Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Cory and Ninoy on Philippine Christmas Seals

Another popular collecting interest in the Philippines is the collection of Philippine TB Seals now popularly called the Philippine Christmas Seals. The Philippine Tuberculosis Society, Inc. is the government agency that issues these seals.

Cory and Ninoy Aquino were both featured on these seals. The 2008 Christmas Seal depicts the Outstanding Filipinos of the Century issue of 1999 but overprinted with the words "2008 Collect Seals" in gold foil.

The set also included Philippine heroes such as Apolinario Mabini, Macario Sacay and Jose Abad Santos, presidents Manuel L. Quezon, Jose P. Laurel, Ramon Magsaysay, and Diosdado Macapagal. Journalist Chino Roces also appeared on the issue.

Foremost Philippine philatelist who is the authority on these issues is Nemi L. Rivera.

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