2010, November 23. Christmas - Nativity Scenes
Litho Offset. Amstar Company, Inc. Perf. 14.
Se-tenant Blocks of 4, Sheets of 40 (10 x 4)
7p Belen (Mary & Joseph in Pilipino
costumes, Vatican in background)
Belen (Mary, Joseph and Jesus)
7p Belen (In a Jar)
7p Belen (Mary, Joseph, Jesus and
Lay out Artist: Victorino Z. Serevo
Design Coordinators: Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak, Danilo Pangan
Designs/ Designers : Designs are focused on the
Christmas “Belen” showing the Birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. Two of
the designs were taken from the Christmas Stamp Design Contest held
Stamp Design 1. Taken from the Design of the
Creche (Belen) which will be on display at Vatican, Rome this
Yuletide season based on the information given by Ambassador
Stamp Design 2. An original artwork done by
Richard M. Fuentes, (an On-the-Job Trainee for CY2010-2011);
Stamp Design 3. An original artwork done by
Noel E. Ferraris, with the enhanced background done by Maverick E.
Pineda, (an On-the-Job Trainee for CY2010-2011)
Stamp Design 4. An original artwork done by
Almer B. Axalan, with the enhanced background done by Ponjie Nikko
F. Ventura, (an On-the-Job Trainee for CY2010-2011).
First Day Covers: Manila
BELEN - NATIVITY SCENE
The Belen is a traditional Filipino Christmas symbol. It is a creche
or tableau representing the Nativity scene. Derived from the Spanish
term for the town of Bethlehem, it depicts the infant Jesus Christ
in the manger, surrounded by the Virgin Mary, St. Joseph, the
shepherds, their flock, the Magi and some stable animals and angels.
Belens can be seen in homes, churches, schools and even office
buildings; the ones on office buildings can be extravagant, using
different materials for the figures and using Christmas lights,
parols (Christmas lanterna), and painted background scenery.