Special Miss Universe Stamps Issued by PHLPOST for 2017

A set of Miss Universe stamps will be issued by Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPOST) to commemorate the hosting of the country of the Miss Universe 2016/ 2017 this coming January 30, 2017 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

The stamps featured the 3 title holders of the Philippines, Miss Universe 1969 Gloria Diaz, Miss Universe 1973 Maria Margarita Moran and 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach.

The issuance is highly anticipated not only by stamp collectors, but also beauty and pageant aficionados, memorabilia collectors from all over the world.

Miss-Universe-2017-souvenir-sheet

The set includes a mini sheetlet and Php 100 pesos souvenir sheet stamp, A set of two which also includes first day covers.

The stamps can be use to send letters, postcards and parcel going within the country and other parts of the world.

This type of issuance is called stamps on stamps, since PHLPOST had issued stamps in 1994 to commemorate the hosting of the country.

Miss-Universe-2017-hosting-commemorative-stamps

Technical Description of the Stamps

Kind of Issue : Special

Denomination  : P12, P17 and  P55

Quantity:- – – 103,500 pieces

Souvenir Sheet : P100 – – – 6,000 pieces

Date of Issue : January 24, 2017

Last Day of Sale :January 23, 2018

Size of Stamps : 50 mm x 35 mm

Sheet Composition : Miniature Sheet of 9

Se-tenant strip of 3

Perforation : 14

Size of Souvenir Sheet : 70 mm x 45 mm

Printing Process : Litho offset (4 colors)

Perforation : 14

Size of Souvenir Sheet : 70 mm x 45 mm

Printing Process : Litho offset (4 colors)

Paper :Imported Unwatermarked

Printer :Amstar Company, Inc.

Layout Artist : Mr. Rodine C. Teodoro

Miss Universe 2015 visit Malacañang

Manila, Philippines

 

Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach paid a courtesy call at the Malacañang Palace on Tuesday mid morning around past 10:00am (January 26).

Miss Universe 2015 together with President Benigno Aquino III

Photo courtesy of RTVM

Ms. Wurtzbach who was dressed in a Albert Andrada pink and white terno, was accompanied by her mother Mrs. Cheryl Alonzo Tyndall, Binbining Pilipinas Charities Inc. Chairperson Madame Stella Marquez-Araneta, and Miss Universe President Paula Shugart.

President Benigno Aquino III during her visit shook her hand, congratulated her on her Miss Universe win, then proceeded to a closed-door meeting for about an hour.

Miss Universe 2015 Special Stamps to be Issued by PHLPOST

Manila Central Post Office , Liwasang Bonifacio , Ermita , Manila -Philippines

The Philippine Postal Office will release a commemorative stamp in honor of 2015 Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach.

Miss Universe 2015- photo courtesy of Miss Universe

Philippine  Postal Communication office added that no member of the 8-person Philippine  Postal Corporation ( PHLPOST ) stamp advisory committee objected  the proposal when this was presented  to the committee  sometime late December 2015 of having a commemorative stamp for Ms. Pia Wurtzbach.

Miss Universe 2015 in National Costume – photo courtesy of Miss Universe

Ms.Pia Wurtzbach will be the third Philippine title holder of Miss Universe to have a special stamp. The 2 former Miss Universes includes Ms. Gloria Diaz and Maria Margarita Moran .

Miss Universe 1969 and Miss Universe 1973 in a se-tenant stamps together with the old Miss Universe crown and 1994 Miss Universe logo

The last time PHLPOST issued a commemorative stamps for Miss Universe was May 1994 when Miss Universe was hosted in the country for the second time.  As of the press time , PHLPOST representatives were in talks with the Binibining Pilipinas Charity Incorporated franchise holder of Miss Universe in the country since 1964.

Miss Universe 1994 souvenir sheet

They are planning to launch the special stamp during her arrival anytime from January 23,to January 30 2015 .

 

 

 

Royal Welcome for Miss Universe 2015 Homecoming

A Royal welcome befitting the Miss Universe 2015 winner  Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach. After 42 years, the Philippines has once again clinched the Miss Universe crown after a controversial coronation mix-up last December 20.

The schedule is tight and was posted on several pageant related sites and official Binibining Pilipinas website.

She will arrive on January 23 early evening at around past 8:30pm

A press conference will be held on January 24 at the Novotel in Araneta Center, Cubao. Pia will have her grand victory parade on January 25 starting at the Araneta Center at 9:00 a.m.

It will then proceed to Ayala then to Luneta in Manila. Courtesy calls at the Malacanang Palace, the Senate and Congress are set on January 27 while her grand victory party will be held on January 28 where she will have her victory walk. According to her interview with Interaksyon TV channel 5 , Pia will also attend her best friend Ms. Pauleen Luna’s wedding on January 30.

She will come back again in April for the coronation night of the Binibining Pilipinas 2016.

Pia Wurtzbach is the third Filipina to bring home the Miss Universe crown.

 

 

 

 

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