Collectors’ Connection is a blog by Mr. Lawrence Chan. A bibliophile (book collector) , philatelist (stamp collector), numismatist (coin and paper bill collector) , orchidophile (orchid collector),deltiologist (postcard collector), phone card collector, key chain collector, toy collector,magazine collector and fast food toy collector.

Collectors’ Connection primary intention is to  feature  collectors and their collections, organizations and their causes, trade shows , exhibits , conferences and other events.  Another intention is to promote local products , food,  lifestyle,  history, arts and culture.

The blog focus on the positive side of the country and its people. For those blogger who wanted to link this blog-site please do so.

About the author:

A freelance writer, part time article contributor in some local papers and online websites.  Some of the articles ” Orchid Flower Salad”, “Philippine Postal Heritage Free Guided Tours” ,  ” Philippine Celebrity Orchids”, ” Santan ” were featured in  international magazines and newspapers.

A part-time event and travel coordinator, His escapades, advocacy, promotion of these events  led him to be featured in some of the country’s top- rated lifestyle, current event, and magazine shows like Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho of GMA channel 7 , GMA News TV11- News to Go, GMA News TV11- Brigada , ABS-CBN channel 2 – Bandila, GMA channel 7 -24 Oras ,GMA channel 7- Saksi, Umagang Kay Ganda of ABS-CBN channel 2 , One Mornings of PTV channel 4, She Ka- NBN channel 4 , The Explainer hosted by Mr. Manolo Quezon-ANC,Executive Class hosted by Mr. David Celdran-ANC  , Interaksyon TV channel 5 , News Watch evening edition  RPN channel 9 ,  Mag-Agri Tayo -NBN channel 4 , Uz Girls of Studio 23 ,  NBN channel 4- Tele Radyo ,  DZMM Tele Radyo , DZRH ,  Angel Broadcasting Radio with Ms. Anne Bernardino, Net 25 , DWWW 774 , DZAR Sonshine 1026, UNTV channel 37 ( Good Morning Kuya) , Morning with M by Ms. Mila S. Alora , Agri-Kapihan, CNN Philippines among others.


Feature Story:

The author is constantly looking for collectors with fascinating collections, environmental safe products, proudly Philippine made products, plant enthusiasts,  trade shows, unique destinations ,  foods and  advocates.  For those who wanted their collections be featured in this blog site, Please kindly email the author for possible appointments .

Special Mention:

I would like to “Thank”  Mr. Severino C. Samonte, Philippine News Agency which featured the picture taken by the author last  September 17, 2009  . The article featured  the Katipunan TREE last June 9, 2012 and was also featured in Aksyon .com


It is also the desire of the author that seedlings of this century -old duhat tree would be propagated in order that the future generations would remember how Tandang Sora ( Grandmother of Philippine Revolution) scarified her life for the causes of the revolution.


35 Responses

  1. Congratulations on your blog’s new look!

    • Thanks! This is my 4th time to change the blog format

    • mr. lawrence 3 weeks from now my grandmothers stamp collection is gonna be here in the Phil. its an album of 16th century stamps.. im thinking if you would want to buy it.

      • BTW, please try to make research about stamp collection. The world’s first stamp was issued by Great Britain in May 1840 – Black Penny. There is no country in the entire world which issued stamps in the 16th century.

        There are letters, mail and documents which dates back to the 16th century but stamp from the 16th century ??? It maybe a hoax. Or was it 19th century ???

        Buying is another “thing” , let us first evaluate the stamps ( condition, rarity , where did it come from ? Baka nakaw iyan ? that is anti-fencing law . You already texted me, We will just wait and see if your grandmother’s stamps are really from the 16th century etc… .


    • Hi Mr Lawrence Chan,

      You must have been very productive and diligent for year to be able to keep up with collecting things in so many categories.

  2. Good day Sir Renz. This is Kat Francisco from Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho GMA 7. We are making a story about sunflower and I saw you blog about a sunflower theme resort and a collector. May I know the name of the resort and the contact number of Ms. Ime Lopez. Thank you.

    Please do not hesitate to contact me. 09278718883. Hope for your early and positive response.

    • Sorry for the late reply, Ms. Ime Lopez a collector of sunflower is not keen on public interviews . She was also approach by another television station several weeks ago for an interview but she declined.

  3. Hi! i really love flowers, that’s why im going home to start my flower shop.. do you think your company can supply me flowers & supplies for my new business..

    Do you have any requirements or guidelines for me to follow?

    Thanks a lot.

    • The author is not into flower business, but is an active member of several plant related societies, one of the biggest suppliers of cut- flowers and potted flowering plant supplier in the country is King Louis , the author had several farm trips and saw the extent of their farm up north.

      Thanks for visiting the this site. I hope this blog can help in your business.

  4. any old map of Binan poblacion including old houses pre dating 1800..like the old Pila, Laguna.thanks

    • Thanks for visiting the blog site, you can make research of old maps of Binan in National library or National Historical institute. There are also private museums like Lopez and Ortigas Library which can help you in finding old maps of Binan. There are also well-known map collectors in the country.

  5. […] walking tour of the Philipine Postal Office with a couple of my friends. The tour was organized by a Lawrence Chan of Collector’s Connection.   This is a free tour that his group conducts […]

  6. tester

    Appreciating the dedication you put into your site and detailed info you provide. It’s amazing to come across a blog site every as soon as in a while that isn’t really the same unwanted rehashed material. Outstanding read! I’ve bookmarked your websi…

  7. Hello! I’m so happy I came into this page and I’m so happy to know that we really do have a Cactus and Society of the Philippines! I would like to know where I can be a member of it? or maybe guide me to like PAGES in facebook so I get updates of the cactus and succulents?thank you so much.

    • Hi, Good Day
      Yes there is a dynamic group called Cactus and Succulent Society of the Philippines ( CSSP ) founded in the mid 1970’s The group usually conducts monthly meeting and cactus shows every other year.
      Website link: http://www.cactus-mall.com/csp/

      E-mail: Ms.Reggie Aspiras at reggie@qinet.net.
      Try to contact Mrs. Adoracion S. Bernabe

  8. Hi Mr. Chan. I am glad to have found your informative website. Been searching for Manila gardening websites for weeks to seek for beginner’s classes. Would you recommend any, or may be a society/group that I can reach out to?
    Thank you and more power to you.

    • Hi, Thanks for visiting this site. There are a lot of organization which gives free seminars about gardening and organic farming. You may try AANI at Quezon Memorial Circle , Department of Agriculture , Orchid and Horticultural Shows .

  9. Good Day Mr. Chan I leave in Ormoc City, im 14 yrs of bonsai collectors.please help me if how can i have a bonsai tools. and help me an advice how i earn money through this bonsai industry.
    hers my number 09301187602.. im jerelou beltran..

    • I think you can start selling them in your own backyard. Just try to put signage so that people can visit your place.

  10. Coooool! God bless po! More to come! 🙂

  11. Sir Renz, would you have an idea if there is a flower farm or collector that specialises (and sells) double flowered and ruffled flowered forms of hibiscus? Also, aside from King Louis and Purificacion, does anyone else sell Amaryllis? Those are my mum’s favourite plants and I wanted to redo the backyard in our ancestral home – hibiscus goes into the ground, hippeastrums in pots. For myself – I’d be really interested in heliconias – I used to collect those before I left the country and then most my potted helis went kaput 😦
    Thanks much for any suggestions about where to get those 3!

    • Hello, I would love to visit your ancestral house . BTW where do you live ? There are sellers selling plants every sunday in Centris Sunday Market within Eaton Centris in Quezon City.

  12. Hello there, thank you for following The Monching’s Guide. 🙂

  13. hi can i have a contact number ?

  14. Hi mr Chan, I’m matz dizon fr angeles city pampanga. You have a very interesting blog.

  15. […] weekend I was able to join a walking tour at by Mr. Rence Chan, a plant enthusiast and blogger at Walk With Chan. This is one of the activities at this year’s Hortikultura Plants and Arts Festival, an […]

  16. Good day, Mr. Lawrence Chan. I am Tria Isagan, and I am interested in selling my old letter stamps. Can you give me advise on how I should start? Thank you.

  17. I have recently exported orchids to Canada.
    The process was very difficult.
    Do you know of an exporter that might make this easier next time.
    I found you by searching Lady Let Orchids and Greens.
    Thanks David.

  18. Gudeve sir i have a stamp i sell can you help me to sell it thank you

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