rome , Italy in 1960.

The Philippines had begun issuing commemorative  stamps  of Olympic Games since the 17th Rome Olympics in 1960.

stamps were printed by Government Printing Bureau (Japan) with Perforation 13×12 ¼

Date of issuance :  November 30, 1960 17th Summer Olympics, Rome, Italy  the 4 set of stamps featured Basketball, Track & Field, Shooting, Swimming with denominations of 6c ( 1,000,000 quantities ), 10c (5,000,000 quantities) , 30c ( 1,000,000 quantities ), 70c( 1,000,000 quantities )  – Singles, Sheets of 50

     According to a Philpost employee, as part of the memorandum of agreement with the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) and International Olympic Committee (IOC) 5% of the sales proceeds will go to POC since there is the use of the POC and IOC logo.

Note : As of this writing there was a heavy demand from stamp and even Olympic memorabilia collectors in the country but also abroad. The author had waited for several hours at the Manila Main Central Post Office.

Visit the links for more information about the event and stamp issuance:

International Olympic Committee :http://www.olympic.org/

Philippine Olympic Committee: http://www.olympic.ph/

Philippine Postal Corporation : http://www.phlpost.gov.ph/web/

Philippine Olympic Stamp Issue :http://www.phlpost.gov.ph/web/games-of-the-30th-olympiad-london2012/

Royal Mail: http://www.royalmail.com/bethefirst/stamps

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