25 November 2014

Festival Masks on stamp



Date of Issue : 19 November 2014


Here are new  stamps from Philippines featuring festival masks. These beautiful stamps could be included in Mask, culture and Tourism themes. Its a wonderful set for thematic Collectors.

In line with the celebration of the National Stamp Collecting Month, the Philippine Postal Corporation  launched the colorful “Philippine Festival Masks” commemorative stamps on the 19th of November, during the fiesta celebration of the famous Higantes Festival in Angono, Rizal.

Souvenir sheet - Masskara Festival - Antonio M. Carranza Jr.

Stamp Designs:

1. Moriones Festival - Jose Antonio A. Jayme

2. Higantes Festival - Nemesio Miranda

3. Pintados Festival - Donald Tapan

Included in the Festival Masks Commemorative Stamps are four of the world’s famous festivals: The Moriones Festival in Marinduque, Higantes Festival – Angono, Rizal, the Pintados Festival -Tacloban and Masskara Festival in Bacolod City.

PHLPost printed 120,000 copies of the three Philippine Festival Masks stamps, sold at P10 each. The said stamps were produced in tactile printing technology that allows a person to touch and feel the actual texture embellished in the stamps.

The body of the traditional higantes (giants) which are made of bamboo and colorful cloth and a face made of paper mache is depicted in the “Higantes Festival Mask Stamps” designed by Nemesio Miranda.

The colorful tradition of Pintados Festival in Tacloban was depicted in Festival Mask “Pintados” stamps designed by Donald Tapan.

New Special Cover


Tribute to a Scientist – Dr Ayyagari Sambasiva Rao



 A special cover was issued in Hyderabad on Birth Centenary  eminent scientist Dr A S Rao. He was founderand Managing Director of ECIL.

- Sreejesh Krishnan, Trivandrum


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