The Philpost had issued last September 8 , 2009 a special commemorative memoriam stamps for the late president Corazon Cojuangco Aquino. This was a day before the 40th death anniversary .
First day issue with se-tenant stamp
Some of the memoriam stamps that was issued by the Philpost includes former president Ramon Magsaysay , US president John F. Kennedy , Pope John Paul II, former Manila Archbishop Jaime Cardinal Sin among others.
President Cory is a known devotee of Mother Mary. The EDSA Shrine was formally known as the Shrine of Mary, Queen of Peace, which is dedicated to Our Lady whom many believe miraculously interceded to oust the dictatorship in a peaceful uprising in 1986.
The Philippine Postal Corporation released a limited quantities of se-tenants postage stamps, or two pieces of stamps that are joined together but bearing different designs, in honor of the former leader.
whole sheet of President Corazon Aquino stamps
PhilPost had issued a limited number of the stamps of 70,000 pieces of this new Aquino stamps will be made available to the public and collectors alike.
Four-hundred pieces of first day cover (FDC) envelopes was given as a special gift to the Aquino family. A limited number will be made available for sale during the launching, strictly for those who have been invited to the affair.
Menchit Ongpin, whose photograph of President Aquino was used in the stamp and University of Fine Arts professor Marco Ruben Trinos Malto II would also receive smaller versions of the stamp frame for their respective contributions in the preparation of this iconic stamp.
Villanueva said that “Cory Aquino stamps will serve as a fitting tribute to her achievements before her incumbency when she led the 1986 People Power Revolution. As well as the freedom and democracy that we regained during her tenure, including fighting off several coup attempts to unseat her, must never be forgotten by all Filipinos,” he said.
Villanueva is also hoping that the stamps would serve as a permanent reminder to all Filipinos, those present and future generations, of her valuable contribution to the country.
complete set of 1992 Kabisig stamps of then President Corazon Cojuangco Aquino
This is the fifth Cory stamps issued by PhilPost. The first was when she assumed the Presidency in 1986. This is not to include the definitive issues by the Philpost in the early 2000.
complete set of 1986 People Power stamp (mint condition)
Above – Sen. Benigno Aquino post card, 1992 Kabisig first day cover
Here is the breakdown:
1986 People Power 4 piece set issue plus souvenir sheet
1987 Constitution 2 piece set
1992 Kabisig Program 4 piece set
1992 President Aquino with President Ramos inaugural stamp
The production of the stamps was coordinated by Mr. Rapa Lopa, nephew of Mrs. Aquino, who is also the Executive Director of the Benigno Aquino, Jr. Foundation.
However, Most of the first edition print were already sold-out during the first 3 days of the sale!!!!! The Philpost again reprinted another 150,000 se-tenant set or about 300,000 stamps of Cory.
Philatelists , saw the second print editions had color variations. Thus creating another market ( errors and variation)!!! The first printed edition is highly collectible since only 35,000 pieces of se-tenant pairs were issued.
Very limited indeed!!!!