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Stamps featuring the San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte

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Stamps featuring the San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte
Stamps featuring the San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte

The Philippine Postal Corporation has launched the “100 Years of Reconstitution of San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte” stamps last December 21. It is classified as a “Commemorative” kind of issue with denomination of P 7.00 and quantity of 40,000 pieces.

The technical description of the “100 Years of Reconstitution of San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte” stamps are as follows:

Kind of Issue: Commemorative
Denomination & Quantity: Php7.00 / 40,000 pieces
Date of Issue: December 21, 2009
Last date of Sale: December 20, 2010 (or as stocks allow)
Size of Stamp : 30 mm x 40 mm.
Sheet Composition: 40 (4 x 10)
Perforation: 14
Printing Process: Litho offset (4 colors)
Paper: Imported Unwatermarked
Printer: Amstar Company, Inc.
Layout Artist: Victorino Serevo/
Jesus Alfredo Delos Santos
Design Coordinator: Carminda R. Arevalo
Designs: The Art of Damili-Making (Pottery)
Centennial Logo of San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte

Last year, the town of San Nicolas in Ilocos Norte celebrated the centennial of its reconstitution through the Damili Festival slated from November 9 to December 31. Damili, an Ilocano word meaning pottery or pottery making, is a traditional livelihood of the San Nicolas folks. The two-month long celebration is in pursuant of Proclamation 1832 signed by President Gloria Arroyo on July 6, 2009 declaring 2009 as the Centennial Year of the Reconstitution of the Municipality of San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte. The proclamation also directs various agencies including the National Historical Institute (NHI) and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) to participate in the celebration. Read more