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The Tale of Two Printers & One Mismanaged Order....


Philippines-France Diplomatic Relations 70th Anniversary

Another Confusing Issue From PHLPOST




(June 15).  Wrong date of issue – June 26 instead of June 15??? Or is it a matter of incompetence???  Se-tenant pairs of stamps commemorating the 70th anniversary of Philippines-France Diplomatic Relations were issued June 15 along with First Day Covers – but the FDC cancel bears the date JUNE 26.  On-line Stamp Bulletin states the date of issue to be June 26.  This issue had been listed in the 2017 stamp program, made available since beginning of the year, with June 15 as the issue date. In fact, the bulletin board in the Philatelic office which lists new issues still has this June 15 date. The printed bulletins (hard copies) distributed has June 15 as issue date and June 14, 2018 as last day of sale, contrary to the on-line stamp bulletin. 

It seems there’s a lot of confusion going on with the Philatelic Section, with the Manager not knowing what she’s doing.  For the past six months or more, many issues were NOT available for sale on the announced dates of issue, and very seldom were FDCs available on day of issue. Most are available only a week or so later, with some available for sale after two to four  weeks!  Is it time for a change? 

Breaking News (June 17):  Philippines-France Issue Halted.  We just learned that Phlpost is temporarily suspending the sale of the Philippines-France 70th anniversary issue which was put on sale by mistake on June 15.  This issue will be put back on sale on June 26, the date on FDC canceller that was used on FDCs sold on June 15.  Copies of this issue are already up for sale in ebay with one dealer claiming to have sold four miniature sheets and with four more available.




Generic Personalized Stamps.  No more personalized sheets will be sold with blank labels, due to the emergence in the internet of privately printed sheets with non-acceptable designs (indecent, political, etc..).   Now, collectors have generic sheets to buy, printed with Phlpost designs.   Those who want to have personalized sheets can go to PostShop, MCPO, where a photo booth will be available to take one’s picture.  A design may also be submitted for printing, subject for approval.

The first to be issued with generic designs are the Revalued 2016 Manila Central Post Office Personalized Stamps.  With a delayed release of February 1, 2017, some 2,000 sheets were printed of which 500 with generic designs;  the rest of 1,500 sheets are now available for personalization.  We recently learned that two stamp dealers from Manila were sold this issue with blank labels by mistake.  None were sold after this mistake.














September 13

Our Lady of Fatima - 12p x 4, Miniature Sheet / 8
November 4

National Stamp Collecting Month - Evolution of Jeepneys - 12p x 4, Se-tenant Strips of 4, Miniature Sheets of 16
November 5

Aseanpex - Year of the Rooster
250p Special Souvenir Sheets of 3
November 6

250th Foundation Year of Postal Service in the Philippines - 12p x 4, Miniature Sheets of 16, 45p Souvenir Sheets of One
November 24

Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority - 25th Anniversary
November 25

Christmas - 12p x 4, Se-tenant B/4, Miniature Sheets of 16;  55p Souvenir Sheets of One
December 1

2018 Chinese New Year of Dog - 12p,45p - Se-tenant Pairs, Miniature Sheets of 16; 200p Souvenir Sheets of One - Round Stamp with 3-D Embossing
TBD Mama Sita Centennial

October 18, 2017

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