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Papal Stamps Exhibit At SM City North EDSA ~ The Block

We may not able to catch the Holy Father during his recent visit to the country, but atleast we managed to catch the Papal Stamps Exhibit at The Block {SM City North EDSA}. The exhibit lasted during Pope Francis’ several-day visit and has the same theme, too, Mercy and Compassion. It highlighted local stamps featuring the Holy See, as well as old stamp designs featuring previous popes.

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the little man had his photo taken with the Holy Father’s life-sized standee

I was not able to scrutinize each of the stamps on display during our visit, but I was able to take a snap of some of the displays they have. A number of stamps featuring Pope John Paul II were also on display.

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this Souvenir Sheet is a commemoration of Pope John Paul II’s visit in 1995 {the same year when the Philippine’s played host to World Youth Day}

I noticed that they were also selling a lot of Pope Francis stamps, but I decided against buying some as they were actually exorbitantly priced and I was sure I can get some at regular price in the local Post Office or from a fellow Postcrossing group member. And true enough, I was able to ask a postcrosser friend to get me these stamps. They were also available at the local PO branch when I went there to post some cards. Continue reading

Sunday Stamps: Mahal Kita Stamps

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It was been sometime since I joined Sunday Stamps I really need to get my stamps photographed and organized so I won’t have to rummage for one whenever I wanted to join a specific theme. Oh well, good thing that for this week we can post about anything we wish, so am sharing this lovely Mahal Kita stamps I got last week through our Valentine’s Day Swap.

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Mahal Kita translates to I love You and rather quite timely, these stamps are released in time for Valentine’s Day this year. According to the Phil Post website, www.phlpost.gov.ph, this colorful artwork depicting a man’s affection towards a woman through serenading with music, giving flowers and writing love letters, was designed by a St. Stephen High School student, Jamia Mei Tolentino, who won last year’s On The Spot stamp design contest which was held at selected Robinson’s mall branches in the country November of last year.

According to the website, 55,000 pieces of these stamps were released, apparently as of this writing it has yet to reach a single local Post Office in Malolos as I was not able to get even 1 piece of this. I just wish commemorative stamps like these are easy to find around here just like these cool road case. Oh well, good thing I was able to receive a couple in the mail. Thanks to fellow postcrossers Rence and Philip for using these stamps on their cards!


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