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2022, April 28.  Asian-Pacific Postal Union - 60th Anniversary

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

Singles, Sheets of 40



12p - Asian-Pacific Postal Union  -  Singles  (40,000)



First Day Covers:  Manila




Asian-Pacific Postal Union - 60th Anniversary, 1962-2022

The history of the APPU dates back to a postal roundtable held in Manila in 1961. At that meeting 18 countries met to draw up the Asian-Oceanic Postal Convention, which came into force on 1st April 1962 as Asian-Oceanic Postal Union (AOPU) which later was named Asian-Pacific Postal Union (APPU).  In due course additional members have made it an inter-governmental body of 32 countries.

The APPU was based in Manila for the first 40 years of its history in recognition of the role played by the Philippines Government in its establishment. Since 2002 the APPU moved to Bangkok and the Director position was open to election by the member countries. The Director is chosen at the APPU Congress for a term of four years, with a maximum of two terms.

The purpose of APPU is to extend, facilitate and improve the postal relations and promote cooperation in the field of the postal services between the member-countries.



  • Historical Event




Articles by Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak

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