Iglesia ni Cristo founder on stamps

Special stamp  issue of Ka Eraño G. Manalo-Memorial stamps

The Philippine Postal Corporation is coming up with Mr. Eraño G. ManaloIglesia Ni Cristo (INC) stamps which will be issued on April 23, 2010. It is classified as a “Special” kind of issue with a denomination of P 7.00 and quantity of 100,000 pieces.

Mr.Eraño de Guzman Manalo (January 2, 1925 – August 31, 2009), who is also known as Ka Erdy, was the second Executive Minister of the Iglesia ni Cristo, serving from 1963 until 2009. He took over the administration of the church after the death of his father, Felix Manalo, in 1963. He was instrumental in the propagation and expansion of the church internationally. He previously held office as the General Treasurer of the church, and as a District Minister of Manila. Manalo passed away on August 31, 2009 at the age of 84.

The technical description of the Eraño G. Manalo-INC stamps are as follows:

Kind of Issue: Special

Denomination and Quantity: Php7.00 / 100,000 pieces

Date of Issue: April 23, 2010

Last date of Sale: April 22, 2011 (or as stocks allows)

Sheet Composition: 40 (10 x 4)

Size: 40 mm x 30 mm.

Perforation: 14

Printing: Litho offset (4 colors)

Paper: Imported Unwatermarked

Printer: Amstar Company, Inc.

Designer: Richard F. Juatco

Design/s: Photo of Bro. Eraño G. Manalo with the INC Central Office in the background.

From : Philpost website

Author’s note: Expect the limited quantity issue will drive INC followers, philatelists , memorabilia collectors worldwide will push the demand for a second printing.

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