Stamp Artists Shine at National Stamp Collecting Month 2019

Stamp stamp artists were accorded honors at the 252nd postal service anniversary and National Stamp Collecting Month at Manila Central Post Office in Liwasang Bonifacio, Manila.


Philippine Philatelic Federation members group photo / courtesy of Mr. Isidro Tan


Mr. Norman Fulgencio ( photo courtesy of Ms. Mabelle Tenorio )

The program started around 3:00 pm with opening remark from Mr. Maximo Santa Maria III ( Business Development and OIC Marketing) and Chairman Norman N. Fulgencio ( Philippine Postal Corporation).


L-r Mr. Maximo Santa Maria III together with Mr. Norman Fulgencio, Ms. Eunice Dabu and former Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin.


Mr. Jose Antonio A. Jayme ( courtesy of Ms. Zenaida Trambulo)


stamp designers and artists were given recognition ( photo courtesy of Ms. Mabelle Tenorio)

The art exhibition also included works of art which features local stamp artists and designers of Philippine stamps. Among the stamp designers and artists invited were Mr. Victorino Servo, Ms. Eunice Dabu, Mr.Rodine Teodoro, Mr. Jose Antonio A. Jayme among others.


National Stamp Collecting Month


Pilipinas Philately team

The highlight of the event is an exhibit titled “The Art of History,” featuring the stamps designed by Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPOST) artists, flora, fauna, sketches, stamps artwork in Philippine history.


former chief justice Lucas Bersamin ( photo courtesy of Pilipinas Philately)

Special guest of honor includes Former Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin (25th Chief Justice of the Philippines),Philippine Philatelic Federation members, Heritage advocate groups, PHLPOST officials, media and the general public.

A lot of activities are in line with the month-long stamp collecting month and anniversary of the postal service.

There will be a FREE Postal Heritage Guided Tour and Talks on November 16, 2019 Saturday from 8:50 am to 12:00 noon. Do not forget to come and participate.

Pilipinas Shell Centennial Stamp Launching in Makati

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 .

group photo

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 .

Technical Description:

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.

presentation pack

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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