You won't believe it but I keep meeting a lot of people who tell me that they continue to collect stamps. This just proves that the stamp collecting hobby here in the Philippines is very much alive in spite of the advancement in technology and communication.
A very useful guide for us who collect Philippine Stamps is Cebu Stamp Club, Incorporated's "Philippine Stamps" e-magazine. This new quarterly publication launched early this year for CSCI members is in pdf format and features the complete issues of Philippine stamps by year and showcases the different stamps and philatelic info taken from the philatelic bulletins released by Philpost.
This year, the Philippine Postal Corporation released beautiful stamps for collectors to enjoy and more are coming. I am posting here the first of a 4-part series featuring the 2009 Philippine stamp issues.
The first quarter issues are as follows:
- Dr. Manuel S. Enverga Birth Centenary (January 1)
- Valentine's Day (February 2)
- Philippine International Arts Festival (February 16)
- Philippines - South Korea, 60 years of Diplomatic Relations (March 3)
- Philippine Birds (March 9)
- Philippine Birds (March 13)
- Philippine Birds (March 23)
- Philippine Minerals (March 30)
Watch for the 2nd quarter issues soon..