Take a peek in some pieces of Philippine History that are meant to be shared with others...
Friday, November 6, 2009
Monday, September 7, 2009
I kind of notice that these notes seems to have slight burn in one side and maybe someone got the chance to saved it in time before getting destroyed somehow. I'm just lucky though that these are still in somewhat good condition as it seems to be scarce nowadays.
As a last part of this post, I would like to thank Mr. Coolpit for the accommodation last Saturday and for the other collectible items that I've got from him that I will share some other time. Also I would like to thank my uncle for having the back-up copies of the scanned pictures I'm showing. Lucky for me that he is collector as well, thus keeping the picture files safe and sound. Well that's all for now and I'll post again during some free time and thanks for having some time reading this one.
Friday, August 7, 2009
This set of stamps came from my collector friend, Mr. Coolpit and it seems that his passion for collecting things influenced me somehow and now I am also appreciating different items other than my earlier collection.
As you can see, the set below seems to be just your average stamps placed in a envelope cover but the difference is that it not a cover(just a piece of hard paper) and it bears the signature of the stamp designer (namely: "Nemesio Dimanlig Jr."). I haven't really seen such manner of presenting stamps before and for me, this is what make these items interesting to have.
The first item depicts Andres Bonifacio(a Filipino hero) and holding an itak(large knife, bolo) while a revolutionary flag is set behind him. There are three different denominations given for these stamps: 5 Centavos, 6 Centavos and 25 Centavos. Another thing that is unusual about this one is that it also tells that Helio Corvoisier S.A., Switzerland printed these stamps.
The next one shows a stamp with the picture of former Philippine President Ramon Magsaysay having a quoted statement written in Filipino with English translation saying:
This one was printed by the Government Printing Bureau, Japan and has the denomination of 6 and 30 Centavos.