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Stamps featuring the Philippine Bible Society

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Stamps featuring the Philippine Bible Society

The Philippine Postal Corporation will issue a stamp to commemorate the 100 Years of Philippine Bible Society.

Kind of Issue: Commemorative
Denomination and Quantity: P5.00 - 90,000
Date of Issue: August 30, 1999
Last Day of Sale: February 28, 2000
Sheet Composition: 50 (5 x 10)
Size of Stamps: 30mm x 40mm
Perforation: 14
Printing Process: Litho-Offset (4 colors)
Paper: Imported Unwatermarked
Printer: Amstar Company, Inc.
Designer: Mrs. Vee Torrevillas
Design: White Dove, Fishes and five pieces of bread, Palay grains, Bible Logo

On 26 November 1899, the Reverend Jay C. Goodrich and his wife arrived in Manila after being appointed the first resident representative to carry out the vision of the American Bible Society (ABS)in the Philippines. ABS and the British and Foreign Bible Society (BFBS)were both involved in the Bible cause in the Philippines and in Korea. In 1919 it was mutually agreed that ABS would concentrate in the Philippines and BFBS in Korea. At that time the Philippine Bible Society was constituted as a national, autonomous Bible Society, succeeding ABS. In 1994 PBS became a self-supporting Bible society, able to contribute financially to the global fellowship of Bible Societies. Read more.

 
 
Stamps, and Official First Day Covers will be available starting August 30, 1999 at the Philatelic Division, Money Order Building, Liwasang Bonifacio, 1000 Manila and all Regional Offices of the Philippine Postal Corporation.