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New Site for Collectors to Showcase their Collection : Collectors Hive

Collectors from all over the world have a reason to share their valuable collectible items such as stamps, coins, postcards , die cast toys , key chains , anime related stuffs, comics and among others .

 

some of the popular items and collectibles

They can start by simply creating an account at the http://collectorshive.com/  by registering one of your emails and /or the fastest option is by linking your existing Facebook account to Collectorshive . Aside from showcasing their own collection, one can catalog  and share their collections to fellow collectors from around the globe.

One can also buy and sell items at the site.  The site’s theme is Save, Share and Socialized with your collectors community , all for FREE !

Unlike people in other social media sites and platforms, Collector’s Hive aims to build a wholesome community and trusted  collectors with no biases or honest transaction.

Collections allow people to relived their childhoods, to connect themselves to a period in history or to a time , they feel strongly about .

Their collections may help them to ease insecurity and anxiety about loosing a part of themselves or memories of the past era.

We think that this will be a great site not only sharing one’s passion for collecting items, but also meeting new collectors with similar passion.

Another feature of the site is the mobile/android app you can download it at google play store for FREE.

Categories includes bottles, breweriana (brewery name or brand name), collectible and trading cards, comics, currency, electronics, fashion, lamps,pens and writing instruments, petroliana ( gas stations or the petroleum industry), recognition, sewing,souvenir and memorabilia,stamps,tobacciana (anything about cigarettes and tobacco products) ,toys and many more.

How to showcase / Upload your Collection ( Step by Step Procedure) 

1.) ( Showcase Collection ) if you have your own collection like stamps , coins, banknotes , anime related stuffs, toys , postcards , you may try to take photos using camera phones or any camera.

 2.) (Find Your Missing Piece) start to browse the catalog and try to find the categories which fit your personal collection .

3.) (Meet Collectors with Similar or Same Interests) Tru Collectors Hive , one can meet fellow collectors with same or similar interests. Like stamp , coin , collecting clubs.

4.) (Explore or Navigate Collectors Catalog) One can view the items or collectibles .

Collections

We started collecting McDonald’s Happy Meal toys since late 1980’s . Happy Meal Toys back then was single color and few items. Sometimes are are not part of the promotional items – They are bought separately . Unfortunately, All of our Mc Donald Happy Meal toys that we collected were lost over the years and the only ones left in good conditions were bought in the late 1980’s , we have the Garfield car set (4 pieces ) way back in 1988 . Mc Donald’s Happy Meal collectors would have an annual catalog where mint and rare toys are featured .

Collecting other fast food chain promotional toy items soon followed , among the popular ones are Jollibee , Burger King , Wendy’s , KFC and 7/11

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This is a two piece set of Walky Talkies R2 D2 and C-3PO Figure complete with China -made batteries issued by Jollibee Food Corporation for the Philippine market in time for the release of Star Wars Episode 2 movie Attack of the Clones around May 2002 – This set was not a regular item and was bought separately upon purchase of Jollibee value meals . This was initially sold at Php 299 or around $8.00 at that time.

Now, the same items being sold at an Ebay site would cost around $39 Australian dollars. Unfortunately , We only bought 1 set of this item.

Jollibee is also synonymous to Kiddie Meals . Jollibee toys are sometimes more collectible compared to Mc Donalds and other international brands. One reason is that Jollibee Kiddie Meal toys are issued mostly in the Philippines and countries where large Filipino expats lived. We used to meet the marketing head and promotions several years back and the toys are more limited in quantities compared to the international brands.

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Simpson Family – Burger King- Philippines used to issue collectible promotional toys, which is called Burger King Jr. Meal Toys – This 10 piece family set comes with a special promotion with 1 Homer Simpson figure ( chef with burned face)  that was raffled -off to lucky 1,000 customers way back in 2001 – This comes with minimum purchase.

There were a lot of good toy sets that was issued by Burger King and Filipino collectors went crazy over the nice looking toys , plastic were durable but these toys does not come CHEAP . The value meal package were a little more expensive compared to the two other popular restaurant chains. Eventually, Burger King -Philippines discontinued the issuance of the toys and concentrated on promotional items instead .

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MC Donald 4 piece school set – This was issued with the intention of selling the dual functional toy set – One comes with note pad , stamp pad ,  pencil sharpener and this also comes with ruler .

This is one of the most saleable items for the year .

This are just few of the items that i would like to share with my fellow collectors , This set are not that expensive, But this will be forever cherish in our memories .

Searching Catalog– site have categories in which one can neatly arrange their collections. Stamps are popular collectible items and on the bucket list.

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Pre-Hispanic Gold on Stamp Issued by PHLPOST

The Philippines is one of the top 10 producers of ” GOLD” in the world. The country had an abundant supply although not as big as South Africa , Australia or United States  .  Gold is very important item for centuries and the usage in the country even pre-dates thousands of years.

Treasure troves of gold items were discovered in many places from death masked in Cebu , gold items in Pila, Laguna to Golden Tara of Butuan and the famed Surigao treasures .

Some of these gold items were exhibited abroad and some local museums like Ayala and Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas boast of such treasure items. Asia Society also featured some of the items on display .

Since we could not buy or acquire these items , the best way to have these are stamps issued by Philippine Postal Corporation . Sending them to stamp collectors from all over the world.

The stamps is a good way to promote these national treasure , The stamp was supposed to be issued last December 21, 2016 but somehow it was only this January 3 that PHLPOST had updated their site. The stamp issuance is called “Ancestral Gold ” with the items featured are all from the Ayala Museum collection .

Technical Description 

Kind of Issue : Special

Size of Souvenir Sheet : 100mm x 90mm (4 designs)

Denomination & Quantity : P18 – – – 101,000

Printing Process : Special Embellishment with Gold Foil Stamping and 3D Embossing

Souvenir Sheet : P200 – – – 5,000

Date of Issue : December 21, 2016

Paper : Imported Unwatermarked

Last Day of Sale :December 20, 2017

Printer : Amstar Company, Inc.

Size of Stamps : 30mm x 40mm

Designer: Rodine C. Teodoro

Sheet Composition : 16on (se-tenant Block of 4)

Perforation : 14

Printing Process : Litho Offset (4 colors)

Designs : Photos of the Pre-colonial Treasures of the Philippines from the collection of Ayala Museum.

PHLPost Releases New Orchid on Stamps

Philippine Postal Corporation released a new set of stamps which features 2 Philippine orchid hybrids and 2 hybrids on its souvenir sheet and 1 endemic Philippine orchid on the common Php 12.00 stamp , Trichoglottis atropurpurea on souvenir sheet – souvenir sheet cost Php 48.00 plus 12% VAT . = Php 53.76 

Orchids is quite popular subject in local philately and there is high demand for stamp collectors , since these orchids species and hybrids cannot be easily grown .

orchid species and hybrids souvenir sheet 

The 2 Philippine orchid species includes Trichoglottis atropurpurea Reichb.f. 1877 which is endemic to the country and Phalaenopsis cornu-cervi Blume & Rchb.f. 1860 which is also found in other Asian countries.

Waling -waling also known as Euanthe sanderiana  or Vanda sanderiana Rchb.f 1882 .  Dendrobium sanderae variety luzonicum is found endemic to Central and Northern Luzon at an altitude of 1,000 meters to over 1,700 meters in elevation.

The two other orchid are hybrids Phalaenopsis Ching Hua and Rhyncholaeliacattelya Hsingying Rouge

Technical Description

DENO & QTY: P48.00—5,000 pcs.
DATE OF ISSUE: September 30, 2016
LAST DAY OF SALE: SEPTEMBER 29, 2017
SIZE OF STAMPS: (30mm x 40mm)
SHEET COMPOSITION: 4 Designs (Sheetlet of 16)
SIZE OF SOUVENIR SHEET: 12.5cm x 7.5cm
PERFORATION: 12.5 to 14 holes per 20mm
PRINTING PROCESS: Litho- Offset (4 colors)
PAPER: Imported Unwatermarked
PRINTER: Amstar Company, Inc.
GRAPHIC ARTIST: Victorino Z. Serevo

There are 96,000 pieces with 5,000 copies of souvenir sheet . The stamp is available at the main post office.

Please bear in mind that FDC and souvenir sheets had additional 12% VAT aside from the face value

References:

Vanda sanderiana : https://renz15.wordpress.com/tag/vanda-sanderiana/

http://www.orchidspecies.com/phalcoruucervi.htm

http://www.orchidspecies.com/euanthesanderiana.htm

http://www.orchidspecies.com/densanderae.htm

http://www.orchidspecies.com/trichbrachiata.htm

Philippine Postal Corporation : https://www.phlpost.gov.ph/stamp-releases.php

 

 

 

 

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 .

 

 

 

Meeting of Stamp Collectors at the Lotus City Garden Hotel

Lotus Garden Hotel , A Mabini corner Padre Faura street , Ermita, Manila-Philippines

I was invited by Mr. Reynaldo Ong de Jesus and Mr. Hans Becker after the stamp awareness exhibition at the Saint Stephen High School last November 9, 2015 . He just told me that an important stamp collector is in town and a well-known local philatelist is also visiting .

collectors had fun time chatting

I quickly joined the impromtu meet-up at the Lotus City Garden Hotel.  This is also the place where Mr. Hans Becker is staying until his departure for Cebu the following day. When we arrived at the hotel lobby, Sir Rey told us that we are going to meet Mr. Nigel Gooding and his wife Velda together with local philatelist and stamp book author Mr. Jorge H. Cuyugan of Pampanga .

Mr. Jorge H. Cuyugan holding one of his books published in the mid-1990’s

Mr. Cuyugan is author of several philatelic and numismatic books which were published in the mid -1990’s and early 2000.  I have featured him conducting free public lectures at the PHLPOST vicinity way back in 2011.

Link to previous post: https://renz15.wordpress.com/2011/11/09/philippine-postal-corporation-goes-high-tech-on-their-228th-anniversary/

The hotel lobby had a mini-collection of dolls from the Philippines and from other countries affix on a doll case. The dolls are some sort of attractions to the visitors of the hotel and restaurant.

There is also a breakfast buffet which only cost Php 300 per head, however we were not able to catch -up since we arrived past 11:00am

chicken and pork adobo meal -good for 2 person

The group just ordered a-la carte meals and desserts by Cilantro restaurant.

 I have tasted better and more tender adobo compared to the ones being served at the hotel, Perhaps they are catering to the foreign guests at the hotel which does like the strong vinegar taste.

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Collectively , the hotel had an interesting Filipino ala carte breakfast meal served to their guests, each plate cost Php 250  had a combination of beef tapa/ boneless bangus , longganisa / pork tocino / corned beef , served with garlic fried rice and pickled papaya ( atchara ) with coffee or tea or sliced fresh fruit in season.

pork adobo meal

spaghetti

I have the privilege of speaking and meeting with Mr. Nigel Gooding, This is my first time to meet him in person. I have seen his vast collection of Spanish- Philippines stamps ( via internet and some publication of IPPS)  and on covers . I must say it is quite impressive. He started his stamp collecting when he was studying in Xavier School way back in the mid- 1970’s.  He was born in the Philippines and stayed for several years before studying in Australia and now staying in England .

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He is quite fluent in Filipino and got a chance to ask him about stamp clubs that he joined when he was still in the Philippines. He told me that there used to be more stamp clubs when he started collecting them.

He met a lot of old -time stamp collectors and dealers which were quite helpful . Prices of Spanish-Philippines stamp and on covers were not that expensive when he started collecting. He began with mostly Philippine republic stamps and FDC ( First Day Covers) which were quite cheap and can easily be bought with pocket change or school allowance then gradually moving to the more difficult covers and Spanish era .

The group had quite a good long chat before we parted ways, Mr. Robert Tan ( former President of Philippine Philatelic Federation ) joined then in the late afternoon . Mr. Reynaldo Ong de Jesus, Mr. Jorge Cuyugan and the author had to rush for our afternoon appointments and we had to go before Mr. Tan arrived at the hotel.

It was a good meeting and i learn a lot of things from these people whom i consider as pillars of philately ( stamp collecting) in the Philippines. They tirelessly promote stamp collecting . It is quite rare now a days that people would really concentrate on these things.  We bid farewell to one another and hope that we will have another fruitful acquaintances in the future.

Nigel Gooding : http://www.nigelgooding.co.uk/

Website: http://www.lotus.citygardenhotels.com/

President Barack Obama and Joe Biden Inauguration First Day Cover

This is a special President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden 2013 inauguration First Day Cover issued by the United States Postal Authorities . This is considered as a collectible item among stamp, letter collectors around the world since it commemorated a historic event.  It is not everyday that one commemorates a President and Vice -President inauguration .

This was given to be as a gift last month when i conducted a FREE walking tour in Far Eastern University campus in Nicanor Reyes Sr. Street, Sampaloc, Manila.

The USPS issued and FDC in 2009 and the 2013 second term FDC.

Website : https://www.usps.com/

Note : I would like like to ” Thank” Mr. Martin Lopez this special First Day Cover

Manny Pacquiao Commemorative Stamps to be Issued by PHLPOST

Manila Central Post Office, Liwasang Bonifacio , Ermita , 1000 , Manila-Philippines

Manny Pacquiao commemorative souvenir sheet stamp priced at Php 40 each

 Philippine Postal Corporation will be releasing special postage stamps to show support for eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao as he faces Floyd Mayweather Jr. in what is dubbed as the “Fight of the Century.” Set to be released for Php 10 each, PHLPost will be putting out a total of 500,000 copies of  the Manny Pacquiao “Fight of the Century” postage stamps. 30,000 copies of the souvenir sheet will also be released, priced at Php 40 each. Aside from the Php 40.00 souvenir sheet.

Php 10.00 stamp

There will be First Day Cover which will cost around Php 100 plus 12% VAT and the ordinary Php 10.00 definitive stamp.

Manny Pacquiao block of 4 souvenir sheet issued by PHLPOST in 2008

Pacquiao was already featured in a postage stamp in 2008, ahead of his June bout with David Diaz.  It is rare that Phlpost issues living Filipinos , Aside from current presidents , visiting head of states past issuance included Miss Universe 1969 Gloria Diaz and Miss Universe 1973 Margarita Moran  commemorative stamp which was issued in 1994 when the country hosted the Miss Universe pageant. Miss World 2013 Megan Young is one of the few living Filipinos honored with such issuance. The stamps, souvenir sheets and official first day cover shall be available at the Central Post Office, Door 203, Liwasang Bonifacio, Manila and  post offices nationwide.  For inquiries, please call 527-01-08 or 527-01-32.

Note: This was the publicity release coming from PHLPOST that the stamps will be available in major post offices nationwide.