156 Valero Street Salcedo Village Makati City
Postmaster General Maria Josefina Dela Cruz together with Shell companies in the Philippines (SciP) Country Chairman Edgar Chua
Shell Philippines marks a milestone in their corporate anniversary in the country as the corporation celebrates their 100th anniversary of operations in the Philippines .
Shell Philippines Music Club and SBO Chorale
The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) launched the Shell Centennial Commemorative Stamps in recognition of Shell’s 100 year presence in the country. PHLPost officially issued the stamps on December 13, 2014 (12.13.14), specially chosen as this only happens once in a lifetime. Consecutive dates is considered auspicious in feng shui and those who practice numerology. However the cancellation marks must indicate 12-13-14 and not December 13, 2014 .
The event started at around past 10:00am , With some invited philatelists ( stamp collectors ) Shell executives, employees, stamp advisory committee members and reporters .
Mr. Edgar Chua -Country Manager
“We are honored and privileged to have the Philippine Postal Corporation print commemorative stamps recognizing Shell’s contribution to the country. Having that privilege, we are now part of the culture and history of the country,” said SciP Country Chairman Edgar Chua. “On behalf of the men and women of Shell companies in the Philippines (SciP), I would like to thank PHLPost for being our partner in this momentous celebration; we look forward to Shell’s another 100 years as we will continue to be a major contributor in the country’s growth and development.”
First Day Cover autograph presentation
It is the first time that Shell Philippines is issuing a commemorative stamp and commemorative banknotes was issued several month before by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas .
It is wise decision of the part of the Shell Philippines to issue commemorative stamps , Their stamps had glitters and can be used for mailing purposes . It is also an advertising tool for the company. After the ceremonial unveiling ceremony and autograph signing by Shell Philippines executives and Philippine Postal Corporation officials . We were invited to the penthouse by the organizers and were treated to a lunch.
Mr. Jose Antonio Jayme and Mr. Jimmy Ang enjoying the sumptuous lunch
We were given some First Day Cover . As a part of the momentous occasion, We also let the Shell officials , executives and Postmaster General Maria Josefina dela Cruz signed the commemorative FDC’s .
Shell gas pump
SHELL Philippines is here to stay and a lot of local communities are the beneficiaries of their various humanitarian , environmental and socio-economic projects. We do not want to slip this event in the history .
There are 114,000 copies of the Shell Centennial Commemorative Stamps valued at Php25.00 denomination. Shell’s commemorative stamps were the first to make use of gold foil hot stamping. It’s embellishment is tactile sand varnish on the pecten and Shell Centennial logo, which allows the individual to feel and touch the actual texture of the stamp. Likewise, the size is 50mm by 30.5 mm, which is bigger than ordinary-sized stamps. Apart from these, Shell is the first in its industry to have specially embellished stamps.
The stamps issued on December 13, 2014 is available until December 14, 2015 at the Post Shop, Philately and Museum Division, Manila Post Offices, all regional Offices of PHLPost, and in 190 postal administration offices worldwide.
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