Tuesday, May 1, 2012

2012 Philippines First Day Cover Album Pages (January - Aprl)

I am glad that it's a holiday today being Labor Day. This enabled me to have the time I needed  to make the album pages for my 2012 Official First Day Covers from January to April released by the Philippine Postal Corporation (Philpost).

The fdc pages are printed in A4 high gloss waterproof photo paper and printed using a desktop printer. After mounting the fdcs, I then inserted the pages on a clear book album.

This personalized album beautifully features the artistic cachets of the covers as well as the stamps, souvenir sheets and first day of issue cancellations.

The January to April official fdc issues highlight the following: 60th Year of the Lyceum University of the Philippines, the Centennial of The Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the Philippines, 50th Anniversary of the Diocese of Malolos, 75th Anniversary of Davao City, the Centennial of the Ateneo de Zamboanga University, 100th Anniversary of the St. Agnes Academy of Legazpi City, Philippine Folklore Heroes and Heroines Featuring Maria Makiling, 50th Year of the Asia Pacific Postal Union, and the 20th Anniversary of the Philippine Postal Corporation (Philpost).     


James Bond 007 @ 50

Royal Mail has come up on May 1, 2012 with a special limited edition commemorative sheet that highlights the 50th anniversary of the James Bond 007 series.

Bond fans were given the opportunity to vote for the 10 iconic Bond movie posters from the 22 Bond movies that will be featured in the sheet. 

The poster art is used on ten stamp labels, alongside ten Union Flag stamps. The sheet is beautifully presented in an attractive ‘golden’ anniversary pack, with a backing card carrying stills from all the Bond films featured, as well as a prĂ©cis of each plot, dates of release and the names of the main characters and who played them.

The featured films are Casino Royale, From Russia with Love, Dr No, For Your Eyes Only, Goldeneye, Goldfinger, The Living Daylights, Live and Let Die, Moonraker, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.