Souvenir hunters for the 2019 Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) memorabilia have one more collectible to get their hands on as the just-concluded biennial meet of 11 nations is featured on the latest commemorative stamps released by the Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost).
The new PHLPost special stamps that honor the nation’s athletes and the country’s hosting of the 30th edition of the SEA Games feature the SEA Games logo and motto “We Win as One” and the four designs of the sport of weightlifting, badminton, cycling, and billiards.
PHLPost released a special limited edition souvenir sheet of stamps covering the different sports events and a stamp featuring the colorful “hands” clasped in solidarity for the South East Asian (SEA) Games.
The Special Souvenir Sheet has a special die-cut embellishment to shape the silhouette of a basketball player which highlights the popularity of the sport to Filipinos. PHLPost in-house graphic artist Rodine Teodoro designed the colorful SEA Games Stamps.
The SEA Games stamp costs Php12 each with the Special Souvenir Sheet priced at Php67 each.
Stamps, souvenir sheets and official first-day covers of “Philippines 2019 30th SEA Games” will be available at the Philatelic Counter, Manila Central Post Office, all Mega Manila Post Offices, Postal Area 2, San Fernando, La Union, Postal Area 4, San Pablo, Postal Area 5, Mandaue, Postal Area 6, Iloilo, Postal Area 7, Davao, and Postal Area 8, Cagayan de Oro. Interested collectors may call Tel. 8527-01-08 or use the #pilipinasphilately #philippinesstamps #philately.
The first SEA Games started in 1959 and is held as a biennial event. This year there were eleven participating countries: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Vietnam, and the Philippines.
The 2019 SEA Games, the biggest in the meet’s history with 56 sports and 530 events played in four sports hubs located in Manila, Southern Luzon and La Union, Subic, and at the New Clark City, was hosted in the Philippines from November 30 until December 11, 2019. The Philippines was declared the Overall Champion.
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