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2018, April 16.  Popular Sports (Generic/Personalized Stamps)

Litho Offset, Amstar Printing Company, Inc.,  Perf 14

Se-tenant Sheets of 4 + 4 Labels, Miniature Sheets of Eight

                   

 

17p x 4 - Popular Sports:  Boxing, Gymnastics, Volleyball, Tennis + 4 Labels

 

Miniature Sheets of Eight with 4-Different Generic Designs (1,000)

Miniature Sheets of eight with 4 Blank Labels  (4,000)

 

Note:  Priced at P150 per sheet (Generic or Personalized); Sold only in full sheets.

 

Stamp Designer:  Eunice Beatrix U. Dabu

 

First Day Covers:  Manila & Vigan, Ilocos Sur

 

  

                

 


POPULAR SPORTS Generic and Personalized Miniature Sheets of Four Stamps & Four Labels.  Issued during  2018 PalarongPambansa (National Games),  an annual multi-sport event.  This yearís event is being held from April 15-21, 2018 in Vigan, Ilocos Sur.  Student athletes from 17 athletic associations representing the 17 regions of the Philippines competed in different sporting events and disciplines.  The Generic Miniature Sheet features (Stamp/Label):

BOXING (Archery Label).  Boxing is a combat sport in which two people wearing protective gloves, throw punches at each other for a predetermined set of time in a boxing ring.  Amateur boxing is both an Olympic and Commonwealth Games sport and is a common fixture in most international games. It also has its own World Championships.

GYMNASTICS (Cycling Label).  Gymnastic is a sport practiced by men and women that requires balance, strength, flexibility, agility coordination, endurance and control. The movements involved in gymnastics contribute to the development of the arms, legs, shoulders, back, chest, and abdominal muscle groups. Alertness, precision, daring, self-confidence and self-discipline are mental traits that can also be developed through gymnastics.

VOLLEYBALL (Football Label).  Volleyball is a team sport in which two teams of six players are separated by a net. Each team tries to score points by grounding a ball on the other teamís court under organized rules.

BASKETBALL (Tennis Label).  Tennis is a limited-contact sport played on a rectangular court while most often played as a team sport with five players on each side; three-on-three, two-on-two, and one-on-one competitions are also common.The objective is to shoot a basketball approximately 9.4 inches (24 cm) in diameter through ahoop18 inches (46 cm) in diameter and 10 feet (3.048 m) high that is mounted to a backboard at each end of the court. The game was invented in 1891 by Dr. James Naismith.

 

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