Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Canada Strikes Gold!

The 2010 Winter Olympics, officially the XXI Olympic Winter Games is held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada from February 12-28, 2010.

To celebrate the event, Canada Post issued the Canada Strikes Gold! stamp on February 15, 2010. The stamp designed by Naomi Broudo and Violet Finvers features a Vancouver 2010 Olympic gold medal.

What's unique about this stamp is that it was released within 24 hours after Canada's first ever gold medal win by Alexanre Bilodeau on Canadian soil.

Monday, February 15, 2010

The Philippines' 2010 Valentine's Day Stamps

On January 25, 2010, the Philippine Postal Corporation (Philpost) released the 2010 Valentine's Day stamps to celebrate the Day of Hearts.

These colorful se-tenant stamps valued at 7 pesos each were designed by Corazon Loza and Evangeline Flores. The first stamp shows Cupid with hearts while the second carries the words "Shower the world with Love" with Cupid aiming his bow and arrow at the world.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Chinese New Year!

Kung Hei Fat Choy!

Today, Chinese the world over celebrate the lunar New Year with a bang. What's exciting about this year's celebration is that it also coincides with the Valentine's Day celebration.

This Year of the Metal Tiger may all of us have prosperity, peace, happiness and good health.

Above stamp features the 2010 Year of the Tiger souvenir sheet issued by the Philippine Postal Corporation on December 1, 2009.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Senator Noynoy Aquino Turns 50 Today

Presidential aspirant Senator Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III celebrates his 50th birthday today.

He spent this special occasion with students of the Payatas C Elementary School, a school situated near that Payatas dumpsite in Quezon City.

The Philippine Daily Inquirer quoted him as saying, “I saw the real condition of the children we are educating. Their seats were almost crammed beside each other while I also saw those errors in textbooks.”

Coming from a family of educators, I am glad to know that Noynoy promised to make education reforms a top priority of his administration once he becomes presiident.

Happy birthday Noynoy!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Happy Birthday to Cebu Stamp Club's Ricky Teves

Cebu Stamp Club's Vice President Ricardo "Ricky" Teves celebrates his natal day today.

When I founded the club in 1996, Ricky was there to assist me in the best way he can. Being college fraternity brods, our friendship began in 1994.

Ricky comes from a family of collectors. Cebu's famous stamp collector Don Victorino Reynes is a very close relative. His mother is part of the famous Reynes clan of Cebu.

To brodix Ricky, I wish you many years of happiness, success and friendship.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

The United States' Distinguished Sailors Stamps

The United States Postal Service (USPS) issues today a commemorative stamp bearing four designs featuring four sailors who served with bravery and distinction during the 20th century.

The stamps of William S. Sims, Arleigh A. Burke, John McCloy and Doris Miller were designed by Phil Jordan of Falls Church, Virginia.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Vatican Announces Release of Stamp to Help Haiti

The Vatican is set to issue a stamp that will help the earthquake survivors in Haiti.

The Holy See's Philatelic and Numismatic Office announced that a stamp will be overprinted as a fundraiser that is expected to raise over $210,000.

The overprinted stamp commemorates the 1,500th anniversary of the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Graces. Originally priced at 65 Euro cents, the stamps will be sold at 85 Euro cents.

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