Filipinas Stamp Collectors’ Club Meeting and Salu-Salo

Filipinas Stamp Collectors’ Club had their last meeting and get together for 2019. I have 3 mail bidders which send their bid only during the day of the meeting.

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I have to travel to the post office to check the items for auction. It was quite surprising to see some new faces and club members.

Meeting

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There were about 500 items for bid, ranging from stamps, stamp magazines, specimen stamps, coins, banknotes, papel sellado, postcards among others.

What is exciting on this stamp club meeting was the on the spot raffle and salu-salo. It is good that someone gave electric flat iron, mugs, lock and locker tumbler and multi-purpose swiss knife.

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item 40 -United States Philippine Islands 1921 postal card with 1906 2 centavos stamp

The author was quite lucky to have bid this item, This was listed under #40 and starting bid was just Php 80.00 or roughly around US$ 1.58. The postal card was written around August 25th 1921 and send to Mr. Hashi Kawa of #617 Camba street, San Nicolas, Manila by Assistant Secretary Hermo Cruz of Bureau of Labor.

The office was under the Department of Commerce and Communications ( Bureau of Labor) which was situated along 662 Rizal Avenue in Manila.

It is rare to see a correspondent postal card with English and Spanish words printed.  Another unique way to affixed the stamp within this postal card it was inverted.

The author is quite lucky to have gotten this postal card correspondence without much bidders interested.  A lot of them might have paid attention to the other items.

Php 5 pesos banknote ( circa 1987) with overprint San Lorenzo Ruiz canonization Serial number JC555555 ( item 253)

The Php 5.00 paper bill issued during President Corazon Aquino sometime in 1987 with overprint of San Lorenzo Ruiz canonization and with solid serial numbers initial bid was just Php 700 but a male banknote collector outbid everyone and reach an outstanding Php 3,600 !

The quality of the banknote is almost MINT condition and it is collected not because of the condition but the serial numbers and overprint. The banknote collector might be a newbie in the collecting world, since solid serial numbers would only reach around Php 1,000 outpost.

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1 peso 1974 error coin off center with blank and clip planchet ( item 273)

The 3 pieces 1 peso Rizal coin had minting error. The starting bid was Php 700 and the lot item reach final last bid of Php 1,800 ! In the normal quality and security procedure in the MINT. These coins were normally re-minted or re-cast. Somehow, one of the person behind the mint might have got hold of these coins and collected them for over 30 years before selling them in local bourse or coin market.

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one centavo coins ( item 274)

The item above were three pieces 1 centavo coins ( Marcos regime) with obvious error in the minting process with black clip planchet. The item starting bid was Php 700 and a coin collector was quickly to bid the item.

Salu-salo

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chicken empanada

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peachy-peachy from Arny Dading

 After the bourse / auction the members got to taste several late afternoon snacks which consisted of peachy- peachy from Arny Dading, Kikiam ni Aling Upeng, Sushi rolls from Suki Market and Chicken empanada.

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sushi rolls from suki market

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Gat Andres Bonifacio shrine near Manila Cityhall

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Christmas tree at the Andres Bonifacio Shrine and Manila Cityhall clock tower

Everyone enjoyed the hearty afternoon snack, We decided to visit the Andres Bonifacio and Manila Cityhall to see the beautiful evening Christmas lights and went to nearby Manila Cathedral for the start of the anticipated misa de gallo.

Rare Hauls at Filipinas Stamp Collectors’ Club Meeting

Filipinas Stamp Collectors’ Club meets every third sunday of the month at the main lobby of the Manila Central Post Office within Philippine Postal Corporation compound.

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Manila Central Post Office with OFW bank ( formerly called Postal Saving Bank )

The club usually host a small bourse or auction. Prices may vary, Most of the items starts with Php 10.00 starting bid, While some have posted prices. The general public together with the members have a chance to browse through the list of items most of which are philatelic items like packets of stamps, first day covers, commemorative issues, stamp from around the world are auction off.

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commercial shoot at the entrance of the post office

Got a chance to visit the meeting after the eyeball of Bottle Collectors of the Philippines  (Mga Lumang Bote)FB group held at the Calvo Memorabilia and Bottle Museum in Escolta.

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Filipinas Stamp Collectors Club Bourse

Some items may also includes banknotes, ephemeras, photos, postcards, books, toys, bottles, phone cards sometimes a host of other curio stuffs like dolls, die cast cars, medals, coin holders.

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University of the Philippines certificate of matriculation

University of the Philippines ( College of Law)  certificate of matriculation is just Php 50.00. This could be e around the late 1950’s. The item starting bid was just Php 50.00 with Mr. Harandi won the bid.

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De La Salle University first day cover block of four ( circa June 16, 1961)

De La Salle University first day cover issued in 1961 ( block of four stamps) starting bid was just Php 50 and did not went up. The item bid won by Mr. Reuben Bala Jr.

BPI 150th anniversary FDC

Bank of the Philippine Islands first day cover 150th anniversary

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Philippine Orchids imperforate sheet circa 1960


Philippine Orchids imperforate sheet start bid at Php 50 but went up to Php 250

Between 450 to 520 items were auctioned off to the general audience. Despite the gloomy weather, more than 40 participants came at the meeting. There was a rare chance of watching over a commercial shooting.

The shooting started during the morning and according to the guards, the commercial team schedule is until past night time.

Most of the items consigned at the bourse are from old and serious collectors, some of which have accumulated tons of stamps and other stuff over the years or decades. There were a couple of participants who came all the way from San Pedro and San Pablo Laguna province, I also saw Mr. Reuben Bala Jr. and Mr. Dionisio Taeza who hails from Cavite province.

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Php 10 emergency banknote from Mindanao issued from 1944 to early 1946

We also managed to meet Mr. Boy Francisco, who sold some excess emergency banknotes from Mindanao and commonwealth era paper bills.

The club’s next meeting will be held on October 20 Third Sunday of the month from 1:00 pm to past 4:00 pm.

Eyeball of Bottle Collectors Philippines at Calvo Memorabilia and Bottle Museum

It was an overcast weather last September 15 when members of Bottle Collectors of the Philippines ( Mga Lumang Bote) FB group have their eyeball and informal meet at the historic Calvo Memorabilia and Bottle Museum within the historic Escolta street in the heart of old downtown Manila.

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part of the collection

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Halili beer bottle and wine bottle collection

The group had about a thousand members who collects different kinds of bottles ranging from soft drink brands, milk, beer, wine, medicine among others.

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Calvo building

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historical marker

Eyeball and Meeting

The assembly started around 12:00 noon time when members arrived at the mezzanine area of Calvo Memorabilia and Bottle Museum. This is a private collection from the Teotico family.

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members Mr. Joel Bernardo Tempongko, Mr. Miguel Delfin, Mr. Lee Delmo and Mr. Mark Claudio

The informal meeting was presided by Mr. Mark Anthony Kyle Gianan aka Krazy Kyle but more popularly known as “Pinoy Picker“.

Unfortunately some members left before having a group photo. It was a wonderful experience meeting fellow bottle collectors.

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photo courtesy of Mga Lumang Bote fb group by Mr. Anthony Kyle Gianan

Note: the author would occasionally conduct heritage tour in this museum as part of the extended postal heritage guided tour.

How to Commute:

1.) via LRT line 1 north bound take off at ( Carriedo station), One can walk toward Escolta street. ( 15 to 20 minute walk)

2.) Blumentritt -Plaza Santa Cruz jeepney

3.) Baclaran to Blumentritt jeepney

4.) Blumentritt to South Pier jeepney route

5.) Malanday, Valenzuela via Avenida Rizal, Plaza Santa Cruz to South Pier jeepney route

6.) San Nicolas to Escolta jeepney route

7.) via Plaza Lawton aka Liwasang Bonifacio – one can take jeep going to Divisoria

Calvo Memorabilia and Bottle Museum ( Mezzanine area)

Address: 266 Escolta Street, Binondo, Manila

Operations: Monday to Saturday

Donation/ Entrance fees: Php 50 general public, Php 30 for students and senior citizens with valid ID’s

Highlights of the 1st Coca Cola Collectors Fair 2018

Coca-Cola Collectors Club of the Philippines in close partnership with Coca-Cola Philippines had conducted a highly successful 1 day collectors fair at the Fisher Mall in Quezon City.

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Coca-Collectors Club of the Philippines members group photo

The opening program started at around past 10:00 am with a short program, group photo of the special guest of honors which included former Senator Ana Dominique Coseteng ( also a coke collector), Miss Jonah De Lumen – Pernia Dir. Public Affairs and Communications Coca-Cola Philippines, Miss Rosbel Q. Bunag of Stratworks PR agency and representatives of Fisher Mall.

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top view

There are about 50 to 60 table exhibitors at the fair. Coke collectors from different parts of Metro Manila, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Quezon, Laguna, Tarlac, Pampanga and Batangas provinces were all out with their support for this fair.

Mr. Jacque M. Ruby country head of A+E Network ( HistoryconPH organizer) and some local celebrities also attended the fair later in the afternoon.

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Mr. Christopher C. Bonsay and Mr. John Carlos L. Piramide of GNB Collectibles Hangout

Mr. George Bonsay also had a shop located at Greenhills Shopping Center. I would buy banknotes, coins, postcards and coke advertisement cards at his store.

George N. Bonsay Hangout

Shop Address: Greenhills Shoping Center, San Juan , Metro Manila

SMART  #0939-6367312 GLOBE # 0915-11-32-555

Email : georgenantesbonsay@yahoo.com

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Mr. Franco Giorgetii ( A Swiss national) started his hobby on photography in 1986 and had been collecting coke memorabila and limited collectible items for more than 22 years.

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Coca-Cola collectors from Indonesia and ROC ( Taiwan)

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Taiwan Coca-Cola Collectors Club

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Ms. Macel Pascual

Ms. Macel Pascual is a coke collector for several years. She had a lot of unique items exhibited during the fair. This includes coke bags, kitchen utensils, coke bottles and advertisement posters.

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Mrs. Adelina Almirol

Mrs. Adelina Almirol is a coke collector from Marikina. She collects thematic items such Christmas coke village, bottles, flip-flops, miniature coke vending machine and had a cute coke sari-sari store. The miniature coke sari-sari store was created thru the help of Mr. Geraldo Reyes.

She was also featured several years ago, when she hosted a swap meet of Pinoy Coke Fanatic   last March 1, 2014. She also gave me an interesting form of Dendrobium aphyllum ( aka fairy sanggumay ). 

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Coca-Cola Collector’s Club -China Chapter

Coca-Cola Collectors Club – China had one of the most number of coke collectors not only in Asia but also in the world. Among the collectible items included 2008 Olympic bottles and cans.

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Coke miniature bottles, coke studio headset

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customized coke jeepney

International Delegates

Other delegates includes Malaysia, Thailand, Turkey, Singapore, Hongkong, Taiwan, Macau, Japan and China.

The general public expects a bigger crowd and more exhibitors at the next coca-cola collectors club fair.

The author would like to “Thank” Mr. Arjay Mendoza, Ms. Anne Ong, Mr. Danreb Recio, Mr. Gerardo Reyes , Ms. Macel Pascual, Mr. Norman Lontoc, Mrs. Adelina Almerol and all the coke collectors at the fair.

Website : http://www.coca-cola.com.ph

 

 

 

1st Philippine Coca-Cola Collectors Fair

1st Philippine Coca-Cola Collectors Fair will be held at the Fisher Mall in Quezon City on September 8, 2018.

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There will be a lot of exciting coke collectibles on display and meet fellow coke enthusiasts not only in the Philippines but foreign coke collectors.

This is FREE to the general public.