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Stamps featuring the Philippine Architectural Heritage

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Stamps featuring the Philippine Architectural Heritage
Stamps featuring the Philippine Architectural Heritage

The Philippine Postal Corporation will issue a set of stamps and a souvenir sheet to publicize the Filipino Heritage Festival Month Celebration, featuring some famous buildings to showcase our architectural heritage.

Kind of Issue: Special
Denomination and Quantity: P6.00 - - - - 200,000 (4 designs)
Souvenir Sheet: 24.00 - - - -12,500
Date of Issue: December 22, 2003
Last Day of Sale: December 22, 2004 (as stock allows)
Sheet Composition: 16 (4 x 4)
Size of Stamps: 30mm x 40mm
Size of Souvenir Sheet: 100mm x 101mm
Perforation: 14
Printing Process: Litho-Offset ( 4 colors )
Paper: Imported Unwatermarked
Printer: Amstar Company, Inc.
Designer: Emil V. Davocol
Design Coordinator: Ramon G. Orlina
Layout Artist: Alfonso V. Divina
Design: Buildings (photos provided by Ms. Bambi Harper of the Filipino Heritage Festival Working Committee, Write up from Filipinas Heritage Library) 

EI Hogar

D. Antonio Melian established in 1910 a building society that issued mortgages called "EI Hogar Filipino." Four years later, in 1904, the four story building of the company, designed and constructed by Irureta-Goyena, was inaugurated on the corner of Juan Luna in Binondo facing the Pasig River. Designed with touches of the French Beaux Arts style, it has an enriched entablature topped with an attic story and a flat roof. It looks deceptively sedate until one enters its discreet entranceway. The double door leads to a center courtyard with balustraded corridors connected by an exuberant Art Nouveau staircase situated along the end of a passageway. With bronze griffins for newel posts and gilt swirling around initialed medallions, the interior speaks of a bygone elegance.

Regina Building

One of the earliest structures made of reinforced concrete, a material introduced during the American colonial period. According to sources, the original three-story building was designed by Andres Luna San Pedro. In the early 1930's it was bought by the De Leon family from the Roxas family and a fourth floor commissioned from architect Fernando Ocampo. The building is one of Manila's architectural landmarks, and is an example of the Art Deco style. Together with the Perez-Samanillo. Read more

Stamps, souvenir sheets and Official First Day Covers will be available starting 22 December 2003 at the Philatelic Service, Door 203, Liwasang Bonifacio, 1000 Manila and all Regional Offices of the Philippine Postal Corporation.