2003, November 13 (17). Provisional Issue - Surcharged
2001 Presidential Seal Surcharged in Black
Litho Offset. Amstar Company, Inc., Perf. 13.5
Singles, Sheets of 200
1p on 5p
Presidential Seal Black Overprint - Singles (3.561,400)
Alfonso V. Divina
Augusto V. De Viana
Original Stamp Graphic Artist:
Edgar P. Patricio
First Day Covers: Manila
PRESIDENTIAL SEAL - PROVISIONAL SURCHARGED ISSUE
The original stamps were issued on April 5, 2001
as part of the Presidential Seal definitive series. Sales of
the stamps were stopped and remainders recalled and sent to the
stamp vaults upon the discovery of forgeries in early 2002.
With the pressing need for P1.00 and P6.00 stamps, part of over
28,000,000 stamps in storage were taken out of the stamp vault and
surcharged with the new values.
Seal of the President of the Republic of the Philippines
The Sea Lion represents the heraldic symbol of Filipinas ultramar.
The Katipunan triangle in red represents equality under the law;
the Three Stars are for Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao; and the
Philippine Sun Rays represents liberty and freedom. The Stars in the
circular border around the Sun represent as many provinces as there
are in the Republic.
The Field of the Flag is the Presidential Blue color, which is
attributed to royalty and ruling hierarchy.
The use of the Presidential Seal is solely for and by the highest
magistrate of the land.