Saturday, June 21, 2014

Stamps of the Philippines

This is a 1960s postcard illustrating a variety of colorful stamps of the Philippines. The stamps shown are from 1959-1964. See the key and list below for dates and descriptions.

 1. 1964  Olympic Games
 2. 1963  Pres. Macapagal’s 5-year Socioeconomic Program
 3. 1963  State Visit of Mexican President Adolfo Mateos
 4. 1961  Dr. Jose Rizal - Birth Centenary
 5. 1962  Philippine Orchids
 6. 1959  Maria Cristina Falls - World Tourist Conference
 7. 1963  Centenary of the birth of Andres Bonifacio
 8. 1963  Philippine Folk Dances
 9. 1960  U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower State Visit
10. 1961  Government Employees Association Week
11. 1961  Manila Postal Conference
12. 1962  Malaria Eradication - United Nations/World Health Day
13. 1959  Philippine Flag (Adoption of the Philippine Constitution)
14. 1961  7th Anniversary of Joining the Colombo-Plan
15. 1963  Asian-Oceanic Postal Union (AOPU) - 1st Anniversary

This video shows Philippines stamps of 2012. The creator also has other Philippines stamp videos from previous years on YouTube. Also visit

This is a post for Sunday Stamps at Viridian's Postcard Blog


  1. Thats a lot of beautiful stamps from the Philippines! The Folk Dances are my favourites!

  2. Nice variety of themes for the year.

  3. You could repost this for several themes I have had, or will have! I like the waterfall.
    Thank you for joining in this week.

  4. Thank you for sharing; stamps tell a lot about history, culture, nature of countires. So this colelction is very interesting and informative, too!

  5. Your post is a real bonus for me as the only Phillippines stamps I have are on a postcard Willa sent me last year.

  6. The Philippine stamps are always so colourful. I like the orchid one.

  7. How great to have a postcard with a series of stamps. I presume it was issued by the Philippine post office.

    1. I don't think it was issued by the Philippine post office. It says "printed by Tropicana" but has no location.

  8. Just searched eBay postcards for "Tropicana" and saw a postcard of the 4 Philippines orchid stamps. Price is too high for me...


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