Wednesday, April 24, 2013

What to See at Selyo ug Kasaysayan sa Fort

Cebu Stamp Club's Selyo ug Kasaysayan sa Fort (Stamps and History @ the Fort) Stamp and Photo Exhibit is a historical philatelic presentation featuring my collections.

Things to see in the exhibit are the portraits of Lapulapu, Cebu's first hero and Ferdinand Magellan, the Portuguese navigator who was killed by Lapulapu in the Battle of Mactan.

Images and stamps of Cebu's protector, the Sto. Nino de Cebu and Pedro Calungsod, the first saint of Cebu. The four Swiss guards earlier present in the John Paul II and the Pedro Calungsod exhibits are recommissioned to guard the images.

The Cebuano Philately Section composing of 6-ft panels feature blow-up images of the Sinulog stamp, the 2012 Pedro Calungsod Canonization stamp, the Magellan's Cross stamp, the First Philippine stamp, the Sto. Nino de Cebu stamp and the Lapulapu stamp. 

Philippine stamp images featuring Spanish galleons, Lapulapu, Ferdinand Magellan, Miguel Lopez de Legazpi and historical events.

The "Las Islas Filipinas" section features stamps depicting Philippine history in storybook form. These include the Pre-Spanish Period and the Coming of the Spaniards, the Spanish Period, the Propaganda Movement, the Philippine Revolution, the American Period, the Philippine Commonwealth, World War II, the Japanese Occupation, Guerrilla Movement, the End of World War II and the Granting of Philippine Independence.

Cebu Stamp Club's legacy, the Tres de Abril Stamp highlights the exhibit. A 16-page thematic collection titled Philippine Heroes in Masonry is also included.

Portraits of all 15 Philippine presidents and their inaugural stamps are mounted on the Cuerpo de Guardia.

The Stamps and Philatelic section panels carry different thematic collections. These are:

a) The Philippine Presidency - a 48-page collection featuring the stamps and philatelic items of the Philippine Presidents.
b) Philippine Heroes on Stamps - 32 pages depicting the stamps of Filipino heroes.
c) Rizal's Famous Lines - the famous lines of the country's national hero, Dr. Jose P. Rizal represented with stamps.
d) A Tribute to Cory Aquino - stamps and philatelic items of my personal tribute to the great icon of democracy, President Corazon C. Aquino.
e) The Pedro Calungsod Stamps - official stamps, souvenir sheets and first day covers of Pedro Calungsod, Cebu's first saint.

More photos here.

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