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SelyoKo (My Stamp)

A Study of "Personalized" Stamps of the Philippines

2014 - March 2021

 By Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak

 

SCOPE OF ARTICLE:

 

SelyoKo - Definition

 

Who May Buy, What Can Be printed, and, Where to Submit

 

Classification of SelyoKos

 

1)  Regular - List of Regular SelyoKos and illustrations

2)  Generic - List of Generic SelyoKos and illustrations

3)  Commemorative - List of Commemorative SelyoKos and illustrations

4)  Customized - List of Customized SelyoKos and illustrations

 

General Catalogue of SelyoKo Miniature Sheets


SelyoKo - Definition

 

Postage stamps issued by Phlpost in miniature sheets of six or four stamps, each stamp with a blank right half or with an adjacent blank label at right, which can be personalized.  They are only sold through Phlpost as an intact miniature sheet (unit), with NO individual or single stamp offered for sale.

 

 

 

With Blank Right Half
 

With Blank Label at Right  
 

 

 

Current postage rates at the time of issue are used for each stamp, but the sheets are always sold at a premium.  A miniature sheet of six is sold at P250 (regardless of denominations, except for the three Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) sheets, which were sold at only P150 each), and a miniature sheet of four at P150.  Whenever used for postage, only the denomination on each stamp will be credited towards the cost of mailing.

 

These kind of stamps are VERY popular in many countries and most have a term for these groups:  Royal Mail (UK) calls them "Smilers", Singapore Post calls them "MyStamp", Hong Kong Post calls them "Heartwarming Stamps", and, Taiwan Post calls them "Personal Greeting Stamps".  They are simply called "Greeting Stamps" by China Post, and most other post offices like Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia just call them "Personalized Stamps".

 

Australia Post, which first introduced these at the Australia '99 World Stamp Expo, also calls them "Personalized Stamps", and has since issued a lot of generic sheets which they call "Personalized Stamps Souvenir Stamp Sheets" or simply "Stamp Sheets with Tabs" which are normally sold in stamp packs.

 


 

Who May Buy

 

Anyone - individuals, associations (profit or non-profit), companies, schools & universities, provinces, towns and cities, or any other legal entities, may avail of this type of sheets from Phlpost.

 

What Can be Printed

 

Individual photos or artworks (including logos, messages, etc.), that are not offensive, and subject to the approval by Phlpost, can be printed on the labels.  No images with denominations that will increase the face value of the stamps on the sheets are allowed to be printed.  Initially, for miniature sheets of six, one to three different pictures may be printed on each sheet, but for miniature sheets of four, only up to two different pictures maybe printed.  However, starting with the ManilaArt issue of October 17, 2018, all different designs are allowed on the six or four labels.

 

Where to Submit

 

 

PostShop, located at the Manila Central Post Office, has facilities to take individual photos for immediate printing.  Photos or artworks of customers may also be submitted in person or by mail.  Post offices around the country may also take orders from customers for submission to PostShop.

 

On some special occasions, such as those during stamp exhibitions and launching of new issues, Phlpost can arrange to have available cameras and printing machines on-site to process orders for personalizations.

 


 

Classification of SelyoKos


 

1)  Regular SelyoKo

 

Produced as a regular issue from Phlpost, mainly for personalization, with blank right halves or blank labels.  At the start, issues of 2014 were sold to the general public without the need for personalization, containing the blank right halves.  However, by 2016, beginning with 6 x 18p Manila Central Post Office (MCPO) issue, only sheets with the right halves or labels ALREADY PERSONALIZED / PRINTED were sold to the public.  The two Regular SolyoKos issued in 2014 with blank right halves are to be considered as part of a complete collection, since they were made available to the general public that way, and the stamp designs are not found from any other source!

 

List of REGULAR SelyoKos + Illustrations:

 

Date of Issue Regular SelyoKo (SK) Quantity
2014, Feb. 24 6 x 35p - Manila Central Post Office (MCPO) 1,700
2014, Mar. 28 6 x 15p - Boracay Islands 1,700
2016, Dec. 23 6 x 18p - MCPO 3,000
2017, Feb. 6 4 x 17p - Valentine's Day 1,500

 

Regular SelyoKos with blanks NOT sold to the general public are not included to the list and illustrations below:

 

 
2014 - 6 x 35p MCPO

2014 - 6 x 15p Boracay Islands
 
       
  2016 - 6 x 18p MCPO
2017 - 4 x 17p Valentine's Day
 

 

2)  Generic SelyoKo

 

Beginning 2017, each time a SelyoKo is issued, Phlpost also issued corresponding miniature sheets with either the right halves or labels ALREADY PRINTED with generic designs for sale to the general public.  Generic SelyoKos may be cancelled with official first day cancellers on official First Day Cover (FDC) envelopes.  Generic SelyoKos likewise become part of a complete Philippine collection.  With the issuance of Generic SelyoKos, the sale of new SelyoKos without personalization is no longer allowed.

 

List of GENERIC SelyoKos + Illustrations:

 

Date of Issue Generic SelyoKo  (SK) Quantity
2017, Feb. 1 6 x 18p - MCPO (2 types) 500
2017, Feb. 6 4 x 17p - Valentine's Day (3 types) 500
2017, Oct. 9 4 x 17p - "Let's Celebrate!" 1,000
2017, Nov. 4 4 x 17p - Aseanpex'17 (National Flowers) 1,000
2017, Nov. 4 4 x 17p - Aseanpex'17 (Official Logo - Tarsier) 1,000
2018, Jan. 29 6 x 17p - MCPO 500
2018, Apr. 15 4 x 17p - Popular Sports 1,000
2019, Apr. 4 4 x 17p - Filipino Centenarians 500
2019, Jun. 7 4 x 17p - Ilocos Sur Bicentennial 1,000

 

Three Generic SelyoKo sheets ( 6 x 18p MCPO, 4 x 17p Valentine's Day, and, 6 x 17p MCPO) were printed at Phlpost out of already issued Regular SelyoKos and did not form part of new printings by Amstar Printing Company, the official stamp printer.  Due to frequent breakdowns, the first two SelyoKos have obvious varieties, created when new batches were once again printed after sometime.

 

 
2017 - 6 x 18p MCPO, Type 1 (Darker Colors)

2017 - 6 x 18p MCPO Type 2 (Lighter Colors)
 
 

  

2017 - 4 x 17p Valentine's Day, Type 1.  With additional simulated perfs on labels

 

    
2017 - 4 x 17p Valentine's Day,
Type 2.  Corrected printing

 
2017 - 4 x 17p Valentine's Day, Type 3,
With smaller label designs

 

 
2017 - 4 x 17p "Let's Celebrate!"
 
2017 - 4 x 17p Aseanpex '17 (National Flowers)

2017 - 4 x 17p Aseanpex '17 (Tarsier - Official Logo)
 
           
 
2018 - 6 x 17p MCPO 2017
 
2018 - 4 x 17p Popular Sports

 

 
2019 - 4 x 17p Filipino Centenarians

2019 - 4 x 17p Ilocos Sur Bicentennial
 

 

3)  Commemorative SelyoKo

 

Issued in conjunction with a commemorative issue, often at the request of the entity or an individual (proponent), or as a commemorative issue itself (no proponents) and included in the Phlpost stamp calendar for the year.  The same rules and regulations on stamp issuance apply to Commemorative SelyoKos.  It must have the approval of the Stamp Committee, and is considered as part of a complete Philippine collection.

 

List of COMMEMORATIVE SelyoKos + Illustrations:

 

Date of Issue Commemorative SelyoKo (SK) Quantity
2014, Jul. 27 6 x 10p - INC (Iglesia ni Cristo) Centennial - Felix Manalo 200,000
  6 x 10p - INC Centennial - Philippine Arena 176,000
  6 x 10p - INC Centennial - Central Office Complex 80,500
2014, Oct. 12 6 x 10p - Quezon City, 75th Anniversary 1,700
2018, Feb. 8 4 x 17p - Ilocos Sur Bicentennial 1,000
2019, Mar. 22 Emilio Aguinaldo, 150th Anniversary on 4 x 17p MCPO SK 1,000
2019, Jun. 18 Independence Day on 4 x 17p MCPO SK 1,000
2019, Sep. 12 Cinema Centennial on 4 x 17p MCPO SK 2,000
2020, Feb. 10 St. Raphael The Archangel Parish on 4 x 17p MCPO SK 1,000
2020, Nov. 25 Aboitiz & Company Centennial on 4 x 17p MCPO SK 1,000
2020, Dec. 28 Salinta Monon Birth Centenary on 4 x 17p MCPO SK 1,000
2021, Mar. 22 500 Years of Christianity on 4 x 17p MCPO SK 1,000

 

 

The seven Commemorative SelyoKos printed on the 4 x 17p MCPO issue (Emilio Aguinaldo, Independence Day, Cinema Centennial, St. Raphael the Archangel Parish, Aboitiz & Co., Salinta Monon, 500 Years of Christianity) were all printed by the Philatelic Department and not by Amstar, the stamp printer.

 

 
2014 - 6 x 10p INC -
Felix Manalo

2014 - 6 x 10p INC -
Philippine Arena

2014 - 6 x 10p INC Central
Office Complex
   

 

 
2014 - 6 x 10p Quezon City

2018 - 4 x 17p Ilocos Sur Bicentennial
 

 

 
2019 - Emilio Aguinaldo on 4 x 17p MCPO

2019 - Independence Day on 4 x 17p MCPO
 

 

 
2019 - Cinema Centennial on 4 x 17p MCPO

2019 - St. Raphael Bicentennial on 4 x 17p MCPO
 
 
2020 - Aboitiz & Company Centennial
on 4 x 17p MCPO

2020 - Salinta Monon Centennial
on 4 x 17p MCPO
 
 
2021 - 500 Years of Christianity
on 4 x 17p MCPO
   

 

4)  Customized SelyoKo

 

Issued when a request is made to print on at least 50 Miniature Sheets OUT OF ALREADY ISSUED Regular SelyoKos.  The IPPS released of October 8, 2016 with only 31 copies is the only exception;  it was an early request for the only philatelic society for specialized Philippines.  An additional 25 to 50 sheets, or more, are usually made available for sale to collectors at the PostShop.  This group is not needed for a complete Philippine collection, but maybe added as an optional, supplemental or miscellaneous item.

 

Not to be listed are those we believe are truly personal in nature, except for public figures such as government officials, celebrities and the like.  This is a private listing aiming to guide collectors as to what we think is collectible and help Phlpost create more awareness for this type of product.

 

List of CUSTOMIZED SelyoKos + Illustrations:

 

Date of Issue Customized SelyoKo (SK) Issued On Quantity
2015, Jun. 23 HUAWEI Technologies 6 x 35p MCPO 1,000
2015, Jul. 1 Western Union, 25th Anniversary 6 x 35p MCPO 500
2016, Oct. 8 International Philippine Philatelic Society  (IPPS), 40th Anniversary (in 2014) 6 x 35p MCPO 31
2016, Dec. 14 Saint Paul University (SPUP), 110th Anniversary 6 x 35p MCPO 600
2017, May 10 Saint Paul University (SPUP), 110th Anniversary 6 x 18p MCPO 400
2017, May 10 Institute for Inner Studies - 30 Years of Pranic Healing 6 x 18p MCPO 1,200
2017, Jul. 22 Manila Yacht Club, 90th Anniversary 6 x 17p MCPO 1,000
2017, Jul. 28 Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), 35th Anniversary 6 x 17p MCPO 1,000
2018, Jan. 12 Ildefonso Tronqued, Renowned Athlete, 2-Types 6 x 17p MCPO 500
2018, Jul. 10 Accountancy Profession and Board of Accountancy 6 x 17p MCPO 1,000
2018, Oct. 12 Phlpost Provident Fund, 3-Types 4 x 17p "Let's Celebrate!" 250
2018, Oct. 17 Manila Art, Artists (10 different sheets of 100 each) 6 x 17p MCPO 1,000
2018, Oct. 30 Phlpost Provident Fund 4 x 17p MCPO 250
2018, Nov. 20 UNICEF in the Philippines, 70 Years 4 x 17p MCPO 1,000
2019, Jan. 9 Andas - Stories of Nazarene Devotion 4 x 17p MCPO 100
2019, Jun. 19 Laurel, Batangas Province, 50th Anniversary 4 x 17p MCPO 1,000
2019, Jun. 28 Apalit Town Fiesta, Pampanga 4 x 17p MCPO 100
2019, Jul. 19 Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Ilocos Sur 4 x 17p MCPO 1,000
2019, Aug. 15 Kapagayan Festival - Kabacan, Cotabato 4 x 17p MCPO 1,000
2019, Aug. 22 Niyogniyugan Festival, Quezon Province 4 x 17p MCPO 1,000
2019, Aug. 26 Guilingan Festival, Laguna Province 4 x 17p MCPO 1,000
2019, Oct. 12 Gen. Mariano Trias, 150th Birth Anniversary 4 x 17p MCPO 1,482
2019, Oct. 23 Nora Aunor, Superstar 4 x 17p MCPO 150
2019, Nov. 8 Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin 4 x 17p MCPO 75
2019, Nov. 27 Green Delivery Mail Service 4 x 17p MCPO 150
2019, Dec. 1 Pagsibol Village - Naic, Cavite 4 x 17p Popular Sports 81
2020, Jan. 14 Coconut Festival (Coco Fest), San Pablo City 4 x 17p MCPO 1,000
2020, Feb. 7 Sikhayan Festival, Santa Rosa, Laguna 4 x 17p MCPO 1,000
2020, Feb. 21 Marinduque Province Centennial 4 x 17p MCPO 1,000
2020, Jun. 22 City of Cabuyao, Laguna 4 x 17p MCPO 1,000
2020, Jul. 13 TailG Green Delivery 4 x 17p MCPO 5,000
2020, Sep. 14 Puto-Latik Festival, Biñan, Laguna 4 x 17p MCPO 1,000
2020, Oct. 26 Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta 4 x 17p MCPO 50
2021, Jan. 29 Philippine Stamp Collectors Society  (PSCS) 4 x 17p MCPO 250
2021, Mar. 3 CPS-1 (Collect Philippine Stamps), Promoting Philippine Philately 4 x 17p MCPO 100
2021, Mar. 3 CPS-2 - Pope John Paul II 1981 Visit, 40th Anniversary 4 x 17p MCPO 60

 

 
2015 - HUAWEI Technologies
on 6 x 35p MCPO

2015 - Western Union
on 6 x 35p MCPO
 
2016 - IPPS on 6 x 35p MCPO
 

 

 
2016 - SPUP
on 6 x 35p MCPO

2017 - SPUP
on 6 x 18p MCPO
 
2017 - Institute for Inner Studies
on 6 x 35p MCPO
 

 

 
2017 - Manila Yacht Club
on 6 x 17p MCPO

2016 - OWWA
on 6 x 17p MCPO
 
2018 - Ildefonso Tronqued
on 6 x 17p MCPO
 

 

 
2018 - Accountancy Profession on 6x 17p MCPO
 
2018 - Provident Fund
on 4 x 17p "Let's Celebrate!"

 

2018 - Manila Art (10 different sheets) on 6 x 17p MCPO, with featured artists:

 

 
2018 - Manila Art, Sheet 1:
R Galicano, J Galicano, Briones, Limcaco, Orlina

2018 - Manila Art, Sheet 2:
Roman, Offemaria, Cacnio, Lasam-Ballo, Dans
 
2018 - Manila Art, Sheet 3:
Sebastian, Gomez, Asia-Imao, Villasenor, Dumlao
 

 

 
2018 - Manila Art, Sheet 4:
B Baldemor, M Baldemor, Semper, Padilla

2018 - Manila Art, Sheet 5:
Pagkatipunan, Ortega, Del Sol, Gepte, Millan
 
2018 - Manila Art, Sheet 6:
Galicano, Vidal, Picornell, Lim, De Dios
 

 

 
2018 - Manila Art, Sheet 7:
J Florido, Chavez, Caneta, Normandia, Ylanan

2018 - Manila Art, Sheet 8:
Paano, Caratao, Belda, Estrellada, Francisco
 

 

 

 
2018 - Manila Art, Sheet 9:
Enolva, Calo, C Florida, Najarro, Anga

2018 - Manila Art, Sheet 10:
Cukingnan, Herrera, Silverio, Nuyda
 

 

 

 
2018 - Phlpost Provident Fund
on 4 x 17p MCPO

2018 - UNICEF
on 4 x 17p MCPO
 

 

 

 
2019 - Andas - Stories of Nazarene
on 4 x 17p MCPO

2019 - Laurel, Batangas
on 4 x 17p MCPO
 

 
  2019 - Apalit Town Fiesta
on 4 x 17p MCPO

2019 - Sangguniang Panlalawigan on 4 x 17p MCPO
     
           
 
2019 - Kapagayan Festival
on 4 x 17p MCPO

2019 Niyogyugan Festival
on 4 x 17p MCPO
     

 

 
2019 - Guilingan Festival, Laguna
on 4 x 17p MCPO

2019 - Gen. Mariano Trias
on 4 x 17p MCPO
 

 
           
 
2019 - Nora Aunor, Superstar
on 4 x 17p MCPO

2019 - Lucas Bersamin
on 4 x 17p MCPO
     

 

 
2019 - Green Delivery Mail Service
on 4 x 17p MCPO


   
    2019 - Pagsibol Village
    on 4 x 17p Popular Sports


 

 
 
2020 - Coconut Festival
on 4 x 17p MCPO

2020 - Sikhayan Festival
on 4 x 17p MCPO
     
 
2020 - Marinduque Province
on 4 x 17p MCPO

2020 - City of Cabuyao
on 4 x 17p MCPO
     
 
2020 - TailG Green Delivery
on 4 x 17p MCPO

2020 - Puto-Latik Festival
on 4 x 17p MCPO
     
 
2020 - Diosdado Peralta
on 4 x 17p MCPO

2021 - Philippine Stamp Collectors Society
on 4 x 17p MCPO
     
 
2021 - CPS-1 - Collect Phil. Stamps
on 4 x 17p MCPO

2021 - CPS-2 - Pope Johh Paul II Visit
on 4 x 17p MCPO
     

 

GENERAL CATALOGUE OF SELYOKO (SK) MINIATURE SHEETS AS OF March 2021

 

Catalogue Numbers Date of Issue SelyoKo (SK)  Original Quantity Less: SKs Balance (Available for Sale / Personalization)
SK-1 2014, Feb. 24 6 x 35p - MCPO Regular SK 1,700   1,700
    The original printing comes with a presentation folder with a plastic sleeve pasted on the inside right panel to hold the sheet.      
    Plus:  2015 Additional Printing 2,000   3,700
    Plus:  2016 Additional Printing 300   4,000
    Less:  Customized SKs      
SK-1a 2015, Jun. 23 Huawei Technologies   1,000 3,000
SK-1b 2015, Jul. 1 Western Union   500 2,500
SK-1c 2016, Oct. 8 International Philippine Philatelic Society  (IPPS)   31 2,469
SK-1d 2016, Dec. 4 St. Paul University of the Philippines (SPUP)   600 1,869
    Less:  Personalized/Spoiled 6 x 35p MCPO   1,869 0
           
SK-2 2014, Mar. 28 6 x 15p - Boracay Islands Regular SK 1,700   ?
    (this also comes with a presentation folder)      
           
SK-3 2014, Jul. 27 6 x 10p - INC (Iglesia ni Cristo) Commemorative SK - Felix Manalo 200,000   0
SK-4   6 x 10p INC - Philippine Arena 176,000   0
SK-5   6 x 10p INC - Central Office Complex 80,500   0
    Actually, 200,000 of each were ordered, but due to some misunderstandings, both the printings and deliveries were suspended and only the quantities listed here were sold to INC. Beginning July 27, 2014, INC distributed them to their members to mark its centennial celebration.  None of this issue was sold through Phlpost!  Half of the ordered quantities, or 100,000 of each, were to have presentation folders.  But when all deliveries were suspended as of September 10, 2014, only 71,500 Manalo, 23,150 Philippine Arena, and 59,150 of the Central Office Complex folders were given to INC.      
           
SK-6 2014, Oct. 12 6 x 10p - Quezon City Commemorative SK 1,700   0
    1,588 sheets, together with the same quantity of presentation folders, were sold to Quezon City Hall.  This is the last sheet to have presentation folders. Most sheets were peresonalized and distributed among City Hall employees.      
           
SK-7 2016, Dec. 23 6 x 18p - MCPO Regular SK 1,600   1,600
    About 100 sheets with blanks were sold on the first day of issue before the teller was informed of the new policy that no blanks can be sold anymore.      
    Plus:  2017 Additional Printing 1,400   3,000
    Less:  Generic SK - 6 x18p MCPO (2 types)   500 2,500
    Less:  Customized SKs:      
SK-7a 2017, May 10 St. Paul University of the Philippines (SPUP)   400 2,100
SK-7b 2017, May 10 Institute for Inner Studies   1,200 900
    Less:  Personalized/Spoiled 6 x 18p MCPO   900 0
           
  2017, Feb. 1 6 x 18p - MCPO Generic SKs (2 types):      
SK-7A-1 2017, Feb. 1 Type 1 (First Printing) - Darker Colors 200   0
SK-7A-2 2017, Nov. 4 Type 2 (Second Printing) - Lighter Colors 300   0
           
SK-8 2017, Feb. 6 4 x 17p - Valentine's Day Regular SK 1,500   ?
    SKs are ONLY sold at the PostShop, located near the lobby of MCPO.  At the time the Valentine’s SK was issued, it did not have a camera and printer to do the personalization;  instead, buyers have to go to the MegaManila Office on the 5th floor . When blank (un-personalized) Valentine’s SKs started appearing in on-line auctions, it was decided to have a camera and printer available at the Postshop.      
  2017, Mar. 8 4 x 17p - Valentine's Day Generic SKs  (3 types)      
SK-8A-1 2017, Mar. 8 Type 1 (First Printing) - with simulated perforations and black lines around labels, plus red line in-between each vertical pair. 135   0
SK-8A-2 2017, Mar. 10 Type 2 (Second Printing) - with all excess markings deleted. 115   0
SK-8A-3 2017, Dec. 5 Type 3 (Third Printing) - with smaller generic designs on labels. 250   0
           
SK-9 2017, Jul. 19 6 x 17p - MCPO Regular SK 5,000   5,000
    Less:  Generic SK - 6 x 17p MCPO   500 4,500
    Less:  Customized SKs:      
SK-9a 2017, Jul. 22 Manila Yacht Club   1,000 3,500
SK-9b 2017, Jul. 28 Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA)   1,000 2,500
           
  2018, Jan. 12 Ildefonso Tronqued  (2 types):   500 2,000
SK-9c-1   Type 1 - with two right halves (middle) personalized      
SK-9c-2   Type 2 - with six right halves personalized      
           
    Majority of the sheets distributed have only two right halves personalized (Type 1) with the other four (top & bottom) left blank for future personalizations. At the time, Phlpost was not that strict on the sale of un-personalized sheets, so perhaps many of the Type 1 are in collectors' hands;  however, some are known to have the remaining four blanks printed with the same designs (Type 2) except the portrait of Tronqued was cropped up to the above the texts to make it more readable.      
SK-9d 2018, Jul. 10 95 Years of Accounting Profession & the Board of Accountance   1,000 1,000
SK-9e-n 2018, Oct. 17 Manila Art, Artists 1-10 (10 sheets of 100 each)   1,000 0
           
SK-9A 2018, Jan. 29 6 x 17p - MCPO Generic SK 500   0
           
SK-10 2017, Oct. 9 4 x 17p - "Let's Celebrate!" Regular SK 5,000   5,000
    Less:  Customized SKs  (3 types):      
  2017, Oct. 12 Phlpost Provident Fund  (3 types)      
SK-10a1   Type 1 - with four personalized labels   179 4,821
SK-10a2   Type 2 - with Upper Left & Lower Right personalized labels   30 4,791
SK-10a3   Type 3 - with Upper Right & Lower Left personalized labels   41 4,750
Provident Fund was going to use 500 sheets of the new 4 x 17p MCPO SK to celebrate its 25th Anniversary on October 12, but Amstar was not able to deliver on time.  In order to have personalized sheets for the occasion, it was decided to use, at first, 250 copies of the available Let's Celebrate! SK, with two labels to be pre-printed and the other two personalized.  Initially, 179 copies were mistakenly printed with Provident's logo on all four labels, mostly given to its members. Eventually, only 71 copies have two labels pre-printed with most also personalized.  

           
SK-10A 2017, Oct. 9 4 x 17p - "Let's Celebrate!" Generic SK 1,000   ?
           
SK-11 2017, Nov. 4 4 x 17p Aseanpex'17 Regular SKs - Flowers 4,000   ?
SK-11A 2017, Nov. 4 4 x 17p Aseanpex'17 Generic SKs - Flowers 1,000   0
           
SK-12 2017, Nov. 4 4 x 17p Aseanpex'17 Regular SK - Tarsier 4,000   ?
SK-12A 2017, Nov. 4 4 x 17p Aseanpex'17 Generic SK - Tarsier 1,000   0
           
SK-13 2018, Feb. 8 4 x 17p - Ilocos Sur Bicentennial Commemorative SK (on thicker paper with mottled gum & bright colors) 1,000   0
    The entire printing was given to the Governor of Ilocos Sur, mostly given away for free after personalization;  however, a large number with blank labels were given away or sold as the Governor's Office was not advised of the prohibition.      
           
SK-13A 2019, Jun. 7 4 x 17p - Ilocos Sur Bicentennial Generic SK  (on thinner paper with smooth gum & very light colors) 1,000   0
           
SK-14 2018, Apr 15 4 x 17p - Popular Sports Regular SK 4,000   4,000
    Less:  Customized SK:      
SK-14a 2019, Dec. 1 Pagsibol Village, Cavite   81 3,919
           
SK-14A 2018, Apr 15 4 x 17p - Popular Sports Generic SK 1,000   0
           
SK-15 2018, Oct. 12 4 x 17p - MCPO Regular SK 20,000   20,000
  2019, Mar. 20 Plus:  Additional printing - 1,000   21,000
    From orders for Emilio Aguinaldo Commemorative SKs that were delivered with blank right halves  because personalized designs were not submitted.  The Philatelics did the personalization, instead.      
  2019, Dec. 12 Plus:  Additional printing  20,000   41,000
    NO GENERIC SHEET WAS ISSUED FOR THIS NEW SK!      
    Less:  Commemorative SKs:       
  2019, Mar. 22 Emilio Aguinaldo - 150th Birth Anniversary   1,000 40,000
  2019, Jun 18 Independence Day   1,000 39,000
  2019, Sep. 12 Philippine Cinema Centennial   2,000 37,000
  2020, Feb. 10 St. Raphael The Archangel Parish   1,000 36,000
  2020, Nov. 25 Aboitiz & Company Centennial   1,000 35,000
  2020, Dec. 28 Salinta Monon Birth Centenary   1,000 34,000
  2021, Mar. 22 500 Years of Christianity, Limasawa Mass   1,000 33,000
    Less: Customized SKs:       
SK-15a 2018, Oct. 30 Phlpost Provident Fund   250 32,750
SK-15b 2018, Nov. 20 United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF)   1,000 31,750
SK-15c 2019, Jan. 9 Andas - Stories of Nazarene Devotion   100 31,650
SK-15d 2019, Jun. 19 Laurel Town, Batangas    1,000 30,650
SK-15e 2019, Jun.  28 Apalit Town Fiest, Pampanga   100 30,550
SK-15f 2019, Jul. 19 Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Ilocos Sur   1,000 29,550
SK-15g 2019, Aug. 15 Kapagayan Festival, Kabacan, Cotabato   1,000 28,550
SK-15h 2019, Aug. 22 Niyogyugan Festival, Quezon Province   1,000 27,550
SK-15i 2019, Aug. 26 Guilingan Festival, Laguna Province   1,000 26,550
SK-15j 2019, Oct. 12 General Mariano Trias   1,482 25,068
SK-15k 2019, Oct. 23 Nora Aunor, Superstar   150 24,918
SK-15l 2019, Nov. 8 Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin   75 24,843
SK-15m 2019, Nov. 27 Green Delivery Mail Service   150 24,693
    Pasig City Post Office is the first post office to have this innovative mail delivery service and to publicize it with a Customized SK.       
SK-15n 2020, Jan. 14 CocoFestival, San Pablo City   1,000 23,693
SK-15o 2020, Feb. 7 Sikhayan Festival, Santa Rosa, Laguna   1,000 22,693
SK-15p 2020, Feb. 21 Marinduque Province   1,000 21,693
SK-15q 2020, Jun. 22 City of Cabuyao   1,000 20,693
SK-15r 2020, Jul. 13 TailG - Green Delivery Mail Service   5,000 15,693
    TailG Electric Vehicle Company, together with United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) donated 30 electric vehicles to Phlpost for it’s clean energy program.      
SK-15s 2020, Sep. 14 Puto-Latik Festival, Binan, Laguna   1,000 14,693
    This issue was delayed to September due to the pandemic;  the festival was held as scheduled, from May 15-23, 2020 as an on-line festival, the first in the Philippines.      
SK-15t 2020, Oct. 26 Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta   50 14,643
SK-15u 2021, Jan. 29 Philippine Stamp Collectors Society (PSCS)   250 14,393
SK-15v 2021, Mar. 3 CPS-1 - Collect Philippine Stamps - Promoting Philippine Philately   100 14,293
SK-15w 2021, Mar. 3 CPS-2 - Pope John Paul II 1981 Visit 40th Anniversary   60 14,233
           
SK-16 2019, Mar. 22 Emilio Aguinaldo Commemorative SK on 4 x 17p MCPO 1,000   0
Amstar was supposed to deliver 1,000 sheet s of the 4 x 17p MCPO with the right halves already “personalized”  but since the Philatelic failed to submit the designs, Amstar, instead, delivered with blanks for the Philatelic to personalize themselves.
           
SK-17 2019, Apr. 4 4 x 17p - Filipino Centenarians Regular SK 1,000   ?
SK-17A 2019, Apr. 4 4 x 17p - Filipino Centenarians Generic SK 500   0
           
SK-18 2019, Jun. 18 Independence Day Commemorative SK on 4 x 17p MCPO 1,000   0
Independence Day was part of the 2019 Stamp Program;  however, instead of regular stamps, a decision was made to just personalize 1,000 copies of the existing 4x 17p MCPO SK. It was initially scheduled for issuance on June 12, Philippine Independence Day.
           
SK-19 2019, Sep. 12 Cinema Centennial Commemorative SK on 4 x 17p MCPO 2,000   0
           
SK-20 2020, Feb. 10 St. Raphael The Archangel Parish Commemorative SK on 4 x 17p MCPO 1,000   0
This was supposed to be issued together with the stamps and souvenir sheets on October 24, 2019, but was delayed.
           
SK-21 2020, Nov. 25 Aboitiz & Company Commemorative SK on 4 x 17p MCPO 1,000   ?
    This was to be issued together with the stamps and souvenir sheets on April 27 but due to the pandemic, the stamps and souvenir sheets were issued June 26 and the SK on Nov. 25.      
           
SK-22 2020, Dec. 28 Salinta Monon Commemorative SK on 4 x 17p MCPO 1,000   ?
    This was scheduled for December 12 issuance but like its corresponding stamps, it was delayed to December 28 due to the pandemic.      
           
SK-23 2021, Mar. 22 500 Years of Christianity Commemorative SK on 4 x 17p MCPO.  First Mass in Limasawa. 1,000   1,000
           

 

ADDITIONAL NOTES:

 

The "balance" in the quantities of the Regular SelyoKos would be the numbers that were personalized / customized already, plus those remaining in the inventory that can still be personalized, so no exact figures can be given.

 

Regular SelyoKos that are not sold until personalized are not assigned catalogue numbers, though they are listed also, in order to show their relative quantities as compared with generic sheets, and to give an idea of which SelyoKos might still be available for personalization.

 

Personalized Regular SelyoKos are not listed, as anybody can have their own printed, and they are valued only by the individual owners themselves, but seldom by any other stamp collector.

 

As of now, only the following SelyoKos are available for personalizations:

 

2017 Valentine's Day, "Let's Celebrate!", Aseanpex '17 (National Flowers), Aseanpex '17 (Tarsier - Official Logo);  2018 Popular Sports, 4 x 17p MCPO

 

The Filipino Centenarians Regular SelyoKo are reserved for giveaways to certified centenarians, who will each get a presentation frame with his or her picture, plus a personalized SelyoKo miniature sheet.  During the launching of this issue on April 4, 2019 at the Manila City Hall, four centenarians were presented with their own complimentary frames.  On the fourth week of October, a total of 96 presentation frames with personalized sheets were brought to Ilocos Sur for distribution to its centenarians there.  More centenarians will be awarded  these frames after Phlpost coordinates with the various Local Government Units (LGUs).  As of now, no more of these SelyoKos will be personalized at Phlpost, though during the first two weeks after issue, several sheets were processed and sold to individual customers who are not centenarians.

 

This study aims to cover all the Personalized Stamps Phlpost had issued so far.  However, it is necessary to mention that the SelyoKos covered above are NOT THE FIRST Philippine SelyoKos.  There were two Personalized SelyoKos issued on November 27, 2005 for the 23rd SouthEast Asian Games (SEAGames) which the Philippines hosted.  They are in miniature sheets of 10 x 6p stamps + labels for personalization, one sheet with stamps in vertical format and the other in horizontal format, but both sheets are in A4 size.

 

Pinoy Stamps, Inc. was the proponent / sponsor of these 2005 SelyoKos.  Phlpost sold to them 3,000 sets of the two sheets with blank labels at P90 + 10% value-added tax (VAT), or P99 per sheet.  Pinoy Stamps personalized the stamps by printing photos taken on site during the duration of the games, or from submitted photos.  The printed sheets were then placed inside a plastic-covered board with clear sleeve and sold for P350 each.

 

   
    Generic SelyoKos      Personalized SelyoKos (Bottom Margins Different) 

 

Since Pinoy Stamps was not supposed to sell sheets with blank labels, 3,500 sets Generic SelyKos were printed by Phlpost with the labels showing the flags of the eleven participating countries to the SEAGames.  This is to allow collectors who do not want personalized sheets but who want to add these two sheets that contain so many new stamps to their collection.  The two sheets were also sold at P99 each.

 


     
       

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